Glossier’s Boy Brow: A True Story on How I Lost and Found My Brows

The struggle to get eyebrows is real.

And if you think I’m joking, I’m really not. Sparse, but straight, my eyebrows are both a blessing and a curse. Shape-wise, I’ve never had too much trouble being able to define, tweeze and shape ’em. Frankly, that’s not too terrible to deal with. On the other hand, the lack of thickness is an unfortunate inheritance from my mom’s side of the family. (FYI, my mom says that she got it from her father, whose eyebrows are practically non-existent!)

When I was a baby, my mom applied candlenut oil on my brows for the sake of making them grow. Unfortunately, that was the ultimate #browfail.

This was me rocking the earliest incarnation of the Instagram brow

From there, I really didn’t do anything too drastic other than tweezing them until I got to the second semester of junior year in college. At that time, I was a little too lazy to grab a pencil and fill in my damn brows. The only thing I could grab was a Clio brow gel that contained some color to fill them in. That kinda sealed the deal, right?! Um….not so. 😞 It was a little too light as the gel was brown and my hair was darker than the shade of my eyebrows. Then, a brow savior from heaven dropped by and answered my prayers.

That miracle product was no other than Glossier’s Boy Brow. Look at the wonders it did for me!


Verdict: 😋😋😋😋😋

Looking at it now, what I really liked about it is that it delivers results. While it fills in my brows as promised, what’s amazing about Glossier is that it made a color that actually matches my brows. (NOTE: The shade I wear is called “black.”) That’s super tricky to achieve because the majority of brow products I see out there are made for people whose hair only stops at the last shade of dark brown, which is practically what I call “non-East Asian dark brown” (think Megan Fox, Selena Gomez and Bebe Rexha – just to name a few). As much as I’d like to have that type of brown, I need to bleach my hair just to wear the darkest brown brow gel. Thankfully, I don’t have to do that.

The best part about the Boy Brow is that it shapes your brows in place. That’s something I never saw in any of the brow gels and pencils I’ve used in the past. You can move it around with a spoolie, a flat brush or your fingers. That’s helped me evenly distribute the color across my brows for a natural and subtle look. It can either make your brows look thick and straight K-pop style or thick and straight with an arch like Liu Wen.

At first, it’s a little difficult to do that since you need to put in a little bit to get the most out of it. After that, you get the hang of it. 😉

Have you ever tried the Boy Brow or any other brow product similar to this?

P.S. Glossier gives you a monthly delivery, so make the most out of this perk before you move out of your house!

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Michelle Varinata

Lapis - (n.) a layer Shrek once said that "onions have layers" as he was peeling one. Like an onion, I have layers. Born in Jakarta and raised in Singapore, I grew up being surrounded in a multicultural environment. Then, I moved to the States, where I lived in NYC and L.A. The creativity, hustle, bustle and vibe of those cities inspired me to become a blogger, journalist and influencer. Writing by day and living it up by night, I slay in the streets one OOTD at a time. Full-face makeup included, too. ;)

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