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Monday, October 21, 2013

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil | Review


Oh, brows. Some, like mine, resemble a caterpillar-esque growth exuding above my eye socket. Others deal with a single straight line that just n e v e r grows in. Debatably being the most high maintenance area on our bodies, we pluck, tweeze, wax, and shave (precariously) to keep them in tip top shape.
If you're anything like me, the common mishap is a rare frequent occurrence--a little too pluck happy, a fed up razor grab and slip, or that hole that just won't fill in.

On the whole, I can't complain about my brows too much. Despite lacking in the length department, they maintain a pretty satisfactory appearance on the whole. Nevertheless, a sweep of pencil here and there maintains a tip-top shape appearance.
And this is where I mention the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette. The double ended sword contains a spoolie on one end and a triangular shaped, quite thick, pencil on the other--encased in some serious luxe packaging, might I add.

Because of the triangular shape, the pencil allows for a quick draw with the skinny side to add some length, or a few marks with the thicker side to add some fullness. As for the texture, the waxy pencil mends a brow gel like fashion with a tint, meaning that your brows will have some staying power (as in all. day), but with a natural, non-crunchy feel. Then, consider how this same texture transfers to the application. Not too soft, and not too hard, it means that, first, you won't end up with brows up to your temples, but, second, won't have to exert a body builder-esque force just to get some brows on.
Stating the obvious here, but there are three ladies who initiated an Hourglass brow purchase: Anna, Kate, and Estée (quelle surprise). Coincidental, in fact, that all of the aforementioned ladies raved about the same thing when it came to this pencil: the color match. Despite all having completely different hair colors (and mine varying from the rest, as well), despite the shade we all picked up, the color match was spot on. Seeing as I usually have to add a few lonely strokes (as in not enclosed by my usual brow hairs) on the ends, meaning that the color is slightly very visible, it still manages to look like real hair, all down to that ridiculously amazing color match.

So maybe you're a tadpole brow gal, a yarn's thickness, or a bushy betty. Whatever you are, you could use some filling in, but now you know where to look....

14 comments :

  1. I've been contemplating buying this for ages but you've finally convinved me to! xxx

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  2. I have converted to pencils for the brow again and I have been using the Anastasia Brow wiz which I recommend but I will look out for this one to try also! I have just come across your blog and I must say it's lovely Xx


    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I've been lusting after this pencil for monthsss! It seems to be exactly what I need! Down to Sephora I go...

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  4. I've heard such good things about this, glad you liked it too xxx

    Life of Verity

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  5. Sounds really good! I have used Benefits browzings for a couple of years now. I fancy trying something new!


    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  6. Sorry for being such the enabler...but I know you'll adore it. xo

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  7. N'awww; thanks. The Anastasia is next on my list. xo

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  8. Ha! I know that you'll love it. xo

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  9. Mmmm hmmm. These things are true. xo

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  10. Definitely try this; and report back! xo

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  11. I've only recently started filling in my brows and now I don't know how I ever went on without doing so! I'm always on the hunt for new brow pencils!

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    A Brunette In The City

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  12. I need to try this, seeing that you love it has fully convinced me! I've been really liking using my L'Oreal Brow Artist Superliner, but something a little easier and waxier like the Hourglass one seems like it would work wonders. A sly space nk order may have just been made now....


    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Me too! I completely agree; it makes all the difference. xo

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  14. Oooo; I've been wanting to try the L'oreal one, but I don't think that it has come out in the states yet. xo

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