Eyebrows, are very much in at the moment, there are so many new products on the market I thought as a beauty blogger I was being left behind. For years I have used an eyebrow pencil which has always suited me fine. However I felt maybe I was being a bit old fashioned in my approach so took a tiny step forward and then a large step back!… read on.
A is for a Tiny Step
First off I tried Brow Lift by Charlotte Tilbury. This is a lovely product, as we know Charlotte Tilbury is not a budget range but I had high hopes. Beautifully designed and packaged, the shade (Grace K) was perfect and the pencil has an eyebrow brush at one end and a twist up triangular shaped pencil at the other, which makes it easy to use and draw a hair like stroke. In the middle of the pencil is a highlighter a very pretty gold colour – too much for me during the day but perfect in the evening. As you can see I still have it and the highlighter is still going but the pencil part ran out rapidly – within 8 weeks it was gone 🙁
B is for Budget Brand
I next went ahead and purchased another fancy pencil. Whilst choosing I was erring towards a eye brow palette but on the whole I am pretty happy with my eyebrows, they have always been full even when they weren’t in fashion I never over plucked them. I have a few areas that need a bit of defining but thats all, so I purchased another pencil Maybelline Brow Satin in medium brown. Again happy with the colour this one has a twist up pencil at one end and a powder at the other…. however this one lasted less than a month!? Not sure why, I don’t think I was being heavy handed as I said earlier I am just trying to fill in a few gaps.
C is for Crikey thats old!
So after spending a fair amount of money on a couple of pencils (about £30, majority of which was the CT one), I have gone back to what I know, and what I have been using for about oh… 30 years. Not that the pencil in the picture above is 30 years old of course, however it is about 3 years old and still going. So it doesn’t look very pretty, but you can see exactly where you are with this one – i.e. keep on sharpening it until it is no more. This pencil works fine for me so I am going to stick this this one, they are plenty of other things I can spend my money on.
How do you define your brows, or maybe you don’t need to. I would love to know what you are using, so please drop me a comment below.
Thanks, BB ??