Reader Question: Bleached or made up brows?

Good day Miss Liz! I have been contemplating for a few months now on whether to have my brows bleached or not since I found out about a brow salon that caters to such services. What's your take regarding this?

Would you recommend a made up or bleached brows? Thank you so much. :) - KD

Hi KD! Bleached eyebrows are only flattering on two occasions: if your hair is naturally/ dyed very light or if you have thick, black, and masculine eyebrows. Bleaching brows is a great way to soften them without any extra product, but believe me - a lot of girls don't actually need to do it!

If you have thin to normal brows then it's best to just have them groomed regularly at a brow salon. Some salons, like Browhaus, even offer temporary dyeing. It's a service called Browgraphy. After sculpting the brows, the aesthetician would shade them with a dark dye that's matched to your hair. The color will stay on for a week! It's an expensive service but if you're going on a holiday and you don't want to bother with makeup, then this is nice to try.

For everyday brow shaping though, there's a slew of excellent products out there. They can go as light or as dark as you wish - without the commitment. :) Here are some recommendations!

You don't need to suffer through bleached brows when there are products like the MAC Brow Set in Girl Boy. This instantly lightens brows due to its golden blonde shade. It's fairly water-resistant too! A cheaper alternative is the Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist in BR555. There's also the Jazzy brow mascara (I don't know the name exactly) which has a dupe of Girl Boy for only P300. It's available in Watsons.

If you want to get defined brows without having them look too dark, then you'll love the Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow pencil in 09 Walnut Brown. This delivers the perfect amount of pigment after a few quick layers. 

There's also the K-Palette Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow if you want to go a little darker. The Chocolate shade is my favorite, but Blonde is a nice option for those looking for slightly lighter brows.

Currently, the perfect brow combo for me would be the MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Dirty Blonde set with the Girl Boy. I really love how manicured my brows look, without going into the I-was-too-product-happy territory. I just recently dyed my hair a slightly reddish hue, so the combination is more flattering now. :)


MFEO: Dirty Blonde x Girl Boy

So there you go. :) Hope this helps! Share your input too! How do you like your brows - lighter or darker? Why?