The best brow grooming products
Just when you thought that Kate Middleton (sorry, the Duchess of Cambridge...) could influence nothing more, comes the news that UK sales of eyebrow kits have gone up by 60 percent because everyone is trying to emulate her dark, filled brows. This is a good thing though: more people need to discover just what a difference a well groomed brow can make, giving your face more structure and emphasising your eyes. Getting your eyebrows to look their best can sometimes feel like a bit of a faff but here are some of the latest products to get your brows looking great with ease!
COSMOPOLITAN BEAUTY EXPERT EYEBROW STYLING KIT - This handy all-in-one kit comes with templates for slim, medium and high arch guides, mini tweezers, highlighter and pencil plus two eyebrow shades and a wax to keep your handiwork in place - perfect for your daily makeup kit or when going on holiday.
MOTIVES ESSENTIAL BROW KIT by LOREN RIDINGER (below right) comes with a base and darker eyebrow shade, a defining brush. brow wax and mirror. The shadows applied really well and gave a nice natural look whilst the wax felt light and not too sticky. Recently launched in the UK, this range by US makeup artist Loren Ridinger will be available soon.
YOUNGBLOOD BROW ARTISTE (above left) - another great all-in-one kit which comprises of two blendable eyebrow shades, a tinted wax to keep them in place and a handy compact mirror. It also comes with tweezers and double ended brush and wand to tease and tame brows and apply the shadows. These kits come in four colour ranges: Auburn, Blonde, Brunette and Dark so there's sure to be one that matches you.
MAC COSMETICS PENULTIMATE BROW MARKER comes in a handy liquid pen style for precision application. It applies smoothly and creates a gorgeously neat and natural groomed look. This would also be perfect for creating more graphic stylized brows.
SMASHBOX BROW TECH TO GO - I loved the angular shape of this eyebrow pencil - it's triangular tip shape made application very precise and the pigment density was really impressive and matched my natural brow colour perfectly. The colour stayed put really well throughout the day too. It comes in two colour options: Taupe and Brunette.
LAURA MERCIER EYE BROW PENCIL is another triangular shaped pencil which makes it easy to handle and apply and again this was a great colour match for my brows.
SOAP & GLORY ARCH DE TRIUMPH - A very handy double-ended brow shaper on one end and a highlighter on the other end to create a well balanced brow and emphasise your arches to perfection. The highlighter also works well when used in your waterline to really make your eyes 'pop' and look wide awake.
URBAN DECAY URBANBROW STYLING BRUSH AND SETTING GEL & W7 STYLE EYES BROW & LASH SHAPING GEL are great for putting the finishing touches to your brows and keeping them in place all day and night.
LA TWEEZ - These fab new tweezers come with a handy light and mirror holder so you can get your brows in perfect shape and catch even the tiniest of hairs - very handy for festival and holiday touch ups!