Product Review – Eyebrows

Hi Lovelies,

So I have recently been reviewing different eyebrow products to fill in my brows.

Just to give you some context, my brows are medium in colour and quite sparse at the front, but overall do not need to be filled in too much.

Some of you may be thinking, I have never filled in my brows before! But as the saying goes, your eyebrows really do frame your face and complete any makeup look.

But beware! When filling in your brows, be slight with your hand and use upward stroking motions, almost flicking the product onto your brow. This will make sure the look is more natural and not so harsh. Always use a makeup spoolie to blend the product through your brows.

Applied the right way, a perfect brow will give you that wow!

So, here is my review on three products I have used for my brows:

Chanel – Crayon Sourcils Sculpting eyebrow pencil in #30
Overal rating: 7/10

Chanel states that this eyebrow pencil is the ideal way to groom your eyebrows. The soft, smoothly textured pencil applies easily, shapes and shades perfectly and stays put for long-wearing, natural definition.

Texture: 8/10 Pigment: 7/10 Longevity: 7/10 Application: 7/10

Overall, I like the colour of the pencil, I think that it is very natural and the texture makes application easy. I will say this though, using a pencil is easy after practice but at first the look can be quite harsh, this is why this duel pencil has a makeup spoolie on the other end so you can drag the product through the brow and blend it out afterwards. The only negative point is that this pencil does get used quite fast and because it is a little expensive this may not suit everyone. However when this runs out, I will definitely be purchasing another one!

Benefit Cosmetics – Brow Zings, Brow shaping kit (tone medium)                                            Overall rating: 8/10 

This kit comes with everything you need to to create clean, smooth and perfect brows. There is a setting wax and soft pigmented shadow. Benefit claims that if you mix the wax and powder together  you will get more colour payoff!

Texture: 8/10 Pigment: 8/10 Longevity: 8/10 Application: 8/10

I like this kit, it really does have everything you need. Along with the wax and shadow, it also has two little brushes and a small pair of tweezers. When purchasing this I was advised that this product will last a while and is better value for money than a pencil. I will have to wait and see if this claim is true. The texture is interesting, the combination of wax, with the shadow is weird at first, but once you get used to how it needs to be applied it works so well. The product lasts a long time and its application is very easy. I personally, love this product and will purchase it again. However I will say this, it does make your brows quite defined and strong, so if you are not too keen on this look, I would suggest being very slight and using a makeup spoolie to blend the product through.

NYX Eyebrow Push-Up Bra                                                                                                                             Overall Rating: 6.5/10

NYX claims that this dual-sided pencil will deliver sensual eyebrows in just a few minutes. The universally flattering colour fills in your arches and the highlighter lifts and brightens your eyes.

Texture: 6/10 Pigment: 7/10 Longevity: 6/10 Application: 7/10

For this review, I will be focusing on the side that colours in your brows only. However I will say this, the more exciting part of this product is the highlighter side and this is the primary reason I purchased the pencil. When I bought this pencil, my expectation was not so high for the side that fills in your brows, as it is a universal colour, I felt that this may not work for me, well was I surprised, NYX was right! The colour is flattering and worked well blending into my brows. One negative point, is as the pencil is quite large you need a bigger sharpener (which I will need to purchase) and its makes application a little difficult at first, but if you are used to using product on your brows, you should be okay with it. This is still a good product, but not my favourite from the three of them. I would buy this again, but more for the highlighter side. For anyone that is interested I purchase my NYX products from http://www.crushcosmentics.com.au

I hope you have all enjoyed this review, this is my unbiased opinion and I really wanted to share with you all my experiences with products I had recently used. If you have never filled in your brows, maybe this may change your mind and if you do fill in your brows and would like some recommendations, then I hope this helps and gives you an idea of what other products are out there.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Enjoy lovelies and remember stay sweet xoxo

Eyebrow products Chanel brow pencil (left) Benefit Brow Zings (middle) and NYX brow pencil (right)

Eyebrow products Chanel brow pencil (left) Benefit Brow Zings (middle) and NYX brow pencil (right)

Fast Foundation Advice – Tip #1

Hi Lovelies,

Foundation is probably one of the most important steps in creating a flawless look, so applying an undetectable base is the first step!

Here are some simple tips to ensure you make the right choices.

Tips:

If you’re shopping at a department store

#1 – Swipe three possible matches on your lower cheek or jawline (the shade should closely match your neck as well as your face)

#2 – Take a mirror and head towards a window or outside so you can see what it looks like in the natural light (very important)

#3 – The colour that fades into your skin without .much blending is the winner

If your shopping at a drug store/chemist 

#1 – Determine whether your skin tone is pale/medium or dark

#2 – Using your skin tone, use the bottle shade name as a guide

#3 – Pale skin tends to have redness, so it’s best that you stay away from pink-tonned foundation, look for colours like beige or buff to neutralise redness

#4 – If you are in the middle/medium look for tones that have warm undertones. Choose colours like warm , medium or golden.

#5 – Dark skin hues should look for colours like tan, sable or chestnut

Remember these handy hints next time you are looking for the right foundation. Be sure to keep in mind that the right foundation does not mask your face but simply blends out any of your imperfections and still shows the true beauty of your skin.

Enjoy your day loves and stay sweet xo

My favourite brands: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation, shade 10 Beige and MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid

Stay Sweet xox

My favourite foundation picks!

My favourite foundation picks!

Makeup Tip #2 Eye Pencils

Makeup tips #2 – Eye Pencils

Did you know that eye kohl pencils should be warmed up first with your hands, this will make the colour more dramatic when applied on your eyes or water line.

Hint – Apply your kohl pencil between your lashes for greater depth. Lightly pulling on your eyelid will help draw colour underneath. Finish off the look by smudging the liner with a brush but beware of closing off the outer corner, it can result in a heavy look.

My favourite eye pencil is MAC cosmetics eye Kohl pencil in TEDDY.

Hope this helps!

Stay sweet xo

Mac Eye Kohl Pencil

Mac Eye Kohl Pencil