I am so, so pleased to bring you this review, because this is one of the most genius beauty products I have encountered in 2012 thus far. I cannot even begin to tell you the number of times I have heard another woman tell me that she wants to fix her eyebrows, but doesn’t know how to, or is scared to do so at home. In fact, I was once afraid to touch my own eyebrows at home, and would get them waxed so that the professional could “find my eyebrow shape” for me. Billion Dollar Brows Brow Buddy Shaping Kit is going to end all of that for you. It easily and quickly helps you identify and mark the ideal eyebrow shape for your face. I’ve got an in-depth review and tutorial inside, and you are not going to want to miss this genius product.
The Brow Buddy Shaping Kit comes with three items:
- Brow Buddy Tool
- White Marking Pencil
- Shaping Instructions
That little tool up above allows you to find the start, arch, and end of your eyebrows, at the same time. This is tremendously helpful since you obviously want your eyebrows to be as symmetrical as possible, and it can be sometimes difficult when doing each one separately. This is so much faster and so much easier to use than an eyebrow stencil, because it takes into consideration your face shape. We don’t all have the exact same facial features, so why are there stencils that supposedly work for every single person?
How To Use This Product:
For starters, here is my eyebrow before I used this kit. I purposely let my eyebrows grow out and look very unkempt and unruly. I’ve got to be really honest with you when I say that I think eyebrows are the single most important part of a person’s face. They can literally change the way an entire face looks and make you look older or younger. When my eyebrows are unkempt like they are above, I actually get pretty self-conscious, and I often feel like my entire makeup just doesn’t look as good and as clean.
You want to hold the shaping tool against your nose. Your nose actually slides between the two “arms” of the shaping tool, and becomes the center-point of your shaping. Holding it straight against your nose, extend the arms out just enough to fit your nose in it. This is where your eyebrows should start. Using the white pencil that comes with the kit, mark a small line at these two points.
You can see that my eyebrows are not perfectly symmetrical (most eyebrows are not). I usually have to fill in my eyebrows in this area a little bit since my hair just doesn’t grow as much there.
Next, look straight ahead, and open the shaper arm to the outer part of the iris of your eye (the colored part). This is where your natural arch should be. You may or may not already have a natural arch there already. Mine have been shaped out to have an arch here already, but the area is very overgrown with hairs, so I went ahead and marked this area with a white line.
Lastly, you want to hold the shaper arm at the very end of your eye. This is where your eyebrow should end. Again, take your white pencil and use a line to mark this spot. You will see in the next picture that my eyebrows don’t grow very well in terms of length at the end of my brow. I often fill this area in when I do my brows, to give the appearance of a longer, fuller brow at the end of my eye.
Using the straight edge of the shaper tool, you can connect the three lines and see where you need to tweeze your eyebrows exactly for your face shape. It ends up giving you a very specific guide as to where you need to get rid of the extra hair. I went ahead and used my tweezer’s, and I ended up with a very clean, neat looking eyebrow that has the perfect shape for my face:
The difference is tremendous, and makes a significant difference in how my entire face looks. It makes my eyeshadow look cleaner, my expressions look more authentic, and my entire face look younger and much more well-groomed. If you’re like me and you like to highlight your brow-bone, you’ll definitely want to keep this area well-groomed, because applying product over messy eyebrows just doesn’t look good!
Overall: Billion Dollar Brows presented one of my favorite products of the year with this Brow Buddy Shaping Kit. If I could give it a Beauty Gala Award, I would! It’s such a genius product that absolutely anyone can use, even the most timid beginner who is afraid to touch their own eyebrows. The instructions that come with the kit are very specific and clear, and the tool works wonderfully to help you shape your eyebrows specifically for your own face shape. This is one of those products that you purchase once and always keep around so that you have it to keep your brows in tip-top shape.
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