16, 12, 2016

Sisters, not twins

If you ask me what’s my favourite part of doing my makeup routine my answer will always be: eyebrows. It’s still crazy to me that eyebrows have always played an important part in beauty, but it only seems that in recent years have beauty brands really focused on making tons of different products and tools just for them. And you’ve got to admit that eyebrows have come a long way – in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and ways on how to fill them in.

My brows have been through a lot of growing in the past while, so I thought it was time for an update. Generally I like my brows to be darker, fuller, yet tamed. Over the summer I got them mircobladed – since then keeping the shape when tweezing has saved a lot of time with the maintenance. Like with all brows – thick or thin – giving them that extra love with some makeup just gives them that complete and polished look. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to brow products. However, there’s been two products that have sold me (and my brows) for life.

I’ve been a long time wearer of eyebrow gels for it’s reliable, no-matter-the-situation-may-be, stay proof formulas. Especially when I know it’s going to be a long day or I just need something to be extremely sweatproof and waterproof, NYX Eyebrow Gel in Brunette has never let me down – not once! On my oily skin it has never moved around or faded throughout a full day of wear. I’ve been through two tubes in the last two and a half years, which goes to show just how little of the product goes a long way. While many may complain how difficult it is to remove this eyebrow gel, I praise the long wear since it’s actually doing it’s job!

Brow pomades were something I never thought to try out, only because I never thought they could live up to what I needed in a brow product. The Milani Stay Put Brow Color in the shade Dark Brown was introduced to me just this fall and I immediately fell in love. I admit that there are times when I overdo it and go ham on my eyebrows, but with the Stay Put Brow, I’ve found that going ‘too far’ doesn’t even look bad at all. Perhaps because the application brush has a spoolie (I wasn’t a fan of the brush to be honest so I use the Morphe E29 instead) it helps to blend out the brow pomade to make it look as natural as possible. Since this is a more dry and dense formula, this pomade’s staying power is pretty on par to what I look for in a brow product as well.

18 responses to “Sisters, not twins”

  1. Nerdy Maria says:

    NYX brows gel sounds amazing! I love NYX as a brand, so I will definitely check it out 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  2. Augustin Ra says:

    I always do my makeup every time I go out or when I got to school and my eyebrows are my top priority. I can go on for a day without a blush and mascara but putting an extra effort on the brows is highly a must and a need. Haha! 😀 I used Anastasia dip brow pomade, Ever Bilena’s eyebrow kit and now, I’m currently using Nichido’s eyebrow pencil. I love Nichido’s eyebrow pencil. My brows look more natural. 🙂

    • Stacey says:

      I’m the same way girl – I will choose eyebrows over anything else any day since they are the most pronounced thing on our faces. I haven’t heard of Nichido before but I will research it!

    • Augustin Ra says:

      I think it’s a local brand here in the Philippines. I really don’t know, though. I’m still new when it comes to makeup products. I’m already 19 but I just recently joined the makeup gang. Hahaha! 😀

      • Stacey says:

        I would love to try out makeup brands from Philippines! I wish there was a place here where I can find them 🙁 and well you’re only 19 so you don’t need a lot of makeupanyways girl! But it really is fun to play with so knock yourself out 😛

  3. I have pretty thick eyebrows and don’t like too much product on mine. They’re rather pronounced as they are!


  4. Eyebrows can make a huge difference and I have to say, I haven’t found the perfect eyebrow products yet, I usually just use dark brown eyeshadow. The NYX brows gel sounds great, I might try that! xx


    • Stacey says:

      Brow powder is by far the simplest when it comes to application so I think that’s a great choice! I love the NYX gel but you do have to work fast with it since it tries pretty fast. It’s all preference!

  5. I love bold brows as well and have been really curious about microblading. It seems like it must save so much time!

    • Stacey says:

      I now wish I took before and afters of mircoblading, but I must say it’s painful AF to get done lol. The results however are so worth the pain!

  6. Katherine Tran says:

    Your eyebrows look great! 🙂


  7. shireenplatt says:

    I have never used brow pomade and I don’t think I ever will. My brow routine is extremely easy; comb with spoolie, use Essence Make Me Brow and finally fill in the sparse area with a micro brow pencil and the one I am currently loving is by Rouge Bunny Rouge.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Stacey says:

      Oh I sometimes use that Essence one but only to brush my brows up for when I want that bushy editorial look and it looks every time!

  8. Face to Curls says:

    Wow, your eyebrows look really great. I haven’t tried either of these brow products but they sound really amazing. I recently picked up the Benefit Ka Brow and I am really enjoying it. I may have to check out the NYX eye gel. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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