I thought I would chat about my little brow routine, and how simple it is, I’m a simple gal when it comes to brows, I like them looking very neat but and well shaped. My day brow is the same as my going out on the town brow, neat and tidy, never bold and precise .
My routine is quick and easy, I can’t be bothered putting too much time into my brows, I end up looking freaky if I really define them, they are naturally dark, and thick, defining them to perfection doesn’t look right. I have been blessed with plenty of eyebrow and thankfully even heavy plucking and waxing to a thin line hasn’t resulted in baldness, although, it did take a while to grow them to a suitable shape, which was a real pain, these products made that in between stage easier to get through.
I get my brows threaded regurlarly and I’m specific about not touching the tails or the starting point of my brow, I only want tidy ups and no shaping, as it’s taken me forever to grow them back to a thickness and shape I am happy with. Did you know that thicker brows make you look younger? The thiner they are, the older you look…keep em natural chickies.. Mono brow exlcluded!
I use three products, that are basically goof proof. I have used expensive products that were amazing and really beautiful, however when I discovered two very affordable ones that worked just as well and impressed me, I stuck with them.
One of these brow products is a dupe for a high end product I always used.
Are you wondering what it is?
Keep reading and I’ll let you know….
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel
Brought this about a year ago and it still has a bit of product left, I like this but I don’t it reach for it all that often because it is not the best colour brown for my brows, but it’s workable. It adds thickness and instendity to my brows and sets them well, they don’t move, its a lovely formula however the applicator is quite large and can get messy, I have thick eyebrows and find this applicator needs better attention when applying , if i can make a mess of this one, I don’t know how thinner browed ladies would like it…This is my least favourite, not because of quality, I can’t fault the formula, the applicator lets it down, if it were smaller it would be perfect. It’s the most expensive product of the three retailing at $22.
Nyx Micro Brow Pencil 0.5
This baby is my ride or die, I have not looked back after buying it last Christmas, I wasn’t expecting anything other than to see what it was like and I instantly fell in love because the fine pencil tip is SO easy to use, it’s allows you to feather and blend effoerlessly, drawing a defined line is also easy without worrying about going too thick and needing to wipe it off, and the spoolie on the end helps blend it all out. I use this every day, I have repurchased a few times already, it doesn’t last long but this is a quarter of the price of higher end brow pencils, so I don’t care if I need a new one every 6 weeks or so. This comes in a nine different shades, I’m not sure what the selection is for lighter haired ladies, the lightest shade is taupe , for the darker blondes or brunettes there are a few for us to choose from…I use espresso.
Girls, you should give this a try if your not great at penciling in as the fine tip really helps you to control the feathering and fill in without any difficulty. It’s relatively cheap , I paid $16.95 at Priceline ( currently on sale for $11.95), it’s also available at target. Worth a try I say!!
Essence Make me Brow Gel
Of course I saved the best till last!!! So, if not for the world of Instagram, I would never have stumbled across this product, and to be honest the brand either, sure I’ve noticed it at Pricline but I never bothered to take any notice of it aussiming it was a less than impressive drug store brand. Well, I was wrong, and not just a bit, a whole lotta wrong. I have come to realise that not only do essence have a great brow product, they have many other really beautiful products that are reviewed impressively, particularly mascara and blush, ok…back to the brow gel that is AH-MAZIIING!!!
Personally I think that this is a dupe for the Benefit Gimme Brow ( I know even the name is almost identical) the packaging was exactly the same but Benefit have since changed the the look of their product, as they were identical. Essence brow gel formula is so good for just a teeny tiny $5!!! It comes in two shades, dark brown and a lighter colour for the fairer lass’s, this is probably one negative, the colour selection may not suit everyone. It holds my brows in place, adds fullness and thickness and my brows stay put, until I wash it off with my facial oil. Before buying this I used the Benefit brow gel, and loved it…LOVED IT!! I now love this equally and the price even more! It’s easy to use with a perfect little applicator, 1/3 of the size of the ABH one, this is why I reach for this more. Its so easy to slap on when you just gotta get outta the house in seconds, you don’t have to be prescise, just swipe and your good to go and if you have some more time, take a bit more care and work it along your brow for a more intense and manicured look in conjunction with the brow pencil. I use it from the middle of my brow and brush in upward strokes , I start from the middle because I personally don’t like dark brown brows from the top of the Brow, makes me look crazy !! thats just my personal taste though. We all do things differently, there is no wrong or right with makeup application, as long as it works for you.
I highly recommend this product girls, I’ve stocked up, I don’t want to be empty handed …. EVER!!!
Thats it girls, they are my three favourite brow products, let me know if you have any great brands I might enjoy as much a I do these.
Until next time lovelies,