Beauty: Brows To Go! How to Achieve Perfect Brows

January 2, 2012 • Beauty, Magazine

Eyebrows are one of my favorite features on a face. Not only do they define the face, but they frame and give expression to it. However, a brow can make or break your look. They can be too narrow, too wide, too high or just non-existent. Whatever the issue is with your brows, there are tools to help.  Here are some of my favorite brow tools to use so you can get your brows in tip-top shape.

One of my all time favorite ways of filling in brows is with powder. It may not be for everyone but I love the  consistency, and the way it gives the brows a nice defined look. One of my discoveries and new favorite brow powders that came across my path is LAMIK’S brow powders! Not only are these powders pigmented, but they are very blendable and achieve a real ‘hair’ look to the brows. You only have to apply sparingly where needed, but the best part is that it last for hours!

The Milani Easy Brow Automatic Pencil is one of my best inexpensive finds. When I was told about this pencil, I went out to find it and and every store was sold out. What makes this pencil so great is that they are fail proof. The smooth glide on pencil with a spoolie brush to blend, leaves a natural fill to the brow that I love, and with a retractable tip there is no sharpening required.

What do you do when you don’t know your shade, or have a hard time finding a shade for your brow? Look no further to, It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil. At first hearing of this universal pencil, I was a little skeptical at the claims that it works on any color brows. How do you achieve in one pencil, a range in at least 4 shades of brow colors? I have darker brows, and the pencil looked blonde, but I gave it a try anyway. Let’s just say I was blown away! With its patent technology this pencil really does deliver as promised. It creates the most natural looking, believable brow and is perfect for both thin and thick brows. It also is long-wearing, waterproof and smudge-resistant.

If you are one that likes to draw your brows in, MAC Brow Pencils are some of the best I have ever tried. With their ultra fine and self sharpening tip, they allow you to create your brows stroke by stroke. I love the colors, the consistency and the richness of these pencils. It’s no wonder they are makeup artists favorites.

I don’t know why but when I think about this product I think about tattoo brows. I assure you this product is far from it but it does give you up to 24 hours of color to your brows. Styli Style’s Brow Tint does wonders if you want a more semi-permanent color that lightly defines the brow. With its water base formula it naturally tints the brows in places where needed and is 100% waterproof. Perfect for very active people.

Last but not least, this travel friendly product gives you perfect, polished brows on-the-go. Smash Box’s Brow Tech to Go, is the ultimate brow tool. The double-ended component includes an angled waterproof pencil and the other end a soft hold gel to groom and set the brows in place. The pencils is highly pigmented so a little pressure, and just a twist up ever so slightly will do. This is the perfect on-the-go brow tool for groomed brows all day long.

1. LAMIK Purdy Brow Define Powder, $17.50

2. Milani Easy Brow Automatic Pencil, $4.99

3. It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil, Universal, $24

4. MAC Eye Brows, $15

5. Styli Style Brow Tint, $7.50

6. Smashbox Brow Tech To Go, $26

—Kelley Epps Woods


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