You know those moments when you sit back after looking through old picture and think to yourself ‘How the hell did I live so long without this in my life?’ After a quick stroll down memory lane, and reliving some “wow” moments in pictures- I started to feel that way about my eyebrows. From the ultra thick, dark brows in high school a la before the tweezers all the way to the whole skinny mini brows in college. Fast forward a few years and now I am into the natural arched, not too thin, not too thick brows- with a slight strive towards J.Lo brows. I now require myself to add to the daily routine a solid brow fill-in. So with an ode to the brows, I now bring you this week’s installment of Covering the Bases: Brows, Brows, Brows…
Since brows tend to be something I am on the obsessed side with lately, I have been relentlessly reaching for the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette– $32 USD, this pencil is AH-MAZING! A multi-tasking pencil all in one- a brow groomer on one side, a perfectly slanted brow pencil on the other- the finish is purely natural and AMAZING! I can’t even express my love for this pencil. Even the heavy-handed ladies can use this pencil and be in the good. Pure Love!
A newer product on the market, that I have started to fall in love with. After a bit of trial and error, I finally found the perfect way to magically sculpt the brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown- $18 USD. This product has been my go to for a more bolder, dramatic brow. The tiniest bit of product applied with a MAC 208 brush, and voila- defined brows. Long lasting, smudge free, and packs a pigmented punch- this product rocks. Perfect for humid, vacation weather or oily skinned ladies, this product is definitely becoming a solid must have!
Moving on MUST HAVE go to for those ‘I slept a bit too long and now I am rushing’ Benefit Gimme Brow– $22 USD, this brow gel is AMAZINGNESS in a tube. The tiniest brush to help get the brows covered with just the right amount of product. Not too gloppy, not too wet, and not to light- this product is phenomenal. It has long-lasting staying power, and when you are in a serious rush- nothing compares. A quick swoop or two over the brows and instantly defined, fuller brows.
Last but not least- the first product I ever used to fill in the brows- MAC Eyeshadow in Espresso and Handwritten – $15 USD, grab a MAC 208 slanted brow brush and a MAC eye shadow does the trick. Easy to control, so if you are heavy-handed you won’t get out of control or overly done with it, but subtle to help create a nice, defined brow. Perfect for filling in the brow gaps. I have dark brows so I tend to grab Espresso for a daytime look and Handwritten for a defined night brow. However if you’re a blond-haired beauty- MAC Omega works wonders, and for the light brown girls MAC Cork or Wedge are perfect options. With MAC there is always an option for someone…. Simple, subtle and defined- Love!!
So there you have it- whether you fancy a long-lasting gel pomade or subtle eye shadow to define and sculpt the brows- brows are the kick-ass addition to adding a bit of face framing love. Are you a Cara-esque brow girl or a J.Lo brow lover?