Suffer with very pitiful eyebrows. I’m told it’s because I have a borderline thyroid problem and that makes one’s eyebrows fall out, but I don’t really know the full reason.
They have gaps in and are thin in places, when I got to get them shaped I always get accused of over-plucking. That’s not the case though and I feel a bit embarrassed.
I’m sensitive about them and fill them in with a pencil when I do my make up, which is fine, except I hate that it looks like they’ve been drawn on.
When I discovered Toppik and their brow building fibres I was desperate to try them because I’d heard such great things.
It’s a product that is designed to build up and shape your eyebrows in a way that makes them look as natural as possible.
I went for light brown because despite my brows looking dark, I believe that is only in comparison to my super blonde locks.
This is what my eyebrows look like when I haven’t done them, you can see the arch looks like it’s got a bit missing .
The brown building fibres come in a little box that contains a tub with brow conditioning wax in the top half and the fibres in the bottom. It also included a brush with two different ends and some instructions.
To apply, start with the thin, angled end of the brush and use it to lightly apply wax to the brow in the shape you want them to take. This preps them for the fibres.
Next use the rounded end to gather the fibres and lightly dust them over when you’ve applied the wax. The fibres will stick to wax and your eyebrows will look naturally thicker, as if real hair is growing there.
This was the result:
I think they’re fantastic but they do need practice. For my first application I was overzealous and tried to apply a second coat, this resulted in some clumping that wasn’t present after the first attempt.
Also, I perhaps should have gone for a slightly darker shade, but I always find it hard to match my natural colour. I usually use a pencil, a pomade and eyeshadow on my brows, so I may need to add some eyshadow to correct the colour.
I don’t think there is an obvious colour difference, I’m just a perfectionist.
All in all, the brow builder was really easy to use and ensures you get the right amount of each component. In the past I’ve tried all-in-one brow builder pen brushes and the fibres would get used up first and I’d be left with a waxy gel containing no fibres.
Toppik Brow Building Fibres are definitely worth the money and are an easy-to-use system. Compared to other, similar products I’ve tried, I definitely consider them superior.
*I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own