Hair & Beauty

Beauty Road Test | The 15 Minute Facelift

By Iro Kotsimbos
6th May 2015

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—NEVER underestimate the power of the brow! Depending on what state they’re in, these two little (or, errrr, not so little) features perched above your eyes have the ability to make you look shocked, tired, grumpy or, worst case scenario, OLDER.

Worse yet are patchy, short eyelashes that really lack the lustre of a full lash look. As we all know, there’s only so much mascara can do. Full, natural looking lashes are any beauty buff’s dream come true!

It’s no surprise, then, that we’ve become BFFs with the lovely ladies behind some of Melbourne’s best eyebrows and eyelash extensions. Listers, meet Lash & Brow Boudoir.

The team at Lash & Brow Boudoir in Richmond, aka the eyebrow afficionados responsible for some of the best brows in Melbourne, know a thing or two about creating the perfect arches. With clients travelling from across town for their eyebrow threading service, nicknamed the 15 Minute Facelift, we knew we had to make a beeline for Lash & Brow Boudoir!

Before you freak out, don’t worry, there’s no needles or scary stuff involved here! In fact, eyebrow threading at Lash & Brow Boudoir couldn’t be simpler, quicker or more pain-free if they tried. 

In essence, the ancient form of hair removal, threading, involves a piece of cotton thread being twisted and rolled over the skin to gently lift the entire hair from the follicle. Like plucking or waxing, eyebrow threading pulls the hair out from the root, however it’s much gentler on the skin, involves no chemical nasties, and, let’s be honest, doesn’t make you feel like your eyebrows are on fire. 

What we really love, though, is the power eyebrow threading has to totally transform your face, making you look younger and fresher in a mere 15 minutes. (Editor’s note: Threading is also brilliant for targeting the chin, upper lip and sides of the face, plus works a treat for the fellas too!)

The appointment starts with you reclining in the cushy chairs while your threading artist assesses the current state of your arches. Mine were so overgrown I thought they'd need to bring in a hedge trimmer, but no, these eyebrow geniuses can still work their magic with the trusty thread! 

A little bit of brushing here and there to get the brows in line, and then the threading begins. At first it feels like someone is tickling your brows (as weird as that sounds!), however you get used to the rhythm pretty quickly. Once a precise arch is achieved, a little aloe vera is applied followed by a light application of Lash & Brow Boudoir’s custom brand of brow powder for that natural, full-brow finish. 

The result? In short, WOW—precise and defined eyebrows with juuust the right amount of arch, helping to reframe the eyes and brighten the whole face. I’m pretty damn fussy when it comes to eyebrow shaping, but this was bang on. I thought my at-home tweezing efforts had been enough to clean up my caterpillars and shape my face, but Lash & Brow Boudoir’s eyebrow threading service proved me wrong. THIS is how you get the best brows in Melbourne, Listers.

But wait! There’s more to it if you’ve got longer than that spare quarter-hour. The lash extensions at Lash & Brow Boudoir are next-level and natural-looking, giving you a full eye make-over that’s seriously enviable. Using only the highest quality false lashes, Richmond’s top team of lash experts will give your lashes a long-lasting boost that’s kinder than most mascaras and really makes the most of your eyes—perfect for a special event, or just for an everyday beauty boost.

Keen to experience the 15 Minute Facelift for yourself? Give the Lash & Brow Boudoir team a call on 03 9429 6952 or book online now. 

UPDATE: We’ve just heard that Lash & Brow Boudoir do brow extensions too! If you’ve got patchy brows or suffer from over-plucking, book in for their Sleek Brows treatment, which combines brow filling pigment and natural-looking brow extensions for a fuller eyebrow. Epic!

TUL Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Lash & Brow Boudoir and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Image Credit: Imaxtree via Harper's Bazaar

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