Some may find the phrase, “Fake it till you make it” disingenuous or rather distasteful, but to put it into context: faking the look of thick eyebrows, is indeed a skill that many have struggled to master over the years.
Now, I wouldn’t say I have the best of brows (it’s sparse in some areas), but after going through hoards of makeup, I’ve managed to sieve some of the key must-have beauty items to fix any brow-blems.
Brows have long been the center of beauty attention for a few years now, and with that obsession comes an absurd amount of eyebrow products (and services). Overplucking is now a thing of the past, and thicker brows have taken over the industry, with many who desire brows like that of Cara Delevigne and Lily Collins.
We’re all pretty familiar with the peel off formula that many K-beauty brands have been sporting throughout the season. Yes, it’s no newcomer to the scene, but does anyone, besides me, feel that the thought of peeling something off from your brows can be a little daunting?
But if microblading or peeling off a tint off your brows isn’t your answer to fuller looking brows, fret not. We’re breaking down on some of our favourite brow kit essentials to achieving the perfect, ageless brow we’ve all been dying for.
Shiseido Brow Ink Trio
Whether you’re drawing your brows before or after putting on foundation (or whatever product(s) on your face for that matter), make sure that you always start by brushing your brow hairs down with a spoolie, and follow up by filling in the sparse areas at the topmost part of your brows. Then, do the same with your lower brow after brushing your brows up. When doing so, it’s also important to keep in mind that you go in with soft, short strokes to achieve a more natural look. Remember, brows are sisters not twins.
Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow Pomade
Anastasia Beverley Hills has gained a massive cult following thanks to their highly coveted products, like their Dip Brow Pomade, Brow Definer and Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil. But, if you’re on the hunt for the best brow product that’s worth the buck, we’d recommend this holy grail product — the Dip Brow Pomade.
Now I’m aware that all makeup products have an expiry date and that we should all clear our vanity closet every once in a while. I’m not proud to say this, but, truth be told, this Dip Brow Pomade from Anastasia Beverley Hills has lasted me for almost 3 years (and counting). Besides the fact that I should probably throw it out (considering how long it’s been sitting on my dresser), I’ve yet to hit pan on my first pod! The formula is A-MA-ZING, and I really enjoy how much freedom I have when it comes to drawing my brows. It also has great staying power, so it’ll be able to withstand almost anything: come rain or shine!
Besides, if you haven’t already heard, Anastasia Beverley Hills just arrived on our shores. and it’s available at your nearest Sephora. (Go get yours, stat!)
Glossier Boy Brow
The key to getting brows that stay in place the whole day? Brow gel, of course. And if there’s one brow gel product that we all need to try, it’s probably, none other than, the highly raved brow gel by Glossier. Just a few small strokes of this bad boy, be it with or without lining your brows with a pencil, will instantly make you look more put together. A great addition if you need a quick fix for your brows if you always find yourself running late or even on-the-go.
Benefit Brow Contour Pro
Before you go overboard with filling in those brows, you might want to take a quick check. As much as we want to get effortlessly thick eyebrows, like Cara Delevigne, it’s also important to note what kind of brows would look good on you.
When it comes to drawing your brows, it’s always important to shape and contour them according to your face shape. One line or one curve can change everything, so it’s great if you could experiment with the different brow shapes for your face before settling on one.
Now, what interests me most about Benefit’s Brow Contour Pro is, undoubtedly, it’s versatility. We can’t disagree — it does take on the shape of a mechanical pen, but that’s not the point. The Benefit Brow Contour Pro not only comes with 2 brown shades to fill in your brows, but it also comes with an Edge Definer shade and an Arch Highlighter shade to give your brows a more defined shape.