Wunderbrow Fibre Filler
Everyone is obsessed – and that includes me! The problem is, my eyebrows are just rubbish. They are fair and non-existent but at the same time hard to shape and make me look like a drag queen if they end up too dark.
I look at how amazing microblading looks but there’s no way I could pull that off. Would be great if I could. I either have the wrong face shape, tone, or I have to face the fact I’m not nineteen anymore.
So, my eyebrows were something I kind of ignored for years. They weren’t a massive issue to me. I never leave the house without keeping my shiny complexion under control and a lick (or ten) of mascara. So as long as you can see my eyes I’m feeling okay. The joys of being naturally fair.
My hair is an odd natural colour, and I don’t mind that at all. I have natural highlights over the top of dull brown hair. In the summer it’s fine as the sun brings out the blonde, and now and again I can brighten it with a colour. But in the winter it goes dull and dark. So am I either blonde or brown. I’m not quite brunette – in fact anything harsh makes me look quite unwell. Too dark and I just look wrong and too light is equally as strange. So very light hair means I have to have twilights, and very dark hair on me means I need hightlights, just to sort out my awkward face.
I’m not shy to play around with hair colour – I never have. As a teenager my hair was coloured all different tones of red – which suits me perfectly with my pale yet warm freckly skin, but people thought I was a natural ginger. Not that I had a problem with that, but I was hiding something quite natural with my blonde bits. Plus feeling like a fraud because I wasn’t ginger at all. But for all the time I had red or auburn hair I do remember filling in my eyebrows as part of my makeup routine. If my hair goes any darker, my eyebrows fade into nothing.
I don’t mind experimenting
For years after I had blonde or natural hair (colouring it on odd occasions), but this winter I coloured it a darker brown. I kept hold of some highlights (wrapping the untouched strands in foil – I always colour at home). But I went a bit too dark. However, after putting a stripper on my hair it took the colour back to an interesting ‘brunette’ colour in certain lights. Then quite golden in the sunshine. But my poor eyebrows need attention once more!
I’ve used various different eyebrow pencils and kits. Even a bit of eyeshadow sometimes to define them. But I guess it’s about time I do things properly (sort of).
I guess I had to do something…
I go into London a fair bit. As I was going up the escalators last Friday, I noticed the Wunderbrow ad in the underground. It’s not that new but it has good reviews, I decided to head to Boots and try it out for myself. Not the semi permanent – hair is one thing, but there’s no hiding your face if you mess that up! So here I am having a go with the Wunderbrow Fiber Filler. It washes off so I’m not that scared to try it.
I toyed for ages which colour to go with. Blonde or Brunette? What colour is my hair? My complexion? So I got the blonde one… I’m thinking now it could be the wrong choice.
So here my eyebrows are in their natural state – like shrinking violets. Then I had a go on one brow with the Wunderbrow filler.
Thank God no one can see me. Oh wait…
You can notice the difference. The right side of my face looks so different but where I’ve applied the Wunderbrow Fiber Filler it’s defined my brow.
So I did the other side. Not too difficult for an eyebrow amateur – although perhaps better shaping beforehand might improve them a bit. I was also a bit too cautious. If I had more confidence I’d look like I had more defined brows.
I do think my poor eyebrows need some attention and the Wunderbrow was easy to use. There are fibres that stick and fill, making the eyebrows look more natural. It’s also water resistant which is perfect for me, as I’m constantly rubbing my face during the day and smudge off half my makeup in the process. Because of these hair like fibres, it can be a bit messy. I ended up with little ‘hairs’ on my nose. But I used a large blusher brush to sweep them away.
So the verdict? I like it, but I should have gone with the brunette colour. The blonde just doesn’t look right at all. I should have known I could have gone a couple of shades darker, but I’m useless at making on the spot decisions.
It’s not too expensive at £19.95, but I’ll still use this tube up – maybe going over it lightly with a darker brow colour just to tone it a bit to get the colour I want. Go to Wunderbrow here.
Instead of changing the tube I changed my hair instead. I went lighter so the Wunderbrow colour I had went better. But I would still prefer a darker shade. As you can see, after only six months I am getting used to having eyebrows!
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