Brows 101: Everything You Need to Know About Brow Products
Brows are one of the most defining features on the face, and when shaped improperly can draw attention in all the wrong ways. While we’ve covered the art of properly shaping your brows for your facial structure, we want to discuss brow products that can help you get the results you want (without breaking the bank). How do these products all compare to each other and which ones are right for you? Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about brows, products and all!
Brow Pencils: These handy little tools allow for precise brow-filling. Most people who want the most control will use a pencil, because of its simplicity and ease of use. Try a pencil that sports a cream to powder formula, which allows for it to glide on easily and efficiently. We recommend L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist which features a pencil, brow comb and wax tool --all in one tool!
Brow Gel: This tool delivers natural-looking eyebrows that stay put! Similar to mascara, brow gels come in tinted shades or clear varieties. Our current gel fave is Lancôme Paris Modéle Sourcils because of its lightweight formula and natural finish. Just lightly comb through your brows with the gel for easy, all-day hold.
Brow Powders: Brow powders are ideal for adding some volume and depth to your brows. These varieties (like Urban Decay Brow Box) are designed to add definition, and usually come with an angled application brush. MDC Quick Tip: Go for a color that’s about two shades lighter than your natural hair for a more natural finish.
Brow Waxes: If you want waterproof, stay-all-day brows, this is the product for you. Brow waxes are used to fill in gaps within brows and are also usually waterproof. The wax typically accompanies a pencil or powder to help set the color and shape.
What are your favorite brow tools? Sound off in the comments below! Photo: thinkstock