With brows taking all of the attention these days, there are a slew of products at the ready to fill, contour, feather, thicken and simply get those hairs to stay put. In fact, it can seem overwhelming with all of the pencils, pomades, gels, powders and correctors on the market. Who would think there’s room for any more? And yet there is one more that you may need in your arsenal: the brow pen. With trending natural- looking brows—and for sparse-haired clients in particular—the precision and staying power of these pens helps give the brow challenged the illusion of a feathered arch. Their ultra-fine point, which mimics that of a felt-tip pen, allows you to apply individual hairlike strokes that are otherwise more difficult to achieve with powders and waxes, which can look drawn on. To get the most natural-looking brow using a brow pen, the MAC Artist Relations team offers this advice: “Use the felt tip first to fill in any bald or sparse spots by drawing little hairlike strokes. Then, use the rounded sponge end of the MAC Shape + Shade Brow Tint to go over the entire brow for structure and consistent shading. If you use the rounded sponge end [or any kind of wax or powder) first, the felt tip may not draw over the waxy texture well.”
MAC Shape + Shade Brow Tint
Ardell Beauty Stroke a Brow
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color
This story first appeared in the March/April issue of Eyelash magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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