I was, genetically speaking, blessed with extraordinarily thick, super dark hair. Personally, I struggle with my out-of-control mane sometimes, but at the end of the day, I would take thick over thin hair. (Discovering the flat-iron in eighth grade was a pivotal point in my life…)
You would think, considering my genetics and ancestry, that having this thick, dark hair would also translate to my eyebrows. But nope. My eyebrows got the short end of the stick. I wish they were so much thicker because I just love how a bold eyebrow looks. (My junior year of college was so stressful at one point with classes and crew that my eyebrows fell out. I woke up one morning and chunks of both sides had just disappeared. They never really grew back the same. So that definitely didn’t help!)
In fact, I’ve been “faking” it for years by dusting powder into my eyebrows every morning. I used a kit from Anastasia in high school for a while and switched to Bobbi Brown powder at some point. The problem I found with the powder was that it was hard to replicate the same color day after day (sometimes darker, sometimes lighter) and it tended to wear off by the nighttime.
There are some girls who feel naked without mascara… I feel naked without my eyebrows. (I’m kind of in love with Lily Collins’ eyebrows…)
When my mom was here visiting in the fall, she ran out of a couple of her makeup products. While she was stocking up, I poked around the Bobbi Brown counter (one of my guilty pleasures). I stumbled on the product that will forever change my makeup routine: Bobbi Brown’s Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up.
The simplest little thing, but a huge impact. It’s like a tiny bottle of mascara, but for your eyebrows.
Reasons why I like it better than the powder:
1) It stays on.
2) The same even coverage day after day.
3) For night’s out you can put on a few extra coats for extra pop.
I went to a holiday party with Alison before Christmas and really went for it with the eyebrows. (Photo from Ali’s Instagram!)
This is as close to a beauty “trick” as I think I’ll ever get and, of course, it’s the simplest little product. 100% recommend!
PS If you do use powder, this brush is the best!