So filling in eyebrows has become an essential part of most ladies make-up regime! Whether you want to look like an extra from Desperate Scousewives or just add definition to your brows to shape your face, today i will discuss my favourite saves and splurges in eyebrow innovations.Filling in your eyebrows help those that lack thickness or shape, but also gives the illusion of lifting in the eye area. This can be especially effective for those starting to worry about the creeping in of crows feet!
Estee Lauder offer an “Automatic Brow Pencil”,so unlike most traditional brow pencils it does not need to be pared regularly. This not only means you can be extra lazy but you also get a lot more use out of the product as you can use it right to the end. The pencil is also ended with a small brush and this is one of the things I love about this product. It is a really thick slanted eyebrow brush that allows you to sweep it through your brows ensuring the product looks natural . While this pencil is pricey at €24.90 it comes with a refill and once bought refills can be purchased for a reasonable €11.69, so it is what I would call an investment! It comes in a range of colours for blondes and brunettes, so if you want to splash the cash this might be the one for you!
A new trend in the brow world is using powder instead of a pencil and I for one am a big fan of this approach! I could not live without my Clarins Eyebrow “Pro Palette” but with at a price of €39 it would have to be love for most people to purchase. This palette offers a lot for your money it includes three shadow colours for every complexion, a highlighter, wax, mini tweezers, applicator and brow brush. It is a complete brow solution on the go. For me powder offers a much more natural look but is best suited to those just wanting to define their brows, if you have sparse hair it is more beneficial to use a pencil as the powder needs hair to cling to. The highlight powder gives your eyes that extra lift and brows increased definition, a small bit of wax on the eyebrow brush sweeped across ensures your set for the day!
After looking at two of my priciest favourites we can now all loosen the purse strings and look at two products that suits everyone’s budgets!
Rimmel’s “Professional Eyebrow Pencil” offers a soft natural eyebrow look for a fantastic price of €4.67. This pencil has a medium softness, therefore it will last a few months while not burning your eyebrows trying to draw them on! This pencil comes in hazel, dark brown and black, so without a vast selection there may not be a colour to suit everyone. One of the best things about this product is the brow brush attached to the lid. This means you will never be stuck running around looking for your eyebrow brush and you can always ensure perfect brows on the go!
One of my favourite funky brands at the moment Soap and Glory have now brought out their own eyebrow pencil ” Arch de Triumph”. This pencil can be yours for a reasonable €11.00 and gives you both an eyebrow definer and highlighter. Currently there is only one shade available “Taupe/ Buff” which is quite a brownish shade that would suit any brunette. For me the main seller for this pencil is the super soft highlighter crayon that gives great definition and lift. The pencil also comes with handy brow shapers so I would recommend it for those that lack confidence in shaping their brows. However, due to the lack of colours I think it will be awhile before this product is taking the beauty world by storm!
Just remember LESS IS MORE if you look like the picture below start again ;)
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Next week I will look at some of the best Mothers Day Gifts!!