Brows are such an important feature. They frame our face and show how we feel (picture trying to read someone's face without their brows!). Brows convey so much, so it's worth taking some time to get them right!
I recently tried out the Kiss New York Professional Top Brow Sculpting Pencil in Taupe (available at London Drugs), hoping against hope that finally I would find the perfect new brow product to add to my daily routine. You see, finding the right brow pencil when you're blonde is not a walk in the park (life is tough, I know). Most of the time, the pigmentation is too orange or too dark, and comes across as very unnatural. The other problem is finding a pencil that has the right shape. I prefer one that has a long flat triangular tip, as opposed to a point. I was super excited to see the Top Brow pencil has the long flat triangular tip I've been looking for, and even has a handy brow gel on the other end! Perfect for shaping brows and keeping them in place.
Take a look below to see the before and after.
Without any brow product, mine a pretty sparse (thanks, early 2000's). They're obviously very light too, since I'm blonde. I want to keep mine pretty close to my natural colour, but I do want to give them a bit more boldness.
As I mentioned below, I love the long flat edge of the pencil. It makes feathering the brows in a natural way very easy. I usually draw just along the top of my brow and down, and then along the bottom and down, completing a nice point connecting the top and bottom. Then I get to work on filling them in, and then lastly, touching up the edges closest to my nose, making sure to feather out the edges there too. I make sure to always follow the natural shape of my brows.
Gel Brow Mascara:
This brow gel is awesome. It's tinted, which I like, for giving some hold and added boldness to my brows. Just be very careful that you don't apply too much, as it'll get splotchy and gunky if you go overboard. I wouldn't refill between brows. I make sure to sweep upwards, lifting the hairs along the way. All done!
I was really happy with how my brows turned out! They aren't orange at all - a very close colour match to my natural hairs. The gel brow mascara is also rich in fibre, which is why I think my brows also do seem quite a bit more full than usual. And after spending the day out at a work event, they were still perfectly in place by the end of the day - always an important test. I highly recommend giving this brow pencil a try if you're blonde, or if you're looking for a 2-in-1 product that really helps to build up your brows!
Happy Styling! xo