Happy Monday! Today I want to review a brow product that I’ve been using for several months, which is The Body Shop Brow Definer. This is currently my go-to brow pencil, so I wanted to talk in detail about my experiences.
To start off, I have mine in the shade ‘03 Dark Brown‘ as I have dark brown, almost black hair. The shade match is pretty good for my natural hair colour, although I prefer to use a light hand so it doesn’t look too intense. I find using too heavy a hand makes my brows look a little bit crazy, but I think any shade of brow pencil has the potential to do that.
As far as the formula goes, it’s a relatively waxy pencil, which makes it very easy to work with, although in the warmer months, I’m finding it makes it even more so, which is slightly problematic. Because it is slightly waxy, the pencil nib does wear down relatively quickly, but I personally don’t find this to be an issue. This is mostly because I don’t wear makeup all the time, so for me, needing to sharpen it often or work through the product faster, isn’t necessarily a bad thing for me – I rarely use up makeup as it is. However, if you do wear makeup often, you may find this to not be so great.
The product is pretty bare bones: there’s no spoolie to brush the brows into place, or a sharpener like some brow products have, but that’s a matter of preference whether you consider this a bad thing or not. When I’m travelling it’s a bit of nuisance to bring a separate sharpener and spoolie brush, but since I don’t travel often, I just rely on the same sharpener and spoolie brush that are in my brush collection, so for me this isn’t a negative factor.
The formula when applied, can vary from creating soft definition, to much heavier lines. I aim towards the formula, as I have naturally long brow hairs, with slightly sparsity depending on how those hairs sit. So the aims for me with my brows is to define the natural shape, so no matter how rebellious my hairs decide to be, patches of skin don’t awkwardly show through.
I initially started using this product as the only brow product in my routine, which works well during the cooler months, as the wax isn’t prone to moving in mild weather. However, in the past couple of months, I have adjusted my brow routine to incorporate my trusty GOSH Brow Kit, which features 3 different brow powders and a wax. I use the two darkest powder shades to set my brows – using the lighter of the two at the front of the brows for definition, and the darkest throughout the rest of the brows, primarily to set this brow pencil. The weather in the UK is a lot warmer and more humid lately, and I’ve found this has impacted the longevity of the product a little bit, but using a brow powder to set it like you would foundation, eye makeup, etc is an effective technique.
I’m really enjoying the brow pencil overall, and I’m slowly working my way through it. As you can see from my header image, I have two of the product, as I accidentally bought a back up a while ago. I don’t regret this at all, and plan to move on to the back up as soon as I use up the first. I really vouch for this brow product for anyone who wants to keep their brow routine simple and clutter-free. It’s very easy to work with, and unlike the drawbacks of bulky brow kits, it’s very convenient to travel with and take on the go.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it really means the world to me. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.