It’s no secret that nicely groomed brows are a must and that no trendy makeup look is complete without them. The beauty industry has come up with a million products and procedures for brow styling – fiber eyebrow gel being a relatively new addition.
Microblading is the most practical and long-lasting option, but there are alternative products out there for those who are reluctant to get their brows microbladed for any reason.
One of the most innovative products is fiber eyebrow gel, which gives the brows a more dramatic look than pencils or powders. Let’s chat about it!
What Is Fiber Brow Gel?
What makes the fiber gel stand from other brow enhancement products is its special formula.
Unlike the regular brow gel, fiber eyebrow gel contains miniature fibers that build and imitate hairs. It acts both as an extension of the natural hairs and fills in any potential sparse patches where hair is missing or is especially thin.
So in that respect, the effect is similar to that of microblading.
Some formulas also nourish the hairs and boost their growth.
How Is Fiber Eyebrow Gel Used?
Much like a mascara, a fiber gel comes in a tube and has a wand with which you apply the product onto your eyebrows and brush them at the same time.
The wand is the key to a neat application, so it is important to choose the shape and size that best suits your skills and demands. Still, getting it right takes some practice.
Fir maximum volume, you can combine brow products. If your brows are particularly sparse, fill them in slightly with a pencil before you apply fiber gel.
There’s a range of brands to choose from. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can find good fiber gels by both drugstore and high end makeup brands. Finding the gel that best suits you, however, might take some testing.
Here’s a couple of our picks:
Fiber Eyebrow Gel VS Microblading
Obviously, the biggest disadvantage of fiber eyebrow gel vs microblading is the fact you have to reapply it every time you do your makeup. On top of that, no gel is 100% water and sweat resistant, so your brows might need touch ups through the day.
What makes fiber gels a more practical option for those who like to experiment with makeup is that you can change the shape of your brows each day i.e. you can modify the shape of your brows to best complement the rest of your makeup for the day.
Also, the price is more than affordable compared to the price of microblading, even for more high-end brands.
On the other hand, microbladed brows don’t run or smudge. They work in all weather conditions and all situations, so you don’t need to worry about them even at the gym or at the pool.
Of course, microblading is not for everyone. It is a procedure that includes trauma to the skin as pigment is inserted into it, so there’s a certain amount of pain involved and there’s always the risk of complications, albeit minor.
There are certain contraindications for microblading, as it’s not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, suffer from certain more serious medical conditions, or have compromised facial skin that wouldn’t be able to handle the blading.
Then there’s the price. Microblading can cost anywhere from $350 to $1000+ depending on the artist. This is a significant amount of money, but given that the results last up to 18 months, it might be worth it.
Microblading is also virtually the only solution for people with no eyebrows. Fiber eyebrow gel wouldn’t work in those cases, since the fibers needs physical brow hairs to stick to.
Fiber Brow Gel as a Way to Test the Waters
The benefits of microblading definitely are numerous, but it’s not something you should do on an impulse. Luckily, trying an eyebrow fiber gel is a great way to test out whether you’ll like the look of microblading before you decide to go through with it.
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