Make-up: Making Eyebrow Pencils
I used to make only a couple of makeup pencils at a time – all from scratch, but over the past couple of years I have taken to pre-making a pencil base in a 'larger quantity' (enough for about 15 slim or 5 fat pencils) and storing the mixture in my ingredients fridge.
When I need to do a pencil or 2, I grab the base and go from there.
Here is how I made a couple of eyebrow pencils the other day.
|When the color is ready, the pencil base is measured out and put into a small beaker for melting. In the middle of the picture is the disposable syringe I will be using to fill the pencils.|
|The base is heated very slowly until it is liquid. This picture is actually from a previous session so, what you are seeing in this beaker is not the finished base, but the creation of the base mixture.|
|When the base is liquid, color is added and everything is stirred thoroughly. (This pic is also from a previous session where the color I mixed was a tad lighter)|
|After the pencils are completely set, they can be sharpened and are ready to go. I do have tops for these pencils, but they aren't in the picture. These pencil casings are from DIY cosmetics - easy to fill and easy to sharpen, and some of the best I've worked with.|