Eyebrows. They can frame and change entire look your face, or they can cause you stress, panic, and daily anxiety attacks. Yes, eyebrows can totally be considered one of the Devil’s playthings, but they don’t have to be so difficult or time-consuming, I promise. Like I said above, they can frame your face and bring out your natural beauty, but on the downside, once you start doing your brows you’re in for a bit of a commitment.
My heritage is heavy on the Eastern European background, and if you were to see pictures of me as a kid, you’d never think I would be chatting about how to best fill in your eyebrows. But after a few rogue plucking sessions and one TERRIBLE waxing job (never ever ever again will I do that) I’m now stuck with brows that don’t seem to be growing back the way they once did. Sidenote – why doesn’t this happen on my legs?!?
I never used to fill in my brows, I just kind let them do their thing, and that is totally fine. That’s also when pencil thin brows were in style. As the trend shifted to fuller brows, I was so relieved. I’m pretty sure that’s when I first noticed they weren’t growing back, lol. However, when I started playing around with filling them in, I noticed what a difference it made to my overall look. I looked a lot more like myself, if that makes any sense.
Back in the day, I used an angled eyeliner brush and some brown eyeshadow. Didn’t really know anything about shape or structure, or what would look best on my face, and I just went for it. I ended up looking more like Groucho Mark than say Cara Delevigne.
Today, I use a combination of products, but here are my top 3:
I use this if I’m a rush or having a magically amazing brow day. It provides the least amount of coverage or structure, but it does help to define what you’ve naturally got. The formula is buildable, but I prefer to use max 2 coats otherwise it really makes my sparse areas more noticeable. I use the Light color. Benefit has just launched a new version of the Gimme Brow which sells for $30 and comes in 3 shades versus the old line which was $26 and came in 2 shades. You can still get the old version in Shopper’s Drug Mart.
This was the first Anastasia product I ever used, and it made me a brand loyal brow babe. The dipbrow lasts forever, seriously, and is water proof and smudge resistant. It’s best if you use it with the Anastasia brush + spoolie for perfect application. The brush and product together make for hairlike strokes of the Dip Brow, and are the most realistic faux brown I’ve seen. This give moderate coverage and filling with one application. I use the Ash Brown color.
Okay, this is my all-time fave brow product. I use this religiously. It is a micro fine brow pencil with a seriously amazing spoolie at the end. The color matching is incredible and I find that I have the most control with this product in terms of getting the shape and angle right. I use the Soft Brown color.
I’m really hoping they don’t discontinue this because I’m not sure what I would do. The only negative about this product is that it is small and expensive.
I will be following up soon with tutorial posts on all 3 products! What brow products do you use, if any?