My Eyebrows Are Pencil Thin—Until I Apply THIS Daily Product
Oh, high school…
For me, those glorious years were defined by terrible, bleach blonde (err… orange) streaky hair highlights, braces, an Eminem obsession, late nights spent on AOL Instant Messenger (#RIP)—and pencil thin eyebrows. Yup, the thinner the brows, the better the person? Kidding. But seriously, having thin brows was all the rage when I was in high school.
Fast-forward to now, and thick and plentiful is the only acceptable way to wear your brows. Bummer, wish my 12th-grade self received the memo. While my trips to the waxing specialist were nonstop in high school, of course now that I actually want the hair to grow back, that growth has completely stopped.
Anyway, thanks to Anastasia's triangular-tipped Brow Definer retractable pencil, I've had a saving grace for my face, allowing me to shade in all those sparse spots. But I'm always open to trying anything new for the brows, especially if it's not permanent. So when a friend mentioned she was working with a brand new eyebrow client, I jumped at the chance to test out the fresh product.
I was immediately sent a tub of 4ever Magic Cosmetics' Double Shade Seductive Eyebrow Gel, and I couldn't wait to give it a whirl!
4ever Magic Cosmetics' tiny glass tubs come in four double-shade selections: Hocus Pocus Blonde, Mystical Taupe, Magic Dazzle Brown and Abracadabra Black. I have dark brown hair, and I was initially sent Magic Dazzle Brown. It was way too dark for me. One pro-tip I learned from Kylie Jenner's eyebrow specialist is that you want to shade two hues lighter than the color of your actual brows. Dark brown on dark brown was a major no-no, so I requested that they send along Mystical Taupe.
I received the updated dual-shaded tub, and one of the shades was still way too dark, but the other was just right (although the brand encourages you to use the darker shade to outline the brow, and then the lighter to fill in). The perfectly packaged product also comes with a two-in-one application brush with angled fibers on one side and a spool on the other. The vegan brand swears by its "secret formula," and while specific ingredients are a mystery, it assures the product will stay on for a few days, or until an oil-based makeup remover is used to take it off.
I've only been using the lighter shade, but I may play around with the darker one for outlining purposes. Using the product is simple. I lightly tap the angled side of the brush into the shade of my choice and begin by lightly outlining my brows. I then shade in the rest as I use the spool to help blend the color evenly. The gel goes on smoothly. I apply little by little, because a tiny bit goes a long way. Also, it goes on smoothest when there's eyeshadow just below the brow. It locks in the color more easily, whereas without any shadow, it tends to still look a bit patchy underneath (but this is something I've noticed with all of my shading products, not just this one).
Once applied at its best, you truly cannot tell I have such naturally thin brows. I look with amazement at my photos, and I'm so used to seeing myself with plentiful brows that when I wash my face at night, sometimes I'm freaked out over how insanely different I look with thin ones. It's wild how much of a difference a filled-in brow makes. I mean, just take a look below!
Like any new product, it will take a little trial and error before you master the perfect gel brow. That said, it's really easy to figure out. I didn't even look at the online tutorials. I just played around with the product and enjoyed myself in the process.
One tiny tub is $35, compared to Anastasia's aforementioned brow definer, which is $23, but you have to keep in mind that the Anastasia product will only last a month or so, while 4ever Magic Cosmetics' won't run out for much longer. Also, a gel's consistency is much more potent than a pencil. Once you've completed your shading, you can expect it to set all day, right away. And you also can't forget the handy two-in-one brush that accompanies the gel.
I really have no complaints or suggestions for this product. The only thing to be mindful of, as I mentioned above, is the shade you use. Other than that, go lightly as you shade. You can always go back in and add more gel, but you can't really take any off without starting over, unless you dab a little tissue, but that doesn't make a huge difference.
As I proved in my shots above, this product takes my brows from thin to win. I leave the house confidently, and completely forget that the fullness isn't even real.
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