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Here’s Proof That Getting Your Eyebrows Done Makes A Big Difference

Sometimes you just need a pro to tackle those strays.

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Maybe you're one of those people who gets their eyebrows groomed religiously, or tends to them yourself with the same diligence you afford your crush's Instagram. If so, congrats!

But maybe you're more the type who ignores your brows for weeks at a time, then grabs tweezers and plucks away until your high-school era "sperm brows" threaten to reappear. If this is you, getting your brows groomed by a trained brow professional at a salon or waxing studio could be just what you need!

If you've always wondered what it would be like to have someone else makeover your eyebrows, read on! We stopped by Benefit in San Francisco and let Jared Bailey, global brow expert for Benefit, work his magic on five of our faces.

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Priya typically threads her own brows every two months. "They're a little bit of a mess right now because I was trying to grow them out," she says.
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Priya typically threads her own brows every two months. "They're a little bit of a mess right now because I was trying to grow them out," she says.

After waxing Priya's brows, Jared defined the outer edges with pencil.

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He then used two different pencils and "tiny flicks of the wrist" to fill in the brows and create a natural look.

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Priya found her new brows a bit dramatic. "I would never put that much makeup on my face myself. That said, I appreciate what I learned about how to fill in patchy brows."
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Priya found her new brows a bit dramatic. "I would never put that much makeup on my face myself. That said, I appreciate what I learned about how to fill in patchy brows."

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Nicole suffers from, as she calls it, a "lack of brow direction." "Sometimes, I fill them in with eyebrow pencil from the drugstore," she says. "I used to have the Glossier Boy Brow, but I don’t have enough 'eyebrow' to start with, so it looked weird."
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Nicole suffers from, as she calls it, a "lack of brow direction."

"Sometimes, I fill them in with eyebrow pencil from the drugstore," she says. "I used to have the Glossier Boy Brow, but I don’t have enough 'eyebrow' to start with, so it looked weird."

Jared started by mapping Nicole's brows with an eye pencil.

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"You have a nice natural arch already, so we need to follow that natural shape," he says. "We can clean around the edges to bring more definition to your brow."

Next, Jared filled in Nicole's brows with pencil and blended highlighter underneath with a brush.

Most people blend their highlighter with their fingers, but using a brush spreads the shimmer more naturally.
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Most people blend their highlighter with their fingers, but using a brush spreads the shimmer more naturally.

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At first, Nicole was NOT feeling her new look, but she warmed up to it. "With the makeup done, it was very jarring! But I’ve really come around to them. I feel like they gave me a strong, natural looking brow. It’s kind of like growing your hair out, and then getting it cut short, and at first it’s kind of like WHY. But then it really grows on you and you can’t believe you had gross long, flat hair for so long. I’ve been waxing my eyebrows one way: with a higher arch and thinner. And I feel like now my face looks different (in a good way)."
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At first, Nicole was NOT feeling her new look, but she warmed up to it. "With the makeup done, it was very jarring! But I’ve really come around to them. I feel like they gave me a strong, natural looking brow. It’s kind of like growing your hair out, and then getting it cut short, and at first it’s kind of like WHY. But then it really grows on you and you can’t believe you had gross long, flat hair for so long. I’ve been waxing my eyebrows one way: with a higher arch and thinner. And I feel like now my face looks different (in a good way)."

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Joel had never waxed or done anything to his eyebrows before."About a decade ago, one of the barbers at my old shop in Louisianasuggested that I 'get my eyebrows done,' and he might as well havesuggested I walk around with a pink bow on top of my head," he says. "I wasn'tquite mature enough for all that yet. So when I had the chance to do thistime, I didn't want to pass it up."
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Joel had never waxed or done anything to his eyebrows before.

"About a decade ago, one of the barbers at my old shop in Louisiana

suggested that I 'get my eyebrows done,' and he might as well have

suggested I walk around with a pink bow on top of my head," he says. "I wasn't

quite mature enough for all that yet. So when I had the chance to do this

time, I didn't want to pass it up."

Jared started by waxing Joel's brows to "take off some hairs from underneath."

(Joel was surprised by how little the waxing hurt!)
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(Joel was surprised by how little the waxing hurt!)

Next, Jared shaped Joel's brows with a clear eyebrow gel. And that's it!

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Joel was loving his new look. "I'm actually sort of amazed more men don'tget this done. It's such a subtle way to improve your face — my fiancéhas never spent so much time staring at the space between my eyes,which I guess used to be full of stray hairs I never thought about.It's just a cleaner, neater look that I wish I'd considered a longtime ago. So Byron (my old barber), if you're reading this: you wereright."
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Joel was loving his new look. "I'm actually sort of amazed more men don't

get this done. It's such a subtle way to improve your face — my fiancé

has never spent so much time staring at the space between my eyes,

which I guess used to be full of stray hairs I never thought about.

It's just a cleaner, neater look that I wish I'd considered a long

time ago. So Byron (my old barber), if you're reading this: you were

right."

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Sam's always had a very chill attitude towards her brows. "Because I'm blonde and can get away with it, I pretty much don't think about my eyebrows," she says. "They aren't so pale that they're invisible, but they're also not dark enough that I had to do something. So I just left them alone."
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Sam's always had a very chill attitude towards her brows. "Because I'm blonde and can get away with it, I pretty much don't think about my eyebrows," she says. "They aren't so pale that they're invisible, but they're also not dark enough that I had to do something. So I just left them alone."

Sam didn't need waxing, so Jared started by mapping her brows to create a more defined shape.

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Next, Jared filled in Sam's brows and highlighted them with Benefit's 3D BROWtones pencil to give them some depth.

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Sam's subtle new brows made a big difference: "By the time I left, I felt transformed! Jared didn't even wax me, but in 10 or 15 minutes, he'd given me envy-inducing brows. I realized I've been using too dark of an eye pencil, and that gel, not a pencil, is the product I should've been using this whole time. I wish he was waiting in my bedroom every morning to do my brows for me. I felt so babely for the rest of the day."
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Sam's subtle new brows made a big difference: "By the time I left, I felt transformed! Jared didn't even wax me, but in 10 or 15 minutes, he'd given me envy-inducing brows. I realized I've been using too dark of an eye pencil, and that gel, not a pencil, is the product I should've been using this whole time. I wish he was waiting in my bedroom every morning to do my brows for me. I felt so babely for the rest of the day."

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Mat acknowledged that his eyebrows had stood neglected for quite some time. "A lot of people in my age group are starting to get Andy Rooney eyebrows, and I didn't want to suddenly realize I had, like, a five-foot-long hair coming out of my eye."
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Mat acknowledged that his eyebrows had stood neglected for quite some time. "A lot of people in my age group are starting to get Andy Rooney eyebrows, and I didn't want to suddenly realize I had, like, a five-foot-long hair coming out of my eye."

First, Jared trimmed Mat's brows with a tiny scissor.

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Next, Mat got waxed for the FIRST TIME EVER, and then touched up with tweezers.

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Finally, clear eyebrow gel gave Mat's brows some lifting and holding power.

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"I thought it was interesting that when I got home, my wife couldn’t tell I had anything done," Mat says. 'Once I told her, she was like, 'oh, it looks great,' but maybe that was just the power of suggestion.""I will say the experience of having it done was like when you get a haircut or shave. Having someone pamper your face was relaxing."
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"I thought it was interesting that when I got home, my wife couldn’t tell I had anything done," Mat says. 'Once I told her, she was like, 'oh, it looks great,' but maybe that was just the power of suggestion."

"I will say the experience of having it done was like when you get a haircut or shave. Having someone pamper your face was relaxing."

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