When I was born, I was covered in light blonde hair which is pretty common for a caucasian baby. Throughout the years the hair on my head has developed into a chocolate brown yet the rest of my hair has stayed quite light. Now as a girl this is particularly good as I dont need to shave nearly as much as my darker haired friends but there are of course some negatives. My eyelashes are half blonde/ half brown, but this is easily fixed with some mascara. The big one for me is that I look like I hardly have eyebrows! Now because this is how it has always been I'm quite used to not having much there but when doing my makeup there has always been the issue of trying to fill in my brows.
This is a 'before' picture of me without any makeup on. As you can see I have very light eyebrows in comparison to my hair colour.
Over the past year I have become quite interested in all things beauty and have lusted after brows that suit my face perfectly. I have seen many places for brow waxing and tinting but never had the guts to go im. Yesterday I finally got around to going to the Benefit Brow Bar that is located inside Chadstone shopping centre. I decided on this store as I have read many good reviews, the girls who work there have perfect eyebrows and also it is just such a pretty store.
The store itself is a lovely display located in the beauty department in Myer. Yesterday there was a total of six girls working, with some on brows and some doing makeup touch ups. I had to wait about 20 minutes as I hadn't made an appointment, but during that time I was able to watch them work their magic and to have a look at all of their products. When it was my turn the lovely Alani sat me done and had a chat to me about my brows and what I wanted done. I suggested a shape and tint which she thought was a good idea. First she applied the brow tint and while waiting she applied some of their best selling mascara 'They're real', which is supposed to end up like false eyelashes. She then removed the tint and got to waxing my brows. The waxing didn't hurt much at all but because I hardly touch my brows my skin became quite pink. Once it was all done I had some makeup put on to try and make my skin colour a bit more even. This didn't quite work but thankfully the redness has gone down now. I tried the Posietint which I absolutely loved and will buy when I'm overseas. All up the service cost $37 which is more expensive than some other places but it was definitely worth it.
Now I did see my brows in the store and thought they were good but I was in a bit of shock. Once I got to my car I had another look and was so shocked and really didn't like them. In my opinion they are a bit too dark for me, but I think the real reason I don't love them is that they are such a big difference for me. Now I found the whole appointment lovely and the girls really knew what they were doing I just didn't end up loving the outcome. I guess it would be like me having a spray tan and because I am so pale it would be a huge shock to the system. Today I am liking them a little more but I still don't really like them. Hopefully in a few more days I will be used to having actual eyebrows. The shape is perfect and the colour matches my hair but for some reason I still feel really weird about them. I've put in my after shot-you can see what you think! Also I think the foundation they used isn't perfect for me but I guess that's why going outside is good because you can get a proper look.