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When I became (il)legally blonde, my utmost concern happened to be my brows. I want them to compliment my hair color without looking cartoonish or fake. So my no-fuss solution led me to repurchase another Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, the only cream eyebrow product I love to-date.
I can forgo mascara or eyeliner but I can’t leave the house or be caught offguard with untamed or unmade brows. You’ve read it countless times but it’s true, eyebrows frame the face. It’s also the quickest face lift sans exorbitant tag. Got round face like me? Arch your brows to elongate your face. Want to look younger? refrain from overplucked, pencil-thin brows. Simple tips from your vampire sistah.
My eyebrow routine is not rocket-science, everything remains the same (as discussed here) except for color change. When I dyed my hair plum last year, I complimented it with Dark Brown. When I went back to brown hair, I thought Medium Brown pomade is better. When I turned caramel blonde last December, I had to switch to Auburn. #itsawomanthing #firstworldproblem #sowhat
Still following my eyebrow chronicle? It’s the first thing I notice in you gurl. If you are my BFF, I will not allow you to have bushy, messy or undefined brows. Immediately I will pull out my tweezers and pluck those stray brows or better yet, I will drag you to a brow bar to have ’em groomed once and for all (my treat because I care for ya!).
Skeletons in the closet. Truth is, before #WOWBrows, I’ve had my own share of eyebrow mishaps. I’m quite a late bloomer so at mid 20s, I’m embarrassed to admit that I had pencil-thin #WTFBrows … then it metamorphosed to overly-drawn #OABrows in my early 30s … But thanks to beauty blogs and Youtube, I learned how to look like Morticia and Wednesday for Halloween! See, practice makes perfect, haha!
Let’s talk Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade swatches lest I bore with you another eyebrow story.
Overtime, it dries up so you may need to warm or “melt it” with a blowdryer. I prefer using an angled eyeshadow brush when I define my brows for easy, natural strokes. There’s not much difference between Dark Brown and Medium Brown but to the nitpicky, you will find that the former has more warmth in it. Since I have reviewed this product in detail when it first came out last year, I will just reiterate the reasons for my fondness: smudge-proof, ease of use, impressive wear time.
Do hair and brows need to be matchy-matchy all the time? I say no because by nature, our hair color and brows don’t exactly match (with the latter being darker regardless if you’re blonde or brunette). The safest choice is to go one shade darker with your brow color, at least that’s how I did it.
What about you? care to share your brow woes and wows?