Instagram is obsessed with it. Beauty brands are obsessed with it. Brows: it’s all around us. There is just something about brows that can frame your whole face. Just look up “celebrities without brows”… It’s kinda horrifying, don’t say you haven’t been warned! ;) And I didn’t escape the fixation on brows: my biggest pride face wise are my green eyes and my bold brows. So I love putting these two on display whenever I put on make-up. Enter Wunderbrow, which promises to stay on for days!
It was no surprise that I was very interested in the Wunderbrow, which promises to last for days – it’s basically lifeproof! ;) Isn’t that something cool – waking up and not having to worry about your brows? That’s already one “check!” off your list! So when I saw that Boozyshop had Wunderbrow in their webshop, I was thrilled. I’ve ordered from them before and was very happy with their service so I just took the plunge. Anything to make my make-up routine quicker and easier, I’m down for it!
First: the colour. For starters, I wasn’t too sure about what colour to pick. My hair is ash blonde but my brows are more on the brunette side. I didn’t want my brows to be too light or too dark so I read some reviews and found that “Blonde” was the closest to Taupe from ABH, which I own already. So to be safe, I went with Blonde ;)
In the package, you can find your tube of Wunderbrow and a spoolie.
How it works
Wunderbrow uses the Permafix technology, which has fibres in the formula. These fibres form a coat around your brow hairs, making them waterproof! Because the formula and pigments fasten on your skin and brow hairs, it basically stays on until you want to take it off.
Perfect brows in 3 steps
Step 1: Prep
Preparation is key and is certainly true for Wunderbrow. It’s best to apply the product to a completely cleansed brow. That means no creams or moisturiser should have been on the area where you want to apply the brow product. Also make sure your cleanser is oil-free. Basically if anything with oil in it has touched your brow hairs, it will affect the longevity of Wunderbrow. Here’s what I do. If I have time, I will do my brows with Wunderbrow before I start moisturising. If I’m a little shorter in time I will just avoid the brow area while applying my skincare.
Then I start with combing my brows. I make sure they’re combed in the right shape that I want.
Step 2: Filling in
You can start to fill in sparse areas with short and feathery strokes, like you would with a pencil. Apply in the direction of your hair growth.
I’ve filled in my brows in two different ways. On the left I’ve applied Wunderbrow with a brow brush, while on the right side I’ve applied it straight from the tube and combed it through with a spoolie.
It’s not a huge difference, but I do notice that if you apply Wunderbrow with a brow brush (like you would a pommade) it works more neat and precise. For the ladies who want a sharp brow a brush is the way to go. You can always build up if you want a bold brow. If you apply it straight from the tube your brows will look more filled in, but it depends on how much product you use. I would keep the spoolie close at hand so you can evenly work in the product on your brows.
Step 3: Groom
And then you’re done! You’ll notice that the product starts to dry up. At first it might be a weird feeling, because your brows will feel a little hard, like the feeling of a brow gel. But they’ll stay put for a long time! I manage to keep them for two days. The only trick is that the Wunderbrow comes off with an oil-based cleanser (well, it has to come off at some point right?) But that means that if you have an oil based cleanser like me, you will loose the brows at the second you mix the cleanser with your brows. This is not a flaw – it’s pretty logical that a waterproof product comes off when it touches oil. But if you’re besties with an oil based cleanser, Wunderbrow might not be the ideal product for you. It is great though if you just need your brows to stay in place for a full day – it definitely survives that!
But if you’re an oil-free cleanser girl, have a go at the Wunderbrow! It’s pretty cool to wake up with great brows and it does take some time off your make-up routine. If you’re in a hurry, you can just apply it straight from the tube and a spoolie. Quick, quicker, quickest… ;)
What do you think of the Wunderbrow? What browproducts do you use?