Brows are so in right now, haven’t you heard? Of course you have, you don’t live under a rock. They’re the new fashion accessory. Get the bold and bushy like our main girl Cara, wild and wacky like the catwalks – or patchy and underplucked like nineties Victoria Beckham. (Just kidding.)
I’ve got super bushy and hirsute eyebrows that grow at an alarming rate; I had a monobrow until I discovered tweezers at the age of eleven. (It was like a small epiphany). However, whilst they are pretty thick, they’re not particularly neat or tidy – even when forced into submission by my Tweezermans – and I’m always on the lookout for a product which will give me a supermodel brow.
Cue the Collection ‘Work the Colour’ Eyebrow Kit, which is my new absolute fave. Retailing in Boots at about £3, it’s a snip for three eyebrow powders, a dual headed brush and a clear brow mascara.
It comes in a super handy, dinky plastic kit, which even has a strip mirror in the lid for doing your brows on the go (a risky strategy), and fits neatly in a makeup case or handbag.
So how good is it at getting those eyebrows on fleek?
- Firstly, I used a dual-headed lash and brow brush to gently brush my natural brows into some sort of shape. They’re pretty straggly right now and are in desperate need of a tweeze – don’t judge.
- Secondly, taking the darkest brow colour in the palette, and using the slanted end of the mini Collection brush, I draw a straight line underneath my brow, starting about a pinky-finger’s width from the start of my brow. Noone wants a super square eyebrow. I do this for the top of the brow as well, and gradually taper the colour down my arch.
- Next, still using this darkest brown, I use the slanted brush end to fill in the brow using short brush strokes – imagine you’re drawing on extra eyebrow hairs. I flip the brush over to the flat end, and using the light brown, gently pat the colour over the whole brow, including the bare pinky-width we left at the beginning. This gives the brow a more natural, graduated look. Still using the flat end, I take some of the palest yellow and pat it over the start of the brow.
- Finally, it’s time for the brow mascara. Using the wand, shape the brows with the clear gel and leave to dry.
The great points
- It’s super easy and quick to achieve a pretty fly looking brow using this kit, and there’s even a little diagram on the back to show first-timers how to use the different colours and brushes.
- You get a variety of colours, a brow gel and a brush for £3 – most eyebrow pencils will set you back more than this, so it’s absolutely great value.
- The brow gel sets the powder, and my brows stayed looking great all day. No smudging or fading whatsoever.
- Now, these colours are absolutely perfect for me, and from what I can see there’s only one kit available. I think that if you had super pale eyebrows, this probably wouldn’t be the kit for you, as the palest yellow powder acts more like a setting agent than a pigmented colour.
Overall – I’m a bit in love. I’ll look like Cara Delevigne in absolutely no time.
You may be poor, but you can still look pretty.