Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


Name: Anna
Age: 23
Occupation: Consultant

Tell us about your first brow experience?

My sister would tweeze my stray brow hairs when I was younger. Thankfully I didn’t have any traumatic experiences but my natural shape definitely needed some TLC. I’m quite lucky because I just missed the pencil-thin eyebrow trend and Lien has been perfecting my brows since I was in high school.

What is your current brow routine?

It all depends on what kind of mood I am in. Some days I will sweep some tinted eyebrow gel through my brows and call it a day. Other days, when I want to be a bit extra, I will use a dark brown pomade to fill in my arch area and define the lower-line of my brow then pop in some gel. I have the luxury to leave my brows as they are most days because of Lien’s handy work!

“Some days I will sweep some tinted eyebrow gel through my brows and call it a day.”

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

Brow confidence to me is when your brows balance and almost lift your face without demanding the stage.

Describe your brows –

Low-maintenance face framers.

 

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


Name: Hannah
Age: 31
Occupation: TV Acquisitions

Tell us about your first brow experience?

My sister and I used to have our brows waxed at our local beauty salon – the wax would tear away a layer of skin and we’d always come away looking very red and surprised!

What is your current brow routine?

Very low maintenance! The amazing thing about being a long-term client of Lien’s is that my brows have actually started growing in the shape she’s created for me (after many years of gentle coaxing), so I do very little most days! I usually swipe on some brow mascara, or use the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil to fill in where needed.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

I think a good set of brows can change your whole face and as someone with very little time and patience for makeup, I love knowing I always looked polished thanks to my brows.

Describe your brows –

Full, balanced, polished.

“As someone with very little time and patience for makeup, I love knowing I always look polished thanks to my brows.”

 

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Jess
Age: 31
Occupation: TV Coordinator

Tell us about your first brow experience?

I have always had bushy, unruly brows, but I remember getting them waxed when I was about 12 or 13 – I wanted to make them thin and neat like everyone else’s. But thin brows just don’t suit my face and I ended up looking worse than when I came in!

“I remember getting [my brows] waxed when I was 12 or 13…”

What is your current brow routine?

I see Lien every six weeks or so, and my brows have never looked better! In between visits, I don’t really have to do much, but if I’m going out somewhere I might use some brow pencil to fill in any gaps and some brow gel to keep them in place.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

These days – thanks to Lien – I feel like my brows really suit my face and I don’t need to wear as much makeup as a result – that’s brow confidence to me.

Describe your brows –

Full, natural, groomed.

 

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Karinda
Age: 29
Occupation: Primary school teacher.

Tell us about your first brow experience?

My first brow experience was when I was about 12 years old and my mum came at me with some tweezers. Since then I’ve tried lots of different brow products and services until I found Lien 4 years ago. My first experience with Lien was amazing, I felt instantly comfortable with her and didn’t know my brows could look like that! She’s a magician!

What is your current brow routine?

I don’t wear a lot of makeup during the day but I will never, ever leave the house without doing my brows! I fill in a few gaps using a brow powder or pencil, blend using the art brush Lien found and then set with a brow gel. I always have to use a brow gel because I have very unruly brows! I also see Lien every time she’s in Melbourne for touch up and a bit of life advice.

“I don’t wear a lot of makeup during the day but I will never, ever leave the house without doing my brows!”

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

Brow confidence is knowing that my brows are the best they can be, feeling put together and being able to leave the house makeup free and feeling great.

“Brow confidence is knowing that my brows are the best they can be…”

Describe your brows –

Bushy, the good kind.

 

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Roz Kelly
Age: 32
Occupation: Journalist & mama.

Tell us about your first brow experience?

I was a 20 year old with over plucked, over waxed, terribly uneven brows when I first met Lien over a decade ago. Way back then she was operating from her apartment in Bondi and didn’t even have kids! It was a fateful meeting and I credit her with transforming my face through her tough brow love. Her honesty and passion is refreshing.

What is your current brow routine?

Incredibly low maintenance! And they’ve never looked better! I pluck the odd stray, give them a brush and see Lien every few months whenever I’m home in Australia. My grooming sessions with her are like a brow empowerment pep talk and I always walk away feeling confident in my ability to do my own brows.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

Looking at everyone else’s brows and wanting to give them some Lien wisdom. Maybe that’s more brow arrogance?

Describe your brows in 3 words –

Recovered wax victims.

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Lien Davies
Age: Almost 42!
Occupation: Brow Stylist/Designer

Tell us, what was your first brow experience?

I can’t exactly remember when it was, but based on #flashback pictures I guess it happened when I was 18 years old. Like most girls, I just started tweezing – and next thing I knew I had thin, uneven, rounded brows for many years.

“[The first time I tweezed] there was no major dislike of my brows, I just wanted to tidy them up. I’m a bit of a neat freak.”

What is your current brow routine?

When it comes to my beauty ritual, styling my brows is my number one priority. This two-minute relaxing practice (haha, I’m sure you won’t agree) is my confidence booster.

Depending on my mood, my brows can look naturally undone, or darker and fuller.

For NATURAL BROWS, I alternate between powders (Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in ‘Smoke’ or Inglot Brow Powder in #565 or #567 – cool tones) to slightly correct my brows then top with a few coats of a tinted brow mascara (Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara in ‘Dark Brown’ and Glossier Boy Brow in ‘Black’).

