Bigger is better when it comes to brows.
Sadly, most of spent our teen years haphazardly plucking them into oblivion with a tweezers, so we’ll take all the help we can get these days.
The good news is there’s an armful of cool new inventions hiding in a store near you, each one designed to help you define, line, boost and tint your eyebrows without the assistance of a professional.
Here are five brow helpers to stash in your kit immediately:
1. BROW POWER PERFECTOR
€25 at Brown Thomas
Big news: IT Cosmetics launches at Brown Thomas Cork in late May, with a game-changing collection of products developed with leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists.
Their best-selling, award-winning Brow Power pencil is infused with all kinds of brow-boosting goodies like biotin, lecithin, saw palmetto, nettle, green tea, antioxidants, grape seed, and vitamins A, B5, C and E.
The universal Taupe shade adjusts to all hair colours based on pressure and adheres to skin to mimic the look of real hair – ideal if you’re a little sparse in that department. If you can’t wait for the Cork launch, order it online here.
2. BROW COLORIST SEMI-PERMANENT BROW MASCARA
€4.40, Penneys and selected pharmacies
Available in five shades (blondes should go a shade darker, choose a light or medium brown shade if you have dark hair) the Catrice Brow Colorist Semi-Permanent Brow Mascara tints brows with each use.
The gel has a fibre-enriched formula, so it tames unruly hairs while helping to build volume. This one’s a winner if you find yourself returning to the salon for a tint in between shaping appointments.
3. BOY BROW
This one isn’t exactly new but it’s new to us; we’ve just discovered why make-up artists love Boy Brow, the creamy wax pomade by Glossier.
The formula gives a soft, flexible hold that doesn’t stiffen or flake and it comes in four shades: Blond, Brown, Black and Clear. Essentially it fluffs, fills and shapes for Cara Delevingne – worthy volume.
4. KUSH FIBER BROW GEL
€17.35, Cult Beauty
A cult buy Stateside, word of Milk Makeup’s killer brow gel is beginning to trickle over to this side of the pond. Check out KUSH Fiber Brow Gel’s ingredient list; currently making waves in the skincare world, cannabis oil can also work wonders for our brows.
The hydrating ingredient sets hairs in place without flaking or feeling stiff. Available in eight shades, its clever heart-shaped fibres cling to individual brow hairs for fuller natural-looking brows.
5. STILA STAY ALL DAY
Worried your carefully arched brows will disappear the minute you take a dip in the swimming pool? Invest in Stila’s Stay All Day waterproof brow colour to make sure everything stays where it should be while you’re having fun in the sun.
The specially-designed, marker-like brush tip creates excellent definition and helps make brows appear fuller, lusher and perfectly polished.
The formula glides on evenly to simulate the look of gorgeously groomed brows.