Sunday, September 4, 2011
Is There Really A Universal Brow Pencil?
Remember these eyebrows?
For those of you who do, these brows were a major part of Brooke Shields' appeal as a child model.
Thick, healthy, perfect brows.
And eyebrows like hers, are once again, front and center in the world of beauty and fashion for Fall 2011.
Are your brows somewhat anemic compared to young Brooke's?
We admit, ours are. We wish we had fuller brows. And many of us submit to the pencil, powder and gels to try and create the perfect arch and shape for our face.
But it's a tricky procedure. Some brow pencils are too harsh, ashy-colored, and so forth. So we wonder, is there another way?
Welcome to the universal brow pencil.
We have heard a lot about these one-size-fits-all beauty products, so can this really work?
Let's take a look at 3 of them:
1. Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil ($15, at the skinstore). It's waterproof---a great thing. And it claims to give all gals a natural look----"formulated to work with all skin tones and hair colors. You'll never have to guess which eyebrow pencil is right for you again."
2. ybf Automatic Eyebrow Pencil Duo ($20, at HSN). A fave of fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. You get 2 pencils in a universal taupe color. The pencil tip is designed to deliver short, feathery strokes. And you get a little brow brush on the other end.
3. Anastasia Go Brow--Universal Brow Pencil ($21, at Sephora). A double-ended brow pencil and highlighter. The universal shade---medium neutral brown/ light pink ivory. According to celebrity brow-guru Anastasia, her pencil "features both a universal brow color Brow Pencil and Highlighter that work together to create perfectly shaped, luminous brows."
So there you have it. These are just 3 of the many so-called universal brow pencils out there.
Universal means, easy to find, in the makeup world. And hopefully, easy to work.