Beauty Roundup: All About Brows


As I was sitting on the couch with my mother-in-law the other night, wracking by brain for a beauty post, she asked “Have you ever done anything on eyebrows?” Bingo! Especially since I am lacking in that department and am always looking for a little help, anything to make them feel like more. Memories of this Brooke Shields Aziza ad came to mind, as I, a sparse-browed tween dreamt of having caterpillars just like Brooke, (or my BFF Anne who was blessed with them). I still dream about that, and while I know it’s never going to happen, I can at least try for a little more of something. Brow pencils scare me, since I know I wouldn’t use them correctly and would end up looking like a lunatic. So after a little more searching, I was pretty happy to find a few good options.


This little mascara-looking wand adds volume and color with tinted micro-fibers. Sounds promising!
Here’s a natural alternative to Latisse for brows and lashes that’s even safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.
Nourishing Brow Oil claims to stimulate growth while strengthening the hair. Plus I think it must smell pretty good.
You can use this primer with other brow products or just alone to condition and enhance.
 Dior Bold Brow is described as “A mascara that helps you immediately achieve lush, full, groomed brows.” ‘Immediately’ sounds good to me.
I like the idea of a serum to use day and night that can help things grow a little.
 I’ve used Glossier Boy Brow, which gives just enough boldness without being obvious.


  • January 30, 2018


    I LOVE Brow Boy. Definitely one of Glossier’s best products.

  • January 30, 2018


    I just started using GrandeBROW fill in dark after running out of my Boy Brow and must say I like it more!

  • January 30, 2018


    Being a have-er of blonde eyebrows, with many of the hairs being fine and white, Ive tried all the brow mascaras. The best one so far is the one by Charlotte Tilbury. The super small brush picks up and coats hairs that you didn’t even know were there. It’s also buildable, unlike the glossier one (which I also like, but smears the more you put on).

  • January 30, 2018

    Emma Gillette

    As a follicularly-challenged female, I’ve found ka-BROW by Benefit to be absolutely the best product for faking an eyebrow.

  • January 30, 2018

    Kelly Simmons

    I had a life changing brow experience with RevitaBrow. Grew in beautifully and now I get them tinted which is also just awesome. I had no idea I had so many tiny grey hairs hidden inside — the difference is astonishing

  • January 30, 2018

    JoAn Monaco MD

    This is a great post. Thank you! Brows can completely change the youthful appearance of the eye. The arch is so important when being threaded or waxed or plucked to be put in the right place for a youthful eye and over plucking is a disaster. I am a plastic surgeon and loyal reader of this blog and i have to say that when i Botox people’s brows, there’s are important landmarks to the eye that need to be considered to give the arch a youthful lift without having a scary Botoxed look. So when patients come to me with brows that are too thin and not growing back well as that hair thins with age, i recommend Revita Lash or Revita Brow which can be purchased online. And, i’m Also a huge fan of Kimara Anert for people who are on the UES as i think they know how to do an incredible brow. Thanks so much for this interesting read! (Also, these are my candid opinions…i have no incentive to recommend either;)

  • January 31, 2018


    I’ve been using Shiseido Full Lash and Brow Serum for several weeks now and have seen a slow, steady different in both my brows and lashes. It’s more affordable than some of the others – and likely not quite as dramatic. It does seem to be helping with my left brow’s bald spot.

  • January 31, 2018


    I had a pretty involved brow routine but now I just get my brows tinted every two months! Life changing. The dye seems to thicken the hairs a bit. I still use a wee bit of dipbrow and/or boy brow when I want to be fancy (which is really never because toddlers and school runs are my life right now).