Before I start this, I want to say I am not great at doing my brows at all. I commend you ladies that can make your brows look on point because I haven't gotten there yet. Even without being a brow expert, I've been looking into options that can help me fill in brows especially after the brow lady gave me uneven brows, with one being what I want and the other being too thin. #thestruggle
Anywho, finding a brow-filling option for the less experienced has been at the top of mind, so when I saw the $12 Iconic Beauty Microblading Tattoo Pen that claims to give a microblade brow look for up to 24 hours with just a few small hair-like strokes.
Iconic Beauty Microbrow Tattoo Pen
24 hours without having to fill in your brows sounds like a dream for even the most minimal makeup lovers. And since some of us don't have the budget or the threshold to withstand the process of the popular semi-permanent microblading beauty trend blessing women with incredible brows everywhere, this tattoo pen seemed like the next best thing. I knew I had to give it a try, but I was a little worried about it being waterproof because what happens if you mess up?
The pen comes in three shades: medium brown, dark brown, and black brown. I went with the dark brown since I know that a pencil that's too dark makes your brows a little too defined.
Now, we talked about how I have no idea how to correctly fill in my brows without making them look a hot mess, but I really did my best.
Bianca Lambert / xoNecole
The brow pen comes equipped with tiny tips that allow you to create strokes that mimic the look of brow hairs. I started with my right brow first (since it was the one that I'm mad at) by lightly moving the pen upward. I could see a noticeable difference with just a couple of strokes, and I left it at that. Next up was my left brow, which is the fuller one. I knew I wouldn't get them to match perfectly, but I wanted to at least fill in the gaps which I think I did an OK job with, by my low standards.
I don't think this could take the place of only having to get your eyebrows done every 18 to 30 months with microblading. But, if you're someone that doesn't like to leave the house without picture-perfect brows, I think this product will help save you some time with your morning beauty routine since its design makes shaping and filling in brows a breeze.
Bianca Lambert / xoNecole
If you're like me and are pretty low-maintenance with your brows, this is a good option for you too since you can control each stroke of the pen, which will keep any mistakes at bay. I'll be practicing with my new pen so that I can get to epic eyebrow status.
One other downside of this product is that if it doesn't work for you, the company doesn't allow returns "due to the low-cost nature of our products," — so if you're someone that likes the flexibility of exchanging products like you can at larger beauty retailers, that's something to consider before you place your order.