Saturday, 21 June 2014

Guest Post - Erin's Eyebrows

Recently I have been talking to a lovely girl called Erin who lost her eyebrows. Whilst they grow back Erin has been trying and testing out different techniques to recreate natural looking eyebrows and I thought this might be something that would interest a lot of people. Although I didn't lose my eyebrows during treatment, I know that there are people who do and there are other treatments and skin conditions that can cause loss of eyebrows, so I asked Erin if she would like to write something for my blog, including pictures and here's what she has written...

"The saying, 'you don't realise what you've got until it's gone' is so true. You really don't realise how important eyebrows are to the overall look of your face until you don't have any. They frame your eyes and without them people do look rather strange. So I know from experience that losing your eyebrows is very stressful. In my opinion, just as stressful as losing your hair.

When I began losing my eyebrows I would fill in the gaps with a brow powder. Then as there was gradually more to fill in I would use a pencil too. When I lost them completely I experimented with ways to see how I could make them look most natural. Pencils can give too harsh a line so they look too solid unless you do light strokes to look like hairs. Powder is great when you only lose parts of your eyebrows, or if they are just thin, however if you have no brows at all there is nothing for it to stick to. I experimented with putting on wax first, then powder, but it became patchy throughout the day and looked silly. I settled on a combination - pencil first, then powder over the top. I found this worked best for me and looked the most natural, however everyone is different and it's kind of a process of elimination until you find something that works for you.

The pencil, followed by the powder was a great technique for me, until it came to exercising or swimming. My eyebrows didn't stay looking good if I was sweating and obviously they didn't stay on in water. That's when I did some research online and found my saviour! Beauti-Full Brows! These are temporary tattoos that apply quickly with water. They are so easy to apply and I wear mine for three days before they start to need replacing. They don't smear and are waterproof so you can swim and shower without worrying. They come in loads of different shapes, colours and styles so you can choose the ones that best suit your face. You get a sheet of 8 pairs when you purchase them. I have the 'Dark Aaliyah' ones from the Brunette Brows section (pictured above) which cost $4.79 (about £2.82) If you have lost your eyebrows, they are thinning or you just want the illusion of thicker brows, check out their website... Beauti-Full-Brows!"

As Erin said in her post, eyebrows do frame the face and it must have been awful losing them. The picture of Erin, (above left) shows that the Beauti-Full Brows look really natural and to be honest nobody would ever know that they weren't real!

Lots of love to Erin and a big thank you for writing this post all about eyebrows!

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  1. These look so natural! I can't imagine how hard it must be to lose such a defining feature on the face so it's good there are products like this available, that are affordable too!

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