I have pretty average brows, not strong in colour, not overly bushy but not overly thin. Very distinctly average – despite this I have developed a bit of a thing for brows. I have become far more consistent than I usually am at making sure I get them threaded (even if your brows are fairly pale, threading makes such a difference in neatening them up) then my next step is filling the brows in – it’s true what they say that brows frame the face and I find this fairly small and simple step makes a world of difference.
As part of my new-found brow obsession I’ve been trying a selection of products to find the ideal one for me – including these from Liz Earle’s fairly new colour line (still loving the blush in Nectar FYI).
This little brow trio includes a sharpener, with a handy adjustable lid so you can prevent any loose shavings from falling out and messing up your make-up bag. A brow and eyeliner brush – although I’ve only used for brows so far and a brow pencil in shade ‘fair 01’.
I really like the shade of the brow pencil – for pale brows it’s surprisingly difficult to find a shade that truly matches and doesn’t look too ginger or too ashy – this is a nice balance between the two. Warm, but not too warm. The pencil is soft and easy to blend and the pigment isn’t too intense, but easy to build depending on how strong a look you’re going for.
The brush is double ended, with an angled brush on one end and a mascara-wand like brush on the other. The mascara-like bit is good for combing and neatening and the angled brush for applying colour if you’re using a powder shadow or similar product. Very handy to have – I do love a multi-tasking product or tool!
The sharpener has become a staple in my day to day make-up bag – you can remove the lid to expose the sharpening hole and then it also has a little cover to prevent bits from falling out if you’re on the go. Plus it’s bright silver so easy to find.
I have a few more ‘brow’ thoughts to share with you, so expect a few posts on this subject over the coming weeks!