I Always Get Compliments on My Brows—Here's Every Product I Use

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Maya Allen

Fun-fact time: I'm 90% chill and 10% crazy about my brows. My eyebrows and I have a serious thing going on, and I don't play games when it comes to them. Am I in a romantic relationship with my brows? Maybe so. I love them unconditionally and am very careful about whom I let touch them. In the early days, when my brows and I were still getting to know each other, we had a few ups and downs. I'll never forget the evening before my high school homecoming dance when I decided to swing by my go-to waxing salon on a crazy-busy Friday. My waxing specialist rushed through my brows, and I walked out wearing my worst nightmare: skinny, crooked, extra-arched brows. I bawled my 16-year-old eyes out in my mom's arms and didn't touch my brows for a full six months afterward. I crossed my fingers every day in hopes they'd grow back rapidly. Unfortunately, I was blessed with slow-growing brow beds, so that didn't quite come to fruition. But they did finally grow back, and I've been loyal to my grooming process ever since.

I was definitely on to bushy brows before they became a trend. I naturally have thick, black hair and feel like fuller brows frame my face better. I rarely get my brows waxed or threaded. One, because my brows grow slow as hell, and two, because I try to avoid the nervous knot I get in my stomach in anticipation of how they'll turn out. Are my eyebrow precautions too much, or nah? As you can imagine, I take my sweet time grooming my brows—who are sisters, not twins—every morning. And not to toot my horn, but I get compliments on them daily. It's time to spill the tea on my sister brows. Read the below elaborate eyebrow routine at your own risk.