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I was going to get my brows waxed and threaded for months – never happy with the amount of brow they’d rip off of my face no matter how clear I made it to ‘just clean them up.’ Finally, I had enough and started going somewhere else. I met my brow fairy godmother and she quickly whipped these bad boys into the shape I was born with. These new brows are mom-approved (aka my mom says I should never go anywhere else) and frame my face the way brows are supposed to. Let me share with you how I grew in my brows…
Ironically, this photo from November’s Polished Makeup Look was a day after I hit my breaking point with waxing. I mean… WHAT HAPPENED HERE! Look at these brows! They’re uneven, way too thin, and have zero arch. I painstakingly waited six FULL weeks to let my brows grow in as much as I could POSSIBLY tolerate. I was left with something that looked like this:
This photo was taken for my How I Faded Acne Scars post and the day before I rehabbed my brows with my brow fairy godmother. I was feeling like a little caterpillar but at least my brow hairs were growing. At last, you can see the arch again.
Although this photo was taken in February (Winky Lux makeup look), this is more or less exactly how they look now (if you follow me on Snapchat, you know). How did we get here?
I’ve become a diehard Benefit Brows girl. I still like Anastasia Beverly Hills, but what I found out after trying so many Benefit brow products is that they simply last longer on my skin (and the products overall don’t finish as quickly for me). By the end of the day using my ABH Brow Wiz, I had fading. With Benefit Precisely My Brow (shade 2), my brows look exactly the same as when I first apply them in the morning.
I also prefer Benefit Ka Brow (shade 2) as a pomade over ABH Dipbrow. Personally, I thought Dipbrow was too thick/heavy and was very easy to go overboard. Ka Brow is much drier in texture and still has the same water-resistant and extreme long-wear properties as Dipbrow.
Benefit Brow Zings are a perfect ‘starter brow’ product if you’re totally new to using brow makeup and/or are in a filling in process like I was. It’s easy to remove/reapply if you mess up and contains tools to help, as well.
The cult favorite Benefit Gimme Brow is excellent at adding a touch of color and hold to my brows. I use it to keep them in place when I use pencil or powder. I use the lightest shade and it works just find on my ash brown brow hairs.
The one product I prefer ABH in is her Brow Powder Duo. I’ve been a big fan of this since I first started filling in my brows around 2012. I love the shade in Taupe.
Lastly, my top-rated, most precise and sharp tweezers are by a brand called Rubis. I used Tweezerman literally since around 2004 (same pair) and recently upgraded to Rubis. They manage to grab even the tiniest, lightest of brow hairs with ease and I’m totally sold. Gone are the days you need to try to pluck a hair out 5x. Plus, I love the cute light pink color.
I hope this helps you rehab your brows! It has been a 4+ month process for me, so definitely be patient. With the right brow guru, the right brow products, you can fake it til you make it and before you know it, you’ll have thicker, fuller brows!
If anyone’s interested in seeing me fill in my brows on a Facebook Live or Instagram Live, let me know. I am thinking it could be fun!