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.”

 

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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 involved sitting around in a circle at high school whilst one of my girlfriends plucked our brows on our lunch break. 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 compliment my face and look.

Describe your brows in three words –

Natural, effortless & lovely.

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“Brow confidence means natural effortless brows that compliment 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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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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