Imagine you’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Zombies are trying to bash your front door in, but they haven’t discovered the back door (yet). You need to think fast: grab your absolute essential makeup to take with you, so that your friends and family cannot mistake you for a zombie. GO!
What’s that? You never fill in your brows? But why? Former makeup artist Jeremy Renner (!!!) agrees with me. This requires another (!!!).
Properly groomed and filled in brows polishes and completes a makeup look, however simple or dramatic it is. I recently picked up MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in No. 4 Dark Brown Black ($22) and damn! This is powerful stuff. I first read about and saw this product on gorgeous Jenny of My Funny Valentine. UPDATE: These are currently being phased out for the new Aqua Brows. It is the same formula with more shades. No. 4 Dark Brown Black is the same shade as Aqua Brow in #40 Brown Black.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in No. 40
The eyebrow corrector is a creamy liquid formula. I put a very tiny dab of it on the back of my hand (you need less than you think), pick up the product with an angled liner/brow brush, then fill in my brows as usual. Be careful about shading in your brows; try to “stay within the lines” because this is difficult to take off without a makeup remover.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in No. 40 Dark Brown Black
I usually fill in my brows with pencil and/or powder eyeshadow (click here to see my tutorial on how I fill in my eyebrows), but they no longer perform well for me when humidity and sweat is in the picture. Hello, that’s Toronto summer for you. I need my brow product to stay with me through my sweaty bike rides, and sometimes, rain. Today was one of those days. Insanely humid and I was a big ol’ sweat ball. This did not move at all. Perfect brows, baby! All day long.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in No. 40 swatch
I actually wanted to buy the shade No. 3 Dark Ash Brown, but it was sold out. No. 4 Dark Brown Black is darker and cooler than No. 3. I went back to make the exchange, but realized that No. 3 is too warm toned and light for me. I’m keeping this shade!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brows in 10, 20, 30, 40 swatches
I went to another Sephora today to swatch the rest of the shades to show you the other options. No. 10 is a great shade for lightest blondes to light brunettes. No. 20 will work with auburn hair. Both No. 30 and No. 40 are great options for medium to dark brunettes. Sorry guys, I swatched these the wrong way (too heavy), but this shows you the difference between the shades.
Although I have a lot of brow hair, they are an awful shade of grey that just doesn’t work for me. A little bit of brow corrector and boom! I look like a normal human being.
Before and After MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in #40 Dark Brown Black
This is a game changer, you guys. I don’t say that often. Waterproof, sweat-proof brows with zero crunchiness. Hallelujah!
Now… say it with Jeremy!
Brows. Lashes. Lips. Frame the face.