Eyebrows on Fleek: Brow 101

Eyebrow History

Our eyebrows have changed a lot throughout the last century. From the 1920s ultrathin, droopy brow to the overplucked trend in the 1990s, thankfully today in 2015, our eyebrows are meant to be face-fitting, natural, and bold!

f_july_multitask_lrg2Like our eyebrows, the products to produce the trends changed and grew. Women and men now have  many choices to create their perfect eyebrow.

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  • If you have sparse eyebrows, try a pencil. ZuZu Luxe Cream Brow Pencil has 4 different colors and has a spoolie for better grooming and definition.
    • Positives
      • Easy application.
      • Doesn’t create harsh lines.
      • Can blend into the natural hair.
      • Better control in strokes to fill in the eyebrows.
      • Wax-based or cream-based–great for Normal to Dry Skin types.
    • Negatives
      • If applied incorrectly, can cause harsh lines and uneven shading.
      • Oily skin types might find the color to  fade throughout the day.
  • For barely-there brows,  try a mousse formula. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof brow mousse has 5 shades and comes with a eyebrow-spoolie brush.
    • Positives
      • Can create neat, straight lines.
      • Color stays in place for hours.
      • Can be blended into the natural hair.
      • Great for Dry or Normal skin types
    • Negatives
      • Can create harsh lines, if not blended.
      • Higher risk of feathering.
      • Can be difficult to apply if not familiar with eyebrow brushes.
  • Have wild, unruly eyebrows that need to be tamed? Try tinted eyebrow mascaras. NYX Tinted Brow Mascara has 5 shades and is travel-friendly!
    • Positives
      • Creates a natural-look without harsh lines.
      • Works for all skin types.
      • Sets and tames the eyebrow hair.
    • Negatives
      • Might need to be applied multiple times to desired look (if you want bold, darker eyebrows!)
      • Not a good filler.
      • Does not cause neat, straight lines.
      • Can be hard to control application.
  • For any brows, try a kit designed for eyebrows. Milani Brow Fix Kit is described as a “swiss army knife” for eyebrows. This kit comes in three different shades with an array of tools to achieve the perfect brow.
    • Positives
      • Most kits are powder-based–great for oily or combination skin types.
      • Great for traveling.
      • More natural-looking.
      • All-in-one so more bang for your buck!
      • Easy application and blending.
    • Negatives
      • Powders are not the best choice for Dry skin types.
      • Can faded throughout the day.
      • Can’t create neat lines.
      • Sometimes can create harsh, neat lines if over applying in a straight motion.

Of course, this is a guide! Many people use a combination of products to achieve their perfect eyebrows. Do your research and test them out!

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