The relationship between myself and my eyebrows is an extensive one, with an interesting history. I have quite literally done just about everything to my eyebrows over the course of the years; I’ve overplucked them, under plucked them, failed miserably in attempting to shape them, accidentally removed half of one, filled them in too heavily, filled them in too lightly, and of course, have used products in them that are not even close to being the proper shade.
I honestly feel as though the battles we women go through with our eyebrows, often sounding the horn to initiate the battle during puberty, is a right of passage.
I’m certainly not an eyebrow pro, but I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two in making so many brutal mistakes with my own in the past. I’ve been able to designate some products that work best for me, and further, have come to the realization that there are times in which a heavier brow is preferred, and others in which a softer, more natural brow is the preference.
For example, say I’m going to a wedding, and it’s on the fancier side. For this occasion, I’ll fill my eyebrows in a bit heavier to make them pop out (I love a strong brow), and use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade to really shape them and give them some structure.
If I’m going out for dinner with Blaine to a roadhouse, I’ll do my eyebrows a bit more naturally, using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz for a softer, less intense shape, and not fill them in so heavily.
If you’re like me and have some unruly brow hairs that will not stay down no matter how much you lambaste them in product, try using a brow gel to hold these hairs in place. I use one by Elf and it does the trick quite nicely.
Figuring out which brow shape and colouring works best for your own brows and face is the first step one should take when embarking upon the eyebrow voyage.