Eyebrows over everything.
They're one feature that can either make or break your entire look—trust us, dear reader, as experts who previously were broken with pencil-thin arches in the early '00s—and even on days I decide to go makeup-free, I won't leave the house until they're at least somewhat filled in. I take my time, running a pencil over the sparse areas, dispensing the product with a spoolie brush, then going back in with powder and setting gel where needed. My brows are by no means the best, but compared to my high school senior portrait, they have improved a great deal. Sometimes, I just wish I didn't spend so much time on them.
Good things come to those who wait, sure, but every time I run late because of my makeup (which is often), I find myself repeating the statement made by countless people on late night infomercials—there's got to be a better way. Though questionable, the idea of a KISS's Beautiful Brow Stamp intrigued me.
The concept is pretty simple—it's a stamp for your eyebrows, meant to cut that painstaking fill-in process down to mere seconds. Each kit comes equipped with two brow-shaped stamps, which are available either in natural or arched shapes. The natural shape was the closest to the rise and fall of my own brows, and I opted for the soft brown shade over the dark brown. There was a brief period of time where I went too dark with the brow pomade, back in the three hours of my life where I used brow pomade, and I basically looked like Jafar from Aladdin in every picture taken during that time. It was a dark period (pun maybe intended) that I never want to revisit.
According to the instructions, you should begin by moisturizing your entire face, including your brow area, so that the powder has a place to adhere. Simply press the stamp into the powder, and once you've picked up enough, press it directly onto your brow. Seems easy enough, right?
This originally appeared on InStyle.