My Eyebrows are Not “On-Fleek”
In high school, the look was thin eyebrows. I remember having really thick eyebrows in elementary school and hating them. So, as soon as my mom would let me, I would get them waxed. Then I plucked them. They were so thin throughout middle and high school that you could barely see them!
Of course, as trends go, thin brows went out of style and now thick, bold, beautiful brows are in. I have had the toughest time finding products that work for me. Since the hair barely grows where I plucked my eyebrows the most, just growing them out isn’t really an option. I’ve watched countless tutorials for doing eyebrows but they just don’t work for me. Personally, bold eyebrows aren’t really a look I want every day. I don’t have time to spend more than a minute or two on grooming them in the mornings. So, I went on a search to find products that would give me a thicker, more groomed look in less time.
The Essential Products
After lots of testing and lots of searching, I’ve found two brow products that I have used for almost a year now! They are IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil and Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in 3 medium.
The Benefit Gimme Brow is a product I was skeptical about at first. It claims to be volumizing and long wearing and in my experience brow products don’t always hold up that well. I was shocked to see it stay on throughout an entire day at the beach. It does give great volume and a more full looking brow without doing anything else! When I’m in a hurry I can just swipe this on and go. Even though it comes in a small bottle, it lasts me about 4 months and I use it daily.
I love IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil for so many reasons. It is truly a unique product that is so versatile. It only comes in one shade- an ashy taupe. BUT you can vary the color! With lighter strokes I got an ashier brown tone and with more pressure I got a deeper chocolate color. This was great because it is like two shades in one. If I wanted to fill in the front and middle of my brows I could use a lighter touch and then for the tail I could use more pressure to get a defined look. I think it is the perfect color for natural looking brows!
Three Easy Steps to Everyday Eyebrows:
- Swipe on one or two coats of Benefit Gimme Brow and let dry. I usually make this my first step and then do the rest of my makeup.
- Comb through brows with the brush end of the IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil. Then, lightly fill in any holes in front to middle brow.
- Using more pressure, define the tail end of the brows for a clean look.
That’s it! So easy and gives you a natural look perfect for wearing anywhere.
Do You Groom Your Brows?
Do you feel the need to have bold brows right now? Are you an eyebrow pro or newbie? What are your biggest struggles? I would love to know if this tutorial helped you with your “brows on fleek” struggle!
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