As the well known quote goes "mum knows best" and since my mum shared her best tip with maintaining brows, I've lived by it to this day!
Living and growing up in a household of girls meant that makeup sharing, beauty lessons and overall girly chats about our face happened on the regular. When I first discovered that I could experiment with how I looked, mum would let me mess around with her lipsticks and I knew I loved how wearing makeup and looking after myself made me feel. I still raid my mums makeup stash, and her tips and tricks seem to be never ending and someone I go to for beauty advice on a regular basis.
Brows, eyebrows, slugs, monobrow, bushybrows whatever you call em they're so unique to each person and alter your face dramatically.
Looking back over photos way back then the trend seemed to be thin barely there eyebrows. I used to over pluck my brows so much during my teenage years, because in school you'd be picked on if they were too big. Thank goodness for Cara Delevingne sharing the love for big brows.
The most important piece of advice my mum gave me was to "treat your brows like sisters and not twins". I'm sad to admit that I didn't take any notice of this piece of advice until I was late in my teens, as you're probably very familiar with the I'm a teenager and I know best attitude. My brows are far from being similar to each other and over time I've learnt to embrace that about them, I stick to following the natural shape of them and keep them tidy and don't take much off them at all.
There are so many beauty tricks and tips that my mums shared with me over the last 20 odd years, but to treat each brow as an individual has made the most impact in my beauty regime. I'm so thankful that I eventually listened to my mums advice because I've actually learnt to love my brows for what they are instead of over plucking the heck outta them, to the point that you have no actual brows.
Lipcote have always been a brand my mums used and I've used to lock in that lip colour all day/evening, but as soon as they brought out their Browcote I knew I had to share it with her as I knew she'd appreciate it as an avid embracer of eyebrows. We now all use Lipcote and Browcote, myself, mum and sister to lock our looks in place as we love a strong brow look.
Basically I wanted to share with you guys the little golden nugget that you may already know but just incase you don't, please love your features and work with them and not against them. Remember, your eyebrows, slugs, whatever you name em are sisters and not twins. If you've got one thats more curved and the other square, try different products out and see what works for you and no over plucking allowed.
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