Hey guys, it has been so so long since I’ve been on here and if you didn’t know, I had a beautiful baby girl in July called Eva. I will pop in a photo of her at the end!
To keep things as short as possible I thought I would discuss my Phi Brows in a question and answer format, as these were the type of questions I wondered before I got them. As a makeup artist, I found that lots of my clients would remark on my brows and say how much they liked them. I used to laugh and explain that it was all an illusion, as they were terrible in reality. Now you get to see just how bad they really were.
Who did I go to?
Kathy Brennan, who I have followed for a long time on Instagram (kathybrennanbrowtribe). She is based in Belfast.
How much did they cost?
£270 (This might change and be different elsewhere)
Is it painful?
The first appointment no, the second was definitely more unbearable. The first time, I found it like getting my brows threaded, but for some reason the top up was definitely harder and thankfully only lasted an hour. This in no way puts me off getting them done again, as any discomfort ends the minute you are finished the appointment.
Did you approve the shape before Kathy started?
After measuring everything absolutely perfectly and double checking with the Phi Brow app, Kathy got me to look at her outline and see what I thought. I trusted her completely so I let her do what she thought was best. I prefer the look of the hair strokes as I feel it looks good with or without makeup.
How did they heal and did it take long?
Mine healed perfectly. I used the wax that Kathy gave me to apply three times a day and I had no problems. The first day you get them done it felt a bit stingy and tight and by the next day my brows were normal after both appointments.
Did they fade much between appointments?
Yes, mine faded maybe a bit more than normal due to my oily skin. That’s why the top up appointment is so good and got them back to their best again.
Do you still need to wax and tint your brows?
Yes. My brow shape has changed a lot and I need to wax the hairs now that aren’t inside my new brow basically. You can still tint them too!
Do I have any regrets?
Only that I never got them sooner!
Would I recommend them?
Absolutely, I couldn’t ever justify the money. For the past 2 or maybe 3 years, I wanted them and finally found the courage and went for it. I highly suggest putting away £5 a week and treating yourself at Christmas if you don’t want to spend the money up front. It has made my life so much easier and saves me so much time every day trying to make them perfect. To see them there first thing in the morning in particular, makes me smile every day! If your brows are something that you are insecure about like I was with no makeup on, then I suggest you look into phi brows. One thing I will say is, make sure and research who you decide to go to. Check out their photos and reviews because your eyebrows are such a huge part of your face and its important to get them right!
How often do you need them topped up?
As far as I know everyone is different. I plan on seeing how they look around Christmas time and maybe get them topped up yearly.
Before & After
I hope I answered most of your questions. Lets see the before and after photo, which I got from Kathy’s Instagram. My before photo doesn’t look as bad as what they actually were surprisingly.
The difference is just amazing! Here is a photo below of how they look filled in with a little powder. I haven’t had much time recently to do a full face of makeup and now is as good a time as ever to introduce little Eva to the blog too!
I hope you enjoyed reading my first post of 2020. This year I plan to do lots of product reviews and can’t wait to get back into the swing of my blog again.