Brow Confidence is 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 Alexandra.
Name: Alexandra Whiting
Occupation: Content creator & brand consultant
Tell us about your first brow grooming experience?
“It was at the Benefit Brow Bar in Myer Sydney City. I was working at the Cue concession upstairs, and would go there on my lunch break, probably too often. I think I was 21, and I was terrible at beauty as a teenager – honestly, my younger sister taught me how to shave my legs before I went into high school – so I hadn’t overplucked, but that brow bar was a bit hit and miss.”
What is your current brow routine?
“I will say, outside of coffee and brushing my teeth, it’s my most consistent routine.
At Lien’s request, I brush my brows up with a disposable mascara wand (I buy the packs from Priceline) and a lathering of Pears soap. In the mornings when I’m actually doing my brows, I pencil them in first with the MECCA MAX Brow Guru Micro-Matic Pencil in Dark. I was very proud Lien approved of the colour when I brought it in. I use it for the colour (so many brow products are way too warm!), but it’s a nice consistency too. It just runs out very quickly, so I also order in bulk.
The other thing that I’m newly doing (Lien has graduated me), is adding hair strokes with Anastasia Beverly Hills Micro-Stroking Detailing Brow Pen in Granite. It takes some practice and time, so it’s mainly happening for big occasions.”
“The thing Lien said that really made me think differently about brows, and beauty in general, is that it takes effort!”
What does “Brow Confidence” mean to you?
“I started seeing Lien in July last year, and the thing she said that really made me think differently about brows, and beauty in general, is that it takes effort! And you get out what you put in. I think I’d spent so long promoting beauty products as being ‘easy’ or ‘simple’ that I sort of brainwashed myself into thinking it didn’t take any work.
So to me, brow confidence means taking charge of your brow regime and focusing on developing your skill and finding what works, rather than some wonder product or treatment that supposedly does it all for you.”
How did you find out about Lien?
“I knew of Lien, but I remember asking Alison Rice (my former boss, and friend!) about her and she told me how amazing she is. I’d been living interstate for a few years so it was my time to go see her. I texted her my photographs and she immediately called me and told me she could help me. But she wanted me to start by relaxing my forehead. I hadn’t realised but I was raising one eyebrow, like a lot, when I was smiling, and I’m a smiley person!”
“Brow Confidence means taking charge of your brow regime and focusing on developing your skill and finding what works.”
Biggest lesson you’ve taken away during your time with Lien/Brow Confidence?
“Draw the shape you want, not just what’s there.”
Describe your brows in three words.
“Important, pampered, and (now) good.”