If 2013 was the year of balayage, then 2014 has unofficially been dubbed as the year of flawless brows. With so many products out there on the market, the possibilities for flawless brows are endless and often confusing for someone just starting out. Below are the top five essentials that every woman needs to tame and accentuate those brows.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Sourcil, $22.95
Only want to purchase just one product out of the bunch? Then this is the eyebrow essential that can drastically transform your look in seconds. Available in a variety of different colours to match your brows, this professional eyebrow pencil works wonders to enhance and create subtle drama.
With a brush on one side and a pencil on the other, you can easily manoeuvre the product and make it look natural. Start on fresh brows, and concentrate the product into patchy areas. As you’re filling out any gaps, turn over to the brush and gently run it through your brows. This will keep the look natural and fresh without being too over-the-top.
Ardell Brow Sculpting Clear Gel, $6.99
So you’ve decided to draw your perfect brows but worry about losing their shape throughout the day. This amazing brow gel not only sets your look, but keeps it looking fresh all day long.
Apply just a bit of product through the start of your brows which will slick your eyebrows all day long (regardless of humidity, sweat, or even natural oils).
Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo, $37
There are two ways to fill in your eyebrows: with a pencil, and with a powder formula. If you want to achieve a natural look, then powder is your best option. While the process might take a little longer, it’s all about achieving a subtle gradient which follows the natural colour and shape of your own brows.
Dip your angled brow brush into the darker shade, and use this to fill the tail of your brow. Then, with a light hand, use the softer shade to fill in the sparse patches of hair at the beginning of the eyebrow.
Sigma Beauty E75 Eyebrow Brush, $16
Use an angled eyebrow brush with your powder to achieve a natural looking set of brows. The firm, angled edge is perfect even for beginners, since it’s virtually impossible to make a mistake! Double up and use this brush to apply your eyeliner, as well!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel, $25
Can’t find enough time to dedicate half a day to creating the perfect set of brows? This product is made for you! The gel formula is coloured and makes filling in brows an absolute breeze! All you need to do is gently brush through the product and comb out with a clean brush, it doesn’t require a clear gel either – perfect.
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