Thursday, 17 March 2016
FIVE BROW PRODUCTS FOR BRUNETTES
I like to keep my brows groomed and luckily I don't have a problem finding shades of brow products to match mine- I like dark cool-toned browns. Quite a few great brow grooming products have arrived on my doorstep recently, but they haven't all been suitable for my colourings. So, I thought I would share them here with you along with recommendations on who they would suit best.
The Lord & Berry Magic Brow Pencil is shade 1704 Wonderful (£10 from Lord & Berry) looks on the pencil's colour band like it's a very warm-toned brown. However when you swatch it, it's actually an extremely cool brown that is almost in-between a brown and a black, and this is perfect for me. It's quite a hard pencil, so you do need to do quite hard strokes to get a good colour pay-off, but it's very long-lasting and has a handy spoolie on the other end. It's claims to have a tri-colour, marbleised lead in it, but it just looks and applies normally to me.
The Soap & Glory one I've been trying is a bit warmer, so would be good for those with dark warm-toned brown hair. A new product, the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Putty Dip Pot & Brush in Brownie Points (£10 from Boots) has a brush on one end and a tiny pot of tinted brow wax that you unscrew on the other end. It's waterproof, applies really nicely and keeps hairs in place well, but you don't get a lot of product for the price. If you'd like to try this but need a cooler brown like I do, go for the Dark Choc shade.
The next product is a brow mascara from Kiko. The Kiko Eyebrow Fibers Coloured Mascara in shade 03 Brunette (£7.20 from Kiko) is an extremely warm mid-toned brown and would work for those with darker red hair too as there is a definite orange tinge to it. It works by tinting your brows and depositing small fibres onto them to make them appear fuller. I've been wearing this about the house- don't say I'm not good to you- and it held my brows in place really well, and despite the colour on me, the formula looked natural. It's quite wet however, so you may find you have to dab a bit off of the wand onto a tissue to stop is dispensing too much onto your brows. This is a good budget alternative to Benefit's Gimme Brow.
Another one that's perfect for me and that gives a more natural less-defined look that a pencil is the new Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Brow Box in Bathwater Blonde (£19.50 from Debenhams). This sounds like it's meant for blondes, but as the colours are quite ashy, I really like the darker one of the two on me to fill in any sparse areas. To be honest, there isn't much difference between the two shades in this palette, so I can get away with both for a subtle fill-in. On the first layer of the palette there are two powders and a setting wax, and underneath this there's two good slanted brushes and mini tweezers. There's also two mirrors in here- one magnified and one normal.
Finally, a brow toolkit I've been loving is this one from Browtician. You don't get any product with the Browtician Brow System (£7.99 from Superdrug), it's just tools to groom and a handy mirror. There's a slanted brush that has a spoolie on the other end- the brush has tightly packed bristles and is lovely and firm, and the spoolie is a nice large one. There's also a pair of slanted tweezers that work really well. You might think you don't need this kit, but I've actually found it really handy to have around, even just to know you have a clean spare spoolie and brush to hand as these usually come attached to a product.
Do you like the look of any of these?
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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