30 July 2015

Billion Dollar Brows are here!

Billion Dollar Brows (BDB) is a famous international brand known for their wide array of brow products (they are the only cosmetic company to only specialise in brow products). Anything from brow pencils, to tools to help you shape your brows, to brow gel. You name it, they have it. The well-known brand launched in Sandton in June, and I was fortunate enough to get a brow pencil to try out, which I will be reviewing today.

I am still trying to figure out what works for my brows and what doesn't (expect an in-depth blog post about this soon). I've tried brow mascaras, triangle pencils, felt tip pen brow products, and powders. The BDB Universal Brow Pencil, however, is different than all those mentioned above. Firstly, the pencil is soft and creamy, whereas normal brow pencils are hard and waxy and you need to almost hurt yourself in order to get some colour. Secondly, the pencil is very thin and not triangular: it's cylindric with a sharp-ish point. I have to say that this scared me about the pencil. This pencil allows for precision eyebrow-crafting and due to its softness, is not for the faint of heart. The first time I used it I pressed down too hard and ended up looking like Frida Kahlo, but since then I've learned how to use the pencil to get the desired effect. 

Another nice feature of the pencil is that it will suit blondes all the way through to brunettes. If you have a very light hand with the pencil, the colour comes out a dark blonde. Press a bit harder and the colour is suited for light brunettes. Press even darker and you get a perfect colour match for brunettes. The pencil also contains a spoolie at the other end, which is always a bonus!

What I like

  • Universally flattering colour
  • Easy to get the hang of
  • Creamy and blendable
  • Doesn't need sharpening
  • Spoolie!

What I dislike

  • Can sometimes be a bit too creamy
  • Not for total beginners

Would you give this eyebrow pencil a try? Let me know!

Until next time!


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