Battle of the Brows

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One of the things we stress during brow appointments is filling in your brows.  Even if you are not wearing makeup anywhere else, fill in your brows!! They make your eyes pop, look cleaner, and in some cases give you a mini face lift! Even if you feel like you already have thick full brows, filler can sharpen those edges and give you a more defined look.  Now there are many different ways to fill in your brow from palettes to pencils and now Maybelline® has introduced their BROWdrama™ brow mascara.  Today we are going to compare our E.L.F. eyebrow palette that we use here in the salon against the BROWdrama™ brow mascara. Let the Battle begin!!

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Ok so let’s start with the application process… With the brow mascara you use a wand to apply the filler. It separates the hairs, the product clumps, and as it dries it starts to feel… crunchy. It also gets darker as it dries.  And the crunchy feeling does not go away until you wash your face. Now it is relatively quick and easy to apply but that for me doesn’t out weigh the results. To apply it, you just brush it from the start of your eyebrow up to the tip of your arch and down to the end of your brow.  Since it separates the hairs it actually makes your brows looks spacey and slightly messy… I did not like the brow mascara at all.

See how spacey my eyebrow looks? And at the beginning of my brow you can see the clumps of product...

See how spacey my eyebrow looks? And at the beginning of my brow you can see the clumps of product…

The E.L.F. palette takes a little longer to apply but it gives a much cleaner and more defined appearance.  To apply you place the product on the brush and starting at the tip of your arch you feather down to the end of your brow. Then using any excess product, feather from the start of your brow to the tip of your arch.  From there I typically fill in as needed.  One of the great things about this is you can build on top of it as much as you want and you can create a sharp line.

 

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The top picture is before and bottom is after. Looking at the picture the left brow is filled in with E.L.F. and the right is BROWdrama. See the difference?

 

Ultimately, for me the E.L.F. palette wins hands down. Not only is cheaper by about $5, it creates a better brow.  I have provided pictures of my brows using both of the products.  Remember the best thing to do is find what works best for you, whether its a palette or pencil, play around with a few different things to find your match! Also, I do love a lot of Maybellines products, I just think this one could use some more work!

Quick reminder, We know Valentines Day is around the corner but so are all those Father/Daughter dances! Make sure you are ready for the big night! Come in and see us to give you the perfect brow!

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