Beauty Review: Silk Fibre Brow Enhancer

16.11.15
We're back talking beauty over here and more importantly, what are arguably the most important part of your face - it's got to be the brows! Now don't get me wrong, I love a make up product as much as the next girl but if there's any kind of shortcut, or something that can let me get away with putting on as little make up as possible, chances are, most days I'll probably take it.
Product featured: Silk Oil of Morocco 'Silk Fibre Brow Enhancer'*

For me, brows are paramount and I can safely say the experts weren't lying when they advised that 'the right brows can transform your face'. Forget all other make up, I can even go without covering up my dark, under eye circles (and trust me, that's not a pretty sight for anyone) and still look reasonably alive if I've got my eyebrows preened to some kind of perfection. Only a few of those close to me know this, but alongside my anxiety and constant stress and worry (yeah, I rarely sleep either) comes a few unfortunate habits. Scrap nail-biting and welcome yourselves to the wonderful world of Liv - pulling out your glorious eyebrow hairs by hand. Yup, I know, I sound like a freak and it's not something I'm proud of but when even the slightest bit of worry or apprehension enters my mind, my brows are goners. What you're left behind with is a bare, patchy and quite frankly, disastrous mess - a fate which I wouldn't wish upon anyone (I self-consciously couldn't bring myself to include pics, so for that, I can only apologise!). Obviously for nail biting, there are things you can do to attempt to 'ween' you off of the habit, but I've yet to come across something to help me with my problem, and believe me I've tried...so if anyone has any suggestions on how to cure it, I would be eternally grateful.

Luckily, there are some amazing products on the market to disguise that troublesome sparseness, though I've never quite tried one like this. I'm a huge fan of the brow 'mascaras' that help to thicken the appearance of them, but I found they work better for those who already have quite a bit of hair and just need that extra boldness and shaping. Or to set an already filled-in brow and prevent it from any unwanted smudges or leakages (eek! rain!). The Fibre Brow Enhancer, as the name would suggest, is a powder packed with tiny fibres, similar to those in extension mascaras, which cling to your skin and existing hairs to build up more of a shape, colour and surface, whilst still maintaining a natural appearance - an almost impossible feat when you have little there to start with!

I'll be honest and say that my first use of this was an absolute disaster which caused me to run far, far away from the mirror and I will tell you now:
a little goes a long way!
You only need a small amount of this for it to take effect, due to its high pigmentation, so that's just a forewarning as somebody (me) clearly didn't get the memo! Always being one for second chances, I came back a few days later and spent a bit longer getting to know the Silk Fibre Brow, as you should with most things that'll be spending a notable amount of time on your face. When you do eventually get the hang of it, I can guarantee you'll become a fan of its wizardry and it's certainly saved me a few precious minutes of extra time in the mornings. HELLO BED.

I still tend to use my MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme to form a precise, basic outline and then follow it with this beauty to work its brow-perfecting magic.

Crazy how significant a tube of powder can become in altering your confidence, right?