Makeup Empties #4

L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer: I’ve been using the NYX brow pencil for years, and have been very happy with it but I wanted a thinner brow pencil like the Anastasia Brow Wiz. One that would be great for precisely outlining my brows, and intricately filling in the front bits of hair, and I wanted it to be affordable, and this pencil ticks all the boxes. I was impressed with this product, it has a nice texture that’s neither too soft/waxy, nor hard/dry, and I like the spoolie on it. I got the dark brunette which was much too dark, I’ve repurchased it in the brunette shade, and it’s a better match.

NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil: I’ve already reviewed this here, and here, still loving it, although Continue reading

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Makeup Empties #3

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e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil in Deep Brown: unfortunately, I couldn’t use this up because I got it in the wrong shade. Deep Brown is too dark, Neutral Brown would have probably been the better match (although it seems to have a red undertone, and doesn’t look ashy enough for me, from the swatches I’ve seen) but I never got to try a different shade because I don’t like the formula of this pencil. It was so waxy, that it made my brow hairs stick together and look greasy. Due to the excessive waxiness, I can’t imagine it being long wearing. I also don’t think that this brow pencil was well thought out, the pencil comes to a point, but it isn’t Continue reading

Makeup Empties #2

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NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown (x2): I’ve already reviewed these in my previous makeup empties, and in my post about makeup essentials. Since those posts, I’ve tried out two other brow pencils that I really like, both are fine tipped like the Anastasia Brow Wiz. While this NYX one is wider, and great for generally filling in, I prefer the fine tipped ones for outlining/creating the shape of the brows, and defining the hairs in the very front. I still love these, use them every time I wear makeup, and have two back ups at the ready.

Jordana Baked Eyeshadow in Vanilla Bean: unfortunately, I didn’t get to use this up, I accidentally Continue reading

Makeup Empties #1

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NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown (x2): This is one of my all-time favorite products. Before I discovered this brow pencil, I was using the Anatasia Brow Wiz, which was great, but far too expensive for so little product. I found that I was going through it quite quickly because the pencil was so fine that I had to use a lot of it to fill in my brows. I’m not one to only fill in sparse areas, I tend to do a full reshape. I used up 2 of those before I realized that it was madness ($21 a pop), and was on the search for something more reasonable, and just as good. Long story short, ever since Continue reading