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I’ve had the Glossier Boy Brow($16.00 // Glossier) in my possession for many months now. I didn’t use it right away because I was at that point where I was hating on my brows. Every day – brow hate. My eyebrows have been growing back, which is nice, and a decent shape is beginning to form… but ohhhh my goodness does that take time. It basically takes years. Between the 90’s girl pluck-a-thon that I was a part of and all the hormonal BS (thanks, mom body) my grow back time is going to be at the maximum. Oh, you have one “Nickleback brow”? I have two. Until I saw this YouTube video.
In the video she begins with some tips & steps then continues by brushing a clear brow gel through her brows and letting it dry. Maybe you’re like – “DUH, Brooke” – but seriously it’s something I’ve never tried in all of the years I’ve been fighting with my brows. My eyes fell to the Glossier Boy Brow and I thought… what the heck…. can’t hurt, right?! Now, I used a tinted version, specifically the shade “Blond”, because A. that’s what was sent to me and B. because I was like “well the tinted version will show me where all of those fine, light hairs are laying and I won’t over-fill”.
…and it worked. I began by popping the powder on the brow, as the video suggests, and then applying Glossier Boy Brow in Blonde. As it dried a bit I worked on my eye makeup. The tinted Boy Brow picked up on all of my rando hairs so it was easier for me to fill in and not look too drawn in. Interestingly enough it also touched on hairs that were out of the brow line I want to keep so I was able to see them better to remove them – making it easier to keep my brows in shape at home.
Next I used the spoolie on the end of my brow pencil to brush through the gel again. I feel it makes the hairs look a bit fluffier but they still hold in place and obviously keep the tint. I’m basically using different brow pencils every time because I test things a lot but I always go back to my tried and true IT Cosmetics YBBB. As she instructs in the video I marked the areas to fill by using the pencil at the inside dip of the nose for the inner part of the brow, then place the pencil at the outer base of your nostril to find the center where the arch should be and the outer where the tail of the brow should end.
After I finish up with the filling in I brush them through one more time and it’s done! There’s no need for more gel and if you use the right pencil your brows will last you all day long.
How do you fill in your eyebrows?
Three shades of Glossier Boy Brow are available in Blond, Brown and Black. Shop for it on their website where it retails for $16.00.
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