Wednesday miscellany: on the beauty beat & more…

RevitaBrow Advanced re-growth serum, Jane Iredale tinted brow gel, Grande Brow-Fill tinted brow gel.

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A few weeks ago I mentioned in my newsletter* that I’ve been using RevitaLash RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner and have seen remarkable regrowth of my brows. They’ve filled in to the point that a) I’m actually having to pluck strays to maintain their shape and b) I no longer need to use a pencil to fill them in.

I’ve been trying out some brow gels to keep the hairs in place and provide a little more definition, and had promised to report back. I’ve found two that I like a lot.

Jane Iredale Pure Brow Gel (I use Blonde) has a large brush that surprisingly isn’t cumbersome. It applies well in just a couple of swipes, doesn’t “glop” and doesn’t flake off.

Grande Brow-Fill Volumizing Brow Gel is my other top pick. Although the brush is smaller and requires an extra pass or two, it also goes on smoothly, matches my natural brow color well (“Light”), and stays put. It’s also supposed to have some conditioning and growth-promoting ingredients.

Both give a very natural-looking result.

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We are so enjoying Ted Lasso on AppleTV. It’s sweet, funny, and has characters you can feel good about rooting for.

My sister sent me this link, and trust me, it’s a hoot! Be sure to watch it all the way through. (Though the tune is catchy and may result in an earworm…don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

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12 Comments

  1. LeeAnn
    August 18, 2021 / 7:03 am

    Instant earworm! Aagh! But worth it.

  2. Susan
    August 18, 2021 / 7:27 am

    I have been using GrandeBrow, and I have brows I haven’t seen for years!

  3. spacegeek
    August 18, 2021 / 7:58 am

    Those serums make my brows just grow LONG not more full. Did you find that to be so? I love Gimme Brow by Benefit and some tiny Anastasia brow gel thing I got in an IPSY bag. Brows are like the punctuation for the eyes!

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      August 18, 2021 / 8:48 am

      My experience is that they filled in, especially on the “tails,” but I haven’t noticed the hairs being longer. (I’ve always had a couple of “Andy Rooney’s” that I trim every few weeks or so.)

    • Kim P
      August 19, 2021 / 11:19 am

      Mine seem to fill in as well but I notice one side gets longer too!

  4. SuD
    August 18, 2021 / 8:02 am

    HaHa! That video was pretty entertaining.

  5. Mimi
    August 18, 2021 / 1:57 pm

    Please continue to include your Instagram videos on your blog postings. I am sure I am not the only one who is not on Instagram, and I’m grateful not to be missing out!

  6. Claire Powers
    August 19, 2021 / 9:28 am

    Since I have sparse brows I’m a long time fan of brow gel. I used to have black hair and so black or soft black gel worked great. But ever since my hair turned white that doesn’t work. Too harsh, too much. For a while I had one that called “granite” and it was good, but they stopped making it. At stores, sales people keep steering me towards “blonde” but that doesn’t work at all. Good that it’s light in color, but way to warm. My coloring is pale and cool. Any ideas of solving this color problem?

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      August 19, 2021 / 11:03 am

      Hi Claire, have you tried Anastasia brow gel in Taupe? It’s one of the lighter shades that’s supposed to be cooler. https://bit.ly/3D0a184

      • Claire Powers
        August 20, 2021 / 10:02 am

        My sister uses that one and I’ve tried it. But her white hair has a “champagne rinse”, or whatever it’s called, so it works. On me the brown was very noticeable. Maybe I would have liked it better if I’d had brown, rather than black hair. I keep thinking that with more and more women going white maybe the possibilities will expand.

        • Susan Blakey
          Author
          August 20, 2021 / 10:09 am

          You might also want to try the Laura Mercier pencil in Ash Blonde. https://bit.ly/2WfRuE4 That one’s lighter and cooler. Brian of Brian + MW also suggests using a gray eyeshadow applied with an angled brush.

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