Getting your brows to brow perfection can take time, resilience and patience. And while you’re busy getting your brows there, it’s hard to think that everyone else is not seeing them like you are. If you’re growth mode, don’t worry. Here’s your actual brow reality.
I present to you; Brow Reality vs. Brow Myths
1 If you’re trying to get your brows to amazing, you need to get them crazy growing.
Myth: My brows look like a crazy mess during this growing stage.
Reality: While the brows are growing, you’re looking at them every day, and let me guess. You’re looking at them through that magnifying mirror of yours right? Reality? No one else sees them that way but you. And you don’t even see them that way when you step away from the mirror. So don’t worry. No one else is noticing the mess. (Tip: Guys? They never notice. Why? We tend to see things in detail.. every little texture, color and nuance. Guys? They see the whole picture… so nope. Don’t worry. They’re not seeing it.)
2. Next step is to wait. Yes. Seriously wait. Why? Brows need to grow and grow and grow….
Myth: I can get my brows back in a month. They all grow in at once.
Reality: Um, not really. Why? When you wax or thread, you’re pulling hairs out row by row, meaning you’re pulling out several cycles of hair at once. Yes. There’s more than one. And each cycle has it’s own time table. And yes, it will take longer than a month. Sometimes even a year. The thicker and darker the your brow hairs, the faster they’ll grow. Blondes? Sorry. Not quite as quickly. But good news. In the summer when it’s warmer, hair grows much faster.. including the hair on your head. A nice perk.
3. Yes. Brow growth has happened. My brows will look perfect.
Myth: Brow perfection is here. My brows will look perfect immediately.
Reality: Well not yet. What you probably have is messy crazy brows are here. Next step? Get yourself to a professional. While brows have grown in (or maybe all but not quite all) now is the time to let a professional step in. Why? Now is the time to keep all the good hairs and get rid of the ones not needed. Do you know which ones they are? Probably not. A pro can see your growth cycles and determine which hairs to keep, see where the next growth is coming in and get those brows in killer shape.
4. Brow makeup = perfect brows
Myth: Now all I need to do is get that brow makeup on and viola. I’m back.
Reality: It really depends what you need. Holes? Spaces? Gaps? Get that brow pencil in there and shade in lighter sparse areas with a lighter than your brow color shade.
elke® Brow Blender Shadow Pencil *shown above
Brows looking good but uneven? Grab that colored brow mascara and brush through to get all hairs to show up. Instant brow thickener. Don’t want to fuss? Try brow tinting. Tint can be done super natural or as dark as you want to get your brows as amazing looking as you want.
elke® Brow Fixx Brow Mascara *shown above
Perfect eyebrows take work. But with patience and a good brow professional and great products? It definitely can be achieved. elke