The professional brow treatments you’ve probably never heard of
Desperately seeking thickness? If you’d rather not tinker with makeup each and every morning in an attempt to fill and define your brows to perfection, then it’s time you tried a more permanent approach. We asked celebrity brow expert Amy Jean about the current brow treatments on offer that can help you achieve thick brows that last.
What it is: Henna is a temporary, non-toxic solution to brow definition. “It’s a natural tint that stains the skin and creates shading where you are lacking definition,” says Amy Jean.
Lasts: two to four weeks
Brow candidate: “Almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of henna, including during pregnancy and breastfeeding,” says Amy Jean.
What it is: If brow powder is your go-to and you like a low-maintenance makeup routine, the airbrush tattooing technique of misting could be for you. “Misting achieves a softly powdered brow,” says Amy Jean. “The soft wash of colour achieves a very subtle background colour behind the hairs.”
Lasts: 12–18 months
Brow candidate: It suits most skin and brow types.
Price: from $995
What it is: Big on social media, microblading involves a professional creating tiny tattoo “strokes” to fill brows. But do your homework. “This treatment is not suited to everyone,” says Amy Jean. “Oily or dewy skin types won’t have success with the pigment retention.” People prone to rosacea should also steer clear, and if you use a lot of actives in your skin care regimen “the strokes may blur [or] change colour”, warns Amy Jean.
Brow candidate: Dry skin types who like to keep their skin routine simple.
Price: from $995
If you’re hesitant to try these more-permanent options and would rather stick to filling in your brow with makeup, read up on these must-know eyebrow tips from Lucy Hale’s brow artist.
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Have you tried any of these semi-permanent brow treatments? What’ your preferred method of achieving thick brows?
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marie claire Beauty Director, Sally Hunwick joined the marie claire team in 2017. Previously Sally has worked on Cosmopolitan as Beauty and Lifestyle Director, Women’s Health as Contributing Beauty Editor, and Harper's BAZAAR and Dolly as Beauty Writer and Beauty Editor respectively. An award-winning journalist with a long-running career both in Australia and in the UK, Sally is passionate about all things beauty and health.