I hope you enjoyed the Chinese New Year! The bunch of pictures I received of all the yummy food you cooked certainly made me want to buy a plane ticket home, but that might be a bit pricey for yummy food. It’s Valentine’s Day today, and we already celebrated last night since we thought of making a reservation for our favorite restaurant way too late. So much for planning early, right?
Not too much is new around here, though my dream to have very natural-looking brows has finally come true with Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. I inherited sparse eyebrows from you, so let me tell you how it works. Perhaps I can bring you one this summer when I go home!
Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil comes in the same packaging material as everything else Hourglass.
On the one end it’s a very sturdy spoolie. Even though it is pretty hard to go overboard or create harsh lines with the pencil itself, a spoolie is always handy especially when I accidentally draw one brow in more than the other!
Now the amazing pencil end itself. See that shape? Head-on it looks like a triangle, and it is twist-up so I won’t have to waste any product sharpening it. I think it makes filling in my eyebrows easier than a regular pencil. The texture is just right. It isn’t so hard that it feels uncomfortable on the skin, but it isn’t so soft that it melts and deposits too much color in one go, either.
Now, the color. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is available in Blonde, Soft Brunette, and Dark Brunette. I went with Soft Brunette because I am more used to seeing lighter eyebrows on myself. See how it is brown, gray, and olive at the same time? A while ago a makeup artist told me whatever the hair color, there is always green in people’s eyebrows. I wasn’t too sure what to think of it, since I don’t have a trained eye. After seeing how Soft Brunette swatches and looks on me, I wholeheartedly believe this theory is correct!
I really like the fact that this shade isn’t too warm, too cool, or too dark. The first time I filled my eyebrows in with this pencil, I knew this is exactly what I want them to be! It is so much easier to shape my eyebrows with this pencil than an eyeshadow. There are gaps in my brows, and some hair just doesn’t grow in the right direction. With this pencil, it is way easier to make them look polished!
This is me without my eyebrows filled in. It looks so strangely unnatural, no?
This is me with my brows lightly filled in with Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. Much, much better! What a difference properly filled-in brows make! I can make them even fuller too, but this is just fine for everyday purposes.
It might seen unreasonable to dole out 32 dollars for 0.4 gram (0.014 oz) of product, but honestly this pencil has fixed my brow complex. I haven’t looked at any other brow fillers I own since I got it two weeks ago, and I don’t see myself ever going back. The shape, the color, the texture, and the fact that it comes with a spoolie make this all I’ll ever need for my brows. I guess for people who are blessed with fuller eyebrows or who have found their perfect way of filling them in, they don’t necessarily have to grab one of these right away. For anyone who falls out of this category however, they might be in for quite a treat!
This is my best discovery recently, besides the cat igloos. Have I told you how obsessed Tango is with the igloos? One night I forgot to move them to where the kitties sleep. Tango managed to break into the living room and made a beeline for his precious igloo. When I found him he was sitting in it looking like that’s exactly where he was meant to be. It was hilarious!
Lots of love from the little cat-obsessed family,
PS: For those of us who don’t live in North America, you can find Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil from Zuneta. Today is the last day of their 20% off promotion. Enter code VALENTINE when you check out!