I’ll admit now that I’m not one of those people who has perfectly groomed brows. Not because I don’t care, but because I’m still learning (and I’m slightly busy/lazy). I only had my brows waxed for the first time a couple of months ago to finally aim for the shape I’ve been trying so hard to get myself. So, my journey to achieve my ideal brows is still a long road to go, but this means I’m experimenting as I go. So this is where this little guy comes in. A couple of months ago, I picked up the Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Pencil, in the shade “Hot Chocolate” and in Boots costs £8.00.
The product itself has two ends: the left end (if you have the words Archery facing you) is the brush/spoolie, the other end is the the pigment itself. You twist the end and the pigment twists up, and reminds me of the graphite in a mechanical pencil. The basic concept is that you use the pigment to fill in any areas of your brows that need mending, and then use the brush/spoolie to align the hairs in the right direction, while blending the pigment so they work in harmony with the natural hairs.
What appealed to me about this product is that it is a 2 in 1 product, and unlike other brow pencils, the brush which reminds me of the bristles of a toothbrush are too rough and less effective at blending the colour than the spoolie which this product has. This is far more gentle in my opinion, and doesn’t leave the skin around my brows with uncomfortable redness – which let’s face it, isn’t nice to look at.
It is also the first makeup product I’ve bought by Soap & Glory, having heard about this particular product in a video by Zoella, and having read other blogs who have also said positive things about it. One of the things that appealed to me when reading posts by bloggers and watching videos on YouTube is that it looks very natural, especially if you know how to draw them on well (which I’m still learning to do).
When swatched on my hand, the line is very soft, and easy to blend without being too easy to rub off again. From my experience, it does last a long time, and I have had issues of seeing it bleed onto my brow one or eyelid areas, which is of course, a very good thing. The colour is slightly warmer than the natural colours of my brows, but I honestly don’t mind, as I think if it were any darker or cooler in tone, it would make my brows look too strong and one-dimensional. If that makes sense?
I think, overall this is a really nice product to have. I would definitely consider purchasing this again, although it have the most recent brow filling product by Soap & Glory in my stash of back-up make up products which I plan to use before then. If you’re thinking about trying this, I definitely recommend it, as it isn’t messy to use and is easy to carry around. You don’t have to keep it in the box if you don’t want, although I tend to anyway. Not that I know why.
I hope this post was useful, and if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them. If you have any suggestions for posts you’d like to read as well, again, let me know, because I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.