Like most teenage girls of my time, I started getting my eyebrows waxed in High School and continued to do so throughout college. Post College, I started to get them done once a month. I saw a really great esthetician all throughout this time, but the constant waxing was probably a bad idea since thick eyebrows are all the rage now. As a result of this, I went over a year without waxing my eyebrows before my wedding to grow them in fuller. I got them done before my wedding to get them cleaned up, but clearly instructed that I was growing them in thicker. Therefore, she didn’t take off anything near the hair line. I have not had them waxed since then and do not anticipate I will get them done again anytime soon. I’ve been able to grow them in a lot thicker in the past few years and will definitely ignore any thinner eyebrow trends to come in the future. I believe this trend may have contributed to most women’s obsession with eyebrow products during the past few years.
I had been wanting to try one of the Anastasia of Beverly Hills eyebrow products for years, but finally got around to it this Summer. I sampled the following colors on myself: Taupe, Blonde, Soft Brown, Medium Brown, and Ash Brown. The Taupe, Blonde, and Soft Brown are my favorite colors on me. Since I currently have balayage hair, I decided to pick the Taupe because it’s a safe in between color. If I were to go lighter with my hair, I might switch to Blonde. The same goes for if I let my natural hair color grow fully back in. I might switch to the Soft Brown. I find this pomade to be very blendable and easy to work with. I take the bristle end of my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12 available (here, here, and here) and gently dip it into the Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade in Taupe available (here, here, and here). I gently apply it into my eyebrows with short, light upward strokes and then blend it out with the spooly end of the brush. A little product goes a long way, so keep this in mind when you’re applying the pomade. You can always add more later, but don’t want your eyebrows to look drawn on.
My natural eyebrows without the pomade below (I did not cut off all my hair, but have it pulled back into a ponytail).
My eyebrows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade in Taupe below.
The roots of my hair are my natural hair color, so that’s probably why I’d switch to the soft brown shade if I were to fully grow that back in. You can’t even see my balayage in these pictures because it’s grown out so much. In case you’re curious, I’m wearing MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Fanfare (available here and here). I love this lipstick because it’s a color you can get away with wearing any season of the year!
Before I started using the Anastasia brow product, I was using Too Faced Bulletproof Brows in Taupe. I think this product was good for beginners, but the product can get a little dried out like a lot of reviews mention online. It also doesn’t have as much of a dramatic brow result that the Anastasia product does. I would definitely recommend Anastasia over them, but maybe you could try Too Faced if you’re an extreme makeup beginner.
Do any of you use eyebrow gels, pomades, or anything like that? Let me know in the comments below!