Microblading: The permanent way to get fuller, sculpted brows!

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, so my name is Ashley Gebhardt, and I am an eyebrow overplucker. I lived through the super thin brow trend and it was a very self destructive time for me. I plucked so frequently and so many hairs that I can’t even remember what my life was like before I overplucked. But now with all the products on the market there’s hope for me and everyone like me who has plucked their eyebrows into oblivion.

From pencils and powders to gels and fibers, there are tons of temporary fixes for overplucked eyebrows, but they’re exactly that- temporary. Anyone who has ever enhanced their brows with these products knows the fear of losing a brow to sweat or smudging. You can use waterproof eyebrow fixes, but even those aren’t foolproof. So what’s an thin eyebrower to do? How about trying the newest permanent fix for fuller brows, Microblading?

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The 5 Best Products for Shaping Your Eyebrows

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(Image Credit: Miya227)

2015 has been the year of the eyebrows. Everyone seems to have suddenly remembered what great things eyebrows can do for your face! A strong brow really does frame the face — anyone who’s seen edited photos of celebrities without eyebrows would agree — and can seriously change your look for the better. Check out these products to see which options might be right for you!

 

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

A brow pencil is the most obvious choice. There are lots of different shades to choose from, they’re easy to control, and they can look as natural or artificial as you want. This pencil by Hourglass is one of my favorites because of its shape; since it’s already on an angle, you don’t have to put too much effort into creating hair-like strokes.

 

Benefit Gimme Brow

This kind of product is perfect for someone who wants to achieve a quick, natural look. Gimme Brow is a tinted gel with fibers that volumize the brows. Comb through brow hairs, focusing on areas that need a bit more filling in. You’ll get added volume without looking like you’ve spent the last hour painting product on your face.

 

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade

If your goal is to have a flawlessly executed brow, look no further than this brow pomade. You’ll need to pair it with an angled brow brush, and make sure you go easy on the product application! With a light hand, fill in spaces with tiny brush strokes to mimic hairs. Once you’re done, comb through with a spoolie to spread the product evenly. This will last you through a day at the office or an intense cardio session at the gym.

 

Sigma Brow Powder

This product is also a great one if you’re going for a more subtle look. Like the brow pomade, you’ll need an angled brush to pick up the product and mimic brow hairs with small strokes. However, this option isn’t as “permanent” and is a bit easier to control and fix up if you make a mistake. Plus, each duo comes with one light and one dark shade, so you can focus them in different areas depending on how intense you want your look to be.

 

NXY Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

If you want to set your look in place, or if you just want to keep your natural brow hairs from moving around too much, using a clear brow gel is the way to go. It will keep everything in place without the appearance of adding on any more product, and this one won’t leave you with a shiny coating.

 

Be sure to let us know if you try any of these out, and comment below with other brow products you’ve been loving!

Your First Time… Getting Your Eyebrows Threaded with Expert Advice from Ruby Nuno

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(Image Credit: Bertys30)

Thanks to celebrities and supermodels like Cara Delevingne, thick, well-shaped eyebrows are a hot trend. It seems like everyone–from the pages of Vogue to our everyday lives–is stepping up their “eyebrow game.” If your brows are looking a little over-plucked, it might be time to ditch the tweezers in lieu of one of the oldest known beauty rituals: eyebrow threading. Using a piece of thread to shape your brows might seem odd, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure your brows stay full and nicely shaped. The Daily Quirk recently chatted with Ruby Nuno, the founder and owner of Prime Brows Threading Salon in Hollywood, California. Ruby is an expert in all things threading, and we asked her everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the process: Continue reading

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How to Get a Full Brow Look

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(Image Credit: Mitya Ku)

Have no fear, the days of pencil-thin eyebrows are in the past! With gorgeous women like Cara Delevigne and Emma Watson rocking a full brow look, it makes it easier to put down the tweezers and let them grow to their full potential. However, if you weren’t one of the lucky ones born with perfectly thick brows, there are plenty of solutions out there. These tips will get you (or at least your brows) looking like high-end model material in no time. Continue reading

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VIDEO: It was all about style at the GBK and Pilot Pen NYFW Luxury Gift Lounge!

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(Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

It was all about style at the GBK & Pilot Pen Celebrity Luxury Gift Lounge presented by Hard Candy Cosmetics & Michael Todd True Organics at New York Fashion Week and The Daily Quirk is bringing you an inside look at a the fashionably fabulous products that celebrities and fashionistas alike couldn’t wait to get their hands on! Check out the exclusive feature below to find out more about the newest offerings from Pilot Pen, Hard Candy, Michael Todd True Organics and Jane Basch Designs!

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Castor Oil: Nature’s Chia Seed?

Eyelash & Eyebrow Growth (Image Credit: Piotr Stryjewski)

Eyelash & Eyebrow Growth (Image Credit: Piotr Stryjewski)

The beauty world’s best kept secret for promoting growth of eyelashes and over-plucked eyebrows might just be something as simple and as common as castor oil. Many women, including myself, have fallen victim to over-plucking their brows or have skimmed through the pages of magazines only to be left seething with jealousy at the lush beautiful lashes of the women in the beauty ads. Continue reading

How to get the perfect eyebrows!

Eyebrow (Image Credit: Yuri Arcurs)

Eyebrow (Image Credit: Yuri Arcurs)

What is the first thing you notice when you look at someone? Our eyes, and more specifically our eyebrows.

The eyebrow is a sacrosanct part of a woman’s body. It can really make or break you in the looks department. You may be thinking: how can a few stray hairs over my eyes really make that much of a difference? But they really do.  It is a distinguishing feature that sets us apart from everyone else. Continue reading

You are 10 Steps Away from Perfectly Plucked Eyebrows!

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Image Credit: Maria Morri

I am not sure about everyone else, but when I have my eyebrows newly plucked and/or waxed, I feel like a completely different person. The shape of your eyebrows can change the look of your entire face. I used to get my eyebrows waxed every month. In the past year, I decided to grow my eyebrows in a bit (that thin straight line that was the “look” in high school, thankfully is not in anymore). Continue reading