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Brows are Serious Business

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Y’all. Brows are serious business. It is SO important to treat your brows with the utmost respect, patience, and care. After all, they can alter the entire look of your face. As someone who was reluctantly dragged to eyebrow waxing appointments for years….as someone who always wanted to keep their naturally thick brows, but was constantly told that the over-waxing style was “better”….as someone who has been trying for years to grow their brows back…..I feel your pain and I’m on this journey with you!
If thin brows are your thing, then…cool! Wax on, my friends!! However, if you’re like me and you’re wanting to restore your brows back to a fuller state after years of trying to keep up with the thin brow trend…I have a few tips for you that I’ve picked up along the way on my quest to return my brows to their original, full, natural glory!
  1. SKIP EYEBROW WAXING APPOINTMENTS. No really….skip them. Go get a coffee instead. Go to a spin class. I’m serious. Do anything but get waxed. Unless you 100% TRUST YOUR ESTHETICIAN. If you DO decide to make the very brave excursion to get your eyebrows waxed, I highly recommend that you use a brow pencil to fill in your desired shape before your appointment.
  2. TWEEZERS CAN BE YOUR FRIEND. Invest in a good pair of slanted tweezers to pluck a few hairs (sparingly!) here and there. I tweeze only after I’ve filled in my ideal shape. That way, I don’t end up removing hairs that should’ve been left alone. I live and die by the Tweezerman brand which you can find at most grocery stores, Sephora, Cosmetic Market, and, of course, in the holy land of Target.
  3. FILL THEM IN! Invest in a quality brow pencil. Sania at Sania’s Brow Bar in New York City is a brow angel sent from above. I’m not kidding. If you are ever in NYC, you MUST look her up. I went to her Brow Bar the last time I was in the city and that experience alone is worthy of it’s own post, so I’ll save that for another time! Anyway! She has the best brow pencil on the market, in my opinion. It is powder based, so it gives you a much more natural look. You can order online on her website: Another great option is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil. I have both this and Sania’s brow pencil with me at all times.
  4. When moisturizing your skin, avoid getting any product on your brows! Lotions, creams, etc will clog your pores and stunt hair growth…which is counterproductive to the cause!
  5. CHILL OUT WITH THE MAGNIFYING MIRRORS! Sometimes it’s better to take a step back to see the whole picture! Magnifying mirrors can make it seem like there’s more hair to remove than there actually is…which could lead you to over plucking…which nobody wants.
  6. Figure out which brow shape is best for accentuating YOUR face!
  7. BE PATIENT. Time is key.
Fun fact: You can get away with little to no makeup when you take care of your brows and skin. So take care of your skin (it’s the only one you get, after all!) and take care of those brows!

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