Step by step guide
I thought I would start of by showing you generally how I fill in my brows. I start by combing them through so all of the hairs are tamed and less wild (anyone else wake up with brows all over the place?). As my brows are quite fair I aim to add my colour, so I start at the bottom and use light strokes with what ever product I’m using to try and create hair like strokes, rather than just colouring in. I tend to leave the start of my brow clear of product and just use a spoolie to drag a little colour to the front, that way it looks more natural. I usually use a brow gel, here I’m using the Eylure brow gel which is really fab as it doesn’t leave my brows feeling crispy or too sticky like some brow gels can. If I have the time I apply a little concealer around the brows, just to make them look even more defined.
This is the before and after using the NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil
I have been using powder and the Benefit gimme brow to fill in my brows for a pretty long time now, and I just wanted to try something that would give me more of a natural and precise looking finish. I picked up the NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow pencil thinking it would be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wix. Firstly I love the small nib, it makes it so easy to achieve thin strokes that are hair like, which is perfect when looking to achieve a natural brow. The texture of the product is perfect, it is pigmented but not overly so it makes it really easy to use, it isn’t scratchy on the skin and I found my brows stayed looking pretty good until I took my makeup off that night. The only issue I have is the colour, I went for Taupe which I thought would be more of a cool toned light/ medium brown, but it is much more warm, which as you can see my eyebrows definitely aren’t. Obviously the shots are taken up close which does make it much more obvious, but I think I would still benefit from a more cool toned shade.
Overall I am impressed and I will continue to use this, I need to get myself down to a NYX counter instead of ordering online so I can see all of the shades and decide in person. I am definitely becoming converted to this type of brow product, it is easy to use and perfect for a more natural look.