It's not a secret that we're absolutely obsessed with eyebrows here at Sugarscape HQ. We'll give anything a try, to get 'em looking on point and we probably spend way too much time (and money) trying to hunt out the very best brow products than we'd care to admit.
So if you're anything like us, and end up spending a small fortune trying to get your brow game strong, we're here to help ya babes.
'Cos a couple of weeks ago, we decided to do one big brow test here at the Sugarscape offices. We (borrowed) our Editor Lizzie's eyebrow for an afternoon and basically tried out 10 different brow products on it, to see how they faired against each other.
From pencils to powders to gel roll-on thingamabobs, we tried out a whole load of diiferent shades, styles and formulations to really see which brow products got 'em fleeky... and which just f***ed them up.
So without further ado, we present to you, THE SUGARSCAPE BROW-ND UP 2K16:
Benefit Brow Zings, £24.50
A bit of a pricey one to kick things off, but a fave amongst the Sugarscape brow crew. The colour was a tad orangey for ol' Lizzeh here, and the brushes a wee bit fiddly to master. But the brow powder and setting gel worked like a charm.
Soap & Glory Archery Pencil, £10.00
This one took a bit of a heavy hand to get going and didn't seem to be able to tame our existing brow hairs into place. The shade was nice 'n ashy for a blonde though and the price isn't too bad either.
Eylure Brow Ink in no.30 Blonde, £9.95
This one's more of an inky felt-tip than pencil, and we were surprised by how realistically it managed to fill in our brows. We liked the colour, and it was super easy to control. No complaints here, babes.
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set in Bold Brunette, £14.00
Okay so admittedly the colour is wayyyy off for Lizzie here, but this one definitely delivered on the ol' Cara Delevingne bold brow look. It coated every single hair in colour but got a bit messy around the edges. We reckon this one's best for big bushy brows.
COLLECTION Eyebrow Kit in Blonde, £2.99
For an absolute bargain price - this one surprised us. Okay so there's no brush which is a bit of a ball-ache and the colours aren't QUITE right, but the clear mascara helped in taming our brows and the actual powder went on nicely. A cheap 'n cheerful option, for sure.
Soap & Glory DIY Brow Bar, £12.00
So this one we were loving. Yup, again the brushes are small and fiddly but the colour was AMAZING and the wax really groomed our brows into place. We likey. Top points.
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift, £22.50
Another one we're obsessed with - the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift was probably the easiest pencil we used. The colour went on nice and smoothly, and the double ended spoolie-brush was able to tackle any stray hairs outta place. Plus, there's an added hidden highlighter for your brow bone that we LOVE.
Eyeko Brow Gel, £18.00
Now this one we just didn't rate. Not to say it's no good - but for us, this didn't work as a stand alone product at ALL. It did coat our longer hairs in colour, but left the rest patchy and unfinished. We reckon this would work way better AFTER applying a brow powder or pencil - but on it's own? Nah.
Eylure Brow Pencil in no.30 Blonde, £5.45
We liked the shade of this one - especially 'cos it can be hard to find a pencil light enough for blondies. But again, this wasn't the softest in getting it onto our brows, and looked slightly lighter in the areas we had filled in ourselves. After a good few attempts (and some elbow-grease) later, we liked the results - but weren't blown away by the first use.
Threads Crayon De Sourcil in Brown, £15.00
We were intrigued to try this one, as it was a brand we hadn't previously heard of. The colour was way too orangey for Lizzie, and tbh - we can't really see it looking right on most people. However the pencil was soft and easy to apply, so if you're looking for ginger brows - maybe this one's for you?
WELL THEN. What dya reckon, will you be giving any of these a go? Let's discuss over @Sugarscape if-you-please.