For STATEMENT BROWS, which only come out to play once in a while, I use multiple products in this specific layering order to help them last the distance:

1. Gel
2. Powder
3. Tinted brow mascara
4. Outline my brows in concealer (Maybelline Brow Precise Highlighter in Medium)

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

Brow Confidence is my definition of beauty empowerment. When my brows are done and my features are subtly highlighted, I look my best (almost) natural self.

“I called my business Brow Confidence because that’s my aspiration for everyone. For over a decade I’ve been doing brows and heard countless stories from women who feel they have no control over their brows and how their brows make them feel less confident, so it’s about flipping that on its head.”

Describe your brows in 3 words –

Natural, balanced, fuss-free.

 

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Alice Treloar
Age: 30
Occupation: TV Producer

Tell us, what was your first brow experience?

I was pretty young when my older sister told me I had “John Howard” eyebrows and should probably do something about it. Thankfully I embraced the au naturale look – now, bigger is definitely better for brows – but I did need some hand-holding along the way. My first experience with Lien was a total game changer. Her method was precise, almost mathematical, using a ruler to measure face proportions. Her changes were subtle – shifting the arch point for a better shape, plucking strays to tidy but it had an immediate impact. The best bit? She armed me with the knowledge to DIY at home. Every appointment since is a valued beauty tutorial.

What is your current brow routine?

I try to keep things simple. 1) Skip washing my face because I’m inherently lazy. 2)  Fill in any gaps using Bobbi Brown Smoke Eye Shadow and a flat-tip paint brush. 3) Make sure strands are behaving (read: sticking up, not sideways) with Maybelline Light Brown Brow Mascara. Two coats, always.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

Sure, confidence comes from within and so on and so forth, but if we’re being honest, it also comes from looking good. We all want to put our best face forward.

“Well-manicured brows definitely put a little swagger in my step. Also, they take the focus away from my legs which I’ve probably neglected to shave.”

Describe your brows in 3 words –

My best feature (if pencil-thin eyebrows come back in vogue, I’m in trouble).

 

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Alison Rice
Age: 32
Occupation: Group Publisher POPSUGAR, Who What Wear, Byrdie and MyDomaine Australia.

Tell us, what was your first brow experience?

I’ve got many waxing horror stories and nurtured many-a-tadpole eyebrow back to life. But my first brow grooming experience was pretty bad because the wax was so hot it burnt my skin and left a mark. I continued to put my skin through that until I met Lien. I found her through a ZFB blog post (but didn’t we all find just about everything through her?).

“It was such a different experience because Lien asked me to email a picture of my brows so she could decide if she could help me.”

She then gave me a diagnosis which included spending six months growing them out before I saw her. Torture, but six years later and people stop me in the street to ask where I get them done. My brows are my pride and joy.

What is your current brow routine?

I am big on brow maintenance. Lien taught me how to trim and where to pluck between appointments (I only see her once every four-five months now).

Each morning I’ll get rid of any strays, then brush them up before using the Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil. I lightly feather it on then brush the product through my brows thoroughly to break any sharp lines. I spend about five minutes getting the product amount and shape right, and if they are off, then I have a bad day. I haven’t found a brow product that is as effective as the Kevyn Aucoin pencil, although I do rate the IT Cosmetics one for a softer look.

When it comes to trimming, I do this once every five or so weeks. I brush them up and use manicure scissors to gently trim my top brow line. I find removing that length adds fullness and they also become way easier to shape.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

It means being able to walk confidently into any room and know my face is open and bright. Brow Confidence is also about opening up beauty dialogue between women. I love talking about my brows, and how Lien has really changed not only my face – symmetry and openness – but also my approach to beauty.

“If my brows look full and healthy, then I can spend less time doing my makeup and more time DOING DEALS.”

Describe your brows in 3 words –

Feathered, full, manicured.

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women that want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Daniella
Age: 29
Occupation: Teacher

Tell us, what was your first brow experience?

My eyebrows were waxed fortnightly and the regrowth and maintenance was becoming too much. I didn’t think my first appointment with Lien would make much difference; I thought it would be a process and I was wrong. Lien was amazing. She totally changed my brows. She spent a solid amount of time with me, measuring, plucking and reshaping the look. WOW! What a difference. I’ve never looked back.

“My eyebrows were waxed fortnightly and the regrowth and maintenance was becoming too much.”

What is your current brow routine?

There is no routine, that’s the beauty of it! I brush my brows up and I’m done. I do however, visit Lien every four weeks to ensure they are well-maintained.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

I have so much trust and faith in the hands of Lien. Brow confidence is exactly [how I’d describe] the experience. There’s no doubt in my mind when I sit in the chair.

Describe your brows in 3 words –

Dense, defined and dateless.

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Brow Confidence is all about building a community of women who want a better future for their brows (and go to Lien Davies for it!). In this new series of journal posts every month, get to know other Brow Confident women better as they share their unique brow experiences, routines and tips.


 

Name: Morgan Tait
Age: 28
Occupation: Art Director

Tell us, what was your first brow experience?

I try to forget my first experience! It was me, thinking I could shape them myself – rookie, and ending up over plucking and leaving myself with next to no hair!

What is your current brow routine?

I use Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow to shade and fill up my brows. Then apply Glossier Boy Brow Gel to hold and subtly tint, before finishing with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer traced lightly around the shape of the brow to straighten my lines and correct the shape. It takes me 10 minutes to do both! I’m definitely getting quicker.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

Wearing no makeup besides my brows! I’m so confident when I’ve completed my brow routine.

Describe your brows in 3 words –

Back from the dead! (Oops that was 4 words.)

 

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