Monday, November 26, 2012

Benefit Brow Bar

I have been in desperate need of an eyebrow waxing for months. And I mean DESPERATE. Like, hair growing down to my eyelids desperate. However, when it comes to who I let rip the hair out of my face, I am sort of picky. I am apprehensive about going to a sketchy nail salon, where they take you to a back room and hack away at your face, leaving you looking like some cracked out drag queen. Or at least, that's how I imagine it. Hair salons are hit or miss and it always seems like a big ordeal trying to get it done there. There is never anybody around to do it and just like anywhere else, you never know what you're going to get out of it. 

Well, after some thought, I realized my local Ulta store housed one of these Brow Bars. I figured this would be worth a try since I have always been curious. I mean, just look how cute it is.

So, behold, the Benefit Brow Bar. 

Real attractive, right?
  My "arch expert's" name was Holly and she was super cute and friendly. Also, I trust anyone with ombré hair, so I felt pretty comfortable going into this. She had me sign a release form and asked me how I wanted my brows to look. I told her I just wanted to clean them up and keep them as thick as possible. Now, there's actually sort of a science behind this, as opposed to just slapping some wax on and hoping for the best. She used a stick and marked diagonally from my nose to the tip of my brows and straight up where my nose meets my brows. Then, she outlined the area to be waxed. She also trimmed them up so they weren't so bushy. After the waxing, she went in and tweezed all the stray, stubborn hairs that were left behind. The above photo shows what I looked like prior to the waxing. Ironically, this part did make me look a bit drag queen-ish.

As an added bonus, at the end, she used concealer to cover up the redness around the brows and filled them in with the Benefit Brow Zings. For those of you who aren't familiar with Benefit's cosmetics range, Brow Zings are a kit for shaping, and defining brows. It comes with a wax, a setting powder, and an angled brush for application. 

Voila! Here I am with newly, expertly waxed, trimmed, and tweezed brows! I'm even sporting a pretty nice arch! What I really appreciated about my Brow Bar experience was that she really took the time to make me look good. After the waxing, she diligently tweezed away, making sure no stray hair was left behind. This took a while, because, I am one hairy bitch. No joke. I wouldn't recommend this to someone looking to get this done in a hurry. It took close to 40 minutes! For me, it was well worth the wait. I can't tell if maybe the right side is slightly more arched, but either way, this is definitely the best my brows have ever looked!

This service was $20 by the way, plus a tip. Yes, it's quite a bit more than the $7-$10 at the nail salon, but like I always say, you get what you pay for, and I'll definitely be going back as soon as I start looking like a Furby again. 

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  1. Your brows look great! I would be nervous about entrusting someone to do my brows as well, but it's reassuring that the end result turned out so well :)

    1. Thank you! I think the search is over. I don't think I'll be going anywhere else.

  2. They look great! I've always wanted to try the Brow Bar, I need to give it a go!

    Lana, xo

    1. Thanks :) My main concern was that I wanted them to be even and look natural. I definitely recommend it! I hope your experience is as good as mine was!

  3. wow,great!


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