Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Statement Brow Edit

The Statement Brow Edit

Believe it not many moons ago - a couple of years ago to be exact - I used to be such a stranger to brow products and would think I could do a full face of makeup and completely neglect my brows whether that be filling them in or attempting to pluck them into some sort of acceptable shape - that's never a good idea and I tend to leave it to the professionals. However now I am not only a regular waxer and tinter but also an avid brow shaper, filling in my brows until I'm left with defined brows. With so many brow products now available I wanted to share with you some of my favourites in my statement brow edit. 

Before I start to fill them in I always like to brush them into shape to give me a basic frame to start with, I've really been loving the Make Up For Ever Brow Seal. This transparent eyebrow gel helps to form my basic brow shape ready to create my statement brows, and this also helps to set the brow hairs to keep them in place throughout the day. 

I then have a few favourites to fill in my brows, when I'm looking for a natural yet defined brow I tend to opt for the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe, this double ended pencil helps to easily create a good brow day within a matter of minutes. The tiny nib means it's easier to mimic your natural brow hairs, and can be applied either lightly or heavier depending on the look you want. I love that the opposite end comes with a spoolie as this is great for taming and shaping your brows afterwards should you need to.

A new brow product to enter my routine is the Anastasia Brow Definer in Taupe, which comes with an innovative triangular nib which helps you to achieve a multitude of different strokes. I have to admit in just the short time I've been using this I may actually prefer this to the Brow Wiz, as the shape of the pencil allows for a quick and easy application. The widest point of the nib helps to fill in my brows for a more defined look, whilst the sharp point helps to create a strong tail. The spoolie may look like a weird one when you first see it, but it's actually been designed to work with the new formula of the definer, and it just helps to soften your brows and works to blend everything together. 

If I'm looking for something a little bolder I tend to opt for either the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe or the NYX Eyebrow Gel in Blonde. Whilst both formulas are different in terms of consistency they both work exactly the same, helping to fill in any sparse areas of my brows and give them some life. I tend to use both in small amounts to stop myself going overboard to fill in my brows and define the shape to create something a little bolder than my usual daytime look. Both pack some serious pigmentation and the formula doesn't budge throughout the day so once you've applied your set quite literally. 

To round everything off I can't resist a sweep of either Benefit Gimme Brow or the NYX Tinted Brow Mascara. Depending on the shade of my hair or my brow tint I tend to switch between the lighter and darker formulas of the Gimme Brow. Both of these are perfect for when you're in between tints and need to give a bit of colour to any non-existent brows - as I know this is the case for me. Both formulas don't clump in the brow hairs and tint as well as set the brow hairs in place so you don't have to worry about any brow mishaps in the day.

I'd love to know what are your go to products for statement brows?


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