Back in the day, there were only a few things women used to do when it came to makeup, one of them being brows. I remember that my mom and aunts always had the Lakme eyebrow pencil (the only one available in India back then) in their stash and I used to watch them intrigued while they softly filled and shaped their brows. Over the years I never really understood the whole hype about doing your brows, until recently, when somedays I just filled them a bit (had some extra time) and I realized that it made a massive difference!
I normally would use a matte brown powder, but when Maybelline came out with their Fashion Brow Duo Shaper I grabbed it asap and I loved using it. Of course, the Indian market has evolved since the Lakme pencil. We now have soft browns and greys available which look more natural.
Even then, there aren't that many brow products available in the Indian drugstore sadly. When the Maybelline Fashion brow got over, I looked around to try something new (not that I was not happy with the Maybelline one...the beauty blogger in me has to try out newer things!). And in came the L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit.
Packed in a sturdy case (sleek enough to slip into your pocket), it is available only in 1 color in India 01 Medium to Dark (which will suit most Indian skintones). The kit contains a wax and a powder, a mirror and a tiny brush with a spooley end.
Using the product is easy - Put your brow hair in place by using the wax first. Then use the same brush with the powder to fill in the sparse areas. Brush in place with the spooley end. Ta-Da!
Since the kit comes with a mirror and the brush, using it is very convenient. Both the wax and the powder are not intensely pigmented, which gives you a lot of control and a natural look. No one likes over drawn brows!
I do like the Maybelline one, it is somewhat easier to use when in a hurry and the pencil packaging is more convenient, but on the downside it does not have a brow wax, and the wax helps to keep my brows in shape all day long.
Price : 895 INR for 3.5g
This kit is perfect of you like natural soft brows which add subtle definition to your face. The color will suit all Indian skintones well without looking overdrawn. Since the kit comes with an applicator and a mirror it is very handy to use and it is sleek enough to be carried around easily. The only downside is the price, which is why I am more inclined towards the Maybelline Brow Shaper (which is also a tad easier to use, but then you do not get a wax with it). Apart from the price, I really can't find any faults with the L'Oreal Brow Artist.
If you are on a budget, I would suggest you get the Maybelline Fashion Brow. If you do not mind indulging a bit, get the L'oreal Brow Artist since it comes with a wax, which really helps.
Do you like filling in your brows? Which are your go to brow products?