I am not an eyebrow expert. This is very clear. I have semi-sparse brows and they won't grow. It doesn't matter what serum you try and sell me, my hairs are stubborn and they refuse to emerge.
The daily need to pencil in and fake a good brow shape is therefore something I have grown to accept. Tom Ford's Brow Sculptor in Espresso has been a very good recent friend. And before that it was Make Up For Ever's Aqua Brow.
Now however it's Bobbi Brown's eyeshadow in Grey and I couldn't be more pleased with the finish.
So here's the story.
I was googling one night and came across a random site that talked about what you need to get good brows. This site talked about using grey eyeshadow. Not taupe. Not grey-brown. Pure grey. This was apparently the best shade for those with dark brown or black hair as it created a more natural finish.
I had never heard of this. Taupe of course. Grey-brown, yes. But full on grey? I needed to try this!
I Twittered and was recommended Bobbi Brown's matte finish Grey. After a good few days of use I have to say that it's a great choice.
Not only is the shadow perfect at providing a gentle amount of definition, but it seems to last the entire day. It looks so light in the pan but when applied with an angled brush it just works even on hair as naturally dark as mine. It's soft and flattering on application which, by the way, is a look I have been trying to achieve for months.
Now if you have well behaved dark brows that actually grow then you could get away with just this. As I mentioned before, I don't.
Those damn sparse areas need a bit more help and for that its Bobbi Brown's Mahogany (Left).
This is a FANTASTIC dark brown. I mean it really is.
It's the silkiest matte shadow I have tried for a long time so as well as filling in the land where hair refuses to grow (for me this is in the arch area) , it also acts as the most amazing crease colour should you wish to use it on your eyelid. I recently paired it with Urban Decay's Naked and it was a delight to apply. So easy to blend and work with.
I am extremely happy with these - and many other (!) - Bobbi Brown purchases lately.
And a big thank you to Google for showing me the way to Grey :)
What's your very favourite brow product?