Tuesday, 15 October 2019

New e.l.f. Brows Collection Review

I go through stages with my brows - sometimes they're fine, never amazing, as they are naturally barely existent, and sometimes they are pretty poor. So I adore trying new brow products out, and when I saw that budget-friendly beauty brand e.l.f. had upped their brow game, you know I had to try them out!
There are various products ranging from £2.00 to £6.00, and I have the majority of them here. We will start with the e.l.f. Ultra Precise Brow Pencil (£6.00), of which there are eight shades available. For the majority of the products, I went for the shade Neutral Brown - I have fair to light skin, with naturally brown, but highlighted blonde hair. The packaging throughout the collection is, as is standard with e.l.f. pretty basic, but as long as a product performs, I can get over that. The Ultra Precise Brow Pencil has a spoolie on one end and then the thin crayon-like product on the other. If you want to be able to create hair-like strokes, then this is the product for you - you can either use it flat, or tip it to the side to use the edge of the pencil which gives you the finest lines. Longevity of wear is really good too, and once applied, I found this didn't budge or smudge around throughout the day.
We then have the e.l.f. Lock On Liner and Brow Cream (£5.00), which is only available in three shades, Light Brown, Medium Brown and Espresso, and so I chose the Medium Brown which has quite an ashy tone to it. The e.l.f. Lock On Liner and Brow Cream comes in a little pot with a screw-off lid, and so you would use an eyebrow brush with this product. Two things that I noticed straightaway with this is that firstly, it is super creamy and so it is really easy to work with, and secondly how pigmented it is - a little goes a long way with this, and just like the Ultra Precise Brow Pencil, I would definitely recommend trying this product out. Ooh, and of course this can also be used as an eyeliner too and you know how much I love multi-use products! They just need to add a few more shades.
Going on to the e.l.f. Wow Brow (£4.50), this is a volumising brow fibre gel which is available in five shades, of which I chose the Neutral Brown again. I always think it is nice for brow collections to be available in the same shade throughout - that is one thing Benefit did well with theirs. The Wow Brow comes in a little tube and it has a medium-sized bristle brush applicator. I personally would have liked to have seen a slightly smaller brush, just because my natural brows are so fine and thin, but performance wise, I think this is another great product. It really does thicken up the brows, and keeps them held in place all day long.
Another brow pencil within the collection is the e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil (£3.00), which I think is such a bargain and well worth three times as much. There are six shades available, and again I went for the Neutral Brown. The Instant Lift Brow Pencil has a spoolie on one side, and then the brow crayon on the other. This is a thicker crayon compared to the Ultra Precise Brow Pencil, but you can still create quite fine hair-like strokes with it, or go bolder when it comes to filling in the brows. I would say that this isn't as hard-wearing as the Ultra Precise Brow Pencil, but it never came off unless I was rubbing my brows for some unexplainable reason.
The final item I have from the e.l.f. brow collection is the e.l.f. Gel & Powder Eyebrow Kit (£4.50), which comes in three different colour ways - Light, Medium and Dark. I chose Medium, and I must admit I find it a really bizarre duo - the gel side is really dark brown, yet the powder is quite a light brown, and they really do not work well together. I wouldn't call this duo Medium. The compact comes with a mirror on the inside of the lid and a dual-ended applicator brush, which you can't complain at for the price, but for me, neither the colours or the formulas are up to scratch. However, it is important to remember in beauty, that what works for one person won't necessarily work for another, and vice versa.
You can find the e.l.f. Brow Collection online at e.l.f. UK here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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