Whether you’re a make-up aficionado or not, you got to admit that brows are indispensable. A no-matter-how-late-you-are makeup step you can’t miss. A deal-breaker.
Ever since Cara Delevingne defined what #browgoals were, we have become obsessed with all things related to brows: brow pencils, gels, pomades, powders, tints, tattoos…With the brow department heavily saturated with many products all promising a pair of flawless brows that will last you from day to night, it’s hard to sift out which is worth your dollar.
With brows that have deceived many into thinking it’s micro-bladed, Andrea is dishing out her top 6 brow-product recommendation:
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Our go-to makeup artist Airin could not stop gushing over Anastasia’s Beverly Hills Brow Wiz… and that’s how it ended up in Drea’s makeup pouch. For a slim pencil, it is mighty fierce. The ultra-fine tip (it’s less than 1 mm) offers accuracy and precise execution of mimicking individual hairs for a fuller and natural-looking brow. It features both a pencil and spoolie brush—your new favourite 2-in-1 brow tool for shaping, defining and maintaining.
2. Hourglass Arch Brow Micro-Sculpting Pencil
With its tip at 1.4 mm, Hourglass’s Arch Brow Pencil, this slim, angled pencil comes in 9 shades, allows for hyperreal-hairs and soft brows that last (it’s smudge-proof and waterproof!)
It comes with a spoolie to help brush out and blend your brows— a step I previously underestimated the importance of. If you have dark brown hair, opt for the brow pencil in shade Ash!
3. Fenty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler
Since its inception, Fenty beauty has established itself as a brand that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Launching today is Rihanna’s first and latest addition to the Fenty Family in the brow department: Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler. Taking you from light blonde all through to deep black, the brow pencils come in 14 different long-wear waterproof shades to match your locks in all its natural shades.
Unlike most brow pencils, you’ll find a small stylish brush at the other end, instead of a spoolie. This unique styler brush makes for effortless blending (we all ‘oo-ed’ and ‘aa-ed’ upon seeing it for the first time).
3. Excel Powder and Pencil Eyebrow EX
Your eyes might have glossed over them when you were making your weekly rounds at Watsons, but don’t belittle this drugstore brand. It’s ranked No.1 on the Cosme Awards, a Japanese Beauty Award, for 3 consecutive years.
Essentially, it’s a 3-in-1 brow pencil that features a retractable brow pencil, on one hand, a spoolie on the other… and an eyebrow powder in the middle. Talk about quality packaging! Once you’ve drawn in the shape and brushed your eyebrow into place, fill in any sparse spots with the powder for a fuller look. The tip is soft and bouncy, giving you a gentler appearance of your brow.
4.Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Brow Pencil
This brow pencil, aka Bobbi Brown’s no. 1 Brow Pencil, is waterproof, humidity and sweat resistant – the three power buzzwords when it comes to buying beauty products that can withstand our eternal summer. With a careful blend of wax and emollients, this eyebrow pencil has a creamy texture, allowing you to create a pair of soft and natural pair of arches, and is pretty long-lasting too (16 hour-wear)!
4. Dior Backstage Brow Palette
The Dior backstage makeup collection is all about practical makeup that can survive the chaos and mayhem that goes on backstage of a fashion show. Translated into everyday life, it’s about nailing that on-the-go make up for rushed mornings and quick touch-ups in a dirty public bathroom situation.
This compact trio palette features two shades of brow powder—a light and a darker shade—and a setting wax. Taking you anywhere from natural to bold brows, these powders are highly pigmented with buildable coverage, so a little goes a long way.
What’s your go-to brow product? Share with us in the comments below!