Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quick tip for pluckers

No, no, PLUCKers...

Well, in last post, I mentioned that I planned to hold out for a wax.

I caved.

Truth is, my brows are too dark to be messing around with that. CONSTANT VIGILANCE! That is the only way to win...

Now I'm sure I'm not the only one who, when plucking their brows, think they have gotten every little hair. Then, next thing you know, you give it a feel or look in one of those dangerously awesome 10x mirrors, and LOOK, a whole other eyebrow's worth of hair (usually blonde - the only ones that grow on my body) is waiting below...

After years of being annoyed by this, I finally (shut up, I'm slow) came up with a solution. Prior to plucking, I whipped out my handy-dandy Bourjois eyebrow mascara (mascara, but for brows) that is normally reserved for filling in holes when I get pluck-happy, and just colored the hell out of those normally blonde hairs below my natural arch.

WORD OF WARNING: You will not appreciate the way this makes you look. I'm not kidding here. It's scary. It will frighten you, because there may be a LOT of hair hiding there. You might have nightmares. But you will survive. Power through. It's worth it for the smooth, silky brow arch that awaits, trust me.

So this made my plucking so intense that my arches have that lovely just-waxed-within-an-inch-of-their-lives smoothness. Ahhhhhh....

Try it!

Two important points:
1. You most certainly do not have to have "special brow mascara" for this. Any mascara (that's not those new funky brushes like CG has) will work perfectly. You'll be plucking or washing it off anyway.
2. However, if you are interested in purchasing a brow gel (and believe me, they are phenomenal if done properly), I recommend Anastasia Brow Gel. I'm telling you, it's worth every penny. I got a free sample of the clear, and I was BLOWN away by how awesome it was. And I am not easily blown away by brow gel. It also comes in tints (which are cheaper). This is not clear mascara! The hold is amazing - it locks your brows in place without them being too stiff. I'm saving all my little pennies to buy it myself!

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