I've long considered my eyebrow game strong. I refuse to leave the house without them looking perfectly sculpted and bold, and on the off chance that I forget, I spend countless hours trying to understand why I look 'weird' until it finally clicks; I forgot to do my brows. Having said that, you can probably understand why I have such a hard time saying no when a new brow product is released – It's an addiction. My current routine has my eyebrow game on point, and features two products that are relatively new to the brow scene; the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade ($23) and the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara ($9). For a while I had simply been using an eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown to be specific. But as simple as using a powder product was, I sometimes felt that the end result looked chalky and would smudge after a few hours, regardless of whether a primer was used. And don't get me started on the aesthetic catastrophe that occurs when I try to pencil them in – definite Chola vibes. A waterproof-pomade with a creamy, gel consistency, like DipBrow seemed like the game-changer I was desperately looking for.
After watching countless Instagram videos I knew I needed to make the purchase, and numerous wishlist later I finally did. I will admit that it took some time and patience before I determined what the perfect amount of product to use was, but now I'm a pro, which means I have total control over my look – but the bold side of life is much more fun. And DipBrow makes the bold side so simple and clean (like neat); it glides on smoothly, stays put all day long, and tames even my most stubborn brow hairs. I don't even need a brow mascara afterwards, but I'm obsessive, which is where Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Deep Brown comes in. Having never seen a brow mascara in the drugstore that wasn't 'clear', I was dying to find out if this one would live up to my favourites; Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel. Unfortunately it didn't fair well. While the shape of the brush is very cool, dubbed the Sculpting Ball Brush, the product barely sculpts or fills, and my brows hardly felt secure in place. But since I love to load the products on, I haven't minded using it alongside DipBrow although I'm completely unsure of whether it is enhancing my brow routine or not. One product that does enhance my routine, and I should kick myself in the ass on the days I don't do it, is working a bit of Venus from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette along my brow bone as a highlight – instantly freshens my look and makes me look alive.
What products keep your eyebrow game strong?