Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Eyeing up my Brows


I have threadbare eyebrows, and that's a fact I've come to terms with. I used to pluck them into a single line of hairs then sleek Vaseline over them. Interesting.  The 'before' picture on the left shows them in all their minimal wonder. I've tried lots of options to keep them in check, and found that threading inevitably leaves me with a monobrow of pimples and waxing mostly works like a dream. 

As we're saving for a house I've taken eyebrow maintenance into my own pluck-happy hands. I'd love to be more Cara Delevingne than Cruella de Vil so I've given my tweezers an early retirement and have cracked on with dying them myself and then filling them.




I dye them with a standard dark brown dye kit from Boots. I then fill them with a shadow like Mac's Omega or Urban Decay's Naked using my Sephora Brow Filler Brush. My new favourite brow product is Makeup Forever's Brow Seal as they keep my pesky little brows in place. I haven't quite reached the dizzy heights of Cara's brows but it's a start.

Have you had any brow nightmares you'd like to share or any product recommendations? I've heard lots of good things about Anastasia Brows but I'm not sure what to try first.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I also have very sparse brows and filling them in on a daily basis is the bane of my life! I've only just come across your blog but have enjoyed catching up on your posts. Also congratulations on your recent wedding :) x

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, I feel a bit bare without my eyebrows filled too! The wedding already feels like a distant memory but we had such a blast I don't want to forget a minute :) x

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  2. I've inherited my Grandad's thin eyebrows & really don't like them! One of my favourite ways of filling them in is to use an eyeshadow as it gives such a natural look. For me, Urban Decay's 'Naked' looks too warm tones, so I tend to use a cool toned brown shadow from Makeup Store or the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe also works really well & I love the Rimmel Brow Gel for setting my hairs in place as they're quite wild! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. Thanks for all your tips! It can be so hard to find the right shade. I am also tempted by products like RevitaBrow. Happy 2016!

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