The business of Desi brows is a complicated affair.
When you look into the face of a Desi woman, it is more than likely that the first thing that you will notice is her eye and eyebrow makeup.
Looking into the eyes of another is the simplest way in which you can connect with anyone.
This single glace will tell you everything you need to know as eyes are powerful tools that can convey emotions and intentions.
Let us not forget the brows.
If our eyes are the windows to our souls, then our brows can be considered the frame in which a masterpiece is held.
So why not adorn, enhance, magnify and beautify your deep, dark Desi eyes and brows to reach new heights of power?
All of this is within reach, as DESIblitz has found the best eye and eyebrow makeup products for Desi women.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
As enticing as glitter is to all of us with magpie eyes, it can be a tricky beauty product to master.
It can be chunky, patchy and leave fall-out, giving you sparkly panda eyes or a look reminiscent of a disco ball every time you blink.
But now you can put all of these fears to rest, as Hourglass has created a limited edition of Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows also known as grown-up glitter for Desi eyes.
Hourglass’s unique cream to powder formula, features a high concentration of crushed pearls and light-reflecting glitter, giving you an intense colour payoff.
With a single sweep across the eyelids, you can achieve a lightweight, long-wearing and devastatingly sophisticated eye look.
The Scattered Light collection consists of nine metallic shades, which are both high impact and wearable.
You can use them to add subtle sparkle to any casual look or to create a sultry smokey eye to compliment you in all your Desi finery.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow is available in full size (3.5g) in various shades for £28.00.
MAC Eye Kohl
Kohl has been a staple eye and eyebrow makeup product of every Desi makeup bag since time immemorial.
The simplest way to create or enhance an eye look is to define your eyes with rich kohl.
MAC is known as the makeup of makeup artists and amongst its treasure trove of professional products, one of its stand-out products has to be its collection of eye kohl.
MAC’s collection consists of nine soft eye kohl pencils.
These long-wearing and blendable pencils apply seamlessly and can be used to define and shade your Desi eyes.
Within the collection, you will find classic shades such as ‘Smoulder’ an intense black and ‘Teddy’ an intense bronze.
Both are timeless and beautiful shades that can create a striking eye look.
Within the collection, you will also find the shades ‘Prunella’ a shimmering black-eyed plum and ‘Minted’ a vibrant mint green with pearl.
These may not be the colours you usually opt for, but shades of purple and green combined with a subtle shimmer, truly complement dark Desi eyes to make them sparkle.
MAC Eye Kohl pencils are available in full size (1.45g) in various shades for £16.00.
KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner
Liquid eyeliner is a truly versatile eye makeup product that can help you create a myriad of Desi eye looks.
Whether you are looking to add definition by running it along with the roots of your upper lash line, creating a gentle feline flick or wanting to wing it out, the product that will allow you to do all of this with ease is the KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner.
KVD’s bestselling liner has a highly pigmented formula that is long-wearing, waterproof and smudge resistant.
So, no matter what your day or evening has in store for you, you can rely on your liner to stay put.
The ultra-precise brush tip allows for easy and accurate application.
You can create fine lines, perfect for sharp wings using light pressure and create thicker, bolder looks by using more pressure.
The pen comes in two stunning shades, ‘Trooper Black’ an ultra-black and ‘Mad Max Brown’ a rich chocolate.
KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner is available in full size (0.55ml) in various shades for £19.00.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara
Whether used alone or as the crowning glory to any eye look, the application of mascara instantly gives you bigger, brighter and more beautifully defined Desi eyes.
Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara does exactly what the name suggests.
Every lash once coated from root to tip in midnight black is given incredible length.
The exclusive Flex Tower mascara brush bends to volumize and extend each lash and ensures that your lash curl is locked in place all day.
Say goodbye to clumpy lashes, as this buildable formula allows you to separate and define each lash.
The washable mascara is easy to remove thus protecting lashes and the delicate skin around the eyes, making it ideal for those with sensitive eyes.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara is available in full size (7.2ml) for £11.49.
NYX Professional Makeup Thick It Stick It Brow Mascara
The business of Desi brows is a complicated affair.
Threading, waxing, tweezing or embracing a beautifully bold natural look are just some of the decisions we must make to achieve our perfect brow looks.
If we get this right, our Desi brows have the power to balance and add definition to our faces.
That is why brow mascara is an item that we all need, from the thick to thin brows amongst us.
It can act as the finishing touch to our perfectly manicured brows or can be our all in one product that we simply swipe on before flying out the door.
NYX Professional Makeup Thick It Stick It Brow Mascara truly does it all.
It will hold even the most unruly of brow hairs in place for up to 16 hours, whilst adding volume and thickness by coating brows in hair-like fibres.
The subtle tint of the gel adds further definition and fullness to the brows. With several natural shades, you will be sure to find your perfect match.
NYX has ensured that its formulation is transfer resistant and will not smudge or flake throughout the day.
So, fears of finding yourself with a faded brow midday will be a thing of the past.
NYX Professional Makeup Thick It Stick It Brow Mascara is available in full size (7ml) in various shades for £11.00.
Benefit Brow Microfilling Pen
It can be all too easy to find yourself halfway through filling in your Desi brows, only to discover that you have been a little heavy-handed.
The eyebrow makeup product may have delivered on its promise of giving you deeper, darker brows a little too well.
For those not looking for a radical brow transformation, but a softer more natural look Benefit’s Brow Microfilling Pen may be what is missing from your Desi brow routine.
This pen has a three-pronged tip, so a single stroke will leave you with three fine lines that mimic natural brow hairs.
It is designed to blend in with existing brow hairs and fill in gaps.
The formula is waterproof, smudge-proof and offers a wear time of 24 hours. The sheer tint formula comes in four versatile shades.
For best results, apply to clean, product-free brows as this will ensure the pen adheres to the skin and brow hairs.
Benefit Brow Microfilling Pen is available in full size (0.8ml) in various shades for £23.50.
If you feel your eyebrows and lashes are looking a little sparse, why not opt for a lash and brow serum?
RapidLash specializes in the brow and lash-enhancing products.
If you have weak, thin or short lashes then the RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum is what you need.
The gentle but potent serum is designed to give you longer and fuller lashes.
With a simple daily application of serum, you will notice the difference in your lashes in just eight weeks.
You can say goodbye to sparse, thin and uneven brows with the help of RapidBrow Eyebrow Serum.
This strengthening and moisturising serum will give you fuller-looking brows.
This serum needs to be applied twice a day, in the morning and evening for eight weeks, to achieve the brow arch of your dreams.
A combination of both serums will have your Desi eyes and brows looking their very best.
RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum is available in full size (3ml) for £40.00.
The power your eyes hold should never be underestimated and you are free to adorn yours however you want, from bold brows to shimmering eyelids.
But always remember to keep your head held high and meet the world’s gaze, so it can see the strength and beauty your Desi eyes and eyebrows radiate.