Over Christmas I went to the Bobbi Brown counter to have my makeup done. After being told I had “crappy” eyebrows, the girl proceeded to spend an hour trying to give me a smokey eye. Anyway, the eyebrow thing has stayed with me and since then I’ve tried a little bit harder with them (meaning I actually bought an eyebrow pencil). I’d been letting them grow out in hopes of being able to actually shape them. I even bought some Lash Accelerator from Rimmel since it could also be used for brows. When I saw an advertisement in my Ulta catalog for Brow and Tint services from the Benefit Brow Bar for $32.00 I figured what the heck. What’s the worst that could happen? HAHA!
Last week I booked an appointment for Friday afternoon. After my last brow experience I figured my eyes would be red for days so Friday afternoon worked the best. I headed to Ulta after work and Stephanie was ready to go. We talked about my current “non” shape. She showed me where they should be compared to where they were. She even drew them on so I could see the difference. Umm, big difference. Once my brows were tinted she started with the waxing. It definitely hurts a little but it wasn’t too bad. When she was finished waxing she filled and shaped them for me but she also showed me how so I could do it myself. She applied some concealer to cover the redness and I was on my way. To be honest, I kind of felt like a freak as I was leaving the store. I’ve never really had eyebrows so this was new and different for me.
By the time I got home, I was feeling pretty gross so I washed my face but not before snapping a pic of her handy work. Actually, the more I looked at pic the more “okay” I felt about my brows. She was actually able to give me a little bit of an arch. I’ve had a few days to test out my “skills” and I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. Today they may not look as good but yesterday I think I’m doing a pretty good job. I know it will just take some practice.
All in all I am very pleased with the results. My eyes were only red for a few hours after which was a pleasant surprise. I’ve had my issues with Ulta services but this is one I would definitely do again!
The left is the finished product. The right is right after I washed my face. You can see the actual shape a little better in that one but they are easier to shape into an arch now.