If 2012 was all about lips then 2013 has to be the year of the brow – with the Queen of the trend being Cara Delevigne. As a previous brow-neglector I have discovered this year the HUGE difference a little bit of brow-filling can make to the face. Especially if you have pale brows like myself – that little added definition that a brow fill-in offers makes such a distinct difference to the face. Making everything look that bit more polished and ‘done’, even if the only other make-up I’m wearing is a slick of mascara and dab of concealer.
What can be challenging, if you have pale brows is to find a pencil that is pale enough but still adds something – without too much warmth making brows look more golden/ginger than they are naturally. Something with a cool under tone, but still warm enough not to look grey. So in comes the Topshop Makeup Brow Pencil…
The new Brows Pencil from Topshop Makeup comes in two shades – Spike, a chocolate brown and Vicious Circle, a mushroom brown. This is Viscous Circle, pale mushroom shade and the paler of the two. The ‘mushroom’ element sums up exactly my point on the shade. that sort of pale colour but with still enough brown in it to stay warm and flattering rather than grey.
As with any trend, there are lots of brow products flooding the market and as such I’ve been trying a fair few. I did have a post all ready to go on a selection of brow pencils that are for paler brow shades – but due to a bit of a tech fail I lost all the photos, doh! But the main point I was looking to make in that post was that when looking for pale brow products, be careful to avoid the ones that are too warm as whilst in the pencil they may look fine on the skin/brow these can often look far warmer than you think and veer towards the orange side of the spectrum.
This is a great shade though if you want a naturally defined look. Pale without with pointless, and dark without being like a permanent marker for the brows. The pigment is just enough that you can apply quickly and build if you need to. Also worth a mention is the brush at the other end of the pencil – I don’t know what it is but this is absolutely fab for taming stray hairs. I have other brushes but think there’s something about how dense and firm this is that really works.
All in all, a good brow-investment from one of my favourite high street makeup brands!
Available from Topshop (£6)