On a little Boots flurry…we all have them now and again done we? 🙂 I picked up some brow offerings from Sleek Makeup.
Let me introduce you to, The Sleek Eyebrow Stylist and the Brow Perfector.
It was 3 for 2 on makeup in Boots so I did pick up a nail polish too, but that’s not what you came here to read about 🙂
I’ll talk about the Eyebrow Stylist firstly, as this is the one you would use first in your brow routine. The packaging is on point. Very similar to it’s more expensive counterparts from Hourglass or Burberry. It’s sleek…get it Sleek?! (sorry).
It has a spooley on one end and then a wax slanted crayon on the other.
I have a motto now, don’t buy a eyebrow pencil without a brush or a spooley at the end, it just makes life easier!
The pencil itself is soft in texture and it glides on without much faffing about, the slanted nib is quite wide though so in my opinion the Eyebrow Stylist is more for just filling in the body of your brows rather than any precision work. It’s great for someone who already has a great shape to theirs (lucky you) and just needs to tidy up any gaps or make you brow a tad longer. As the pencil is soft, it is easy to rub away, but it does set with a gel over the top. As I am an oily sucker, I tend to add a bit of powder on top, when I have time to just for added assurance. The colour I chose Medium 717 is a good medium brown, but it does have some red to it so be wary of that. This suits me as I have red undertones in my hair and brows anyways so it doesn’t look peculiar. There is colour choices though so I wouldn’t let that deter you.
Overall for a waxy ‘drug store’ brow pencil the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist is a good choice. I have used the Hourglass pencil in the past and I never got along with it. I definitely like the Sleek version better and at €6.99 it’s less than a third of the price.
Onto the Sleek Brow Perfector.
This is basically a coloured brow gel, that you can use to define and help keep your brows in place over product or you can just use it alone to add a bit of colour and definition.
I picked up the colour Light Brown 041. I didn’t want my brows getting any darker after using the Brow Perfector so I picked it up in a colour that just slightly lighter than mine.
The little nifty spooley that the gel is applied with really loads up with product so I would advise you to give it a bit of a wipe before use…I found that out the hard way because the gel clings to any hair it is in contact with. It is a very wet formula too so easy to smudge…again found that out the hard way. It does set my brows and adds some subtle colour and texture, great! But I found that throughout the day the product can start to flake and even clump together, not so great.
In conclusion, I am not a huge fan of the Sleek Brow Perfector. I have used better more affordable brow gels from the likes of Wet n Wild and Catrice. It will set you back €5.99 but won’t be a product I will be rushing to buy again. However, I have just been gifted the clear version of the brow gel so I will jumping straight into that now and hoping is fares better.
Onto the demonstration 🙂 I have applied both of them for you to see them in action. My brows are not my crowning glory…I picked the best one out of the two to show…we all have one we like better don’t we?
There you have it. What do you think? Let me know.