This is a post which will be part of another mini series that I am going to do entitled 'About Annie'. I think where I want to go with these posts is just go over a few things about myself such as the type of skin I have, my hair, eyebrows and what products I think work best for me. I just think this will be good because you can kind of see what products work well for me, and if you are anything like me if they will also work for you. So this is going to be my first post from this mini series and it's going to be about my eyebrows and what works for me.
I have fairly sparse eyebrows just because I'm not a very hair person *TMI* and I did pluck away at them when I was a young teen. Although, when I look back at pre-plucking photos I would say that they have pretty much grown back but this does not mean they always do! Case in point: my mother (sorry to get you involved- yes, she sneakily reads my blog). I am also quite fair so although my natural hair colour is not blonde (it's a kind of mid-brown thing I think), a lot of my brow hairs are blond so you can't see them unless they are dyed. Now I never actually used to dye my eyebrows until I did it for the first time in the Summer that has just gone by. I actually couldn't believe what a difference dyeing my eyebrows made. I know not everyone will like the whole bright blonde hair and dark eyebrows combo but I feel weird with lighter eyebrows. It also depends on what makeup I'm doing that day.
If I'm going for a full on smokey eye or something like that I will use something lighter in my brows to even things out a bit and so I don't look like a drag queen. In this case I will either use MAC Omega eyeshadow on a MAC 266 brush or I will use the L'Oréal Brow Artist Super Liner in 02 Blonde. With the latter I will use the wax which comes on one end of the pencil, otherwise I will always use a brow gel and the one I've been using for quite a while now is the Brow Mousse by Tweezerman. I like this brow gel because it holds your eyebrows in place without making them really hard or shiny or flakey. I also like the fact that it doesn't come in a transparent tube because that always looks gross. If I'm going for a more natural look, I always find that I look weird with lighter brows because I just look polished enough. If I want a darker brow I will mix MAC Omega with The Body Shop Brow Liner Kit (shade 02) in the darker, ashy shade. I personally don't like scouse brows and I don't like over plucked brows so I don't really ever pluck mine. I quite like having the odd stray hair here and there because I think it makes it all look a bit more natural!
That was a real ramble. What do you use on your brows?