Let’s all send out a prayer of thanks for the fact that stick-thin super arched eyebrows are a trend of the past. We should also be grateful that Anne Hathaway's Princess Diaries 1 eyebrow look (we’re talking before her royal makeover, of course) has never become a trend. We’ve settled for having natural-looking, thick yet well-groomed eyebrows.
As happy as we are with this new eyebrow trend, the truth is unless you’re Cara Delevingne the look is immensely tough to achieve. It’s a potent mix of a reliable salon (one that won’t go Edward Scissorhands on your face) and just the right products. When both these pieces of the puzzle fit, you’re left with picture-perfect eyebrows. However, it’s one hell of a quest. It can feel like looking for the hidden treasure supposedly buried under the Great Pyramids. Even more so when you throw in your love for long, voluminous lashes. We aren’t the first to issue this warning and we certainly won’t be the last.
Keeping that in mind, we scoured the world of beauty and curated a list of products that help you get fuller, better-shaped eyebrows and eyelashes that go on for days.
Benefit Cosmetics The Great Brow Basics
Three needs, one box. The Great Brow Basics from Benefit Cosmetics is a brow-filling, defining and volumizing kit. Available in six shades, the kit contains the Goof Proof Brow Pencil that fills in the brows, the Precisely, My Brow Pencil that draws hair-like natural strokes to shape and the Gimme Brow+ mirofiber gel that makes the brows seem volumized and full. Oh, and it doesn’t help that the box takes us down memory lane, back to a time we used (struggled to use) geometry boxes. Who doesn’t love an all-in-one beauty box?
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
For the days you feel like your eyebrows need that little extra definition and TLC, reach for the Dipbrow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It’s a super pigmented, waterproof eyebrow pomade that helps you detail and shape your eyebrows. The creamy, buildable formula allows you to perfectly blend the areas you want to work on before drying up to give a smudge-free matte finish. It’s one product for any kind of look you want to achieve. From the no-makeup makeup look, to a bold look full of brow drama, take your pick.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
If your ideal makeup glam look is one with full, voluminous-looking lashes (without the heaviness and mess of extensions) this one is for you. The Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara adds curves and an envy-worthy lift. It doesn’t clump up or feel heavy which makes it a good choice for lens wearers (because let’s be honest, the struggle is real).
Smashbox’s Brow Tech To Go
Filling in your eyebrows can be daunting. However, the Smashbox Brow Tech To Go helps fill, shape and define eyebrows. With a waterproof angled brow pencil on one side and a clear gel with a brush applicator on the other, it’s a beginner-friendly product that gives a sleek finish.
First, use the wide side of the pencil to fill in your eyebrows and then use the brush on the other end to brush the brow in. You’re left with polished-looking eyebrows that complete your look.
Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D
If all the eyebrow and eyelash beauty products went to school together, the Dior Maximizer would be the cool, laid-back kid that effortlessly topped in class. It’s a clear mascara that can be used as a serum as well as a primer. It volumizes, curls and lengthens. Enriched with cornflower floral extract, it accentuates the colour of the mascara applied over it and gives the lashes a glossy look when applied alone. It’s a cult favourite for a reason and the elegant packaging only helps.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Clear Brow & Lash Mascara
We live in the golden age of multitasking beauty. These products are the reason our on-the-go beauty bags don’t weigh a 100 kg. We exaggerate here for effect. However, when we say this clear brow and lash mascara by e.l.f. Cosmetics deserves a spot in your vanity we aren’t embellishing. Its dual-sided design and buildable formula allow you to condition your eyebrows and eyelashes using a spoolie that is made to cater specifically to each. Thus, giving them a fuller and healthier look.
This isn’t a product you’ll find yourself reaching for once in a while. It will burrow its way into your everyday makeup routine. As a clear mascara on the days you’re going for the lazy girl makeup look, and as a primer, on the days you’re going full glam.