beauty, natural beauty products, skin care Saturday, February 28, 2015
If I had a dollar for every minute I spent admiring Lily Collins' eyebrows, I'd be a thousandaire. Eyebrows are unreasonably important to me, and I think I know why.
Growing up, I had a pretty serious unibrow. And a mustache. I mean, technically I still have them both. It's not exactly something you outgrow, but these days I maintain control.
When I was about 14 years old (and like endless teens before me), I followed a questionable eyebrow shaping tutorial in YM Magazine that involved a pencil and some Revlon tweezers. The result was two rather thin, short lines where two caterpillars once lived peacefully. I was convinced I looked goooood. In reality, the pencil I used for measuring must've been wide as fuck — because I'm still trying to re-sod a patch of the eyebrow lawn on either side of my face where I over-plucked.
Fast forward to the present day, and now I very much wish my mother had physically tackled me in that bathroom to prevent this eyebrow travesty. Even if she had though, I'm sure it would've happened eventually. Because, the '90s.
|Illustration by Helen Simms|
On a day-to-day basis, I almost always "do" my eyebrows. Even when I don't put on other makeup, I take care of bidness up there and fill them in a little. When I was in Iceland, I really darkened them up because that's the style there. I loved it. I felt like Leandra from the Man Repeller, who has amazing eyebrows.
Essential Eyebrow Tools:
- Tweezerman tweezers — so good.
- Brow powder — Benefit Brow Zings is the gold standard for me, but the NYX version is what I use right now. It's only $6 (!!) and it comes with a holding wax too, which is nice for special occasions or if it's really hot out. I also tried this Anastasia brow pen and I liked the ease of it, but the color was too red for me.
- Brush — any ol' brush will do. I brush after powder (after the wax too, if I'm using that), which helps to blend the powder a little more so it stays natural.
Now, for the eyebrow oil!
I'm such a huge fan of beauty oils (I use this cleansing oil and this body oil daily). In my research of the topic, I came across a natural DIY eyebrow serum that I wanted to share just in case there are some other ladies out there trying to undo the eyebrow mistakes of their youth without weird, chemically solutions.
Best part? It's just one ingredient. Easiest recipe ever.
|Awkward eyebrow selfie! Also, I am wearing a shirt in case you were concerned.|
Natural DIY Eyebrow Serum
- CASTOR OIL, guys. Who knew?
Do you have any eyebrow tips to share? I want them all.