July 13, 2013 - Better You, Hair and Beauty

Total Brow Transformation

Better Brows

I have a love/hate relationship with my brows.  For years I hated them.  Starting at the age of 16, I over plucked them, then in my 20’s moved on to over waxing them.   They were too thin, misshapen and just not very flattering.

Tip #1 – STOP the over plucking and waxing!

A few years back, some kind makeup artist on a commercial shoot convinced me to stop the madness.  She did her best to draw on my brows the way nature intended and I couldn’t believe how much better they looked.  Now all I had to do was grow them back out.

Easier said than done.

Tip #2 – Take Biotin daily.

After all of those years of over plucking and over waxing, they wouldn’t grow back.  On my next shoot, I asked the makeup artist what I could do about it.  She recommended taking a Biotin supplement every day…and after a few months, it worked!  My brows grew back better than ever.  My hair is thicker and fuller now too.

Tip #3 – Shape up every couple of months.

I only wax every other month now to get them shaped up and keep them full and natural.  I do my own clean up every couple of days with my tweezers and finally have eyebrows that I love.

Tip #4 – Use a great brow pencil.

Recently I found a product that made me love them even more.  For awhile now, I’ve heard beauty bloggers talk about how great the Your Brows But Better (YBBB) pencil is from IT Cosmetics.  I’m normally not a brow pencil user but I received this as one of the  six pieces in the Your Most Beautiful You anti-aging collection from IT Cosmetics.

It Cosmetics YBBB Universal Brow Power Skinny Pencil

The YBBB Brow Power Skinny Pencil adheres to skin and looks like real hair.  The super fine tip allows you to draw in individual, realistic looking hairs.  It’s universal color also works for all hair colors.  You just use less pressure for lighter hair and more for darker.  The built-in spooly allows for quick and easy brushing out and blending in.

I’m sold and am now a brow pencil devotee.  The ones I used in the past were too thick and harsh.  They didn’t look at all natural.  This one has completely changed my perception and gives me the natural looking, perfectly shaped brows I’ve always wanted.


The Your Most Beautiful You collection also contains some other IT Cosmetics cult favorites including their Bye Bye Under Eye full coverage collagen treatment concealer.  A little bit of this miracle worker goes a very long way!  I was impressed at how much coverage it provided with a light, silky finish.  When applied with the Heavenly Luxe Dual Airbrush Foundation/Concealer brush, also included in the collection, it gave my face an all-over airbrushed look.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer with Collagen & Brush

The collection also contains Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Luminizer which gives skin a lit from within glow.  It’s infused with peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and Vitamins A, C and E.  The included Heavenly Luxe Pointed Precision Complexion Brush makes application fool proof and applies just the right amount.

It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Luminizer with Brush

Finally the collection contains one more product that I’m super excited about – the worldwide launch of IT Cosmetics’ Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Gloss Stain.  This is lip gloss on a whole new level!  It’s infused with nine ultra-rich lip butters and oils to drench lips with hydration.  It also delivers high shine and a concentrated pigment of color that looks like a gloss but feels more like a lightweight serum.  The gloss contains a stain that never dries your lips out and gives a pretty flush of color that lasts all day.  This is officially my new favorite lip gloss!

The IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You Collection is available July 13th on QVC and at QVC.com.

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    1. Hi Karen – The brow pencil only comes in one shade, which is pretty cool. You just apply more pressure if you want it darker. That’s one of the things I love about it. It really gives you a lot of control in how much color you want.

  1. I admit I pluck my brows, but being half Italian I have very bushy brows that grow together if I don’t 🙂 They have to be tamed or they would be noticeable for all the wrong reasons!

  2. I love my brow pencil – it’s essential to making it look like I actually HAVE eyebrows {for some reason, they’re SO much lighter than the rest of my hair}. I used to get them waxed until I realized that made it more obvious I was using a brow pencil :p I love the idea of the “Your Most Beautiful You” brand and may have to try some of their stuff out! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  3. Smart advice. Too many gals, in focusing/obsessing over their brows, go too far and destroy them. That almost happened to me. Nature designed us to be beautiful so the closer we stay to nature’s design, the better we’ll look. Good tip on how to get them to grow back.

  4. I have never heard about Biotin! I’m definitely going to check that out – these are great tips 🙂 And your brows look amazing!

  5. I saw that TSV and I’ve been on the fence all day! I’m still not sure…. your comments are making me lean toward giving it a try.

  6. How do you keep them from going overboard? I’ve tried a million waxers and EVERY time they over wax them. I have naturally thick eybrows and it’s like they can’t help themselves. I wish I could clean them up myself! Yours our amazing. Totally going to try Biotin. Thanks!

  7. Thanks for this product tips! When I was around my early 20s I had overplucked too and had such thin eyebrows… After a while I hated it grew it all back out then went to a professional eversince. One of those things I can’t do for myself, lol.

  8. I need to take some biotin for my ever thinning hair! I pluck my brows since I’m allergic to the wax. Thanks for the great tips!

  9. That brow pencil looks amazing! I could always use brow improvement. I have the most wirey eyebrows ever! I have to use clear mascara on them to keep them tame!

  10. Your brows look great!! I never would have guessed you ever had overplucked. Mine are a mess despite taking Biotin. I have seriously considered getting them tattooed but I am too chicken. They are so blonde and sparse and each brow grows differently. I can’t live without my Benefit Browzings.

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  12. Great tips! I will def follow them for I am having a hard time maintaining a beautiful brow. I am not good at plucking for I sometimes overdo it that makes it too thin and paying for waxing. Now I have to find the perfect brow pencil.

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