OK, I admit it. I have shirked my responsibility to my brows. They are neglected. I tweeze them, but that’s about it most of the time. I bought a brow gel a while back and put it somewhere and can’t find it. Because my hair is color-treated, I get my brows dyed at the same time. However, the color doesn’t last more than a couple of weeks. On occasion, I’ll pick up one of my Milani lipliners that seems to be a perfect match for my hair, and I’ll use that on my brows, lol. Also, I have bangs so you can hardly see my brows. Excuses, excuses.
But I was beginning to feel a little left out. Everyone is doing her brows. Brows have been big for a couple of years now, and I’ve mostly sat out that trend. However, the trend toward big huge men’s brows is changing, thank goodness. “Brows are returning to sanity, and well-manicured, full but still natural-looking brows are back.” That’s what Amber Bowen, Creative Director of Mirabella Beauty, has to say. Yay, that’s a trend I can get behind.
Mirabella just sent me goodies from their new Borrowed from Boys Brow Collection. The look is borrowed from the boys but reinterpreted for us gals. I received three Brow Pencils and a tube of Brow Shaper.
Mirabella Brow Pencils
The Brow Pencils will be available in Light, Medium and Dark. As you can see, it has a teeny, adjustable (no sharpening necessary!) “microfine tip” that makes it easy to draw in the look of hairs where your brows may be sparse. And it comes with a handy dandy spoolie at the end to soften the color where necessary. The formula contains vitamins E and C to condition hair and skin, plus it’s waterproof and smudge-proof. I tried out Light, and it was very easy to apply and it stayed put. The Brow Pencils will be priced at $21 each ($27.30 CAN).
Mirabella The Brow Shaper
The Brow Shaper is used to provide a number of brow benefits: shape, definition, thickness, and universal color to fill in brows. The Brow Shaper is a liqui-gel with a mascara-like formula applied with a mascara-like wand.
The formula contains panthenol and vitamin E for hair and skin conditioning. It also contains powder that when dry helps create natural looking brows. I found it easy to work with. It will be priced at $25 (32.50 CAN).
You can see the swatches of both products below. The Brow Shaper is at the bottom, and the Brow Pencil swatches go from dark to light from top to bottom.
The Mirabella Borrowed from the Boys Brow Collection will launch in September 2015. It is sold at professional salons and on mirabellabeauty.com
My Experiences with Mirabella Borrowed from the Boys Brow Collection
It’s tough being a redhead sometimes. Brow product shades are not always designed with us in mind. There is no auburn or red shade in this lovely collection. Nevertheless, I was dying to try out the new brow products from Mirabella because I love the quality of everything I’ve tried from the brand. So, I chose the Light Brow Pencil and I followed up with The Brow Shaper in the universal shades that’s not completely universal.
I found the pencil very easy to work with. I used it to fill in hairs especially at ends of my brows where the hair just disappeared some years ago. Then I applied The Brow Shaper on the brows to give them a thicker appearances and neaten them up. Also, easy to use.
Although I can’t say the color is a complete success with my red hair, I enjoyed using the Mirabella Brow Collection. Here’s me without (first photo) and with enhanced brows. What do you think?
I trimmed my bangs after I applied the brow products. I should have done it before so both pix would be the same. Oh well. You can still form an opinion. Brows or no brows??