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!

This month, say hi to Kathryn ??…

Name: Kathryn Cowan
Age: 30
Occupation: Business Planning and Operations Analyst

Tell us about your first brow experience?

Too much wax at my local beauty salon. I can’t help but stare at my crooked and over waxed brows every time I look at my school photos.”

What is your current brow routine?

Legendary Brows Clear Gel by Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Smoke and my trusty paint brush. The whole routine takes about one minute.

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

No matter how little makeup I wear or how tired I feel, if I have given my brows a little tszuj then I’m set! It’s always so nice when friends and strangers compliment my brows.”

How did you find out about Lien?

At a time when I was feeling particularly self conscious about my brows, I read Zoë Foster’s glowing review of Lien so I called to book my first appointment. That was about six years ago and I have never looked back.

Biggest lesson you’ve taken away during your time with Lien/Brow Confidence?

Patience. The road to resurrecting brows is not a quick or easy one but you have to trust the process. I have 100% faith that with Lien, I am in safe hands and I love the chats I get to have with her while she works her magic because she is such a wonderful and genuine person.

Describe your brows in three words –

“Full, effortless frames.”

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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!

This month, say hi to Alice ??…

 

Name: Alice Morgan
Age: 27
Occupation: Critical Care Emergency and Trauma Nurse

Tell us about your first brow experience?

“I have two very distinct ‘brow memories: At the tender age of 11 or 12, I asked my big sister to take me to get my lower legs waxed. After what was a traumatic, coming-of-age experience my sister gently suggested I also get my monobrow waxed. “MONOBROW,” I scolded, “as if I have one.” Judging by the pain inflicted onto that tiny surface area, did I ever! What followed was many years of waxing/plucking/you name it, I did it to my brows.

The second memory is of 13-year-old Alice and her best mate, Kate catching the train from Geelong to Melbourne to see a ‘Brow Guru’ who was in town for the weekend to have our brow’s shaped (not Lien, unfortunately I did not know she existed at this point). After both saving up the steep $100 (in 2006 this was big bucks), we were in and out in 15 minutes after our brows were touch by everyone else but said guru. We sat on the train home in silence not sure whether to be excited by our ‘FABULOUS SHAPES’ or disappointed that we’d paid an exorbitant amount for nothing…”

What is your current brow routine?

“Quick tweeze, zhoosh the hairs up with the old mascara comb, Lien’s trick – spritz of water onto Pears soap-set brows. Voila!”

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

“That I am some degree of put-together when I am in the scrubs, hair throw-up and functioning on the sip of coffee I managed to get in after  my alarm startled me for the 1000th time in the morning. Lien has given me a trusty non-fail toolkit that I can look and feel fab with little effort.”

How did you find out about Lien?

“Oh, just my bestie ZFB passed on the deets. LOL, I wish. I came to be aware of Lien through Zoë’s Instagram and the rest is history. That was 2014 (or maybe 2013?).”

Biggest lesson you’ve taken away during your time with Lien/Brow Confidence?

“Until recently I had the security blanket of knowing I would only be a couple of weeks away from seeing Lien. But with a relocation to London on the horizon I have been re-educated about the importance of stencilling my shape with concealer and only attacking the hairs that fall outside this border. So far, it is foolproof. Check back with me in 6 months when I am flying back to Australia to see Lien rather than my family.”

Describe your brows in three words –

Boyfriend’s response: “eyebrows, hairy, brown”. Cute, thanks babe!

I think I’ll go with: “improving, full, exciting!”

 

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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!

This month, say hi to Zoë ??…

 

Name: Zoë
Age: 38
Occupation: Founder of Go-To skincare, author.

Tell us about your first brow experience?

“I did it myself at 12. I noticed the cooler, older girls at school were all plucking their eyebrows (why, how, in what shape and for what reason; I didn’t ask or care), so I took the family splinter tweezers and plucked wildly at my lovely, straight, full brows until they were two thin, arched tadpoles. It is one of my biggest vanity regrets, along with laser on my face.”

What is your current brow routine?

“I’ve been seeing Lien for over 10 years, she resuscitated my very over-waxed, very thin 2000s brows, and got them thick and full again. And thank F for that. As I live in Melbourne, I only see her every seven or so weeks, and do very, very basic plucking between those sessions. She has them in good enough shape now that as long as I fill them in, and groom them each day, they’re totally fine.”

What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

“Having brows that are full, thick and the right shape for my face. Having brows that make my face look youthful and fresh. When my brows are on their game, (freshly shaped and tinted) I can wear less makeup, and feel more… put together. If they’ve grown out, or I’ve used too much powder/gel/ or the shape is off, I have to re-do them until they’re right.”

“Because THE BROWS ARE EVERYTHING.” – Zoë

How did you find out about Lien?

“Lien did my makeup on a shoot in 2007, and in her gloriously honest way, offered to ‘fix’ my brows. And so began a decade-plus friendship and some truly exceptional brows.”

Biggest lesson you’ve taken away during your time with Lien/Brow Confidence?

“NO TATTOOING. I occasionally express a desire to get some of my annoying gaps permanently filled-in, and Lien always talks me out of out, and I am always grateful.”

Describe your brows in three words –

“Much, better, now.”

 

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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!

