I have sung the praises of the Smashbox Browtech To Go for almost a year now and in that time I’ve received A LOT of recommendations for cheaper alternatives but none so many as this guy. Unlike some others (which I’ll be honest, I assume I wont like regardless of some of you insisting otherwise) I had to run out and buy this because it looked so promising. I’m not too bothered about the shape of the Smashbox pencil, it’s nice but not essentialy however this is very similar.. so that seemed like a step in the right direction. Swatches online also looked really similar too and the spooly brush on the end appealed since I don’t use the brow gel on the Browtech – which kills me a little since it’s a £19 product and I’m just wasting half of it!!
So.. I bought it, I tried it immediately.. short story shorter – hated it! SO disappointed. The colour is great but the texture is way too waxy and I found it tough to get a non patchy looking brow from it. Another downside is that although the pencil looks to have the angled shape of my current beau it’s actually twice the thickness which means not only can you not get a fine line from new but with time it will wear down to something you will likely need to sharpen to continue using.
Overall. I’ll keep it in my drawer to use the spooly with other brow products but I do not love the pencil itself. There are plenty I prefer for less or similar price and I will be putting them all together in one mass review very soon.. I was pretty shocked at how many I’ve tred but it should make for a pretty comprehensive best/worst – fingers crossed.
If you have unruly brows which need a little taming but not so much filling in you might love this but if like me you’re creating brows from practically nothing.. this will not float your boat! – Available online here priced £5.99 in Light, Medium & Dark – I have Light