Are you trying to fill out your brows? We have gathered the ultimate list of all the products and techniques to help you through your brow PTSD. We know we are not the only one out there who needs them. Let's get going.
Pros: A quick, efficient way to softly fill in your brows. It’s especially great for those with dry skin, as natural oils in skin can cause smudging.
Cons: Only adds color to skin, not hair.
Pros: A super fine-tipped pen is ideal for creating realistic hair-strokes. It delivers the most natural-looking filled in brow, and is great for all skin and hair types.
Cons: Requires practice and a very precise, steady hand. Brow pens work best when applied directly to clean, dry skin, so you might have to wipe off extra moisturizer or makeup before you get started.
Pros: A K-beauty product that tints the skin under your eyebrows for two to three days. Plus, it's cheap—you could find them easily in drugstores.
Cons: It only lasts two to three days, bad news if you were expecting an actual tattoo.
Pros: Pomades allow you to be more artistic and flexible with your look. Because they’re typically smudge-free and waterproof, pomades are ideal for oily skin, warmer climates, and long affairs.
Cons: Requires makeup remover to get it off. It’s also easy to go overboard and end up with an Instagram brow.
Pros: Microblading is a semi-permanent brow treatment that uses a small blade to create hair-like strokes of pigment into the skin. It’s a good option for those who fill in their brows daily and wish they didn’t.
Cons: The hefty price tag, for one—microblading can range from RM500 to RM2,500. A session can last up to two hours and, depending on your pain tolerance level, hurt. Plus, results vary. The blade, pressure, and pigment used can all affect how your brows look, and a worst-case scenario leaves unwanted pigment in your skin that can change color over time.
Pros: Microfeathering utilizes soft strokes to fill in gaps and sparse areas of the brow for a more subtle and refined version of Microblading. It deposits pigment into more superficial skin layers than Microblading does.
Cons: The strokes of pigment are so subtle, Microfeathering rarely lasts for over a year.
Eyebrow Growth Serum
Pros: Natural brows that is your own. They are also significantly cheaper than getting any sort of microblading treatment. Eyebrow growth serums usually cost between RM100-RM300, which is in some cases, 20X cheaper than microblading treatments.
Cons: You will need to apply them everyday for maximum results. It will take you a few weeks to achieve the look that you are going for. Another con with eyebrow growth serums is that maintenance will likely still be required to keep them looking make-up ready.
If you are looking for something that won't wash off that will save you time and money, microblading and eyebrow growth serum would be your best viable options.