Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Brow Beater

Finding brow products to match undyed Asian black hair is tricky. Some blogs swear by grey powders, some (or in my experience, most) professional makeup artists will coo 'oh, but you have chocolate tones in your hair' and ply you with brown brow pencils and powders. I looked up what Asian beauty Youtubers and bloggers used and eventually ordered (haul post here) the Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil in 03 Grey-Black.








The Koreans know a thing or two about products for Asian colouring and this is perfect for natural black hair. The triangle-shaped pencil winds up one end and the angular shape helps apply more natural strokes. They've attached a useful spoolie on the other end. The pencil is a good dark grey that isn't purplish or too dark. It's easy to go overboard with the pencilling in so I usually end up going back with a cotton bud to remove excess product and soften it. The consistency of the brow pencil is ideally the opposite to what you look for in a kohl eyeliner- it's quite hard which is a good thing because soft, gliding pencils tend to fade and apply too much. Neither is it very pigmented. It's just right.

My brows aren't so faint that I feel the need to fill them everyday, but overplucking at the tender age of fifteen caused the front end to be sparser than I'd like. I fill that in with upward strokes and fill in the tail end. Nowadays I thread the body of the brow approximately once a month and tweeze away stray hairs when they appear. MeganIsobel's threading video made the process pretty easy to learn. (Can't find the link! She seems to have taken the video down.) I'm not going to take photos of my brows because up-close photos ain't pretty and my brows aren't perfect. But brows are meant to be sisters, not twins so I can let this one slide.




What's your favourite brow product? If you have recommendations to suit Asian colouring please comment below!

6 comments:

  1. Ooh this looks perfect! It's hard to find a good grey coloured eyebrow pencil and dark brown or black just looks horrible on me.

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    1. This is actually really affordable! And the colour match is spot on.

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  2. This actually looks so good! I'm currently using the Dolly Wink Eyebrow powder in Dark chocolate which is a dark cool toned brown, but it still looks quite unnatural if I go heavy. My brow hairs are so sparse and I really don't have many :( so filling them in is a must!

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    1. I have Bobbi Brown Mahogany which is a dark cool brown and it works well but looks too brown. Grey is the way to go :)

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  3. Haha I like that quote about brows being sisters not twins! Brows are one thing that I seriously forget even exist - not even just "not pay attention to", I forget that they're even a thing to pay attention to. But this product looks very promising! I haven't ventured very far into Asian makeup brands but I am curious about how much better they fare compared to Western brands.

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    1. Hahaha I love that you forget they're something to pay attention to- probably the only aspect of makeup that you're not hugely into. ;) I gave my Bobbi Brown brow eyeshadow a go today to see the difference and I kind of prefer the look of a powder? This is still really good for Asian colouring but my brow shape and the natural look that I want just works better with powder.

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