Eyebrow stories – they make an interesting conversation if I say so myself. I’m pretty sure we all have one and some may be more extreme than others. Today, I’m sharing mine and to be honest, mine isn’t so bad, which I am grateful for thanks to Mum’s advice from a young age.
I didn’t start dabbling with make up until I was probably around 22, which is probably one of the main reasons why I still have a good set of brows. Younger girls these days seem to start using make up in their teens which I’m not condemning, but sometimes you do think to yourself ‘why are you putting so much foundation, your skin is naturally beautiful’. I don’t blame anything or anyone to be honest, it’s the society these days and the pressure of social media definitely has an effect, I am guilty of falling for this too.
The advice I was given was to not over pluck, and where possible opt for waxing or threading when going to a salon. To be honest, I didn’t touch my eyebrows at all, until I was around 25 and opted to visit my local salon to find out what threading was all about. During the same time, eyebrow pencils became a hype and alongside getting my brows tamed and shaped to my face, I also darkened them and made them more defined with an eyebrow pencil. This was pretty much all I did for a good few years, changing up my pencil for brow gels and pomades along the way.
Then, more professional treatments started to emerge in the last few years which included tattoos and microblading. Having permanent make up was something I had considered previously, and I eventually bit the bullet a few years ago and had microblading. It was a fairly simple process and was painless thanks to the numbing cream. However, everyone’s skin is different, and I found that mine faded after two years and I was back to square one of using make up again to enhance my brows. I’m not mad about the situation as it served me well, but I am not considering another go at it, for now anyways. Eyebrows are all completely unique to each individual and is a big part of someone’s face, so I’ve rounded up some of my current favourite products to share with you all today.
To keep my brows nourished, full and healthy, the Rapid Eyebrow Enhancing Serum is my go-to favourite product. I first learned of Rapid when I started using their Eyelash Enhancing Serum which is really, really good by the way and when they released the brow version, I was intrigued. It did not disappoint, that’s why it’s one of my favourites, it honestly gives my brows so much life and keeps them in the best condition it can be. I recommended this to my sister who has thin and sparse brows and hers have grown so much with only three weeks use.
Hands up who had these pens at school? Mine are fully raised – oh, the joys of still being at school. Anyways, if you’re looking for a multi-functional brow product, this is the one for you. It has four clicks which release a different shade on each go. I use the darker colours to draw and fill my brow and then the lighter shades to sharpen them slightly. Once the product is on, the brow blender ensures it is spread evenly on my brows. The texture of the pencils are creamy and super blendable, so the look of a more defined brow is easily achievable.
When I want a more casual, less defined brow look, I will enlist the help of the Lancome Monsieur Big Brow Pencil, it’s a thick, crayon type pencil that covers a lot more area than a normal pencil which is why I generally use this when I don’t have a lot of time and only want a quick brush of colour on my brows. The pencil is simple to apply, thanks to its smooth consistency and once it’s on, it stays put for a long time. The brush allows the product to spread fast, again making those ‘need to get ready quick’ moments so much easier.
What brow products are your favourite and do you have a brow story?
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