From thick, full eyebrows (like Lily Collins) to sculpted, tapered eyebrows (like Megan Fox), defined eyebrows create a finished makeup look. Shaped eyebrows help balance your facial structure, making your eyes ‘pop’ and drawing attention to your features.
The Secret To Fabulous Brows
The secret to fabulous brows starts with using the right eyebrow products. Some eyebrow products have too much of an orange-tint (giving you an unnatural looking eyebrow color, unless you happen to have orange hair), while other eyebrow products are too dramatic or dark-colored (creating the dreaded “Groucho Marx” look). Fortunately for you, I’ve tested numerous eyebrow products, and have found three fabulous eyebrow products that truly help create perfect (natural-looking) brows.
3 Essential Eyebrow Products
Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil with Brow Enhancing Technology transforms and adjusts to all brow hair colors. For fair haired eyebrows, just lightly use the pencil. To deepen the shade, simply add more strength when applying the color to your eyebrows. What’s great about Brow Power is that the color is not orange-tinted (like many eyebrow products tend to be). It helps fill-in sparse areas of your eyebrow, without looking fake. The oval shaped tip creates natural looking, believable eyebrows and is perfect for both thin and thick brows. The long-wear formula is also waterproof and smudge-resistant, which makes it an essential beauty product in humid weather (when makeup tends to melt off quickly), or when you’re working out.
For defined eyebrows, the Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse helps take the guesswork out of achieving arch perfection. Unlike traditional eyebrow pencils, this eyebrow product comes with a dual-sided applicator featuring an angled brush on one side and an eyebrow comb on the other side, and an eyebrow mousse. Using the angled brush, you apply the eyebrow mousse (which comes in a small pot) directly to your brows with light, feathery strokes. The airy consistency of the mousse allows the product to naturally glide onto brows, fill in and blend seamlessly so there’s never any harsh lines or waxy build up. The brow brush allows for a precise application every time so it’s practically impossible to mess up the application. Not to mention, it’s waterproof… meaning it lasts all day!
Having won the 2008 Brides Beauty Award (from BRIDES Magazine), the Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo is considered by many one of the best eyebrow products on the market. It comes in a versatile, double-ended brow tool with twist-up brow color on one side and styling and blending brush on the other. It is available in 4 natural-looking shades (ranging from soft blonde to soft black), and is self-sharpening (which makes it an ideal brow product to travel with). And when you run out of product, you simply buy cartridge refills from Estee Lauder.
Disclaimer: A product sample was provided for review purposes. All opinions are mine.