When it comes to makeup, I’m all about the brows. I’ve suggested many times that if you leave the house with no makeup at all, at least give your eyebrows a little attention and you’ll look groomed. For years now, I’ve been all about Bobbi Brown brow shadow and a good angled brush — and I still am. But I sheepishly gave the Boom Boom Seamless Brow gel pen a try, and wow, consider me a new fan, especially for nighttime or when I’m heavying up the makeup just a tad.
My happy-making new makeup must-have comes courtesy of Malynda Vigliotti, of the popular Boom Boom Brow Bar so there’s some cred right there. If you’ve tried a liquid eyeliner pen (both Kristen and I are big fans), then you get the gist. I don’t have a super steady hand with makeup, but I found the Boom Boom Seamless easy.
Just flick it over your brows in short, feathery strokes and you’ll have a really polished, modern, fuller brow that really doesn’t smudge.
(And hey, those of us pushing 40 — and beyond — could use a little extra help in the fuller brow department.)
I did have a few fears before I tried it out. First, that the “one color fits all” dark taupe would not in fact, fit all. But for me, it was just perfect, so yay! If you’re a redhead who prefers more auburn brows, or you have jet black hair, I will caution that is probably not for you. So let’s just be realistic and say, “one color fits most.”
My second fear, and this was the big one, was that a liquid pen would make me look like a toddler took a Sharpie to my eyebrows. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all with Boom Boom Seamless. The gel is far lighter and less pronounced than an eyeliner pen, and I think, gives you more control than the brow pencils I’ve tried so no, you don’t look like you’re doing an Groucho Marx impersonation when you’re done.
Even so, remember, short, feathery strokes. Your brows are not a coloring book page.
For a torture test — see what I do for you all? — I dared to try it out at my recent high school reunion. The result: I looked soooo much younger than my classmates that I was mistaken three times for the waitress.
Yeah, okay. That didn’t happen at all. But I did like how my brows looked.
You can find the Boom Boom Seamless Brow gel pen from our affiliate Amazon for $22 with free Prime shipping, or get more info from the Boom Boom Brow Bar website. Thanks for the company for sending one for us to test out.