Brows

April 25, 2012

It has been brought to my attention that my eyebrows could use some… definition.  You see, I’ve got strawberry blonde hair, clear blonde eyelashes and barely there blonde-ish eyebrows.  Love the hair, have learned to deal with the lashes but have never given much thought to the brows aside from light tweezing maintenance. I obsess over the look of strong and well-defined brows on others but I just never thought it was something I could achieve.  Well, apparently all I need is some practice and a good brow palette and I’ll be in business. This is definitely uncharted make-up waters…

It has been brought to my attention that my eyebrows could use some… definition.  You see, I’ve got strawberry blonde hair, clear blonde eyelashes and barely there blonde-ish eyebrows.  Love the hair, have learned to deal with the lashes but have never given much thought to the brows aside from light tweezing maintenance. I obsess over the look of strong and well-defined brows on others but I just never thought it was something I could achieve.  Well, apparently all I need is some practice and a good brow palette and I’ll be in business.

This is definitely uncharted make-up waters for me even though I know it’s a routine more women than not do on a daily basis.  I’m nervous (no, seriously) but excited all the same.  What if I accidently touch my face and rub one of my brows?!  The horror.  I guess I’ll have to take my chances and train myself not to itch during the day… Any tricks and tips I should know about?  These are the two palettes I’m considering above: LORAC “Take a Brow” in blonde and Anastasia “Brow Powder Duo” in Golden Blonde.

(Photograph by Jamie Beck // LORAC Take a Brow // Anastasia Brow Powder Duo)

  1. I use the Anastasia powder with their gel on top, I love love love it. Changed the look of my face for the better.

  2. I've been using the Anastasia system for years, and it's probably the one item in my make-up routine that I couldn't go a day without. I have a slight eyebrow obsession of sorts 😉 I bought a kit they had out a couple years ago (probably still available) that came with tweezers (they work sooo well!), the powder duo, eyebrow gel (natural when on), a brow highlighter pencil, and stencils for getting your right shape. I would HIGHLY recommend this, as the finished result is stunning on any face. My old roommates used to come to my room for me to 'put on their brows' before we all went out, it was the finishing touch! Best of luck on your new brow adventure 🙂

  3. I actually use the Anastasia powder duo in Golden Blonde and I love it. Have you considered getting one of the Anastasia brow experts at Nordstrom to do a consultation/initial "clean up" for you? They do a great job finding your natural shape and the brow kit provides you with stencils so you can maintain your shape. I don't have naturally full brows (unfortunately) and the kit has definitely helped me get the look of full brows without looking fake. I'd definitely recommend Anastasia!

  4. Would love to see the difference in your brows before and after! A follow-up post would be great… I'm in the process of considering the same thing!

  5. I'm a brunette with very light brows so I use Anastasia's Brow Powder Duo in Golden Blond…it's fantastic and lasts forever! I would recommend having a pro show you how to use it first as the powder aspect is a little intimidating if you've never tried it before. After I apply the powder, I use a clear mascara (like cheapo Maybelline) and it sets the brows all day. Have fun!

  6. As a fellow red head (mine's darker than strawberry blonde but my brows and lashes are blonde/clear. Ugh.) I have struggled with this for a while. I've even gone as far as getting my brows dyed professionally, which even with "light" shades, looks way too harsh the first 3-4 days while the dye is fading. I'm going to respectfully disagree with the first commenter – I've found great success with certain brow pencils. My favorites are Lancome Le Crayon Poudre for a chalkier (almost powder) consistency and Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo for a no-sharpen alternative. As long as you get the right color, these are great b/c they look natural, are easy to apply and can be stashed in the smallest of clutches for a quick touch up.

    That being said, I'm interested in the Lorac so if you end up getting it, I hope you do a follow up post! I do think darkening light brows makes for amazing pictures – so have fun with it!

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