Ever since the ‘Cara’ effect swept the nation, women up and down the country can now be heard lusting over full, thick, bushy brows…a far cry from when I was a high schooler and you basically were a Sasquatch if they weren’t pencil thin. So I suppose we do have the majority of Liverpool and Miss Delevingne to thank for less tweezer time. It also turns out eyebrow make-up/pencils/palettes sales have shot up by 60% in the last twelve months making eyebrows a big bushy priority for the beauty industry right now.
So it isn’t surprising many beauty companies are falling over one another to release innovative new products solely aimed at your two caterpillars. Having been a loyal fan of Benefit’s trusty ‘Big Beautiful Eyes’ palette for quite some time, mine was starting to look a tad crusty, so I enlisted Katie’s help (being a blonde, we wanted to give a dark and light perspective on the whole eyebrow minefield) and we decided to test two ridiculously affordable eyebrow products:
Beauty UK High Brow all in one brow definition kit (£3.99)
Where can you get it? Superdrug.
Verdict: 3.5 STARS.
First up is Beauty UK High Brow all in one definition kit. At £3.99 this particular product was more than worth its price. It not only contains setting wax which you brush on first so the brow powder sits tight longer, but it also comes with three shades depending on your colourings and a set of nifty tweezers.
Here’s a couple of before pictures without any eyebrow make-up, so you can see the difference…
So was the first palette any good? Well, take a look at my left eyebrow and see what you think. Personally, I thought this palette was really easy to use, and went on well. I may swap the mini application brush it comes with for a better one, for but £3.99 you can’t really nitpick too much.
2True Eyebrow Pencil in natural brown (dark) and shade no.2 (light) (£1.99).
Where can you get it? Superdrug yet again!
Verdict: 4 STARS.
For £1.99 for an eyebrow pencil you can’t got that wrong. I did find this was a lot quicker and easier to apply, yet doesn’t last as long as it doesn’t come with the setting wax. It has also proven a lot easier to carry around with me and the added feature of the brush on the side to comb your brows in to place is rather nifty.
I think this one worked better on Katie and therefore I would recommend the 2True lighter pencil for blondes (a better colour match than the Beauty UK palette). For brunettes though I would say there is very little in it, and if you want to jump on the brow bandwagon, both these products are excellent places to start.