Go-To Brow Products: Autumn 2017

Go-To Brow Products: Autumn 2017

Lately I’ve been posting about either my monthly empties or passed on products, or my reviews, and I felt like writing about something a little bit different. I haven’t written a post like this one for a while, so I think it’s refreshing to change things up a bit. Today I want to talk about the brow products I’m using at the moment, and give a brief run-down about them. I want to review at least one of these in more detail later on, as it’s newer to my collection, but that will be further down the line.

Before I start talking about the products themselves, I want to give you an idea of what my brows are like and what I aim to achieve, since everyone’s brows are a bit different and how we want to look will be a matter of personal preference. I’ve mentioned this in other posts, but I don’t wear makeup every day. I work from home, and like to give my skin a chance to breathe, so I only wear makeup when I either leave the house, or live-stream with my camera on. As for my brows specifically, I have relatively thick brows, with long dark hairs. This for me means that my brows look quite full, but because of how hairs can move out of place, it means that they can look ‘sparse’ so-to-speak when the hairs aren’t kept in place properly. My brows have a subtle rounded arch to them too, which I think is fine, but I quite like the Korean straight(er) brow, and I tend to try to accentuate that style, although it’s never true to the style, as my brows don’t naturally achieve it. I make the look work as well as I can, and try to be as flattering as possible. So what I have three main types of brow products to work with depending on how my brows are behaving, and what I want to achieve that day. So I’m going to talk about them one by one.

GOSH Brow Kit: The brow product that’s been in my routine the longest lately, it’s a palette of brow powders and a gel (which I don’t use) tailored for darker hair. The darkest shade suits me quite well, and I find the medium shade is good for when I don’t want areas of my brows to look too heavy or dark. I use this mostly for filling in the brows where my hairs tend to move most and the skin shows, so my brows don’t look so chaotic. I like this kit because it has a tiny brush inside, which although it isn’t the ideal type of brush, still works well and isn’t too difficult to work with. I think this kit is great for people who want basic brow routines covered, or just don’t want to faff around too much with lots of other products. I don’t use the clear gel out of personal preference, particularly as I have oily skin which tends to make my brows feel weird when I have a gel on them.

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel: I recently swapped this into my collection from my back-up drawer after I threw away the brow-brush end of my Hard Candy Brows Now! Brow Fiber Gel + Highlighter, which I reviewed here. I’m still getting used to this brow gel, but it doesn’t feel to clumpy or heavy, as long as I brush the excess off first. I use this product the least out of the three, but that’s mostly because I need to experiment with it some more first. I’ve seen a lot of people say good things about this product though, so I think it’s just that I need to be patient with it. This is the product that for me really comes into play on those days I really don’t want my brow hairs to move at all, so for special occasions or when I’m streaming and don’t want to worry about touch-ups on camera.

The Body Shop Brow Definer: Lastly is the brow product more recently added to my collection. I’m still forming my opinions on this product, but so far I’m really liking it. I have it in the shade ‘03 Dark Brown‘ and it seems like a pretty good match for my brows. I have dark brown hair that’s just shy of being black, so dark brown shades tend to be either shade-for-shade matches, or just lighter that it’s not insane. I find this is great for really low maintenance days. I find it’s relatively multi-purpose as well depending on how sharpened I keep the pencil. If it’s relatively sharp, it works well for drawing those individual hairs near the front of the brows to add that crisp definition, but when it’s a little more blunt, it can serve the same role as my brow powders and fill in the main body of my brows to prevent the skin showing through. My only real gripe is the lack of a spoolie or sharpener, but honestly, it’s not too big of a deal for me.

And these are the brow products in my makeup routine at the moment. I can see these lasting through autumn and winter, so I’m quite happy to know they’ll last me a while. If you have any brow product suggestions, I would love to hear them. Or if you’ve used any of these before, I’d love to hear about it. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it’s been really refreshing to write a less formal post. I hope you are happy and healthy.

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