I’ve had a few people ask me how I do my brows so I thought it would be great to share my routine with you. I am in no way an expert on brows but practice does make perfect so I can see improvement in my skill as time goes along. It really quite simple and the key to a good brow is to FOLLOW YOUR NATURAL BROW! I can’t stress that enough and its sad to see when women try to draw the perfect brow and end up looking like a clown face. If the front of your brows aren’t square then don’t try to make them square. I have irregular brows meaning one brow is perfectly square in the front and the other has more of a rounded edge. In this case I do make my other brow square so they match, but if this isn’t you, then don’t try to create one.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz in the color dark brown. Retails for $21
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Precision Tweezers. Retails for $28
- Mac Cosmetics Brow Set in clear. Retails for $17
- Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer 2 shades lighter than your skintone. Retails for $4.97
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush. Retails for $18
I take the duo brush and concealer and carefully outline underneath and on top of the brows to blend in the concealer so that it doesn’t show. This step cannot be omitted because this is where you define the brows and give it a neat clean look.
** The products I used are my personally preferences and I am not endorsing them nor am I receiving any compensation for using them**
The finished look. Some days your brows will look better than others because you are human and unless you are a robot you don’t do things exactly the same way every day. I hope this was helpful to you. Thanks for stopping by and please keep coming back and leave a comment so that we can get to know each other.
With summer in full effect chances are you’ve moved those sleeveless tops to the forefront of your daily wardrobe essentials. Sleeveless tops mean paying closer attention to underarm hair. The question is not whether you are a shaver but which product should you use to get the job done? Up for comparison are your average razor and an epilator! For the sake of this post, I will review the product that I have the most experience with:
The Emoji Optima
An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out from the root. Similar to waxing except it doesn’t remove cells from the epidermis.
The benefits of using an epilator
- provides lasting smoothness that can last up to 4 weeks. Removing hair from the root means the hair takes longer to grow back and it grows back softer and finer than before.
- great for sensitive skin so if you normally see bumps after shaving with razors, an epilator will prevent this problem.
- hair grows back less noticeable because when the hair follicle regrows the tip is narrower and becomes softer and finer.
- if you have a low pain tolerance and flinch when receiving waxing services, you can use the epilator in the shower or bath to soften the skin making it less painful. There are also pre-epilation wipes on the market that will soothe the skin after using.
- more cost efficient than razors because you won’t need to shave as much saving money in the long run.
- hair grows back lighter which is really beneficial for women of color that normally have dark underarms.
Word of caution
As with anything worth having or using they all come with a tradeoff. Although the epilator will save you time and money in the long run it can be a little painful on the first go and will take getting use to before you become a pro to the pain. Remember the hairs are being pulled out from the root! You also may experience some redness and slight swelling the first time but this will go away after an hour or two.
The epilator hands down. I will probably never go back to a razor to shave my underarms. I still use a razor on my legs and other parts, but never a razor on my underarms. I get the smoothest all round best shave and I am so used to it now that I don’t feel any pain. There are numerous epilators on the market so chose the one that best fits your needs. I’ve had my epilator for over 3 years and I think that my model is discontinued on the Emoji site but I’m sure you could grab one on Ebay or Amazon. If you want to see what other epilators Emoji sells click here.
Do you use an epilator?