For me, filling in my eyebrows is akin to wearing a bra. Although it's not entirely necessary, especially in lockdown, I just feel so much more put-together when they're on. When I'm popping to the shop, I always quickly fill in my brows to feel more like myself, even if my face is otherwise completely makeup-free. Being naturally blessed in the brow department isn't something I have been afforded, however. My brows lack a clear shape and grow so painfully slowly that I don't have them shaped professionally through fear that they'd over-prune them and I would be left with absolutely nothing to work with. I'm not sure I could handle a permanent '90s eyebrow.
Instead, I pluck the odd hair here and there and rely heavily on brow products to create the appearance of a naturally full look. Sure, there have been some questionable looks over the years, but luckily for me, they aren't heavily documented, and now I can confidently say I have found a brow pen that I swear by. Enter, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen.
While lots has been written about ABH's cult brow products over the years—after all, founder Anastasia Soare is known for shaping the brows of the Hollywood elite—it's the brand's Dipbrow Pomade that has always drawn most of the adulation. It is a great product if you're looking to create a full-brow look, but if you're looking for something that can be feathery, light and more natural, then the Brow Pen needs to be your next pick.
Keeks Reid before applying the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen.
The pen comes in nine shades, from a light blonde to a deep ebony, so there's pretty much a shade to suit any hair hue. Top tip: When first using it, it's important that your strokes are really light, as the pigment is very strong. For best results, I like to start at the inner corner of my brow and gently brush upwards to the tail.