Our pick of treatments and products to give you beautiful brows and luscious lashes
Words by Beth Forsyth, Emma Langman and Catherine Coyle
I’m proud to say the day after I visited the newly opened Blink Brow Bar in Space NK, I left my house without any eye make-up on. From a blonde whose lashes and brows normally pale into insignificance this was no mean feat! I’ve had my eyebrows threaded a few times and while it was still a tad uncomfortable, the blissful head, neck and shoulder massage coupled with the technician’s skill really helped minimise the ouch-factor. A light brown tint really showed-off my brows’ fabulous new shape. My lashes were tinted a darker brown and the expertly applied Flirty lashes (which lasted for over a week) gave me a doe-eyed look. Blink Brow Bar has a new fan in me. (BF)
HOW MUCH? Threading from £17, full bridal packages from £40.
AVAILABLE AT Space NK, Princes Square, Glasgow, 0141 248 7931.
One of Benefit’s brow experts plucked my brows to create the perfect arch and I was chuffed with the results. The brow and eye-shaping kit Brows A Go Go (£26.50) and concealer Boi-ing (£16.50) covered up any redness, before a quick spritz of the new Ultra Radiance Facial Re-hydrating Mist (£19.50) left me feeling refreshed. It’s a thumbs up from me for my lovely coiffed brows. (EL)
HOW MUCH? From £11.50.
AVAILABLE AT Frasers, Glasgow; Debenhams, Glasgow, Silverburn and Stirling.
At Filthy Gorgeous in Glasgow, my brows were expertly licked into shape using the ancient technique of threading. It was a little sore at first but any redness disappeared after a quick application of Airbrush foundation (used by TV presenters because of it’s HD-quality effect). A full set of individual lashes was applied too and I loved the results – my eyes were beautifully framed by the lashes which looked natural and fell out easily after four days. (EL)
HOW MUCH? Prices from £14.
AVAILABLE AT Debenhams, Glasgow.
Shu Uemura is well-known for its false lashes and after a visit to its counter I can definitely see why! There are so many options to choose from – from natural-looking fluttery extensions to disco diva gold and silver discs. I opted for Smoky Layers (£18.50), which really made my eyes stand out. Shu Uemura doesn’t recommended keeping the lashes on overnight but they can be reused up to 20 times and a complimentary application service is included each time, too. (EL)
HOW MUCH? From £4.65.
AVAILABLE AT Frasers, Glasgow; Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh.
I don’t normally wear mascara, so I was quite nervous about having false lashes. Would they feel odd? Would I look even odder? I had a quarter set of Glamour Puss lashes applied and was delighted with the results. They added definition to my peepers and lasted for about a week. My eyebrows were also expertly waxed into a shape and I’m pleased to report it hardly hurt at all. (EL)
HOW MUCH? From £8.
AVAILABLE AT West Regent St, Glasgow, 0141 221 2500.
As a girl with very dark, thick hair, I was excited at the prospect of trying a new hair removal technique. Brides-to-be, be warned: having your brows threaded is not for the faint-hearted but is definitely worth the effort.The shape achieved by the technician at Benito Brow Bar was clean and sharp, giving a subtle face-framing effect. A natty trick that really helped minimise redness; slick on some aloe vera gel for a couple of days morning and night post-threading. This will reduce swelling and close pores which helps stall regrowth. An eyelash tint took mere moments and the blue-black colour really made my eyes stand out. (CC)
HOW MUCH? Eyebrow shape, £13; eyelash tint. £15.
AVAILABLE AT Frasers, Glasgow; Debenhams, Edinburgh.