I never used to really bother with my eyebrows, and when I look at myself now with my eyebrows au naturale I think – how did I go out like that?! My makeup just never looks right to me now without a little something going on in the eyebrow department. Since filling in my eyebrows, I’ve become a bit of an eyebrow product fiend and when I saw the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist in Superdrug for £5.99, I wanted it. I’d heard it was a dupe for the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, which is something I really really want to try but it quite a bit more expensive (£20.01 more to be precise). I thought this pencil at a fraction of the price was probably a good place to start!
Excuse the eyebrows above (particularly the before) as I still haven’t perfected the art of filling in eyebrows, but it’s getting better! As you can see, the brow pencil itself is an unusual triangle shape, which was a little tricky to get used to. I use the pointer side to draw the outline of my brows and the chunkier straight edge to fill in any sparse areas. I then brush them out with the awesome little spoolie that’s on the other end. I went with the shade Dark as I find the medium shades are always too warm a colour for my eyebrows and it doesn’t look right. You can see from the swatch that it is very pigmented pencil and I find you have to be quite careful as I did end up looking like Groucho Marx the first few times I used it. It’s quite a waxy consistency, which I know some won’t like, but I personally find it easier and quicker to use because of this. The picture above is my eyebrows using no other products but this pencil, but I normally run my Revlon brow gel or the wax from my MUR eyebrow palette through my brows to hold them in place.
I think the pencil gives quite a natural finish when used right and with a light hand. The only issue for me is that when I was using it one time, the pencil snapped off. I manage to pick the bit of pencil up and push it back inside the applicator, but I have to be quite careful with it now. The packaging also leaves a lot to be desired, as there is nothing on it, not even the brand name. However, is it only an eyebrow pencil, so I suppose you might not expect too much in terms of groundbreaking packaging. As I haven’t use the Hourglass product this is supposed to be dupe for, I can’t compare, but I personally really like this product and I think I will repurchase if I run out. However, that’s unlikely to happen as I always like trying new things so I’ll probably never use a whole eyebrow product!
That’s it for my review. What’s your favourite eyebrow product? Have you used the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Product and is it worth the money?
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