Sunday, 19 July 2015

NEW IN: Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow



A casual mooch in Boots recently led me to discover a new launch to Soap & Glory's Archery brow range. I'm a big fan of this line in general; they're really good at reacting to makeup trends and have created some of my favourite brow products in the past, so I was intrigued to give it a go.
I love a good multi-tasker, and this doesn't disappoint - it's basically a pencil and a brow gel in one. The pencil end is very similar to the popular Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, with an angled edge and a subtle waxy formula. Then, you can twist the other end to pull out a little wand and apply a clear brow gel. As always (and annoyingly), there's only two colours available - a 'blonde' and a 'brunette' - this one's called Brown & Out and it's the darker of the two. I swatched both and they didn't seem too dissimilar to be honest, but my brows are pretty dark - if in doubt I'd probably normally go lighter than your natural brows though.

So, how does it perform? As I said, the pencil itself is pretty hard and waxy, so it comes off quite subtle once applied. The colour is also a little warmer than it looks in the pencil itself, which you can see in the picture below where just one of my brows is filled in - that's unfortunately something you can expect with a lot of the cheaper eyebrow products. For a massive colour range with numerous tones (and a much heftier price tag), look to something like Anastasia Beverly Hills' celebrated eyebrow line.

As the tip of the pencil is fairly thick, I'd more recommend this for people who have pretty full brows anyway, and just need to add a bit of definition. If you're looking to draw in individual eyebrow hairs, this isn't for you - I really just used it to fill in the front of my brow as you can see above. The gel I think is great; the wand's nice and small so you can catch all the hairs. The only thing I'd say is to wipe off any excess product before you use it, or you'll risk applying too much. It's a strong, clear gel and it certainly keeps things in place! Obviously, the only thing this lacks is a spoolie - I'm happy to sacrifice that for the gel though. I really think a good eyebrow gel is an essential.

This has gone straight into my makeup bag as I'm really impressed with it - if you're after an easy-to-use, natural looking eyebrow product, I'd certainly recommend it. I think this was £10.99 - I bought it in my local boots but after a quick look online, I can't seem to find it! I will update with a link to buy as soon as I can. In the meantime, have a little gander at the snaps below to see it in action...



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