Annie Walton Doyle is a writer based in Manchester, UK.…
Eyebrows are the underrated main characteristics of the face. You may not think of them as the show’s star, but the makeup look can be thrown out of whack if they need to be corrected.
This isn’t to say there’s one right way to do your eyebrows. But make sure you pay attention to them! Whether you prefer something soft, textured, fluffy, or sharper and more defined, the key to good brows is going with what feels suitable.
And luckily for you, we’re living in the golden age of brow. I’m old enough to remember when all that was available at the drugstore was a horrible waxy pencil in a luminous auburn shade. Now, choices abound – and there’s no doubt that there’s a budget brow product for every need.
Eyebrows on a Budget
I also have two total brow obsessions fresh from the drugstore. One of my absolute hero products is the Elf Wow Brow. Some say it’s a Glossier duper, but it’s so much more than that. It has a lighter-weight texture, plus it contains fuzzy fibres. Once combed through, it’s essentially fluffy, woolly, textured brows in a tube.
The Maybelline Tattoo Brow Waterproof Gel is slightly more fussy but incredible in the longevity stakes. If you’re in a rush, it’s best avoided, but if you have the time to perfect your brows, look no further. This brow product is like a new and improved Wunderbrow. Again, it’s all about the fibres! You run them through your eyebrows, brush them with a spoolie, and then enjoy volume and definition for hours (or even days).
The moral of the story? Never neglect your eyebrows. Though they may not be the most exciting or outlandish part of your routine, they’re essential. Try not doing them for a while and see how much they’re missed!
Annie Walton Doyle is a writer based in Manchester, UK. She typically writes about beauty and other "personal aesthetics," with a healthy dose of both social commentary and stupidity. When not touching makeup, she enjoys pubs, knitting, nature, and mysteries. Find her on Instagram @anniewaltondoyle.