IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil Review

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I ran out of TWO brow pencils in the same week – and by chance, IT Cosmetics was having their 30% off Friends and Family Sale, so I decided to try out their Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil after my mom raved about it to me. [info in italics taken from the IT Cosmetics website]

The original phenomenon! Developed with plastic surgeons, this #1 best-selling, award-winning pencil is infused with brow-enhancing biotin, lecithin, saw palmetto, nettle, green tea, antioxidants, grape seed, and vitamins A, B5, C and E, plus proprietary Brow Power™ Technology to give you your most beautiful, natural-looking brows—even if you have none at all! Brow Power comes in four universal shades to match every hair color—from the blondest blonde to the darkest brunette!

Brow Power™ features an exclusive oval tip that works on both thin and thick brows to mimic the look of real hair, plus a built-in grooming spooley brush for polished perfection. The revolutionary, budge-proof formula adheres to skin for long-lasting results, while the shade adjusts to your eyebrow color based on pressure and completely covers gray. Apply softer strokes for lighter hair colors, and press harder for darker tones. It truly is your brows but better! 

The four shades are: Universal Blonde, Universal Auburn, Universal Taupe, and Universal Dark Brunette. I chose the Dark Brunette shade because it looked to be the closest to what I usually use (especially when my brows are tinted). The shade match is perfect for my brows!

The tip shape and size works well for my brow shape, it’s not too big, not too little, and makes giving them some added shape a breeze. The spoolie brush on the end is great, so I don’t have to look for one. It is long wearing and smudgeproof. I like that you can adjust the darkness of the shade by the amount of pressure that you use – below is a swatch of varying pressure amounts.

I’m happy with my purchase! Have you tried this one?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Essence Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil & Make Me Brow Reviews

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Today I have a review of the Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil & Make Me Brow Gel Mascara. I’ve reviewed the Make Me Brow Gel Mascara previously here, so the review will be more focussed on the micro brow pencil, but I also want to talk about how the brow gel works with it. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix website]

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil and Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara

Brow Precision! essence Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil super long-lasting formula gives you controlled application for perfectly defined, natural eyebrows. The creamy matte texture lets you draw fine hair-like lines and fill in small gaps with ease. •Super long-lasting •Paraben Free •No Animal Testing

The Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil is available in three shades: blonde, brown and dark brown. I bought dark brown. I didn’t know that I needed a micro brow pencil until I tried one earlier this year. If you have thin brows, a micro brow pencil allows you to more precisely fill in any sparse areas in your brows. The shade is perfect for me, and it is long wearing and fairly smudge resistant.

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil and Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara

Proud Brows! This NEW tinted gel formula contains tiny fibers that fills in gaps to create fuller, more defined eyebrows. The perfectly sized fiber brush shapes and tames to brow perfection.

Make Me Brow is available in three shades as well: blondy brows, soft browny brows and browny brows. I chose browny brows, the same shade that I had before. I’ve really been loving how much fuller my brows look when I combine a brow pencil with a tined brow gel. It just helps fatten them up, but makes them look natural.

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil and Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara

Both the Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil and the Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Gel compliment each other perfectly in my opinion. And both are super budget friendly, coming in at less that $5 CAD each!

Have you tried either of these brow products?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things!

Eye of Horus Brow Define Review

Eye of Horus Brow Define

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Today I have a review of the Brow Define pencil from Eye of Horus that came in my August Petit Vour Box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website] The gold on gold packaging of the box made it VERY difficult to photograph.

Eye of Horus Brow Define

Brow Define is your ultimate brow tool. This brow pencil is formulated using Coconut and Candelilla wax as a foundation. It contains castor oil for strengthening and growth and, like all Eye of Horus products, it is paraben-free with a slim, pointed tip. It contours and fills in color with controlled artistry for perfect arches. Add shape, color, and definition in one streamlined tool.

Eye of Horus Brow Define

The twist-up applicator assists with product control, and a spoolie brush combs through color. Waterproof and smudge-free. 

Eye of Horus Brow Define

The Brow Define pencil comes in three shades: Husk (light), Dynasty (medium) and Nile (dark). I received the shade Dynasty.

So how does it compare to my usual pencils in terms of application, colour and wearing?

