I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again.. I AM still putting together my monster brow product review but this is still fairly new on the market so since I was testing it anyway I thought I’d share my thoughts.. that’s the point of this blog, right? I’d heard mixed reviews and to be honest I was going to skip it but again because it’s new I figured when I do eventually put my monster video together I would get questions about it so I bought it purely for that and I have to say.. kinda wish I’d left it on the shelf.
It’s another of those double ended products but this one has a pencil on one end and a tinted gel on the other.. a bit different, a bit interesting. I can see why those of you who use tinted gels might like this but as I’ve harped on about at length in the past I need stronger stuff than that. The gel was a nice tough but ultimately I need the pencil to create brows from practically nothing so that’s where my attention was focused. The texture is actually very nice, not too hard/soft, not waxy – all the things I look for. Because of this I can see why the odd dark haired blogger (that’s the occasional few not the strange) has professed their love for this because in theory it is very, very nice but as with most pencils targeted at the fairer of the sex.. the colour is just way off.
I initially thought it was okay until I caught sight of myself in my rear view mirror as I pulled up at work.. oh no! I kept my head down that day for fear of the dreaded brow stare, it’s way too golden in tone and for most blondes it’s going to be the opposite of that you’re looking for. The swatch on the left is my all time favourite Smashbox Brow Tech To Go as a comparison, that for me is just the perfect balance between ash and golden and although the difference may not look drastic it’s the world when you have to wear it all day long. If I had slightly darker, warmer hair and perhaps not quite such a pasty complexion I MAY be able to make this work but with my colouring it was a huge thumbs down I’m afraid. Like I say the brunette pencils I would imagine will fare very well, I’ve found in the past some great budget brow products that worked when I was dark but blonde brows are a serious battle so sorry, Revlon but if it makes you feel any better there are VERY few I actually like.