Saturday, October 05, 2013

The Makeup | Battle of the Brows

My brows annoy me. They're not the perfect shape that I want them to be, but I am satisfied! There are so many different options on how to fill them in, it confuses me! I've been in such a tizz about the whole thing, I've managed to try out a few different products, I've found my favourite and I've found some that are just plain awful. Above I have four options which I'll fill (no pun intended) you in on!

Starting with one I dislike, one from Marks and Spencer's, it's the Autograph High Definition Eyebrow Pencil. The pencil comes in two shades 'blonde' and 'sable', I have the one in 'blonde' and despite it''s name, it's actually a dark colour. At £6 with a spoolie on the end, I thought it would be pretty nice, especially as it was from a nice department store. However, I was wrong, the spoolie is so scratchy I wanted to bathe my eyebrows in some soothing oil or cream afterwards. The colour itself was rubbish, it made my eyebrows look awful, it was a horrible colour; a sort of dark green?! The pencil was also scratchy and by the end of it the skin around my eyebrows were red. This very much reminded me of the awful experience I had with the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Shape Brow, which also only came in two colours. I won't be touching these eyebrow pencils again! 

After my awful eyebrow pencil experiences, I thought I wouldn't want to go anywhere near a pencil again, but I do get those lazy days where I just don't want to spend ages with a MAC 266 brush and an eyeshadow. So, I ventured in to the scary world of brow pencils again and decided to try LOreal Paris Brow Artiste eyebrow pencil in the shade 'blonde' which, again, is a dark brown. This was £5.49 and I did have high expectations as it is L'oreal after all. When I tested this out, I was in a rush and thought this pencil would do the trick, it has a brush on the end which was perfect to get my eyebrows in shape and as I quickly applied the pencil, I then walked out and looked in the mirror before leaving the house. I didn't think I'd applied it heavily but I was wrong, instead of having eyebrows they'd been replaced with two men's mustaches  I had to sort that out immediately, I guess with the trick with this pencil, is to apply it extremely lightly! 

The ever so famous SLEEK eyebrow kit, priced at £8.49 in the shade 'dark'. I love the idea of having the wax and the powder and my experience with it so far has been good, I'm not in love with it and I don't hate it, I just like it. I think this option is good for when I want to put a lot of effort and time in to my eyebrows which is good for a night out or for dinner, but not for everyday. I definitely did prefer this over the pencils experiences! I would recommend this, especially if you've got your eyes on a more expensive version - try this first!

Now, here comes my favourite, the MAC eyeshadow in 'Concrete' priced at £12 which is pricey, but it's so worth it. Using this eyeshadow with the MAC 266 brush is the perfect application for my eyebrows due to the shape of them. It's brilliant for everyday and evening use, it doesn't take me too long to do, the eyeshadow makes it so quick! Plus, the colour is actually the perfect shade for my eyebrows as it's a little bit lighter but it's also the same colour as my brows at the same time? Make sense? 

So, there you have it, my run down of my eyebrow experience! What do you guys use?



  1. just came across your blog think its so pretty:)

  2. I have a couple of brow pencils - the rimmel pencil, mac lingering and the same loreal brow pencil you have but my shade is brunette - I love the mac pencil and the loreal pencil :) x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness


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