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Battle of the Brows

Brows have been a really big thing the past few years. It seems like everyone is after getting the perfect eyebrows. I, myself have been obsessed with getting my eyebrows on point every time I go out.

I have searched high and low for brow products and today, I’m sharing with you all the ones I have tried so far.

If you want to know what I’ve used and a review of each brow product, click below.

Before I start, I thought I’d share my ‘brow story’. My original brows are thick and bushy. They also used to meet in the middle too but we all know that a monobrow is not a good look so I started shaping my brows early on.

selfiesI’ve overplucked mine years ago but thankfully, my brow hairs still grew and I was able to get them back to a nice, thick state. I still battle with getting the shape right but at the moment, I’m pretty satisfied with them.

I have tried so many brow products over the past years and I was quite surprised when I realised I had a lot in my collection. I thought it would be good to have it all in one post and maybe it will help you find one that works.

brows brow makeup beauty eyebrows.jpgTo give you an overview of my brow product collection, I have a mixture of brow kits, pomade, pencils, gels and mascaras. Sometimes I use just one product but other times I have two use a combination of brow kit + mascara to get them looking good.

Let’s start with my brow kits.

elf brow kit topshop palette eyebrows makeup.jpgI have two eyebrow kits which are quite similar. The e.l.f. brow kit in medium is on the left and I have the Topshop brow palette on the right.

september favourites makeup cosmetics haul beauty elf eyebrow kitI’ve talked about the e.l.f. eyebrow kit in the blog already but this was my first brow kit. Until this day, I love using this. I rarely use the powder because it’s too light but I love the darker wax product. For starters, this is a great brow kit and really affordable too ($10 in Kmart).

topshop brow palette makeup beauty eyebrows.jpgI also love the Topshop Brow Palette. It comes with small spooly, brush and tweezers which are so cute but I use a different angled brush to apply this. This is opposite to the e.l.f eyebrow kit as the wax is the lighter shade and the powder is the darker one. I tend to use both but a little goes a long way with the powder so it doesn’t look like I’ve used a lot of it.

ABH Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade beauty makeup cosmetics browsI only have one brow pomade and it is the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade in chocolate. This is a great product and I use this if I have a lot more time to shape my brows. This is on the pricey side but if you want a dupe, I recommend the Chi Chi brow pomade. My sister bought it recently so I tried it out and it does the same job for a lesser price.

You get a lot of product in a pot so a pomade like this would last forever. I don’t know when I’ll be able to use this whole thing so I guess in the end, it’s good value for money.

Moving on to brow mascaras, I’ve tried four and there is a clear winner in this category.

brows eyebrows mascara gel makeupAbove, I have the L’oreal Brow Artist Plumper, Maybelline Brow Drama, Rimmel London Brow This Way and Etude House Color My Brows.

eyebrows brow gel mascara loreal maybelline rimmel makeupThey all have different brushes and this is the reason why I prefer one over the others.

My least favourite is the Etude House Color My Brows. I found the brush too thick and the colour was not right for me. It’s too light for my natural dark eyebrows.

maybelline brow drama eyebrows makeupThe Maybelline Brow Drama has the weirdest brush out of all and this is why I have a love-hate relationship with it. The brush is bigger at the end which I think doesn’t work well with my brows. If you have thinner brows than mine, I don’t know if it will work at all. I’ve seen a blogger recommend to cut the end which I think is too much effort. Overall, it’s not a bad brow product but it’s not my favourite.

IMG_1802This Rimmel Brow This Way is not bad at all but the brush tends to keep a lot of product on so make sure you wipe some off before applying.

september favourites makeup cosmetics haul beauty loreal brow stylist plumperThe winner for me is the L’oreal Brow Stylist Plumper. The brush is tiny and it applies the product evenly onto my eyebrows. I could wear this by itself if I want a more natural/lighter makeup look but I also use this to set my brows in place after I’ve used my eyebrow kit. I have a backup of this already because it has been a favourite of mine.

brow pencils makeup bys bdb rimmel eyebrows.jpgBrow pencils are my least favourite to use on my brows. I haven’t mastered the application yet and I find that it takes me longer to use a pencil than lining my brows with an eyebrow kit/palette.

Above, I have the BYS brow pencil (I used to have it in brown too), Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil and Rimmel eyebrow pencil.

For me, the best one is the BDB Universal Brow Pencil. I found it to be the most natural one and easiest to apply. I also love the spooly brush at the end. The brush on the Rimmel one is too thick and stiff and I disliked using it.

Lastly, I have some double-ended brow products.

brow pencils revlon elf cosmetics makeup.jpgFrom top to bottom, I have the e.l.f. Eyebrow Treat & Tame, Revlon Brow Fantasty and e.l.f. Eyebrow Lifter and Filler.

brows eyebrows revlon elf cosmetics makeupThey’re all slightly different to each other.

The e.l.f. Eyebrow Treat and Tame has a clear gel on the other end and a dark mascara on the other to fill in the brows. I like using the clear gel to prime or even set my brows but I don’t like the darker gel because the brush isn’t good at evenly applying the it on the brows.

As for the Revlon Brow Fantasy, one side is a pencil and the other is the gel. I’m not a big fan of the pencil but I like the gel because the brush is small.

I like the e.l.f Eyebrow Lifter and Filler too. The fill side is the dark brow pencil and it has a sharpener in the cap which is handy. The lift side is to help define your eyebrows without filling it in. I use this if I want my brows to stand out more. The lift pencil is almost a concealer shade and I’ve found that it blends nicely on my skin.

I also just want to add this:
brows la colours lash clear mascaraThis is technically not a brow product but I use it for my brows anyway. It’s the L.A. Colors lash building mascara which I got for $2. It’s a clear mascara so it’s good for setting my brows. It looks yuck after a while but it does the job and it’s really affordable.

These are all the brow products I’ve used so far. Out of each type, I prefer a brow kit or palette because I’m used to it than pencils. I do like having a gel or mascara to set them in place afterwards though.

Have you tried any of the brow products I’ve mentioned above? If you have any other recommendations, please let me know. I’m always keen to try different products to help my brows look ‘on fleek’.

I hope you liked this post and have a great weekend everyone!

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