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My Brow Enliven Experience

Credits to Mongabong.

Hello everyone! I’m sure most of you have known by now, that I went for Brow Enliven with Highbrow about 2 weeks ago. This is a highly anticipated post that many of you have requested, and I apologize for not replying to all the emails and enquiries you guys had about my experience earlier. I wanted to ensure that I was seeing the full results before deciding if I liked it or not, and also I felt that I would be in a much better position to advise you guys and answer your questions, so thank you for bearing with me! The entire process of Brow Enliven takes about 7 days before you see the full results, and hence, I’ve decided only to pen down my thoughts and share them with you guys after the 7th day.

All I can say is I LOVE IT I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

In this post, I will bring you guys through the entire process of Brow Enliven – from the consultation all the way to the day-by-day healing process.

HighBrow The Star Vista

HighBrow started in 2012, with its first outlet at Star Vista. Today, HighBrow opened its second outlet in the heart of Singapore at Capitol Piazza, bringing convenience to all of us!

HighBrow specializes in Eyebrows and Eyelashes. Their in-house “eyebrow embroidery”, Brow Enliven is their forte and has been well-loved by many customers (me included) over the years.

What is Brow Enliven? Is it the same as Eyebrow Embroidery?

NO! The term Eyebrow Embroidery is merely used for convenience in this case because the techniques used in Brow Enliven are completely different. The Brow Enliven techniques are uniquely created in-house, and can’t be found elsewhere.

Brow Enliven only touches the epidermis, the outermost layer of our skin. They do not go down to the deeper layers of the skin tissue, and so it is not at all like the traditional brow tattoo we see all the time in the market. Those are painful, unnatural and the worst thing is… they discolor after years! Have you seen the older generation aunties with green/blue brows? Yes, we certainly don’t want that kind of brows… HAHA!

Every set of eyebrows is different, all customized to suit your face and eye shapes better. I thought the creative director of Highbrow, Andy did a perfect job in designing my brows for me and we went through about 10 minutes of drawing and re-drawing based on the shape we were both happy with.

With that said, we first proceeded with Eyelash Extensions. Here’s how I looked without eyebrows and eyelashes on.

Before Eyelash Extensions & Eyebrow Enliven

After 1.5 hours of attaching strand by strand, I woke up with such beautiful and comfortable lashes!

After Eyelash Extensions

I can’t tell you guys how many compliments I’ve received on this set already. It is lightweight, natural, and just saves me so much time and does so much to frame my face.

Next up, consultation with Creative Director Andy to finalize the eyebrow shape I liked before proceeding with the Brow Enliven procedure.

Eyebrow Enliven Consultation with HighBrow Creative Director Andy

He would first draw on a brow shape based on what he feels complements your facial features best, and if you don’t like it, just tell him to change it up according to your needs and it can go on forever.

After all, the effects of Brow Enliven last from 1 to 1.5 years, so you want to make sure that you like the shape!

Eyebrow Enliven Consultation with HighBrow Creative Director Andy

After finalizing the brow shape I wanted, Andy applied some numbing cream and after 20 minutes, I felt absolutely NO PAIN when the real procedure started.

Applying Numbing Cream

I rushed off to my next appointment after that and I was given a care kit to use for the next week. I was also told to keep my brows away from water for up to 5 days to prolong the effects. A little redness and swelling are normal, but I can assure you that the pain was very bearable even after the numbing cream had worn off! It’s the kind of pain where you have a tiny cut. If you leave it, you won’t feel a single thing and forget that it’s there.

Day 1: Slightly dark & red

Day 2: You can see how life-like my little “hairs” are! You can barely tell that it has been drawn on even when you stare right at it (like put your face 1CM from it) HAHA.

Day 4: Still pretty dark, but some slight peeling happened at the start of my brows

Day 5: You can see it becoming much more natural here, most of the skin has peeled and healed. I love how natural it looks!

Day 6: And this is how I look today!

Many of you have complimented me on my brows and I just want to say, THANK YOU! I never thought that I needed to do anything with my brows because I wasn’t lacking much in brow hair, but now that I went for this I can understand all the hype now.I take 3 to 5 mins for a full face makeup now because I spend the longest time on my brows and lashes. Waking up to a face that is already half made up is the best thing ever.

Another 10 mins in bed is super important, and good to have because I can now say BYE to bad brow days!



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