As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, I have a serious set of brows. Thanks to my dad I have full, thick, coarse, crazy eyebrows so I’ve had to ‘sort them out’ from a young age. 

I dived into the brow world with waxing and it worked for me for a couple of years. As I grew up I wanted some more definition to my brows that a wax strip couldn’t get, so I moved over to threading. I get my eyebrows threaded at Blink Brow Bar every six weeks-ish, or just whenever they get so out of hand that I can’t pluck them myself anymore. For any stray hairs I simply pluck them myself using my Shavata tweezers, but as soon as the shape is lost I let the experts take over. I actually hate tweezers and find plucking really painful, so it’s really just for the obvious stray hairs. I wrote about my threading here if you want some more details. 

In the evenings I like to use the Blink Nourishing Brow Oil, it smells nice and takes care of the hair in your brows just like a hair oil would. My hair is very thick and coarse so I like to use this because it contains sweet almond oil to nourish, rosemary oil to stimulate and lavender and sandalwood to calm and balance. In the mornings I use the MAC Brow Set and I also like the Blink Clear Brow Gel. I don’t fill them in because they don’t really need it and it’s just another step I’ll have to do, but after seeing the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in action, I may have to give it a go for days when I’m wearing a full makeup look. If I’m going on a night out or my brows are acting up I will occasionally spray some hairspray onto a brow brush and brush it through to set them in place. 

I’ve heard that Cara Delevigne carries a brow kit around with her… maybe I need to get in on the action. So, does anyone else have manbrows? 

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33 Responses

  1. Mira says:

    I don’t have manbrows but non the less a brow kit is not a bad idea :)


    xx Mira

  2. I have manbrows thanks to my Dad also! I’m far too much of a wuss to pluck them myself though, so it just means I get my manbrows ‘sorted’ more often.

    Rosie |

  3. Anna Blush says:

    I have big man brows and they take so much effort to keep presentable. I like to keep on top of stray hairs with tweezers because if I don’t, it can become a massive (painful!) task

  4. Camille says:

    That’s funny, I didn’t even know there was other stuff than tweezers to take care of your eyebrows. You made me discover a whole new world

  5. Gita says:

    Bushy brows forever :)! I got to get that oil, it sounds lovely…


  6. Seave says:

    Have you tried the Maybelline clear mascara? or the Sephora one?
    Works well 😉

  7. Ivy Vijay says:

    oil massaging the brows frequently is a great idea. it helps shape my brows well and the hair grow in the direction I want them the ones in the front

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  8. Lauren says:

    I basically have no eyebrows. I wish I had more so I could actually do something with them! x

  9. Roshni K says:

    I love your ‘manbrows’ they’re amazing! I have black easy to manage brows so I only have to put a pencil through them if I want to look super fancy

    Roshni’s Journey

  10. Megan Lillie says:

    I’ve never had an expert touch my brows as I’m too scared – I think it’s time to delve into the world of threading!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  11. My eyebrows require serious plucking and trimming to keep them under control. Ironically, I’ve recently grown them out, because maintaining a thinner shape is actually more difficult with my bushy mess.

  12. Mine have recently gone back to being thick and man-browish after plucking nearly all of them off when I was younger! but I find plucking mine myself so much easier, I just fill my eyebrows in to the shape I want with benefit browzings and pluck anything away that isn’t in the desired area!

  13. I WISH I had manbrows :( Mine are almost none existent and boring!

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  14. Hahaha great post! I do as well!

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  16. I do pretty much nothing to my brows. I think I’m afraid of ruining them cos they don’t look too crazy but I should prob give them a clean up.

  17. I wish I did have man brows! You have such lovely full brows!

    It can’t be another beauty blog

  18. CatrinTeleri says:

    Everytime I try to shape my brows I swear they grow back even quicker!

  19. Great post! I have quite thick eyebrows as well so I find them difficult to maintain but this post was helpful, thank you :)

    Charlotte x

  20. Hi!! Good advice! I may try the blink brow oil. Which girl do you normally have at blink? I am going there and usually have Bajiinder who is lovely but is useful to know whoelse is good! Thanks :-)

  21. I too have big eyebrows but they are always covered by my fringe. I really do love having naturally big brows, they just get a little bushy sometimes, will be giving the Blink oil a go! :)

  22. Mercuteify says:

    I may not have coarse brow hairs but I’ve had caterpillar eyebrows ever since I was a kid so I sympathize with having to sort them out from a young age!

  23. I really want to try getting my eyebrows threaded, but I’m such a chicken when it comes to pain! x

  24. Maddy says:

    Love your tips, I definitely need to invest in some of these products! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  25. eyebrows can be such a pain in the ass eh! I always struggle with mine and can never seem to get them perfect

  26. Carly Jade says:

    I almost wish I had man brows! Mine are so faint, a bit sparse and just too fine! I’d love a big brow that could have such a nice shape! I think that you’re a very lucky lady, even if it does cost you a little more to keep them under control.

  27. I love your thick eyebrows, they really suit your face. I also have thick eyebrows although I don’t have coarse hair. I am really learning to love them more and more and even make them stand out sometimes when I feel like a strong brow. Great blogpost, love reading about brow stuff other people are using!!

  28. I’m blessed with really long, thick and curly eyelashes, but unfortunately this is also the same for my eyebrows. I’m still trying to get the hang of taming them!

    Vickie xo

  29. Maya Lynn says:

    I love full, thick brows. I’m really considering growing mine out!

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