Yes my friends, I fell into the trap. A couple years ago when the whole “Brow” Trend was happening…I did not care. Then one day…I filled my brows in. Let me tell you, it changed my life. I had always heard that brows were the frame of your face, and that it could change everything. Well, as a redhead, I barely have brows anyway. Which is why I never cared. It is all about finding the right products for you, and I am going to let you into my world!
THE RIGHT TOOLS
I cannot stress enough how important it is to have the correct tool for the job. Yeah, we have heard this through our life, but it is so true. Having a few simple tools can make a world of difference.
- Tweezers: You gotta clean up those brows girl. Please, for the love that is all that is furry and cute in the world, DO NOT OVERPLUCK! Luckily, I was so terrifed of pain as a child, I never plucked my eyebrows (thanks little Ashlee!).
- Is this unnecessary? Maybe. Brow razors are a thing. Also, people, please be careful! This is great for getting a few of those hairs that you just cannot remove, and also cool for shaving your face…I will discuss that one day (think Nicole Guerriero).
- If you are going to be doing brows…get yourself a brow brush (Spoolie?). I do not have much hair for my brows, but I can tell a huge difference when I brush them and when I do not. The lines are cleaner, and everything just goes on way better. It basically looks more natural.
- Last thing before we hop in to the products…obviously an angled brush. As long as it is short, dense, and holds it shape, then you are good to go. These can be picked up anywhere, so get yourself one!
The simplest way to go about this is to try eyeshadows first, or powder. (The powders are just eyeshadows. Do not get fooled. The three that I use whenever I do my brows all come from the Naked Palettes, which I am pretty sure everyone in the entire world has. The one that I use the most often is the top shade which is Tease from Naked 2. It is more cool toned, and has this great gray undertone that makes it look more like an actual hair than not. The second shade is Buck from the original Naked palette. This is a warmer brown, definitely not something that I use too often, but sometimes my brows need warmth (usually the summer time). Lastly is the color I started using the most recent. Nooner is pretty darn pink/red/whateverish, but it is in Naked 3, so it definitely is supposed to have that vibe. This is a color that I use to fill in the top line of my brows, and it makes a really clean edge. If you are a redhead, or somewhere near a light brown, then these are definitely colors that work well. Also, girl, this works if you’re a blonde too. Just be careful, you don’t want to look too crazy.
This is a new member to the family, but is doing pretty well. After I retired my Dipbrow, I needed another thing that was not a powder. This is a felt tip marker product, which I had read a couple of articles about, and it has definitely lived up to they hype. This is a little difficult to use, and to be honest, I am still getting used to it. The color is slightly warm for me, only because I am a fan of a cool tone brown. The Milani Brow Tint Pen is available in your drugstore, so it is easy to find, less than ten dollars, and definitely something that is comparable to the higher end options. I will give you guys a future update about this product, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Finally, this is my lazy-girl-brow-product. This is something I will throw on my brows if they just need some sort of managing, but I don’t have time (energy, let’s be real) to do my brows all perfect and majetstic like Lily Collins at an awards ceremony. This is basically a brow mascara, but with a tiny bit of color. This has one of those wands that is straight and then has the little ball on the end. Be careful, that ball can add too much product, I have learned this the hard way. Please, one life tip, if you are going to be applying other products, you need to take this off. It can clump up other products you put on it, and we do not want that at all. Maybelline Brow Drama is also available in the drugstore, and is also less than 10 dollars, so run out and grab it.
Brows are definitely on trend right now, and have been trending for a while. If you haven’t tried to fill them in, do it lightly, it can completely change your face, and makes you look like you took forever to get ready when you didn’t. Have you tried any of these products, or what are your favorite products to use?