My M.O. is smouldering, smokey eyes – be it Summer, Winter, day or night. If there were two things I couldn’t live without, it would be a kohl pencil and a pot of charcoal eye shadow. My beauty regime starts with my eyes; building up layers upon layers of carbon shadow set in place by primer and a knack for handling a shadow brush. They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, I’d like to think my smokey eyes say both, “Come hither…” and “I mean business!“
With all this attention on my eyes, I regretfully hadn’t given much consideration to what was going on north with my brows, outside of the usual tidy that is. However, with Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Rita Ora championing the power brow all of last year, and without a budge in sight set for 2014, I better get on the beauty bandwagon – and quick!
And on that note, I made a visit to Selfridges this week for a bespoke eyebrow threading session with Blink Brow Bar.
Founded by Vanita Parti, Blink were the first brand to launch the concept of putting eyebrow threading bars into department stores, where you can pop in for a beauty treatment quickly and easily. Eyebrows are known to define the face, and a lot goes into finding the best shape that works for you – your nose, cheekbones, jawline all play a role, so I left this up to the professionals to show me the way!
This was my first time having the treatment and my lovely therapist, Kinnari completely put me at ease and truthfully, I felt a little embarrassed to show her the state of my neglected brows! But she was completely understanding and very professional. Since the shape of my brow was somewhat already there, Kinnari suggested I go for a tidy up under and above so that the shape was more defined.
It was good to know that the actual experience is fairly painless. Skilled hands worked quickly and efficiently over my brows, lasting around 10 minutes. The attention to detail was amazing! Kinnari then combed, trimmed and filled them out using Blink’s own Indian Eyebrow Powder. I found the effect a little too dramatic, which Kinnari happily removed and instead used a Blink Eyebrow Pencil. To seal the deal, a few lashings of their Eyebrow Gel meant my newly manicured brows would stay in top shape throughout the day! Lastly, I was treated to a mini massage.
On my way out of Selfridges, I couldn’t help but catch myself looking into any mirror or reflective surface I could find as I had completely fallen in love with my brows! My new defined shape highlights the area around my eyes, and perfectly compliments my signature smokey eye. Thanks to Blink Brow Bar, I’m completely converted – threading is the way forward!
And this is the finished result! If you’re keen to get my signature look, I’ve used the following beauty products…