A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine got hr eyebrows threaded from one of those kiosks in the mall while we were having a girl’s night and when I inquired about whether or not my eyebrows were good candidates for threading, the woman who was threading all but told me my eyebrows were appalling and that I should stop waxing them immediately because they were far too thin.
The only problem with this advice is that I don’t wax my eyebrows and I never have. I also don’t overpluck…my eyebrows just tend to be a little on the thin side naturally.
So, what’s a girl to do? I had tried eyebrow powder and pencils in the past and my brows ended up looking way more Groucho Marx than Camille Belle, so I’ve kind of avoided them like the plague ever since.
But, I decided to give them another go recently and was thrilled with the results. I went with a powder instead of a pencil for a more natural looking brow and the brand I used was NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Dark Brown/Brown.
After consulting with a makeup artist, I realized that the problem I’d had in the past was the result of choosing a too dark brow powder. She told me to go with the brown color in the palette, despite my much darker hair and it worked like a charm. In general, dark haired people should choose a brow powder that is one or two shades lighter than their hair color and those with light hair should go two shades darker than their hair color.
The results of my brush with brow powder (pun totally intended) were a smashing success. My entire face instantly looked more framed and my overall look was more polished. I will definitely be using eyebrow powder more often – it’s a simple baby step to beauty that everyone should try.
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:
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