Monday, 26 January 2015

Lets Talk Brows, Shall We?

Brows - Beauty Talk With Lauren


Hi guys,

Brows have been a major talking point for the last couple of years and I am no stranger to trying out the numerous brow products out there at the moment. Anastasia Beverly Hills has really took the beauty world by storm with her Brow Wiz (£16) and Dipbrow Pomade (£15). I have yet to try the brow wiz but I wasn’t overly impressed with the Dipbrow Pomade as it felt it dispersed too much product and made my brows look a little worse for wear. 



Urban Decay Naked 2

Brow Products

This post isn’t about ABH but rather about how I fill my brows and keep them looking perfect all day. The first thing I do is remove any stray hairs with my tweezers. I normally have my brows threaded and that keeps them in check for about three weeks but I normally have one or two hairs come back so I pluck them out. I then take the pencil side of my Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil (£10) and put a firm line along the bottom of my brows. I blend this upwards using a spoolie so diffuse the product and to take away the harsh line while keeping the underneath look crisp. This is a great dupe for the ABH Brow Wiz if you can’t justify spending £15 on a brow product. I then take the shade tease from my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (£37). This looks very light but it does on a lot darker and helps to fill in the middle of my brows without looking harsh. I then take my spoolie again and diffuse the product. I don’t like my brows to be too dark, even though I have dark hair, I stick to the rule of going two shades lighter than my hair colour. If my arch looks a little meh, I go back in with the S & G pencil and carve that out and then blend it downwards. To set everything in place I run the Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel in Light Brown (£3.89) through them and hey presto I have perfect brows.

If I am going on a night out, I will run some concealer round my eyebrows to carve out the shape a little more and to make them look cleaner. I then add a little highlighter on the brow bone to make my eyes stand out. I normally use Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Highlighter (£24) or Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle (£23) and that's them finished! I am pretty happy with my brows at the moment but I am sure I will find another perfect way when I get bored ha!

Brow Products

If you wanted to try out any other products I would suggest Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil (£2.99) which has a little comb on it to comb out the product or the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift (£22.50) which also has a comb and an angled edge to really get in there and sculpt out the perfect brow. I also love the Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel (£3.99) in Mid Brown to keep my brows in place. This disperses a good amount of colour on the brow and I find this is great when I am in a rush.


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8 comments

  1. It took me a while to get used to the Anastasia DipBrow and even now it's not a product that I can use in a hurry, as I have to take my time and apply it using light strokes to get the natural effect I want from it. I've been loving Benefit Gimme Brow recently, the brush is so tiny so it's perfect for getting a quick, natural brow x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I've heard a lot of people say this so i will give it a whirl as i do love a small brush and mines is really big! xx

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  2. Sounds like you have a great brow routine that works well for you Lauren :) I recently bought the Illamasqua brow gel which i haven't got round to using yet but hopefully it's a goody! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. You need to let me know how you get on with that Brenda, would love to hear your thoughts xx

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  3. I've been dying to try Anastasia Dip Brow for ages now and now I'm a little unsure... I think using an eyeshadow 2 shades darker and a flat head brush works perfectly for me at the moment, that and getting them professionally threaded and tinted. x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. Oh yeah, i get mine waxed or threaded depending on how im feeling but i like this routine i have at the moment. You can totally pull off darker brows though, i look like something out of the living dead when i do it haha xx

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  4. I found that MAC's brow pencil and a quick run through with my spoolie works perfectly for most days. I don't touch my brows really, save for an occasional trim until my monthly threading appointment. Pretty low-maintenance, but it looks like I really put in the effort!

    Tiff | AMtoPM

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    1. Thats what you want, great brow that's low maintenance xx

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