I've always loved changing my beauty routine up, trying out new hair colors and and experimenting with dramatic makeup. I love how trans-formative it is, it can make you feel like a totally different person! But over the years, I've learned that when it comes to beauty, what's natural is usually best. Anytime I've veered too far away from what I was born with, I wind up cringing when I see photos. Luckily, getting rid of unflattering makeup is as easy as washing your face; but not all beauty mishaps are as easy to fix. For example, eyebrows. The brows we're born with may require a few hairs to be tweezed throughout the years but they're generally a good fit for our faces. Unfortunately, as Joni Mitchell said "You don't know what you've got til it's gone" and too many of us have overtweezed our brows, forever losing the natural arch and fullness we were given. I know I certainly did, and I've been trying to fix it ever since!
Finding a natural looking brow product is no easy feat. I've bought pencils that seemed great at the store but looked too orange or to grey in the light of day. Even when I've found a good match color wise, they seem to dry out quickly and become near impossible to use. Brow powders were too difficult to manage and brow wax ended up looking, well, waxy. Not exactly the look I'm going for. I watched countless tutorials on youtube, but they all seemed geared towards brunettes. Until I discovered this tutorial by youtube guru Stephanie Lange, featuring the Makeup Forever Aqua Brow and and the Makeup Forever 270 Angled Eyebrow Brush. The process looked complicated but her brows looked so perfect I had to try it.
With high hopes and low expectations, I headed to my local MUFE location to give it ago. The makeup artist on duty was incredibly helpful, within 90 seconds she'd expertly applied the Aqua Brow, giving me the fullest and most natural looking brows of any product I'd ever tried. I was sold! I left that day after purchasing the Aqua Brow in blonde as well as the Angled Eyebrow Brush.
To my delight, the product was quite easy to apply at home. You simply brush your brows, squeeze a tiny amount of the product onto your hand, then dip the brow brush into it and apply, leaving you with a full and natural brow that is even water proof!
Aqua Brow retails for $22.00 at Sephora and the Angled Eyebrow Brush retails for $21.00. After three months of use, the package still looks completely full. This is not a cheap product but considering the little amount that is required, this will likely last for several months. This is the best brow product I've come across and I definitely plan on repurchasing.