Monday, January 24, 2011
Other than blush, the other makeup step I never miss is doing my eyebrows. Groomed eyebrows just make me look prepared for the day even if I didn't have time to brush my teeth. For the past ten years, I have relied on Benefit's Brow Zings (right). It's an amazing little product that comes with pigmented wax for shaping and natural-shaded powder for setting. The kit also includes discreet tweezers, mini hard angle brush, mini blending brush and mirror. After tweezing my brows for stray hairs, I apply some of the wax on to my eyebrows using the mini hard angle brush. Then using my own, long handled angle brush, I fill in the gaps on my brows with the powder using slow, angled strokes. I also use the powder to help shape my brows. Brow zings costs $30. Pricey but one kit will last me at least 6 months. ELF also carries a brow kit that I like (left). ELF's kit comes with a duo ended brush, wax and setting powder as well and it is $3. So definitely more affordable. I find that ELF's wax is more greasy than Benefits making it not as likely to keep powder in place as long as Benefits. Also, ELF's powder is more chalky than Benefits but ELF's kit is a more affordable alternative if you just need a little touch up now and then.
Some people also just use dark brown eyeshadow to fill in the gaps in their brows. I also know people who have thick brows so they just comb them into place with a brow gel. What do you use? Send your advice to me and I will post for others.
(Pictured here: My personal Brow Zings and ELF brow kits with two angled brushes I often use: silver Cargo eyeliner hard angled brush and white Benefit angled brush).