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For as long as I could remember, my mother would stand in front of the mirror every Saturday morning trimming her eyebrows. She wasn’t an extremely vain person (my mother didn’t believe in makeup), so I couldn’t quite understand why she was so concerned about having a set of defined brows.
That all changed when I grew older. If you’ve ever had your eyebrows done well, you will know that having a great pair does wonders to your face ‒ your features instantly become more defined, and your face appears slimmer and well framed.
There isn’t any hard and fast rule to getting a pair of great eyebrows, but these few tips might help if you’re looking for a trim or two. Otherwise, you could always count on our favourite products to give your eyebrows a raise.
Urban Decay Brow Box
Known for its killer eyeshadows, Urban Decay also has a lesser known, but just as good, Brow Box that is kickass. The nifty double-layered box houses everything you need to make the perfect set of eyebrows: Angled brushes, tweezer, and a mirror that magnifies. The box even includes a special priming wax that tames unruly strands, while ensuring that your piece of work doesn’t smudge or budge after long hours of wear.
Maybelline Fashion Duo Brow Shaper
The newest kid on the block, Maybelline’s Fashion Duo Brow Shaper is my current rave at the moment. Combining an eyebrow pencil and brush, the double-ended product is so easy to use! I simply draw and define my eyebrows with the pencil, and soften the entire look with the powder-filled sponge.
Dolly Wink Eyebrow Pencil
For the old-school girl who likes to keep it simple, Dolly Wink’s eyebrow pencil does its job to a tee. Created by Japanese gyaru sensation Tsubasa Masuwaka (who is also the model on every product), Dolly Wink’s Eyebrow Pencil comes in very Asian-friendly shades. From different browns and blacks, you’ll definitely find a shade that suits you. If you don’t know where to start, a tip is to pick a colour that is one shade lighter than your hair.
Eyeko Brow Gel
Mascara for your eyebrows? Eyeko’s Brow Gel colours your eyebrows with just a single swipe. The award-winning product uses a formula that does not stiffen or smudge, so you don’t have to worry about having rigid brows at the end of the day. As the brow gel works to colour existing strands of hair, it is perfect if you already have brows that are light in colour. Otherwise, I would suggest filling in your brow shape before swiping on a coat.
The Face Shop Face It Designing Cake
If you’re new to the world of eyebrows, powders are a great way to start. Unlike pencils and gels which might leave harsh streaks, eyebrow powders are softer and easier to work with. A simple kit that does its job, The Face Shop’s Face It Designing Cake features colours that are very soft and wearable; so you don’t have to worry about leaving any hard streaks at all. You can even mix and blend the shades for an extra stroke of dimension.
Dolly Wink Eyebrow Pencil, $16.90, is available at selected Watsons, SASA, John Little, BHG, and Robinsons departmental stores. For more information, visit and follow the brand on Facebook.
Eyeko Brow Gel, $32 is available at all Sephora stores. For more information, visit www.eyeko.com or www.sephora-sea.com and follow the brand on Facebook, and Sephora Singapore on Facebook and Twitter.
Urban Decay Brow Box, $48, is available at all Sephora stores. For more information, please visit www.urbandecay.com or www.sephora-sea.com and follow the brand on Facebook, and Sephora Singapore on Facebook and Twitter.