Revlon Brow Fantasy

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 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.

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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.IMG_9975

 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.

Available online here in 3 shades for £6.99 each

Miss BB

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7 Comments

  1. Kate
    21 May, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    I know you probably won’t want to test ANOTHER brow product, but 2tru (superdrug) do a brow pencil, I get it in the number 2 and it’s the only brow pencil/product I’ve found that is ashy enough (I have naturally blonde – dyed lighted – hair and my eyebrows are a very very light brown/dark blonde colour) anything verging on brown is a no-go. it’s only £2 so may be worth just picking one up, even online, if you could bring yourself to add another one to the collection! haha

    • Sinead
      18 February, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      I have the same one! Lol I’m a natural mid-dark blonde & find this works very well. I usually outline with something a little more waxy and fill with this, v natural when brushed/blended through

  2. Janie
    21 May, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    It’s a pity this didn’t work so well, I was reading this with interest as my eyebrows do a vanishing act. At first they are alright and you can see them then they go basically white and with my pale skin you can’t see them. I hope you review some more brow products soon.

  3. 22 May, 2014 / 12:53 am

    Such a bummer.
    I wonder if the slightly darker shades work OK? Anyone tried any other shades of this product?

    Susie | june lorraine

  4. Tina
    18 July, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Never found a brow product that suited me.Im Blonde,pale and have allmost invisible eyebrows as they are so blonde.

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