How to Keep Your Eyebrow Pencil From Smearing

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Eyebrow pencil doesn't have to smear if you apply it properly. Keep your eyebrow pencil from smearing with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip. - Sponsor Content from L'Oreal

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Hi, I'm Jhizet Panosian, celebrity makeup artist, and today we're going to be talking about how to keep your eyebrow pencil from smearing. Eyebrow pencils can smear, but to keep them from running, you can really use a powder product to really set the look in. And today we're going to be using L'Oreal's Brow Stylist brow pencil in a medium to light brown to really match her hair color. A quick little trick before applying the actual brow pencil is to take a little bit of translucent powder on a small little fluffy brush, get rid of the excess, and just powder around the brow where you'll be applying the product. That way, there's powder already on the skin, and the cream eyeliner doesn't have anywhere to go. So it kind of sets a little barrier around the eybrow. Next I'm going to be using the actual cream pencil, with a angled brow brush to sort of blend the color in, and what you want to do is start with the inner corners, and with small little strokes, you're going to mimic the hair in the direction of the hair growth. And you can use your brush to sort of draw that color through and really blend it into the hair. Small little strokes all the way through the line, and use the brush to really pull the color through. And if you kind of mess up and draw outside the brow line, it's okay. You can use a little cotton swab or just end of your finger to really wipe that down. Next, I'm going to use a flat angled brush and use a little bit of a light medium brown eyeshadow. So it's a powder product going on top of the cream product to really lock it in place, and usually you can use that sort of trick - not just on your eyebrows but all over your face. If you ever use a cream product and top it with a layer of powder product in a similar shade, it'll generally last longer and last throughout the day. So the same sort of thing, you want to mimic the hair growth in the direction of the hair, and you can use an eyebrow comb to sort of comb the color through, and you've layered your powder on top of your cream. And last thing, I'm going to set the entire look with a little bit of brow gel to really lock the entire eyebrow in. Just brush it through in the direction of the hair growth. You can blend it in, and that's really going to help lock both the cream that we used and the eye pencil and the powder that we used in the shadow. And there you go. And that's how you keep your eyebrow pencil from smearing. I'm Jhizet Panosian, and thanks for watching.

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