Browsing The Options
If there’s one thing I’m not very fussed about, it’s my brows. I rarely fill them and I never pluck, thread, wax or arch them into oblivion, but as of late the saying ‘brows frame the face’ has truly sunk in and I’ve been looking to do something about them. Being pretty much happy with the shape of my brows but in need of something to tame and fill, I’ve been brow-sing around and the first product on my radar is the HD Brows Palette in Foxy* which also doubles up as a great eyeshadow quad for a neutral smokey eye. The shadows are easy to blend and smudge, but they pack a punch in pigment so it’s best to use the right brush like Bobbi Brown’s Eye Brow Brush and a light hand or one stroke too many will take you from super groomed to Scouse Brow.
But if you prioritise ease over super groomed, then the Eyeko Brow Gel* is your friend. A quick swipe of the tinted gel over the brows and they’re thicker, in shape and set. I find gels easier to work with as the spoolie allows you to move the hairs and create your desired shape in comparison to brow pencils and palettes which can be a slightly intimidating. And if that’s not enough it’s also handbag friendly and won’t spill everywhere unlike the HD Brows Palette – powder everywhere…
Looking for a tint like the Eyeko Brow Gel and the definition of a pencil? Then the Soap & Glory Archery* would ideally be your thing but it’s my least favourite of the three with good reason – it doesn’t work. It takes a lot of elbow grease and tugging around the eye area to get Archery to show up on the skin so it gets a thumbs down from me.