Posted on July 03 2017
by editingbeauty

We all want to be Cara Delevingne in the brow department, but most of us simply weren’t born with it – and so, it’s up to a daily arsenal of makeup to fake some full arches. We’ve tried them all: pencils, crayons, gels, liquids, powders; and what we’ve learnt up to this point is, nailing phenomenal brows can be very tricky indeed.


Brow goals.


That’s the sad truth, people. Pencils and crayons are usually not pigmented enough to leave you with high-impact brows, while gels and liquids can be hard to manipulate, especially in the hands of a beginner. That’s why we’ve come to favour powders, which are a nice balance of good colour payoff and relatively easy control.

So when brow authority Rimmel London launches a new powder formula, boy are we going to sit up and pay attention. The new Brow Shake Filling Powder is quite different from brow powders we’re used to – it comes in a tube with a soft and narrow padded applicator, so you can easily fill in your brows quickly and precisely. It simplifies the whole process, because while we appreciate how some brow kits come with a multitude of mini tools like brushes, bristles and even tweezers – knowing how to use them properly, and having the time to do so, is a whole different matter.

brow shake powder

The Brow Shake Filling Powder is waterproof, transfer-proof and fade-proof, all absolute necessities in our climate; the formula is light and comfortable on the skin and is easily buildable depending on how Cara Delevingne-like you want the end result to be – just give the tube a shake before each use just to keep the powder evenly distributed.

To add extra definition at the brow ends and edges, grab a Rimmel brow pencil. Their Professional Eyebrow Pencil is already one of our favourite drugstore buys, but it’s gotten a sweet upgrade in the form of the Brow This Way Fibre Pencil, which has a creamy formula that’s enhanced with tiny nylon fibres, to boost brow volume while keeping the overall look natural – so it’s almost like you can ~magically~ grow new brow hairs in the sparse areas.

brow this way fibre pencil

As we said, we can’t all be Cara Delevingne, but we damn well can try. It’s all about faking it with the right tools, really. ?


Rimmel London Brow Shake Filling Powder, $12.90; Brow This Way Fibre Pencil, $8.90. Available at selected Watsons.

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