This article originally appeared on InStyle.com by Eva Thomas.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but eyebrows frame those windows—and that’s arguably more important. Brows make those windows (ehem, eyes) stand out, but that’s not all a good set of brows can do. They can completely transform a face—and anyone who's ever plucked away a few too many hairs knows how quickly it can change your appearance.
Full, perfectly-shaped brows (which are meant to look like sisters, not twins) are always the goal. And while not everyone is born with a thick, voluminous set—just like not everyone is born with thick, voluminous hair—tons of tools are out there to help you fake it, like this best-selling Forencos Precision Brow Pen from South Korea that’s the next best thing to actual microblading. It’s so good, in fact, it’s been sold out for weeks, but it’s finally back in stock now.
If you’re not familiar with microblading, here’s the short: It’s basically a semi-permanent tattoo procedure that uses a microblading tool to draw strokes on the brows that mimic the appearance of hairs. That said, it doesn’t come cheap, and a single session can cost you anywhere from $250 to $1,500. So, for anyone who prefers to skip the pricey (and slightly painful) treatment, microblading brow pens—a.k.a. toothed pens that recreate the effect of hair-like strokes—are the best option.
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The Forencos Precision Brow Pen is one such tool that has beauty fanatics replacing their pricey microblading sessions for good. It’s got that signature fork-shaped applicator that’s key in mimicking the look of microblading (it applies in hairlike strokes for a more realistic-looking brows) and offers a long-lasting, hydrating, no-smudge formula that’s waterproof and can stay on for up to seven days.
“Since using this product, I have been getting so many compliments on my eyebrows,” writes one customer. “Everyone asks me if my eyebrows are real/microbladed because the tip creates the most real-looking hair strokes! It’s extremely simple and you can change how dark/thick the strokes are by how lightly you press, which makes it perfect for the front and end of your brows.”
Scoop up the best-selling brow pencil today to get the best brows of your life tomorrow.