I have seen so many people ask for advice on social media about how to make their thin or sparse brows look fuller. It's a real worry for some people, so I thought I'd put together a post going through the options on how to boost your brows - from the temporary and in-expensive, to more of a permanent investment. Luckily, I have always had naturally full and thick brows with a good shape, helped somewhat by the fact I never butchered them myself and always went to reputable salons to get them groomed. However, if you aren't happy with yours, here are 5 ways you can boost them.
The most obvious way that you can make your brows look fuller and thicker is by filling them in with makeup. Brow pencils allow you to give yourself more of an arch and draw in tiny hairs, and fibre brow gels will bump up the volume by depositing tiny coloured fibres in with your own hairs. Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel (£18.50 from Benefit Cosmetics) is an example of a great tinted fibre brow gel and their Precisely My Brow Eyebrow Pencil (£18.50 from Benefit Cosmetics) has the tiniest tip, allowing you to fill in your brows in a really natural-looking way.
RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum (£37 from Boots) isn't a quick fix by any means, but it has been clinically proven to boost brow density by up to 108% in 60 days. It contains hair fortifying proteins, growth stimulating peptides and a host of other nourishing ingredients to boost, condition and repair your brows. You will need to brush this through your brows twice per day for at least eight weeks to see good results.
You could also go down the semi-permanent or permanent makeup route, which is more expensive, but does offer longer lasting results that means less brow grooming for you. ATP (Advanced Tricho Pigmentation) is an option to consider and can be done both permanently and semi-permanently. I'm not a permanent makeup expert, so for a real in-depth explanation of what it is and what it involves, I've put an informative link above that I found online. It is effectively tattooing, but what makes it different is that the equipment and technology was designed purely to replicate hair, giving you more natural results. The needles are attached to a machine and the pigment delivery and speed etc is customised for you.
Brow Tattooing (Micropigmentation)
Another option, of course, is brow tattooing. This is riskier as it can be done badly depending on who does it. You want a semi-permanent makeup artist who will draw on tiny hairs to fill your brows in naturally, instead of those horrific block brows we've all seen, where they basically just outline them and colour them in. Again, I found a great informative blog post for you and have linked it above. Make sure that you have seen previous examples of their work if you aren't going to someone you've been personally recommended.
Microblading is another form of brow tattooing that's set to become one of the hottest things in beauty this year. It uses a row of ultra-fine needles, instead of one needle, to make marks on the skin that look like hairs. Basically, it's more intricate and precise than basic brow tattooing and it's supposed to be more comfortable and painless as no machine/power is involved. The ink also isn't deposited as deep into the skin as with brow tattooing.
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