So we’ve all seen the thick, heavy eyebrows of stars like Cara Delvinge or Lily Collins. You may have admired how they can pull off such a look, but have dismissed thoughts that you need to fill in your brows. But, let me tell you ladies, it’s time to say goodbye to life before ‘real’ eyebrows and hello to your new and improved brows!

If you haven’t had your brows filled in before, stop everything and get to your nearest makeup counter for immediate help!

cara brows

A defined brow can change a face. It can finish off your look by framing the face and draw attention to the eyes. A fantastic way to see the difference a defined brow really makes is to fill in one eyebrow at a time and compare it to the untouched eyebrow. If it’s the first time you’ve had them filled in, prepare yourself for that sharp intake of breath as you excitedly exclaim ‘Wow!’

There’s no need to go too dark or too heavy, especially if you’re just beginning to experiment with defined brows. Start off filling the brows in lightly, follow the natural shape and draw in where there should be more hair.

Here’s a few of my favourite products for creating perfect brows.

Smashbox Brow Tech and Kit

smashbox brow tech

These little trio pots are truly a godsend! Each pot ranges from a blonde to auburn to dark brown colour, so you’ll be sure to find your perfect colour match. Each pot contains two hair colour powders as well as a brow wax. To apply, use the lighter colour to fill in the brows and accent this with the darker colour where you need more definition. Finally, set the powder by brushing through the brow wax. You’ll be in need of a good brush to apply this brow tech trio, so opt for Kit’s Double Ended Brow and Lash Brush! Use the angled brush to apply the product and tame and comb through the brows with the fine tooth comb and bristle brush end.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil


If you’re after something simple, quick and easy then opt for a pencil. Hourglass does a great one that will leave you with perfect brows in a single step. The pencil goes on as a powder and then turns into a wax, cutting out a step as setting is not required! The pencil is quite soft too and allows the wax to stick to the hair and build volume. The other end of the pencil includes a bristled brush that will allow you to comb the hairs into place. Available in three colours and suitable for blondes, light brunettes or those with darker hair. 

Benefit Instant Brow Pencil

benefit instant brow pencil

On the more affordable side, comes Benefit’s Instant Brow Pencil. Even more exciting to its affordability- it works really well! The pencil is quite soft and leaves the brow looking natural yet defined with a powder-like finish. It is long wearing and does require sharpening unlike the Hourglass one. Even better, the bristle brush at the end allows you to comb the product through blending it in for perfect, even brows!

Paula’s Choice, The Perfect Brow Kit


Paula‘s Choice new Brow Defining Cream Duo includes long-lasting cream brow colours that give blonde-to-dark-brown brows a full, natural look with minimal effort. The great thing about this set is that there are two shades that can be either used alone or blended together to create the perfect brow colour. The cream is easy to apply and if you are looking to blend, apply the cream shade first and then blend the darker colour for the perfect colour.

So please believe me dear readers and give your face the definition it needs! I guarantee the compliments will come flooding in…

These products are available at Kit Cosmetics, Mecca Cosmetica, Benefit and Paula’s Choice.

About The Author

A Melbourne city girl through and through, Olivia is a Communications student at RMIT. After dreaming of crossing international waters her entire life, she has spent the last six months studying in Leeds, England. As cliched as it is, she believes travel really is the only thing that makes you richer and intends to spend the rest of her life exploring and discovering the world. A lover of the arts, good food and quality wine she realises the importance of being an enthusiast in life. Because honestly, lukewarm is no good for anything. Twitter: @oliviawindsor Blog:

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