Eyebrows frame the eyes, which are the windows to our souls. As every beauty editor will tell you eyebrows need to be taken care of. However they are a challenge, get it wrong – too dark and you look like a member of the Addams family and too thin and you can look like someone from the 1990’s.
I have always had thick eyebrows but as I have got older the inevitable grey hair has appeared and they have become a little patchy. I have tried shaping and tinting them but the success of that is down to the ability of the beautician performing this. I have spent many a week wearing large dark glasses in order to hide the disasters. Of course if you live near a Blink Brow Bar you are in good hands as they are brilliant at threading but even then your brows will still need some help between appointments. Maybe a little gel to keep them in place, a pencil applied at the first appearance of the inevitable grey hair, or your own go with the tweezers. Of course if you wear glasses all of these activities will not be easy so maybe leave it to the professionals. Or invest in a Simple Human Sensor mirror with x10 magnification and lights! It is expensive but it depends how much you need help with seeing all of those tiny hairs.
Apparently 77% of us women think that brows are an important part of their daily beauty regime. So here are a few of my in-between-appointments eyebrow tools that I can recommend.
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Tweezers: Tweezerman are the best in my opinion but they are more expensive than some. Mine have lasted for over 1 year which is a record as my daughters and sons use them when they come home so I am surprised they have not disappeared. All of them blame me for their thick brows but they will be thankful when they are older and are not needing tatooing or similar.
Look Fabulous Forever have a fantastic product called, Brow Shape, which is an ultra fine paint brush so you can apply the tint to just a few hairs. I think this looks more natural than pencils as the latter tends to just draw lines on the skin and does not colour the hairs. It’s completely waterproof, and comes in a mid-brown shade to suit all colourings.
Benefit has more than 14 brow products and I do love Gimme Brow Volumising Gel which is the speediest way to beef up your brows. This wax will both add colour and volume, making it the best choice if you’re in a hurry.
The Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, another favourite of mine, has an advanced formula that combines powder and wax in a triangular-shaped tip to enable precision application.
Lastly, on special days, for the finishing touch i.e. when I have more than my normal 5 minutes to complete my beauty routine I will use Eyeko’s Brow Gel to keep my hard work in place!
Now I am ready to raise a few eyebrows!
For other Wellbeing tips read some of our previous articles HERE.