Ooh gurl, your brows are on fleeeeeek!
Or at least, I’d like to hope! My brow journey has been a rough one. My early teen years saw them plucked to a curved thin line – Myspace scene kid aesthetic anyone? (Those photos will never see the light of day.) I manged to grow them out a bit but the stress of university introduced a little trich tick, where I pulled out almost half of my eyebrow hairs in order to cope. Finally, I feel like I’m at a place where I’m relatively happy with my brows, both in thickness and in shape. I’ve tried out a plethora of brow products these past few years and I’m here to share my secrets.
My Current Weapon of Choice…
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Pencil in Brunette – I absolutely love this skinny twist up pencil. My brows are quite full at the moment and only require so sketching and filling in. This pencil is great for creating shape in the brows. The spooly on the other end is thin and precise, ideal for diffusing harsh lines. My only complaint is that there’s such a tiny amount of product, I seem to be going through one every month and a half.
& Other Pencils…
I’ve used various other pencils when my hair was both lighter and darker. Brow Master by The Face Shop (in shade 03 Dark Grey) is a great twist up waterproof pencil. The end is a bit chunkier than the L’Oreal Brow Stylist and I find that the formula is a bit waxier and allows light-handed application. Similarly, the Milani Easybrow (in shade Natural Taupe) is another great twist up pencil that is very similar to the Brow Master – with similar application and packaging. Finally, the Wet n Wild Coloricon Brow Pencil is a great budget pick. It needs to be sharpened, but comes with a pigmented pencil that requires so blending with the spooly for a natural finish.
Powders and Pomades
Anastasia Beverly Hills is a brand that is highly accredited for their fantastic brow products! When I had very thin brows, the Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown was a lifesaver! It’s a pigmented pomade as the name suggests, and a little goes a long way. I like to apply it with a small angled brush – this one is from Essence!
As for powders, I’ve been using the Etude House Perfect Brow Kit for years and I’ve hardly made a dent. It’s a light powder that’s really nice for filling in sparse brows!
What are some of your favourite brow products? Do you have a brow routine? Are there any brow products that you’d like to try out?