I find that the type of brows you want is very dependent on what product you use. This is what brings about my INSTAWORTHY vs. NATURAL BROWS topic. I want this to be more of a conversation, so the comments are open for ya'll to comment and say what you use, your methods, etc.
The brands that stood out the most when I asked for opinions were Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX and Colourpop. These brands offer pencils and pomades to achieve the perfect brow for whatever you're looking for. I've had a chance to try out majority of these products and have formulated my own opinion about them.
INSTAWORTHY BROWS: This is the typical "on fleek" brows you see on Instagram baddies.
For a Instabaddie look in terms of your eyebrows, this is where I'd suggest the pomades. With pomades, you're able to sculpt out your brows and give them the perfect arch. Typically you apply them with an angled brush.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow ($18)
Available at ULTA, Macy's, Sephora, etc.
- Soft Brown
- Medium Brown
- Dark Brown
- Ash Brown
NYX Tame & Frame ($6.99)
Available at ULTA, Target, Drugstores, etc.
Natural Brows: a clean looking brow, but it isn't perfect and it looks like you didn't have to do anything to it.
This is the perfect brow for class, or work.. even going to the mall, or target. It's really natural and looks effortless. This is where the pencils come in. Using the pencils, the color payoff usually isn't as intense as the pomades would be. Pencils usually come with a spooly on the end and the actual pencil product on the opposite end.
When I use the pencil for my eyebrows (which is my favorite method, btw) -- I usually never use concealer around it. It's super easy to be precise and get that arch the way you want it. You don't have to press down hard either. If it's harder to get it right, use a light hand. Then if you don't like it, you can redo it and if you do,
you can go back over it. Small, light strokes are the best to me. The end product is so beautiful because it isn't as harsh.
Sidenote: I do better with pencils because I shake when I get nervous and I'm always nervous doing my brows because I want them to look right..
Colourpop Brow Pencil ($6)
Available at Colourpop.com
- Honey Blonde
- Dope Taupe
- Arched Auburn
- Red Head
- Bangin' Brunette
- Black N' Brown
- Jet Set Black
There are other products out there for the brows and it's a process to find one you prefer. Some other good ones:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21)
- NYX Eyebrow Gel ($6.99)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo ($23)
What are your favorite products for your brows? What's your process?