Eye of Horus Brow Define

Shade-wise it is very similar to my three main go-to brow pencils – Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow (medium brown), Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow (dark brown), and Crispy Brows High Brow (medium brown) – I’ve had the Crispy Brows pencil in my stash for too long, it has hardened and become grabby, so sadly it will be going into my empties.

Eye of Horus Brow Define Comparison Swatches

The smaller tip allows for more precision for penciling in my brow shape. It is way more smudge-proof than any of my go-to brow pencils (it is even waterproof – great for summer). I love that it has castor oil in it for healthy brows!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides Polyethylene Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil Zinc Stearate Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax Mica Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate Methicone Ricinus Communis ( Castor ) Seed Oil MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in my monthly Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable Review (Medium Brown)

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Today I have a review of the Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable in the shade Medium Brown that I recently purchased. I’ve been testing it out for over two weeks now. [info in italics taken from the Wet n Wild website]

Insta-worthy! Fill in and define your brows with our unique triangular pencil tip. It creates strokes small enough to look like your finest hairs and sharpens the edges of those brows with rub-resistant pigments. Brush and blend it all out with the pencil’s built-in spoolie. When you’re done, the tip retracts for quick-and-easy storage in your makeup bag.

This retractable brow pencil is available in four shades – taupe, ash brown, medium brown and dark brown. I decided to get the medium brown shade. I tend to buy either the medium or dark brown shade in most brow products.

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil

When I first swatched this, it felt really waxy and skipped. I very nearly threw it out, but since I’ve committed to using things up and not wasting them unless a product causes a skin reaction, and then I will either bin or re-home a product, I decided to keep testing out this brow pencil.

I’m really glad that I did, as it softened up and no longer skipped when applied! It works really well to help fill and define my brows, and does not wear or rub off until I remove my makeup. Shade-wise the colour is perfect for me – my brows are naturally quite dark even though they are on the sparse side. The spoolie is good quality too.

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil

What is your fave brow product?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!




Best of 2015 – the Make-Up Edit

Best BB/CC Cream:

it cosmetics1

The CC+ Cream from It Cosmetics is my summer Holy Grail item since it contains SPF 50, doesn’t make my skin irritated or greasy, and it makes my skin feel like it can breathe (review). I plan on buying this again in the spring.

Best Foundation:

Nars 4

I’ve tried wearing liquid foundations over the years, and they’ve always made my skin feel like it is suffocating. The Sheer Glow Foundation from Nars is the first one that works for my sensitive skin that I’ve tried so far (review).

Best Concealer(s):

I have three that I use ALL THE TIME. And they are all from Nyx. The first one is for under-eye circles  – the Dark Circle Concealer (review), the second one is for general concealing and highlighting – the HD Concealer (review), and the third one is for any areas that need a little extra concealing power – Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer (review).

Best Lipstick:

I chose ColourPop Lippie Stix because 9 times out of 10, when I reach for a lipstick, it is one from ColourPop (reviews here and here).

Best Highlighter:

We have a tie for this one, the first being from ColourPop, and the second from Brazen Cosmetics (reviews here and here).

Best Blush:

Milani BB 1

Without a doubt, I will have to choose Milani’s Baked Blushes as the best (reviews here, here, and  here), I love them all equally!

Best Eyebrow Pencil:

My holy grail brow pencil is from Crispy Brows, with the runner up being from Anastasia Beverly Hills (reviews here and here).

Best Palette(s):

To be honest, I don’t own very many palettes. But my most used two are mini-palettes from Urban Decay, one of which I had won in a giveaway from Hello Kaily (reviews here and here).

Best Single Shadow(s):

This is a tough one since I have so many single shadows. But I will have to say that my favourite single shadows of this year would have to be Birthday Girl, Empire and Dare from ColourPop, followed by Stereo, also from ColourPop (reviews here and here). I chose these ones for their pigmentation and staying power.

Best Mascara:

Essence Get Big Lashes

I never actually did a review, but my go-to mascara is from Essence – the Get Big Lashes in the waterproof formulation. Most mascaras irritate my sensitive eyes, and because my eyes water easily (if I laugh, if it is windy out, or if my allergies are acting up), I need mascara that will stay put and not smudge. The price is ridiculously cheap too!

There you have it, my Best of 2015 for Make-Up.

Thanks for reading and have a Happy and Beautiful New Year! ❤ ❤ ❤

Disclosure: Please see individual reviews for disclosure of each product.