My brows are a hot mess. Not only are they unruly, there are chunks missing, such as part of my right arch. No amount of plucking, trimming, shaping, or filling in seems to make them look even slightly normal. During one of my frequent Sephora.com trips, I peeked at some of the brow products, checked out a few of them on MakeupAlley, and finally settled on Smashbox Brow Tech because of all the glowing reviews.
Brow Tech is a small pot containing three different brow products: a lightweight colorless wax, a light brow shadow, and a darker brow shadow. Both the matte shadows are nicely pigmented, not too heavy, not too sheer, so it looks perfectly natural in my brows. Brow Tech is available in five various shades- Blonde, Taupe/Soft Brown, Auburn, Brunette, and Dark Brown. All of the shades come with two colors, so you can customize the right color for you. At first I was going to buy Dark Brown, but after thinking about it, I settled on Brunette. I'm glad I chose Brunette, because it's the perfect shade for my brows.
From all the reviews I've read, everyone uses this a different way. Some people do the shadow, then the wax, some mix the two, etc. Personally, I have a very specific way to use it that works perfectly (for me, anyway).
- First, I use my angled brow brush to swipe the wax over my entire brow. I let it dry for about 30 seconds while I apply the wax to the other brow, and brush through them with a spoolie.
- Next, I use the lighter color of the two shadows to fill in my entire brow with small strokes.
- Then, I just use the darker color to fill in any more visible bald spots with small strokes. After that, I just brush through them again, and they look perfect.
Performance Grade: A+