HOW TO: LET YOUR BROWS LIVE THEIR BEST LIFE

This post is really about how I fixed my brows.

I tried to let them go natural, but things got too natural.  You know?

To give you some background on the situation:

My brows are pretty full and bushy to begin with (Thanks, Dad).  So before I embarked on the mission to have better brows they were pretty full but felt super uneven.  One had a sharper, higher arch. The other one wasn’t as long as it’s sister.  For some reason the hair wasn’t growing on the tail of my right brow as well.  Plus, I had a few areas where they were more sparse than the rest.  I’ve dealt with this for years but it wasn’t until lately that I got serious about fixing it.

I really wanted a softer, but fuller look to my brows.  You know the kind that all the models have that seem impossible to achieve?  I dream big, guys.  SO.  I thought the best way to do this was to getting them to a place where I could just embrace my natural brows more and fill them in less.

And, before I go on, I often get asked who does my brows so here’s the answer:

Me.  I would pluck a little and that’s about it.  No waxing.  It hurts and they always wax too much off, in my opinion.

So, here are the details on what my master plan has been to get better brows:

I started putting castor oil on the areas of my brows where the hair was sparse at night.  I didn’t know if it would work but it did!  You can usually find castor oil at a grocery store like Whole Foods or Mom’s.  Also, it’s sold obviously sold on Amazon.

Then, I stopped plucking them as much.  Like I said, I wanted a fuller look that I didn’t have to fill in as often.  Now, I only pluck a few rouge hairs and mostly trim the hairs with tiny brow scissors.  When trimming my brows I brush them all the way up and trim a tiny bit off the top where needed.  Then, I brush them back down, see how they look, and repeat until I get the desired length I liked.  Then, I just try to maintain that length with weekly trims.

There’s really nothing worse than plucking a good hair that was actually working in your favor.  I’ve done that so many times.   So I’ve solved this tragedy by plucking after I’ve filled my brows in. This will help you see which hairs you truly don’t need.  Also, I really only pluck my brows on the bottom, you can leave the top alone unless you have a super rouge hair.

The result:

I’m in loveeee with my new brows!  I can’t believe I wasn’t doing this before.  I think I was being lazy about it to be honest.   Sorry, brows.  I’ll never do that to you again!

Now, I no longer have to fill my brows in everyday.  I play with the hairs using a good brow gel to get the desired shape that I want.  How amazing is that?  It’s so great to not have to worry about filling them every day anymore to look presentable.   For brow gels, I use Glossier Boy Brow or Benefit Gimme Brow.  I love both.

I really only fill in my brows when I have an event or am doing a full makeup look.

But, here is my best tip for filling in your brows:

Brush your brows down before you fill them in.  Yes, down.  It will leave you with a more natural looking fill because you’re able to see the top of your brow line.  Then, of course, brush them back up when you’re finished.  A makeup artist taught me this once and it has been life changing (Many of you have already tried this before and agree!).

So – I highly recommend giving your brows some extra TLC if you haven’t in a while!  You might surprise yourself and realize you were doing it all wrong.  Brows can really make or break a look.  So treat them right.  If you have any tips for good brows, leave them in the comments below so that other’s can read them!

Here are my favorite brow products that I’ve used (at some point or another) regularly: 

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