I see bad eyebrows everywhere; they're on the street as well as on YouTube tutorials. I don't mean the overplucked razor thin brows. There's something just as bad: people walk around with rust colored eyebrows that do nothing for them (unless they really are redheads). It's the result of very warm toned brown pencils or powders and/or color oxidization.
The answer is taupe and gray-based browns, even straight up gray is usually better (I have an $8 brow powder by Natural Born Cosmetics in Smoke that looks better than most brown colors I ever tried). Fabulous Japanese brand Suqqu took this even further with their liquid eyebrow pen in Moss Green (01). Sounds scary. A liquid pen makes one think about eyebrows that look like they were drawn with a sharpie. And green?
Yes, green. Sort of. What Suqqu calls green is a brown/khaki color with absolutely no red undertones. It doesn't register as a definite color, and thanks to the super thin tip of the pen it allows you to create the illusion of very fine hairs to fill in the brows. Against all odds, Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen is the most natural looking brow product I know. The caveat is that the pen is not meant to fill in large gaps. That's better done with a powder and a good brow brush (Suqqu has a powder version of Moss Green). This pen is best for quick fixes and minor tweaks, and to intensify the existing eyebrow without making it look obvious.
Bottom Line: Genius.
Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen- Moss Green 01 is not readily available in the US. You can get it for ¥4000 JPY on Ichibankao.com, or £20.00 at Selfridges (they take phone orders and charge an arm and a leg for international shipping).
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