Let’s Talk Brows! {Top 3 Products}

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:

3- Benefit Gimme Brow ($26)

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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.

 

2- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade + No. 12 Brush ($23)

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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.

1 – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($27)

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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.

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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.

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I will be following up soon with tutorial posts on all 3 products! What brow products do you use, if any? 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Julie @ trysmallthings August 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Okay if I’m going to take brow advice from anyone it’s gonna be you because CLEARLY you know what you’re doing. So jelly of your brows! Thanks for sharing your favourite products. Gimme Brow!

  • Reply Kristen July 13, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I need to tried the dip brow pomade! Your brows look amazing with it!!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland July 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      thank you! yes, that product is awesome. Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Reply Bridget July 13, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Brows are all new for me… I used to not care, they did their own thing! And… maybe they still do, haha 🙂 Thanks for these wonderful tips and products! I can’t wait for the tutorial!

  • Reply Caroline July 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I am so self conscious about my brows! Omg! I use the ELF brow pack and love it. Even though some days I still don’t feel like I know what I am doing. Clearly I need to check out these products you shared here!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland July 13, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      I’ve heard good things about the ELF pack! Brows are quite the love-hate relationship, aren’t they 😉 Thank you for reading!

  • Reply Shari July 13, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I just recently started giving my brows some attention — Great tips!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland July 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Tes July 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    “Back in the day, I used an angled eyeliner brush and some brown eyeshadow.”
    Is it bad that i still do this?! I find it so much easier to just have an all in one palette. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all of the products out there but I can honestly say once you fill those brows it’s hard to go back. Maybe it’s time to invest! I definitely notice the eye shadow can fade over time, do these products last a bit longer/waterproof?

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland July 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Not bad at all! Just use whatever is easiest for you, honestly. The shadow is the least long-wearing, though. Some products have a pomade or a wax that you apply first so the powder sticks, but I never got the hang of those. The dipbrow (#2) is waterproof so definitely the longest wearing of the 3 I mentioned.

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