Today, I began my day kinda frazzled.
I woke up earlier than my alarm clock, and by the time I actually got out of bed, I was already 15 minutes late. My showers in the mornings are my versions of a "quick dip". I barely have enough time, so the best I could do was wash my hair and my face. It's quite a good habit that I always plan my outfit the night before, so I have no problems in that department. But here comes the clincher - WHAT TO DO WITH MY FACE?!
Should I just put sunblock or a BB cream and head off to the parking lot? Or can I still spare an extra 10 minutes to groom and fix my eyebrows and swipe a mascara? But you know how it ends up? No matter how late I am, I always manage to put some eyebrow makeup on at least. I have really thin and sparse eyebrows, so doing this step makes me look a bit decent. And as for the rest of my face, I deal with that by the time I get to the office parking lot. My emergency makeup kit in the car usually comes in handy at those times.
For the past few weeks, whenever I got an extra 15 minutes to spare, I bring out this gem of an eyebrow makeup from Make Up For Ever. I say EXTRA minutes, because really, this product can't be applied if you only got a minute to spare. It actually takes more effort than an eyebrow pencil.
Let's see the scoop:
Place bought: Make Up For Ever store, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
Price: 1,250PHP (ouch!)
Packaging: The product is actually a gel-like substance, encased in a tiny air-tight plastic tube, with a small nozzle for opening. You get the product by squeezing it out.
Shade: I got shade no.2, as recommended by the SA.
When the SA put this on me at the store, I was amazed. A gel-like product for the eyebrows, that applies really well using an angled eyebrow brush. I like the creamy consistency of the product, and how you can layer it on to achieve a darker hue if desired. I mentioned that it takes a little more time to apply this, because you gotta make sure of the shape you're going at before you put on those strokes. Gotta keep it clean and nice, too - unless you wanna end up with a messy brow. I also dig the shade no. 2, it goes well with my skin tone and my hair color. As for the price, it may be expensive but there's actually a lot of product because a little goes a long way. One dot is usually enough to color both my eyebrows.
Given the effort needed to achieve pretty-looking eyebrows, I say this isn't a product you can use while on the rush. I also kinda liked that it was supposed to be "waterproof", which is the reason why I bought it. The SA said I can use this while on the beach. However, I tried it on while swimming and although, my eyebrows still got color on them, they ended up kinda messy or muddy. For everyday, I find that using it alone isn't enough to hold the color in for the whole day. So what I do is finish it up with a dusting of my trusty eyebrow powder from Eyebrowz, and it definitely helped make it last longer, up to at least 8 hours.
|set with eyebrow powder|
For a gal who got time on her hands, this eyebrow corrector is a great product to try. I recommend a nice angled eyebrow/eyeliner brush to make application a breeze, like the Marionnaud one I got from Watsons. Given that it takes about 15 minutes to apply, I only use this when I really got time. Like when I happen to wakeup extra early in the morning, and I got a full 30 minutes to do my makeup. Or when I go out on the weekend.
However, on days when I can't be bothered, I just rely on my good ol' eyebrow pencil instead and do the deed in the car.
But, I still say that you try it, for it just might work wonders on ya, especially if you got thin eyebrows like me.