I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with my brows.
I seriously over-plucked them when I was 14, to the point that I only had maybe 8 hairs left on each side – as was the fashion at the time.
Don’t ask me why I thought that was a good idea; I have a pretty large forehead, which looks even bigger with hardly any brows.
Not my smartest move and one of the few times I’ve ever given into peer pressure.
Nearly 10 years later and I’m still trying to get them to grow back.
Don’t get me wrong I’ve managed to grow some of them back in, but they’re very patchy and my right eyebrow just refuses to come back properly.
I’ve only been filling in my brows for about three years. Having never been one for makeup growing up and having no close female friends or family at the time, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.
It’s safe to say I’m glad no one ever saw my first attempt!
Luckily I went to a student lock-in event and a lady working at Benefit was kind enough to spend nearly an hour teaching me how to fill them in; 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 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; until now!
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 quickly and easily and surprised me by lasting all day without smudging all over the place.
Plus it has a handy little spoolie on the other end which is always a winner for me.
It’s 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 spoolie, roughly fill them in (focusing mostly on the outer corner and arch) then lightly run the spoolie over the inner corner to blend it out and make it look a little more natural.
As a final step, I’ll clean up any messy bits with a bit of concealer if I feel it’s needed.
All in, it only takes me about 5 minutes to do both brows!
If you’re looking for a new inexpensive eyebrow pencil, I’d definitely recommend them. I’m very picky with what makeup I use but I’ll definitely be repurchasing this when I run out!
What’s your favourite brow product?