If there's one item of makeup I'll never get sick of, it's eyebrow products. I wear something on my eyebrows every single day. Other bits of makeup I can happily do without, but eyebrows are important! My face looks instantly less 'I couldn't be bothered to make any effort' if I just tidy up my brows, so most work days, that's all I do, and I'm happy with that. You know when you see those random questions such as 'what three items would you take with you to a dessert island'? Well, one of my items would be a brow product. It wouldn't help in terms of keeping hunger at bay, preventing sun burn whilst floating in the middle of the ocean, or keeping me amused whilst awaiting rescue. It would, however, ensure that my brows look fab and my face less revolting. And you know when people say 'brows on fleek'? I HATE that. With an absolute passion. What a stupid phrase! Anyway, I digress...
Silk Fibre Brow Enhancer*, as you can imagine, does exactly as it says on the metaphorical tin. It acts as an instant brush-on brow extension, whilst adding a tint of your desired shade. Silk Oil of Morocco say the following:
"This incredible must have beauty product is designed to fill, sculpt, thicken and define over-plucked, thinning or fair eyebrows. Tiny fibres work in conjunction with an ultra fine coloured powder to instantly enhance the natural brow and help to achieve desired brow shape."
Fibre Brow Enhancer is available in five shades, from extra light to extra dark. I often find that brow products are too warm in tone for my dark, cool-toned brows, but this product couldn't have been a better match. Application is easy enough, as you simply use the sponge applicator to stroke through the brows starting from the thickest part at the inner brow, and turn the applicator on its edge to apply the product to the tail of the brow. Simple enough in theory, although ridiculously messy, as you can see from the picture below. I made the mistake of applying this after applying the rest of my makeup, and ended up with fibres falling down my cheeks. Clearly the trick is to do your brows first, although I like to leave them until last as they're my favourite bit - save the best 'til last and all that!
On application I can't say that I noticed any of the fibres staying put, and when I think about it now, I can't see why they would. The product is a mixture of fibres and tinted powder, so in theory there's nothing to adhere the fibres to your own brow hairs. What you are left with, however, is super tinted brows due to the powder remaining on the skin underneath your brows. Application was nice and easy for the thicker part of my brow, but when it came to the arch and the tail end, the sponge applicator was simply too thick to offer any kind of precision. I ended up looking like I'd just dabbed an eyeshadow all over my brow area and made no attempts to clean it up. I have tried the Fibre Brow Enhancer several times, and have ended up with the same result - the only way to get a clean finish is to use a cotton bud soaked in makeup remover to neaten up the edges.
For someone with thick, chunky, full-bodied brows, I can see this being a wonder product. But for someone like me with thinner brows, the concept is slightly wasted.
Silk Oil of Morocco's Fibre Brow Enhancer is available online at a number of websites, including Amazon, as well as in store at Boots. It retails at £19.99, which is said to give at least 120 applications.
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