While there are a myriad of ways to achieve defined and well-groomed brows, pencils give you the most control, and can help create realistic strand-like hairs.
GET YOUR BROWS ON FLEEK
If you’re looking to achieve a natural brow look, Gucci Beauty Stylo A Sourcils Waterproof is just what you need.
The key is in the pencil’s exceptionally fine, triangular nib that delivers ultra-precise strokes. Its weightless texture ensures that it goes on smoothly and doesn’t drag delicate skin.
More importantly, the waterproof formula stays smudge- and budge-proof once applied. It’s perfect for combating Singapore’s heat and humidity.
The dual-sided pencil also comes with a fine spoolie on one end to neaten stray brow hairs and blend out harsh lines.
For best results, Thomas de Kluyver, global makeup consultant for Gucci Beauty, shares three easy steps:
STEP 1: To define your natural brow shape, brush your brows towards the hairline with the spoolie – straight up along the inner section, moving outwards towards the side as you move past your brow arch.
Then, lightly sweep over the top of the hairs over the outer third of your brows.
STEP 2: Fill in your brows following the direction of the natural hairs. Start from the centre of your brows to prevent the overall look from going too heavy.
STEP 3: Brush through with the spoolie, and fill in any remaining gaps.
OUR TESTER SAYS…
“I was initially afraid that the thin pencil and hard nib would be uncomfortable on my skin, but it was so easy to use.
Be it fine or bold strokes, the slanted nib handled them both well. And I was very surprised at how well it lasted on my oily skin, holding up for a full day of wear.
Plus, it removed easily at the end of the night – two swipes with my micellar-drenched cotton pads did the trick.”
Winner: Best brow pencil department/specialty (Editor’s choice)
Gucci Beauty Stylo A Sourcils Waterproof, $65. Comes in six shades. Available at Gucci Beauty counters, Sephora stores and Sephora.sg