In the last few years, brow products have really taken the makeup industry by storm. I am a firm believer that your eyebrows completely frame your face, so when I’m putting on makeup, my brows are now my first point of call. Over time I’ve used and loved more Eylure products than I could count; even my first pair of lashes were from the brand, however something I’ve never dabbled into, is their brow products, but that all changed very recently…
For the last few years I’ve been getting my eyebrows waxed and tinted on a regular basis. Only recently I began questioning why I’ve been paying around £10 a time for the tint alone, when it’s something I could do myself. So this month at the brow bar, I opted only for the wax and skipped the tint, in order to give it a go myself at home. In preparation for this, I bought the Eylure Brow Dye kit in Dark Brown, watched a couple of YouTube videos and prayed to the skies I wouldn’t end up with jet black brows.
Inside the Eylure Dybrow kit you get a tube of cream colour, a little bottle of Activator, a plastic mixer, a spoolie and a teeny mixing tray. Simply squeeze a little of the cream colour into the tray, add three drops of the activator and give it a good mix until it’s more or less one consistency.
The box advises that you should dip the spoolie into the mixture and then brush this into your brows. Whilst I did this the first time, I didn’t think that the colour pay off was enough for me personally, so I tried a different technique I saw on a YouTube video. This included pretty much painting the mixture directly onto my brows with a brush, as if I was filling them in for a villains fancy dress party. This way worked a lot better for me personally, but I would recommend following the box instructions if you’re trying it for the first time. You can always go back in with the dye again to make them darker if the colour isn’t what you’d hoped!
I’m super impressed with the brow dye and I think I did a pretty good job of it for the first time round if I do say so myself! It took me less than 10 minutes from start to end of the process, and it was actually a lot easier than I originally thought it would be! I’m a super clumsy person, but I didn’t make any mess, and I didn’t end up dyeing my forehead in the process, which I thought would happen.. . Next time though, I think I will leave it on for a little longer than the 4 minutes I originally did, as I do quite like to have a bold brow. Check out the bottom of this post for before and after photos!
The Eylure brow due kit retails for around £7.50, which I think is amazing value because you can get up to 12 applications per box, so when my brows are looking a bit sparse, I can just pop the kit out the cupboard, and less than 10 minutes later, I’m happy again. I’m so impressed with this little kit from Eylure and I can safely say I won’t be paying someone else to tint my brows for me any longer – game changer!
As much as I love having my brows tinted, as it makes life a lot easier, I do like to add some other products to them, just to fill them out a bit more. When I’m going out out, I love to completely fill my brows in, to match my full face of makeup, so I’ll tend to use a brow pomade. However I’m pretty lazy and getting perfection with a brow pomade takes too long for my liking on an every day basis, so this is when I opt for a brow pencil or crayon to quickly fill in the sparse areas.
Another brow product I tried from Eylure for the first time is their Brow Crayon in Mid Brown. This is a wind up crayon, that is formed into a very sharp point, as you can see in the photo above. It also features a little sharpener hidden away at the bottom of the crayon, which I think is super handy, as I am always losing sharpeners somehow… The sharp point gives good precision when filling in the brows, and the consistency is pretty waxy so it lasts for a long time and doesn’t smudge easily. The only thing I would say about this product is that you shouldn’t wind the tip up too far, as I found that when I did this, and applied pressure onto it to fill my brows, it snapped quite easily. Once I had realised that this was the case, and only wound the crayon up a small amount, it worked perfectly and we had no further breakages, so this is something to bear in mind.
I loved how easy and quick this was to apply to my brows and how it just gave them the extra definition I wanted around the arch without looking too drawn on. I went in with quite a light hand, so I think it looks quite natural in the photo below, but I definitely could have built it up a bit more to have a more intense brow if I’d of wanted to.
Overall, I’m super happy with both of the brow products I’ve been testing out from Eylure, and I will definitely continue to use them both. I’m especially impressed with the dye kit as it will save me so much money in the long run, and I can tint my brows myself between waxing appointments. It’s a big thumbs up for me and I just wish I would have discovered it earlier!
Have you tried any eyebrow products from Eylure? What’s your favourite brow product of all time? As always, I’d love to have a read of your thoughts in the comments, and thank you so much for reading!
Post written in collaboration with Eylure, however as always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.