Happy Monday friends! Before I dive in to my product reviews, I want to clarify that this post is catered to all you blondies out there. Since I have blonde brows, just keep in mind that the products I mention below are what worked best for me. That said, if you aren’t blonde, I’m confident several of these products will work for you, just in a darker shade. 😉
Some of you may not know this but my eyebrows (and eyelashes) are naturally quite blonde. The picture below is not my natural eyebrow color. What you see is a couple shades darker than the natural color of my brows. I found a few years ago that making them a darker helps frame my face and makes my blue eyes pop.
However, it took me months to figure out what product works best. Thanks to the full eyebrow craze that started a few years ago, there is a ridiculous number of brow products to choose from – gels, pencils, brushes. When I first started exploring these, it was hard to know where to begin.
Nonetheless, I have found a few standout products that I have had success with and a couple I would steer clear from.
Top of My List:
- Lancôme Modele Sourcils Eyebrow Groomer, in Chataig, $25
- Lancôme Powder Pencil for the Brows, in Taupe $27
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, in Caramel, $22
Bottom of the Barrel:
- Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eye & Brow Pencil, in Blonde, $3
- Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama scultping Brow Mascara, in Blonde, $7
The Lancôme eyebrow groomer is hands down my favorite eyebrow product. It distributes so evenly throughout your eyebrows. The color is perfect, and the applocation process takes 20 seconds at most. Lancome’s pencil is also really nice. For special occassions, I use my Lancome pencil, followed by the eyebrow groomer. The Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel works quite well and the color is really nice. In comparison to Lancôme’s eyebrow groomer, this brow gel is not quite as good at building up of you are trying to make yours brows look thicker. I’d imagine the Anastasia brow gel would be perfect for darker brows that already look fuller, but for me, I’m tempted to pick Lancôme over this one.
The Maybelline eyebrow pencil was particularly difficult for me to apply. I had to press really hard into my skin for anything to show up (ouch!). Maybelline’s brow mascara was also sub-par because the product did not really stay on my eyebrows no matter how many times I applied it. In fact one half of my eyebrow would end up lumpy with product while the other half would look bare — not a good look!
Have you used any of these products before? Do you have a favorite product for your brows? I’m also curious to know if any of you use clear brow gel because the ones I have tried don’t seem to do much at all for me.
Cheers to a great week!
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