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Brow Grooming 101

If eyes are the so-called windows to your soul, then brows are the so-called curtains to those windows. Pottery Barn or Ikea, which would you rather? You tell me.

Thanks to Cara Delevingne and a handful of other brow-blessed celebrities, fleek, full, and fabulously natural eyebrows have been taking the world by storm. No makeup, no problem? Ya, as long as your brows are groomed!

A victim of sparse brows, I fill mine in every morning. If I had to pick one makeup product to use for the rest of my life, it would definitely be a brow pencil.

I’d feel like a naked mole-rat otherwise.

Like all fashion trends, brows, too, go through their different “style” stages. It may, unfortunately, take years for you to figure out which shape best frames your face. Don’t worry, we’ll go through all the different scenarios together. Behold, my favorite brow products!

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Already On Point

Benefit Cosmetics Ready, Set, BROW! Clear Brow Gel

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
Too Faced Cosmetics Brow Quickie

You, girl, don’t need much. Your brows are pretty much on fleek with or without the extra help. You’ve got these naturally full brows that are to die for and they’ve got these amazing arches to match!

If you want to add just a little bit more jazz, a brow gel or brow fiber gel will do the trick. People often use them as the “top coats” to their brow routine.

Shapeless

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Eyebrow Shaping Kit
Benefit Cosmetics Ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel Color
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12

First things first, count your blessings! Some people don’t have much brow hair–but hey, good news, you’re not some people. Your hair, while there, just lacks grooming.

Here’s where the powders and pomades come in! It’s tricky, but with practice, you’ll master an arch that complements your bone structure. Note that pomades can also be used to create an edgier look.

Sparse

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil
Lancome Les Sourcils Definis Eyebrow Pencil

You have some hair, but you also have some bald spots. Don’t worry, me too! I barely have any hair on the tail ends of my brows so brow pencils with spoolies are a must for me.

Mind you, pomades and powders work equally well for sparse brows but I’ve be hoarding and championing taupe-colored 2-in-1 pencils for the longest time!

Overtweezed

You’ve over-plucked your brows. Oops!

Take a deep breath! It will all be okay. See the products I’ve mentioned above? Feel free to try them all. Benefit Cosmetics has pretty much everything you need for brows. Their new silver packaging? *Swoon*

& Extras
Benefit Cosmetics BROWVO! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer
Benefit Cosmetics High Brow Glow Brow Highlighter

In case you wanted to add more va-va-voom, primers and highlighters are a great way to start and end your brow routine. Brow primers keep products in place for longer and highlighters add just the right amount of pop.

 

What are some of your favorite brow products? I’d love to know!

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