product review: glossier boy brow and balm dot com 

Hey y’all! I’ve never done this before, but this is my very first product review. Because my skin is and has been at its absolute worst the last few years, I try not to wear too much makeup. I got out into the world acne scarred and self conscious and some times I just want some thing to help ease that anxiety. As a natural over thinker, I always wonder what people think of me when they see my face or when I walk into a blogger event and everyone is done up and I’m not. 

On my worse days it gets to me, but on most days I do okay. One thing that used to make me feel better about it all was having my eyebrows waxed. They’d be waxed so perfectly that I felt made up when I wasn’t. I had to stop getting my brows waxed when I noticed how much they were starting to thin out. The tail ends are taking their extra slow time to recover, but the bases are generally back and thick.

On occasion, I’ll clean them up so they don’t look too bad. I’d even use the clear brow set from MAC to keep them in place, but it just doesn’t seem like enough. Being a loyal podcast listener, I’d heard about Glossier from The Friend Zone and Neck of the Woods–maybe even The Read, but most memorably from Fran of The Friend Zone.

One day I decided to look them up and I got so enamored by their skin care line that I was tempted to buy it. I had to stop myself because I tend to get my hopes up and spend money on what seems surefire and end up screwed. Their skincare line looks absolutely amazing, but I doubt it’ll work on my extremely troubled skin. I refocused on Boy Brow.

Boy Brow is a pomade and it comes in 3 different shades. Glossier boasts it to be “our all-in-one brow fluffer, filler, and shaper.” They’re not wrong. It comes in a little tube (which shocked me for $16), but it gets the job done. I’m not exactly versed in the art of drawing, filling, concealing and all that other stuff so this is right up my alley.

This is the only picture I’m comfortable with showing of my use of the products. It’s subtle and that’s mainly why I like it.

I’m still getting the hang of it; applying most to my base to brush the hairs into place and some to the tail to complete the look. I’m not heavy handed because of how small the tube is and the price, but 2-3 strokes gets me a good looking brow. It’s just neat and a little more pronounced and that’s all I really want.

The Balm Dot Com is boasted by Glossier as “a hydrating, long-lasting, do-everything skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, irritated skin.” I opted for the cherry flavored version as it would give a slight tint and make me feel a little dressed up. It’s long lasting, but you’ve gotta remember to wipe or reapply a little or you’ll get that white filmy stuff when you open your mouth. Totally, well probably, not them but a lack of attention to how long you’re wearing product. 

Overall, I’m very very pleased with these purchases. I’ll definitely be reordering when the time comes. These products were easy to use and feel natural. Who knows, maybe I’ll venture over to their skincare products in the future. But as for now, I highly recommend Boy Brow and Balm Dot Com! I hope this review was helpful if you’ve been on the fence about making a purchase. If it helps a little more, you get a pink bubble pouch and some cool stickers with your purchase! 

Who doesn’t love stickers?! You’re missing out, Buddy!


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