Isn’t it funny that in October I wrote a post called A Brows Beginner about the three brow products I have and now I’ve got seven things? I thought it was wrapping them all up neatly in one easy to access post so you know which ones are worth picking up.
The Savvy by DB Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde was the first to join the party in my stash and although I honestly never find myself reaching for it, it doesn’t do a bad job! You can see in the swatches below that it doesn’t have the same level of pigmentation as the others but it’s got enough pigment to look natural and it matches my brows well. It’s quite sadly just beaten out by the others hanging around. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe is a pretty hyped up product and for me, it doesn’t disappoint. The tiny tip makes it easier to manoeuvre and it’s pretty much foolproof when it comes to mimicking the look of little tiny brow hairs. Nude by Nature‘s offering, the Mineral Brow Liner in Blonde* surprised me when I first started using it and it’s been a happy little addition to the collection ever since. I’m a big fan of the spoolie on the opposite side and although it’s a bit annoying to travel with as it’s so long, it’s often my go-to for natural looking brows. My Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Blonde has been having a bit of a renaissance period lately as I’ve been reaching for it stacks. Although it’s not quite as precise as the ABH, it’s ease wins out on days where I need my make-up done quick smart with it’s quick and easy nib and great dose of pigment.
It’s hard to decide on a favourite of the bunch as they all have their good qualities. I think when I go away in a few weeks the ABH will be coming with me over the HG purely because the lids on my HG, in it’s old age, aren’t doing a great job of keeping it together. The Nude by Nature is a seriously great option for brow beginners too.
Brow gels are something I’m only really getting into now, they’ve always been a little intimidating but I think that’s because I hadn’t found the right one yet. The Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown and I don’t get along so well purely because I can’t wrap my head around how to apply the product to my rather thin brows if you’ve got thicker brows then I’m sure this could work a whole lot better for you than it does for me. The colour is also a little dark for me which means I haven’t been reaching for it a lot. The Australis Tint My Brow in Blonde is good but the brush was still slightly too hard to manage as it’s about the same length as some mascara wands I have. Again, for girls with thicker brows I’m sure it’d be fine. It also tended to make my brows feel a little crunchy. The L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Light/Medium has been a brow gel revelation for me. The brush is teeny tiny and tapered, it’s easy to use, it has fibres in it to actually fill in any sparseness and it keeps my brows in place all day without that gross crunchy feeling. I’ve been using it lightly over a brow pencil most days but have also given it a go on it’s own and been impressed with the results. It does a really good job of filling in any sparse areas.
The clear winner here is the L’Oreal offering – all round I’m very impressed with it and will probably pick up the clear one from the line soon!L to R: Savvy pencil, ABH pencil, Nude by Nature pencil, HG pencil, Maybelline gel, L’Oreal gel, Australis gel.
Although I’m still getting the hang of brows in general, needless to say, these products are doing all sorts of wonders for me at the moment. If you see me buying more brow products make sure to give me a slap on the wrist!
What are your favourite brow products?
*some products in this post have been sent to me for consideration
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