I deeply regret not having documented my beauty escapades in Japan last year, at it was the wildest beauty wonderland that I’ve ever been to! I didn’t even dare buy anything from the department stores as beauty outlets were everywhere! Big brands like Kose, Shiseido, and even SK II are sold in outlets there for a fraction of the price!
A year had passed, and my deepest regret is that I haven’t hoarded enough in Japan! Good thing that Claud, a good friend of mine recently had her vacation there, and as I chanced upon her updates on Facebook, I just asked her to hoard one thing. Only one thing – these absolutely precious Shiseido Eyebrow Pencils! I remember giving them to my co beauty bloggers as gifts from my trip there last year, and I think they loved it!
This Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil is heaven sent for those who have oily skin. There are alot of eyebrow pencils in the market that are very creamy, and smudge off after a while. With this certain Shiseido Pencil, it draws like a Mongol Pencil on the brows, as dry as it can be (well, a bit creamier than Mongols. haha! ) , pulling off the most natural color on the brows! It’s not draggy or whatsoever, but it’s dry enough to look really, really natural, and yet stay on the brows for a long, long time. Price tag? It was only around 79 pesos! Isn’t that crazy? That’s why I asked her to get me eight. That’s seven on the photo. One reigns on my vanity table already!
With that, I played with my sister Suzzane’s brows. Suzzane’s brows are shaped, but unruly and ungroomed. She just lets her brows grow and grow, while making me periodically shape them and trim them. When someone doesn’t mind her brows that much, it’s not a good idea to make them thin, as it would be difficult drawing or filling them in when the day starts. I bet she’d kill me if I made her brows really thin, like mine! ( On the other hand, I love drawing my brows everyday. Haha! )
For brows that grow and defy gravity, an instant quick fix would be using a brow mousse. Brow mousse/gels are analogous to hair products for the hair, and give them moderate hold. I used my ever reliable Blinc Eyebrow Mousse in Light Brunette to lift up her overgrown brow hair for that emergency fix for perfect brows. The Blinc Eyebrow Mousse in Light Brunette also has a grayish tint, that coats the brows with more color, giving the illusion of fuller brows. The result is great – it looks like fashion-photoshoot eyebrows, right?
I’m so OC about keeping brows in perfect shape, I think it was because of makeup school. Eyebrows really make a huge difference with how one looks, so I’m definitely keeping my eyes on them ( err in front of the mirror, that is! haha! ) I’m so obsessed with them that I have all of these brow products. But the most important things in your brow grooming arsenal would be :
1. A tweezer – to get rid of unruly out-of-the-area hair
2. A small pair of scissors for overgrown brows – take note, do not use big scissors!
3. A brow spoolie to groom the eyebrows – use them like a hairbrush to your eyebrows!
4. An eyebrow shaver – for emergency only!
5. An eyebrow pencil, A brow powder, and a liquid eyebrow color – yes, all three of them! I can never have enough brow fillers.
6. Brow gel/brow mousse – to hold up a perfect brow.
Well, what’s your eyebrow grooming secret? I’d love to know!