Last week I took a trip to Birmingham to visit the Blink Brow Bar in Selfridges to get my eyebrows well and truly sorted out, and as they did such a great job I knew I had to share! My first Brow Bar experience was earlier this year with Benefit where I had a tint and wax with amazing results, so when Blink told me they had a technique that can get my brows even sharper I was well and truly intrigued. Situated next to my other favourite beauty hangouts in the Bullring – HC LuxSpa and the Umberto Giannini Blow Dry Bar– the Blink Brow team are on hand ready to thread and tint your brows to perfection with pre-booked appointments or walk-ins while you’re shopping!
The Blink Brow Bar is bright and welcoming with some seriously comfy chairs away from the hustle and bustle of the other shoppers. We picked a seat, reclined backwards and got ready for my treatment! Blink sell their own products from eyebrow pencils, tweezers, candles, curlers and more – these girls know their stuff and I felt in excellent hands right from the get go.
First – The Tint at £12*. The Blink girls remove your current makeup and comb on the colouring – don’t be alarmed if you look a bit like Groucho Marx, it doesn’t stay this dark! The tint allows the tiniest and lightest hairs to stand out and makes a huge difference if you’re fair-haired like me. My therapist gave me a lovely head massage while the colour was working away which was a lovely touch indeed – I nearly fell asleep! Once developed – which only take a couple of minutes – they wipe away the access and get out their threads!
Onto the Shaping! A brow shape at Blink in Birmingham will set you back £17* but will last for at least 4 weeks, and unlike waxing it doesn’t whip away the top layer of your skin with the hair so it’s a little better for you in the long run. It is however rather painful! I was completely useless and my eyes were watering all over the place but my therapist worked quickly and it was over before I knew it…someone pass the tissues!
We finished by filling in any areas that needed a bit of extra help and we were good to go! The only thing that worried me was not being able to put any makeup on for a couple of hours afterwards which did mean I was walking round the shops with pinky brows for a little while – but apart from a few sniggers from Joe no-one seemed to notice!
AFTER – Filled in as normal
I’m SO happy with my new brows, they look amazing! And the tint really helped when I was popping in and out of the pool on holiday last week not worrying about my eyebrows sliding down my face! I loved my experience at Blink Brows and although the threading was a little on the stingy side I think it gives such a super sharp edge and has left me with a brilliant shape I’m obsessed with – I’ll certainly be back!
You can find your local Blink Brow Bar on their website HERE and book in for an appointment!
Have you had your brows done by Blink Brows before? What did you think? Do you prefer threading or waxing?
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