This month, say hi to Emma ??…

 

Name: Emma
Age: 28
Occupation: Interior Designer

Tell us about your first brow experience?

“My Mum and Mor Mor (Grandma) are my biggest beauty influences and encouraged me to start getting into beauty around age 15. Both of these women have thin, arched eyebrows drawn dark, which was the trend. Therefore, I used to pluck my eyebrows into this same paper-thin arched shape! My eyebrows stayed that way until I was about 20 when I decided to grow them out again; trends had changed and I was influenced by models like Bambi and Cara Delevingne.”

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What is your current brow routine?

“My current routine is to make my eyebrows appear as fluffy as possible! I brush up with an un-used mascara head and use Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in ‘Ash Brown’ and a fine angled brush to fill in patches with light strokes. I finish with Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in ‘Medium Brown’ to set into place.”

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What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

“Having grown my eyebrows back into their natural shape, I feel that now I really look like ‘me‘ again. I don’t need to draw my eyebrows anymore how I used to, and that’s because I’m embracing my natural shape and have the knowledge that different face shapes suit different brows. I’ve found what is perfect for me and that gives me confidence.”

Describe your brows in three words –

Happy, natural, imperfectly-perfect (does that count as 3?)!

How did you find out about Lien?

“I found Lien online by looking up ‘best eyebrow beauticians’ as I was after someone who would take care of my eyebrows, not just wax-and-go. I was looking for an ‘eyebrow whisperer’ who I found in Lien. I knew she was the right person for me as she was honest about where my shape should be and the time it could take to get to my dream brows. No one can have a beauty fix overnight if it’s something you want to last!”

“I don’t need to draw my eyebrows anymore how I used to, and that’s because I’m embracing my natural shape and have the knowledge that different face shapes suit different brows.” – Emma

 

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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!

This month, say hi to Carly ??…

 

Name: Carly
Age: 33
Occupation: Sales

Tell us about your first brow experience?

“When I was in high school all my friends were starting to tweeze their brows so I did too – I used a magnifying mirror and plucked the life out of them. They were sooooo thin and too harsh for my face. I eventually grew them out and mum took me to her beautician to have them waxed. They were shaped with such a high arch… I didn’t know there could be another way!”

 

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What is your current brow routine?

“I visit Lien every 6-8 weeks for shaping and I rarely touch by brows with tweezers between visits. If anything I give them a small trim to keep them tidy. My brows are fair and even though my hair has grown in I still need to fill in small gaps. For work days I tend to put more effort in as I can often go from day to night with work functions. For weekends I keep it very low key with a bit of brow mascara. I mostly use Maybelline products: Brow Drama Sculpting Brow MascaraEyestudio Micro Brow Precise Auto; and Brow Precise Perfecting Highlighter.”

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What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

“Brow Confidence’ means self-confidence! Since visiting Lien I wear less makeup and rarely use eyeliner. I allow my brows to shape and frame my face.”

Describe your brows in three words –

“Full, natural and neat.”

How did you find out about Lien?

“Through Zoë Foster Blake’s blog and book. My sister and I are obsessed with Zoë. We love her smart and witty sense of humour and would spend hours watching her online make-up tutorials.”

 

 

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!

This month, say hi to Danielle ??…

Name: Danielle
Age: 26
Occupation: Adminstrator

Tell us about your first brow experience?

“My earliest brow memories from high school involve sitting around in a circle during lunch break whilst one of my girlfriends plucked our brows. It is safe to say we didn’t have the greatest brows, but we thought we looked pretty fabulous.”

How did you find out about Lien?

“The wonderful world of Instagram introduced me to Lien!”

What is your current brow routine?

“These days my brows are very low maintenance; a quick brush up and go! If I need something with a stronger hold I will use Maybelline Brow Mascara in Medium Brow; Lien recommended this to me at an appointment a few years ago! This keeps my brows looking full and a little undone.”

 

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What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

“To me, brow confidence means natural effortless brows that complement my face and look.”

Describe your brows in three words –

“Natural, effortless & lovely.”

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“Brow confidence means natural effortless brows that complement my face and look.”

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!

This month, say hi to Gemma ??…

Name: Gemma
Age: 33
Occupation: Stylist

Tell us about your first brow experience?

It would have been when I was about 13 years old, at a beautician who enjoyed waxing a little too much. It seemed to be all about a good arch back then. Yikes. Also, I don’t remember there ever being instructions on how to style or groom brows back then.

How did you discover Lien?

All the fab ladies with fab brows in my social feeds seemed to go to Lien so I just knew I had to track her down. I saw her on her first visit to Melbourne about four years ago and have been going to her ever since then. Not only is she some sort of brow magician, she is also such a lovely and inspiring lady to hang out with.

 

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What is your current brow routine?

I would say visiting Lien every 8 weeks for a brow trim/pluck and tint is a core part of my routine. In between visits, I love either M.A.C Cosmetics Pencil in Fling or a cheapie dupe from Maybelline (brow precise micro pencil) and also Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara. Oh, and outlining with some concealer is really my favourite thing and one of Lien’s best tips.

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What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?

Brow confidence is brows that frame and complement your face. I like mine full, soft and a bit fierce.

Describe your brows in three words –

Full and fabulous.

 

“I swear a good brow day is the new good hair day!”

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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