Tonya Crooks, founder and CEO of the brand The BrowGal, has become one of the most sought-after eyebrow specialists to some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Originally set to complete a master’s degree in fine arts, Crooks took a big turn into the beauty industry that landed her with a career as a makeup artist.
Eventually, Crooks began to focus primarily on brows, and The BrowGal was born.
“The BrowGal line was born purely out of need. I had spent over 10 years listening to my clients’ desires and concerns. I had been recommending other makeup and eyebrow brands for years but, time after time, they would return to my studio and tell me that the purchases they made as a result didn’t produce better brows.” Crooks told FreePeople.com. “They would then ask to buy what I used on them. The answer was not simple — I hand mixed my colors to suit each individual client, hence I had nothing to sell. In 2010, Megan Fox, who has been my client for several years, asked me to create a product that she could use when I was not available. This is how our #2 pencil was born. I created it exclusively for her and she loves it and wears it daily.”
The BrowGal line includes six uniquely blended Brow Pencils with a one-turn sharpener on the end as well as a spoolie brush tip to comb brows, three highlighter pencils to enhance brows and arches, Eyebrow Gel to hold shape, and three The Convertible eyebrow powder palettes.
It also includes tools such as the Unique Double Ended Brow Brush, tweezers, brow scissors, tweezer sharpeners and a double sharpener.
Crooks also developed a Brow Enhancement Serum called Second Chance. It comes with a pricey tag but it’s a breakthrough enhancement product that promises to enhance and strengthen brow hair shape in four weeks. It’s designed with a special Green Restoplex technology and 3-speed vibrating brush for proper delivery to the brow.
One of the things I love about these products is that they glide on easily and give great coverage. I personally do not like brows to look to overdone and these allow me the freedom to touch up my brows softly.
I loved my results.
Before and after using The BrowGal pencil in 04 Medium Brown.
—by Toni-Marie Ippolito