At Home Eyebrow Grooming

I am a waxer. I enjoy the pain and I enjoy the results. However, lately I have been really busy/ lazy. My favorite eyebrow waxing spot is on Melrose at the Verad salon with Irene. The thing with Verad is they are only open Tuesday- Saturday from 10:00-5:00 leaving Saturday as my only option. Occasionally Irene opens the salon for me on a Monday or extra early on a weekday so I can sneak in before work, but I would hate to abuse my power (hehe).

So I have let my brows go a little. Not too bad, I do have a magnifying mirror and a cheap pair of tweezers.

I have been eying this little kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills at Sephora for months; the problem was the price tag. $75 for a grooming kit! Everyday at lunch I would go to Sephora and stare at it. I have no idea what the point of that was; maybe some handsome devil would just give it to me (doubtful).

So today when I opened up my Sephora email and saw there was a smaller kit for only $45 I ran over to Sephora. Really. The kit is great. It comes with 4 eyebrow stencils, tweezers, mini scissors, all tucked inside an adorable case.

As so as I got home it was brow time baby! Since I didn’t get the “fancy” kit I improvised a little. I got out some white eyeshadow to dust the part of my brows I wasn’t planning on plucking out, and of course my magnifying mirror (a beauty kit must have). I chose the petite arch stencil. Choosing your stencil is pretty simple, just lay them over your eyebrow and see which one fits your brows the closest … it will be very obvious.

Then go to town.

I brushed up my brows first and used the little scissors to trim them up. Then I went in for the tweeze. I have to say that I haven’t ever used tools this nice … my typical tweezers are $3.99 from CVS. With great tools came great excitement, which led to over plucking. Thank god for my Smashbox eyebrow filler and wax palette.

In the end I am pleased with my purchase. This is going to be a practice makes perfect sort of thing, but I will use my kit again to cut down my waxing trips.

Has anyone out there used this kit? I would love to know how it worked for you. Or just any eyebrow butchering stories, I eat those up for breakfast.

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