March 27, 2014
Sleek Eyebrow Stylist ¦ Review & Pictures
At the moment I am all about quick, out-the-door make-up and so have reverted back to eyebrow pencils in a big way. Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow is still my number one, holy grail brow product, but this nifty crayon just might be my new favourite for everyday.
I ordered the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist for €7.49 from Cloud10Beauty - I'd been keeping an eye out for it when I was away, but couldn't track down the right shade anywhere. The reason I was so curious to try this is because it is the first "drugstore dupe" I have seen of the fancy waxy eyebrow pencils that have become popular on the high-end market over the last couple of years - Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, Tom Ford Brow Sculptor, Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift... etc. On that side note, am I the only person not that impressed by the Tilbury line? I've yet to see it in person but to me it just seems like a lot of ideas lifted from other brands - Hourglass, YSL, Tom Ford... and I'd kind of rather just stick to the original.
Back to brows. I have never tried any of the more expensive options but as this is essentially a waxy, angled crayon, I can't imagine them being that different to the Sleek one apart from differing shade options, perhaps. I am totally happy with this one, though and the Dark shade is perfect for me. The genius shaping of the crayon - with one end wider than the other - makes it really easy to fill your brows in quickly with a bit of an arch, and the waxy formula holds everything down nicely. In the below picture, my brows are well overdue an appointment but the wax tamed them really well and just generally made them look far more presentable.
I can't sing the praises of this enough - it's one of the first affordable brow products I've found that genuinely just does it all. For €7.49, you're getting a product that not only fills in your brows, but holds them in place, too - plus, the little spoolie on the other end is really handy. I would have said that the fact this only comes in three shades is a bit of a let-down, but I'm after checking and the Charlotte Tilbury and Hourglass offerings only do three as well whilst Tom Ford has four, so it's pretty much on a par with its higher-end cousins in that regard, as well. I might try the Hourglass one when this is used up just for curiosity's sake but honestly, this is totally fantastic and ticks all of my boxes. If you have unruly brows and only buy one thing this month... make it this.