Monday, 16 January 2012

My HD brow experience

I hate eyebrow maintenance, I have never attempted it myself — I’m too scared of over-plucking — and I’m also really lazy when it comes regular threading.

One morning I suddenly noticed that, apart from being overgrown, one eyebrow was looking more arched than the other and that I naturally have one eyebrow higher. I am not really sure how I have gone this many years without noticing that but I wanted it fixed!

So I decided to book myself in with a local HD brows beautician who comes to your home to perform the treatment.

These were my brows before. I was told I have a good, natural shape and being thick already I should get the right results first time (bonus!).

Step 1 of 7 was eyebrow tinting. I naturally have fair eyebrows, so when asked how dark I wanted them to be — I just asked that they match my hair colour.

The dye was left on for a few minutes before being wiped away and then my brows were waxed, threaded and plucked before finishing the whole treatment off with mineral makeup and using eyebrow powder to fill in the sparse areas.
1. Tint
2. Waxing
3. Threading (see the apprehension in my face not knowing how it is looking)
4+5Trimming and plucking
6+7. Mineral makeup and fill in 
My brows immediately after
I have to admit, being such a dramatic change I wasn’t sure if I liked it at first. I was disappointed that one eyebrow was still higher than the other, I assumed that the treatment would aim to get them as even as possible — but that is probably something I should have made a point of asking for at the beginning of the treatment. Having read around other reviews since having the treatment, it seems others went through more of a consultation step, which I missed. 
My brows with and without being filled in

A few days later and I have got used to them and like them much better. The tinting process means that I can leave the house without filing in my brows at all, and when I have filled them in myself to get the defined look I am able to even them out and make my brows look as level as possible.  

At £25 it is a luxury treatment but I would do it again — not every month, but maybe a few times a year. I think finding the right HD brow technician will be like finding the right hairdresser and I will need to try a few before I find someone who gives me the best result. After the treatment I noticed a few stray hairs and coupled with the unevenness, I would have expected a more flawless finish.

So what do you think? I am probably preaching to the converted here considering how long this treatment has been available for — but would you go HD?

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