I love brows, this is no secret. Brows define our expression and eyes. Brows are power, I can easily skip lipstick, blush and lots of other elements but a brow is a must for me. Enter Hourglass Arch Brow sculpting pencils, so unique and rich. Hourglass has created a mechanical brow pencil that is triangular shaped unlike the average brow pencil. Hourglass Arch Brow sculpting pencils feature a mix of powder, pencil and wax – a trifecta of ingredients necessary to shape, fill-in or enhance brows.
The flat edge of the Hourglass Arch Brow pencil is key. Having worked on many a brow, since I am a makeup artist, I tend to use angled brushes to help me build brows. Naturally, a triangular shaped pencil helps immensely. Smaller strokes are necessary whenever you fill in gaps along the brow line. One tip I always give is to look up into your mirror as you draw, not facing directly. If you do this with your gaze, you’ll be able to see sparse areas of your eyebrows looking down. Also, it is good practice to trim your brows either by threading, waxing, tweezing. I thread mine once a month.
Once the drawing of the brows is done, the brush that is on the other end of the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil can be used to clean up and brush out any excess. This brush should be cleaned regularly to avoid product build up, just a friendly MUA tip.
My thoughts? Great brow pencils! For someone who very rarely uses pencils, I liked the texture created by Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencils. You have to “warm them up” as you work them into the skin, you can do this by pressing some of the pencil on your hands, this softens the product. For myself, I chose Dark Brunette over Warm Brunette, it suited my hair color which is a medium dark brown. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencils come in 9 shades ranging from platinum blonde, blonde, warm blonde, auburn, soft brunette, warm brunette, dark brunette, ash and natural black. When choosing a pencil try to match it to your hair color and a shade lighter, ideally using natural daylight.
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil retails for $32
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