I can’t and won’t deny it. My natural eyebrows sans makeup, are a HOT MESS. Years of over plucking, dodgy waxes and some chicken pox scars later, I’ve got very little to work with.
I’m trying my hardest to grow them, so I’ve taken to home waxing, so I can accurately leave the tiny hairs in place, ready for me to snazz up with some makeup.
For the purpose of a review, I was recently sent a Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil – “Also known as ’the brow pencil for all hair colours’, the Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil removes the struggle of finding a colour that’s right for you. Formulated to work with all skin tones and hair colours…”.
Here is some pictures of my eyebrow before application.
I KNOW. What are thoseeee?
Here is a finished brow, applied using my usual technique of a light hand in strokes then tidied up with some concealer.
Not bad, what dya reckon?
For me, I was really happy with the colour. It could have been slightly cooler, but it worked well against my eye colour and hair colour, matching well to my natural brow hairs. After a few uses, the tip lost the sharpness, and became a little blunt. I prefer a sharper tip for a more hair like stroke of colour, you can see at the beginning of the brow the chunkier lines.
The attached spooly is nice and stiff, it does move the product to create more hair like lines, but it’s easy to go too hard and smudge the product. I found with a setting spray, the pencil held well on the brows, it was also really easy to remove at the end of the day. My only criticisms of the product is I don’t feel the colour is all that universal, although they do offer a blonde version of the pencil, I’d be curious to see how either of them wore on a flame haired hun.
I have to say though, I’ve found it difficult for a long time to find a brow product that I would spend out on. My absolute favourite go to brow product is a pencil that costs just £1. Bargain Bunny would have been a better blog name for me!