The Budget Babe's beauty expert Kiki Bella finds the perfect tool to help you create perfect face-framing eyebrows. —BB
by Kiki Bella
There are a couple beauty items that just don't get used as often as others. We all know how mascara can make your eyes pop, or a great lip gloss can finish your face, but very few women I know use eyebrow pencils. I personally was turned on to them by a friend of mine many years ago who was naturally platinum blonde (lucky lady) and as a result felt the need to darker her brows. While I don't have the same problem, achieving perfect brow shape can be time consuming and unfortunately we can't control where nature puts the hairs (or doesn't, in my case). A great way to get a super polished look is to grab a great eyebrow pencil. A few feather-light strokes in the direction of natural growth will make your brows look expertly groomed. Once you start it will be hard to turn back, the difference is undeniable. Not only does an eyebrow pencil add a bit of color, but the waxy formula helps to hold brows in place, kind of like pomade.
I had a brow pencil that I really loved from Clinique, but when it ran out I decided that I just couldn't afford to splurge on an eyebrow pencil in the twenty dollar range again. Instead I headed over to Walgreens searching for a comparable product. It took a few tries, but I am happy to say I found something that in my mind is almost identical- both in shape (very thin automatic pencil) and color (the light blonde is identical to the Clinique light blonde). The Maybelline Define-a-Brow eyebrow pencil is a great pick up, and is way more affordable. It also has a little eyebrow brush at one end that I just love- and here's a great trick I learned, if you spray just a little hairspray on the tiny brush on the pencil and then brush your brows they will look groomed and stay put all day!
Find out more about Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencils at Maybelline.com.