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Glam or Sham: Bump up your brow game

Ever wanted to try the latest beauty trend, but didn't want to shell out the dough in case it didn't work?

The first part of our series "Glam or Sham" looked at products to get the perfect pout.

In part two, WFMZ's Jaccii Farris takes a look at top trends for perfecting eyebrows.

Over the years, eyebrow fashion has gone from barely there to feathery and even drawn on.

There are a slew of trends that women are using to fill in fine lines or achieve the perfect arch.

"I was not blessed with full eyebrows as you can see," said 69 News Anchor Wendy Davis.

Wendy kicks off our look at brow beauty trends with how she gets camera ready.

"Basically I just take the stencil and you place it over your natural eyebrow or what little eyebrow you have in my case and you just basically color in the stencil," said Wendy.

Wendy is way ahead of this trend.

She says she's been doing her brows this way for 10 years.

The cost of the stencil can run anywhere from $3 to $10 depending on the brand.

The stencils come in all brow shapes and sizes.

Wendy says the tricky part is finding one that fits your face.

Another brow trend is the stamper.

It's used just like you might think. A stamper is placed into a creamy powder and then pressed on to the brow.

As 69 News Content Manager Jamasyn Hyde show us, the trick here is getting the brows on straight.

The cost runs $10 dollars and up.

But many ladies opt for the easy route for brows, just filling them in.

"There are a variety of different products that you can use. There are pomade and powders. I think that pencils are the most forgiving and easiest if you make a mistake," said Aesthetician Erica Laskey.

Laskey says when filling in brows, it's important to use small, hair-like strokes.

She says the brows should be brushed afterward to blend the product and make sure the hair is in place.

She says afterward a brow highlighter and gel can be used to set your brow style.

But some ladies want to take it to the next level.

"I got sick of coloring them on every day," said Lori Hertzog.

Hertzog is a big fan of our next beauty trend: Microblading.

The procedure costs $550 for the first session.

Lori is a client at Organic Tans and Beauty Bar in Allentown, who was featured on TLC's "Say Yes Wedding SOS"

"Micro blading is like a semi-permanent tattoo. It will last anywhere from a year and a half to two years," said Laskey.

The treatment involves measuring and marking the face before using a very fine set of needles that slide along the skin making hair-like marks.

A topical is used to numb the skin and make the procedure more comfortable.

"Like a little scratch; it's not bad though," said Hertzog.

But if you are not sure about what product to use to bump up your brow game, you can do what Jaccii Farris did while shooting this story.

She consulted with a brow stylist.

Stylists across the Lehigh Valley can shape up your brows as a starting point or help you look fabulous for a special occasion.

The cost for this service? Jaccii paid $29.

So remember, when choosing a product or service, do your homework.  

Check reviews and social media accounts to make sure the trend you choose is right for you.

Ever wanted to try magnetic lashes or lash extensions?

Tune in for part three of "Glam or Sham" where Jaccii focuses on top trends for luxurious lashes.


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