16, 12, 2016
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.