Eyebrows. They're a big thing of late, aren't they? Liz Hurley was always held up as a prime example of how eyebrows could completely change your face (that and a helping hand or three) but the big brows have had a resurgence in popularity over the past few years since starlets like Cara Delevingne (seriously can't pronounce that) started rockin' them with pride.
I've always tried to look after my eyebrows - I do believe they finish off your face and they can make a world of difference. If I only have time to do makeup very quickly, foundation and brow powder are the two I'll do. While Cara could probably glue a horn to her forehead and look beautiful, eyebrows can be tricky to get right if you haven't got a makeup artist on hand. So, what can we do at home to make sure we end up with a Cara and not a Scouse Brow?
There are loads of kits and stencils on the market - this little one is by W7 and cost €4 in Cara Pharmacy (the IRONY).
At first glance, I thought this was a really great little kit - 4 numbered shadows, an angled brush, a brow comb, and three sets of stencils. And the lovely eye on the front with the lovely eyebrow! Aye. Look at the back of the packet - there are instructions on how to use each element.
I thought the pale colour was to give a lift under the eyebrow, but apparently it's just an option for those of you who have eyebrows the colour of caucasian flesh. Spencer Pratt, maybe? Also - look at the spelling. LOOK AT IT.
Fill wegiht? Eyebrgw Brush? Lord lantern jaysus lads. Whoever let that go to print needs a swift kick.
Anyway - I said I'd give it a whack despite the numbers on the shadow meaning absolutely nothing, and the pointless addition of a second mini slanted brush in the shadow box.
I tried the smallest eyebrow stencil first - here's my eyebrow sans any powder:
And here's what it looked like after using the smallest stencil.
I think you need to see them both together.
See how that nifty little bit of plastic right in the middle of the stencil helped give it a whole Shane Lynch circa 1998 look? The powder had so much fallout, I'd say it's mostly talc.
I didn't bother with the medium stencil afterwards, I decided to go straight for the big guns. At this point, my husband walked in and nearly wet himself.
Fabulous. I think I'll do them every day.
I look like the girl from Hey! Arnold.
I could have gotten another Rita Ora polish with that €4. *sighs*