Let’s talk about eyebrows. As a lifetime sufferer of unruly eyebrows I am always searching for the best way to get these beasts in line. Getting regular eyebrow waxes or threading helps tremendously but here are some other ideas if you can’t/don’t want to go to the salon.
Tweezerman – having the good tools means less time and hassle. Tweezerman tweezers are the absolute best and are fantastic at getting those small hairs quickly. Seriously, comparatively regular tweezers are torture devices. Even my husband loves Tweezerman, but I don’t even want to know what he his plucking with them. Tweezerman is available at target and Ulta for between $16 – $22 and they have a lifetime guarantee.
Tinted Brow Gel is a really, really quick way to make your brows look polished. The trick with tinted brow gel is to go cooler rather than warmer in tone. Anastasia is the brow queen and has many shades in her brow gel line including a gray-brown color I love. Just make sure you wipe the extra gel off otherwise your eyebrows can get really dark fast. If tinted gel is too much to be bothered with, clear mascara is awesome too. Available at Sephora for $22 a pop
Etude House Brow Pencil – This is my favorite eye brow pencil of all time as the tip is slanted at an angle and the color is perfection (#2). Amazon sells these for $5 a piece (including free shipping) and I have them stashed everywhere – at work, my purse and makeup bag. It is a very easy and forgiving pencil to work with and has good staying power.
NYX Wax Pencil – You know when your eyebrows get long and wonky in the summer with all the humidity (what? Is this just me?)? Well, say no more, this clear wax pencil will easily smooth and keep your brows in place without adding texture. I love this pencil and you can use it by itself or with your favorite brow pencil or powder. Available at Target for $8.69.
Brown eyeshadow – when pressed for time, I have been known to use a soft brown eyeshadow to fill in my brows. Mac’s Charcoal Brown would be a perfect flat neutral shadow to use. To apply the shadow I use a slanted brow brush from Mac (#208) . If you follow this with gel or a wax pencil your brows will definitely be on point.
One last note: I frequently see pictures of really exaggerated eyebrows and it makes me cringe a little bit. I think a cleaned up and filled in brow with a little bit of an arch looks best. I swear, your future self will thank you when you are looking back at pictures.
Need a demonstration on eyebrow techniques? Let me know in the comments below and I will put one together for you.