Unfortunately, beauty isn't all sparkly eyeshadows and dramatic lipsticks. Sometimes, it's about perfecting or enhancing our natural selves in a way that SHOULD be unnoticeable.
One of those areas is eyebrows. Eyebrows don't usually get noticed unless they're really messed up. Too bushy or too sparse can look just WRONG. Of course, we should note that my favorite celebrity eyebrows belong to Stephen Colbert! *swoon*
(Photo taken from The Colbert Report's official Facebook page)
That's why brow powders and brow pencils should be an integral part of any beauty maven's arsenal. I recently snapped up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil that was mentioned in THIS post.
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I chose Strawburn to match my newly-acquired red hair. The pencil is 0.1 oz for $22 and I imagine this is going to last me a full year. You don't use much brow pencil each day so you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Sure, you could grab a cheaper eyeliner and use that, but unfortunately my color is difficult to match. Trust me, I scoured the Internet looking for dupes and there just weren't any for Strawburn.
This pencil blends easily and looks very natural on me. I have sparse brows due to over-plucking (sorry, beauty gods!) and this helps fill in the patchy places. Don't go too heavy right at first - the trick is to build and make it look natural.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil on left eyebrow; natural brow on right
I use the spoolie on the end of the pencil to brush brows up. Then, I drag the spoolie in the direction of the hair growth to brush the eyebrow hair down. Then, I fill in my brows with the pencil starting at the top part of the arch in your brow. Don't start at the very center - it can cause you to look REALLY off-balance. If you have unruly brows, you can set them with gel. My brows are pretty tame, so I can do without that step.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
Do you need this? It depends. If you have a hard-to-match hair you might want to see if Anastasia has a match for you. Plus, none of these pencils are too terribly dark, which helps prevent you from going overboard. You may get away with a cheap-o drugstore pencil but it might look unnatural. Plus, although $22 might seem steep, you'll be using this forever!
You can purchase HERE or in Sephora stores.
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All items were purchased by Orange Lipstick for personal use and review purposes.