There’s been quite a bit of talk about brows on this Blog lately. Typically, I don’t have more than two or three brow-related products in my collection at any given time but I find myself with about six at the moment, including this latest addition: the Sephora Brow Thickener.
Sephora describes its Brow Thickener as a “powder liner to structure, intensify, and thicken brows in a natural or more sophisticated way”. With its specially designed foam applicator (which I thought was so interesting), it promises to fills out the thinnest, sparsest brows with an ultra-sheer powder formula that blends with one’s natural hair. There are three shades offered: 01 Blonde, 02 Medium Brown and 03 Brunette. Given my black hair, I went with 03 Brunette.
Sephora says that the applicator can be used either to draw a thin line for subtle brows or a thicker one to fill them in/build volume. And while this is true, when applying, one has to be mindful of the fact that the foam picks up quite a lot of powder. Brunette, in particular, is a very dark (and thankfully neutral) brown and it can be all too easy to go over board. It won’t be as obvious in the swatch as on the brows but trust me. I’d recommend tapping off excess or even lightly dabbing to remove some of the product.
When applying, a steady hand is required, especially if you have thinner/sparse brows like myself. At first, I thought the Brow Thickener would be similar to a tinted brow gel – super quick and effortless. However, it’s more like a using an actual powder but with a little more ease. Once I have the powder in place, I usually go back in with a small angled brush to perfect and even things out a bit, especially on either end of the brow (head and tail). If your brows are really, really thin you may find the foam applicator to be too thick.
The positives of this product, however, are that, unlike a typical powder, you don’t need anything extra for this stuff to stay in place. No clear brow gel or wax required. The formula sort of self clings to existing brow hairs/skin and lasts all day with no help. I was very impressed. Also, though the look it gives is quite defined it is still somehow more “natural” looking than a gel – perhaps, because, it is essentially a powder. Overall, I do like it. In fact, every time I wear it someone comments positively – either asking me if I took a professional class to learn to do my brows this way and/or if can teach them the same. That’s a good thing, right? Lol. I hope so.
The Sephora Brow Thickener retails for $12.00 USD.
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