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This may sound super silly to some but one of my resolutions this year was to grow my eyebrows out. I can’t even believe I wrote that but I did. I have tried growing my brows out a few times since then and it always ends the same…with me plucking them back down into thin little strips because I can’t stand all the out of place hairs. Ugh. The life of a brunette with really dark eyebrows is not glamorous I tell you.
I can honestly equate growing out eyebrows with trying to grow my bangs out in 5th grade. Every time I would start to get somewhere my Mom would come and chop them short again. So frustrating. HA!
But really though…I got serious about all of this eyebrow business a couple months ago and headed down to my local Ulta and let one of the Benefit eyebrow girls fix me up. Turns out I actually know the brow girl, she’s a cousin that I haven’t seen in years, small world!! She mapped my brows, waxed them and then taught me how to fill them in properly so the growing out process wouldn’t irritate me so bad. She told me that by filling them in I wouldn’t see the strays and eventually it would all grow in nicely and I wouldn’t even need to fill in as much.
These are the products that my cousin, the most awesome Benefit Brow Bar lady used on me and that I later went back and purchased.
That Instant Brow Pencil is amazing!! I was always scared of brow pencils before because they were all sharp and pointy and I was afraid that someone would be able to tell that I was filling them in but this pencil is really soft and the tip is rounded and I just have to remember to put in on in light strokes and I think it looks pretty natural. I was also always worried about wiping my bow and wiping my eyebrow off but that hasn’t happened yet and I’m pretty confident you wouldn’t even really be able to tell a huge difference even if it did. I also love the brush on the end. After every few strokes with the pencil I brush, brush, brush!! I use the Medium color.
The High Brow Glow brow highlighter also intimidated me at first, what if I put too much on?? But I really like to to define the underside of my brow. I just swipe it across the underside of my brow and use a brush to blend it really good and I love it!
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I can honestly say that while my brows may not be as thick as I would like them they definitely look a lot better filled in and I don’t run to pluck every stray hair I see. I call that a win in my book.
And just for fun, here is a little before and after of no eye makeup vs with makeup (brow filling, highlighting, eyeliner, and mascara). I really need to do a post on what products I use for everything…I feel like I did one a long time ago but I’m sure I have changed some things since then! HA!
Do you fill your brows??
What are your favorite brow products??
Have you been to a Benefit Brow Bar??