When I was a child, I lost part of my left eyebrow (the tail) from a cut. When the cut healed, it left scar tissue and the hair never grew back. For years, I had no choice but to pencil it in so that I didn’t look like a freak.
When I was 38 years old, I got up the nerve to have permanent makeup applied (tattooing) on my brow and that lasted me 17 years. After 17 years, it had pretty much faded away. So last year I decided to have it done again by an establishment (who shall remain anonymous) here in Southern New Jersey. The woman who did the process came highly recommended and is supposed to be world renowned. It cost me hundreds of dollars to have it done and the process lasted about a year before it started to fade. I was furious. I was told it would last up to 5 years.
Obviously they use different dyes today than they used 17 years ago, which is evidenced by the fact that the latest procedure only lasted a year. I didn’t want to go through the expense and agony of having it done again, so I started looking for a product (besides the traditional eyebrow pencil) that I could use. I tried a few powders and other kits. Not only were they too difficult to use, I was not able to achieve a “natural” looking brow. I needed something that was fast and would stay on all day long and I found it – SmartBrow!
For the price of permanent makeup application, I could buy 30 – yes 30 – packages of SmartBrow. And no painful application to endure.
Now, you may find some negative comments around the web about this product, but here’s my take on that: Every product works differently for each person. I always try to give the product a try myself so I can form my own opinion about it. That’s exactly what I did with SmartBrow and I’m so glad I did.
It took a little practice and I have some tips for making it work better below, but I love this product. It stays on all day (or days if you wish…it’s semi-permanent!) and it is natural looking on me. SmartBrow comes in three colors: Black/Brown, Brunette and Blonde. It has a dual applicator – one side has a brush like a mascara wand and the other side has a thin brush for more precise application (as seen in the photo). It also comes with a “remover” included in the package that will remove the SmartBrow product from your eyebrow.
Tips for getting the most from SmartBrow:
1) Wipe off some of the excess product that comes out of the tube. It’s way too much and you will not be happy with the result. I have forwarded my suggestion to the company rep to see if they can improve on this applicator and cut down on the amount of product that is released from the tube.
2) Practice, practice, practice! That’s the key to making a natural looking brow. Believe me, I am still trying to master the technique, but I’m getting better each time I apply it. Keep in mind, I do not wear makeup every day; most days are spent in my home, working on my blog and social media accounts, so there’s no need.
3) Have adequate lighting when applying the product. Light is important for any makeup application, but you want to be able to see exactly how much product you are putting on your brow.
Here’s a great application demonstration:
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Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post. All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone. Receiving sample(s) of this product in no way affected my opinion in this review.