Thursday, 2 April 2015

Brow Mascaras- More useful/versatile than you may think

Brow Mascaras- The only product you need for your brows?
RMK Brow Mascara Shade:05
Benefit Gimme Brow: Light/Medium 

For me brows are one of the easiest ways to change the appearance of a person's face. Unlike contouring which can be subject to change depending on what lighting your in, brow hair is either there or it's not. Given that brows aren't flat you can usually see when pencil or powder has been applied when in harsh lighting. This is why I like to finish with a brow Mascara.

Great for- Blonds
My brow hairs are incredibly light so when pencil or powder is applied to my skin the blondness of the hair is still visible. In harsh lighting the powder/pencil can look drawn on and almost disjointed from the brow hair.

If your brows are full but blond and you feel that powder/pencil can make your brows look unnatural then brow mascara is a great way to colour the hairs rather than just the skin.

Shaping the Brow
Using brow mascara can be a nice and more natural looking way of changing the shape of your brow. For instance you can brush the hairs in the middle of your brow up to create an arch. Alternatively you can brush the hairs up and then horizontal to straighten the brow. Again this makes the desired shape look more realistic than powder or pencil.

Chosungah 22 Brow Maker
This Korean product has a felt tip at the end to fill in any sparse areas. Can also be used to build up an arch, elongate the brow ect. 

Ease of use/ways to apply
Once you get the hang of using brow mascara and you've plucked/trimmed your brows to the shape you want you can cut down the time it takes to to fill them in.
Here is a few ways to apply:
-To avoid depositing to much product onto the brow or if your getting used to using it wipe excess product onto tissue or the back of your hand; you'll get a lighter application.
-If you want to be precise put a bit of product onto an angled brush and lightly brush it onto the brow hairs/skin, giving you more control.
-if you deposit too much onto the brow get a spoolie and rather than brushing the brow up brush the brow horizontally, it will remove the excess product better. Once you've done this, brush the hairs into your desired shape. Work quickly before it sets!

Innisfree Ultra Fine Browcara 
This Brow Mascara is on my list of ones to try because it's the thinnest one I've seen. This would be great for people with thin brows.

Why not get your brows tinted at the beautician?
I've had my brows tinted before when I had my hair dyed brown. I hated the shape of them. When you go to the beauticians your putting your brows in someone Else's hands. The dyes can also look a bit off, too much red tends to be the problem and as the brows fade the tone can change.
Brands like Benefit, Nars and By Terry make Western brow mascaras but I've seen lots of Korean/Japanese ones with better shades and shapes (imo) at affordable prices.

So what do you guys think, great for a quick natural brow or a product you would give a miss.
Jess xx

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