I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with my eyebrows. I plucked them when I was 14 until I only had maybe 8 hairs left, as per 00’s fashion. Don’t ask me why this was seen as a good idea as it made my already large forehead appear even larger! But that was the fashion and I was sick of being bullied for the way I looked so thought it was worth a go.
Not my smartest moment.
Nearly 10 years later I’m still trying to grow them back in and they’re having none of it. I’ve managed to grow decent amount back but they’re very patchy and the middle section just refuses to come back.
I’ve been actively drawing on my brows for about three years now, since I went to a student lock in event and a lady working at benefit was kind enough to spend nearly an hour teaching my how to draw them on and what the best shape for my face is. I’m still so grateful to her all these years later!
The problem was the only product I’d found that stayed on my naturally quite greasy skin and was easy enough for a total beginner to use was benefit ka-brow, which my bank account really didn’t approve of me buying every 6 months or so!
Since then I’ve been trying out lots of different products trying to find one I liked, without success.
I was lucky enough to be sent out Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil a few weeks ago and it’s quickly become something I reach for daily! I’m all about convenience and this product is definitely that: it goes on really smoothly and surprised me by lasting all day without smudging all over the place- the usual result when I try out eyebrow pencils.
Its perfect for when I’m in a rush and need to get out of the house and up to the train station ten minutes ago and don’t have time to sculpt out my brows properly. I simply buff up my brows with the handy little spoolie on the end, draw the outer shape, fill in the middle with a few quick strokes across and then clean up any messy bits with a bit of concealer if needed. It takes me all of 5 minutes to do both brows which is perfect for me!
If you’re looking for a new inexpensive eyebrow pencil, I’d definitely recommend giving them a look. I’m not one for changing what I use makeup wise (my skin is super sensitive so it’s hard to find products I like and that don’t set off a reaction) but I’ll definitely be re purchasing this when I run out!
What’s your ride or die brow product?
A twenty-four-year-old autistic writer and designer from Sheffield. Tattoo obsessed, animal lover, self confessed bookworm and eclectic witch.