Since I’ve been seeing the fabulous Michelle and she’s been keeping my brows in tip top condition keeping them looking fabulous every day has become the most important part of my make up routine. I have found I’ve been skimping on other areas and spending extra time on my brows.
I’ve been using the Benefit High Brow pencil to highlight my brow bone but I have to be honest and say I wasn’t loving it. I don’t like using a shimmering shade under my brows, I don’t really know why, it just doesn’t feel very me. I like something matte. I must say I do rather like the Illamasqua eyeshadow in Sex which is pure matte white but as a rule I like the ease of High Brow, draw your line, smudge with finger, done. The problem with it is it doesn’t blend at all well.
Step forward Shavata’s Arch Enhancer which sells at £9.95. Could this pencil be the answer to my eyebrow prayers?
In a word, yes. This is Shavata’s best selling product and its easy to see why when you use it. It’s a soft pink, light reflecting pencil to accentuate the brow arch. It’s matte, it’s subtle, it does just what I want it to do.
Once in place and blended you can’t even see it’s there, it’s barely perceptible but that’s exactly what I want it to be, just so long as it shows the arch, which it does.
Can you see it? I’m kind of hoping not, but I am hoping you can see the effect, if that makes any sense! Oh and for reference, that’s the Shavata Double-Ended Pencil on my brows.
Fab, this is a holy grail kind of product for my tastes. I want lift but not shimmer, unless I’m wearing lots of eyeshadow for a night out. Which is virtually never. 🙁
This is available from the Shavata Online Store. Go get one!
Shavata Singh boasts over 20 Brow Studios nationwide and has earned a reputation as the ultimate brow guru. Now you can buy Shavata products to keep up the good brow grooming at home. The range is fairly extensive considering it’s a range just for brows, including various types of tweezers, tamers, stencils and so on.
Today I’m showing you the Double-Ended Pencil (£8.50). Now I don’t know if the pro’s tend to use more than one colour on brows when filling them in, but for me I only ever use one colour, and in the case of this particular pencil, one of the two shades is completely wrong for me.
The right hand, lighter more red-based shade is far too red for me so for me the double ended-ness of the pencil is wasted, I did try it out, and indoors it wasn’t too bad but hello! orange brows! when I went outside. So for me, I prefer to not have a double-ended pencil.
The other shade however is perfect for my colouring and allows me to fill in my brows without obvious pencil lines. The pencil itself is soft but not too soft, it just needs a light touch and you’re done, its great. It doesn’t budge at all and adds a subtle and gentle bit of definition.
Since I started using this pencil I’ve had my HD Brows done and I’m finding the darker end of the pencil isn’t giving me quite the definition I’m after any more, HD Brows are more in your face and so I’m using the HD Brows powders, but if a more natural brow is your thing this is well worth checking out as it is really perfection for that. As I say though, the two shades is a bit of a waste for me, and I only end up with half a pencil that is any good.
That said, I absolutely would shell out the £8.50 for half a pencil because the job it does is perfect.
The Shavata range can be bought from www.shavata.co.uk
*Disclosure – PR Sample*
If you’re on the hunt for a decent set of tweezers look no further as these will not only do a great job of your brows but also give you a good feeling vibe when you purchase as 30% of all proceeds are donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
Lets not forget:
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
48,000 women and 300 men are diagnosed ever year
1000 women die each month from the disease
Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is the flagship fashion campaign of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity dedicated to changing these figures by improving and saving lives through finding the cause of breast cancer, enabling early detection, ensuring precise diagnosis and discovering new and better treatments. So far, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has raised over £12 million.
Shavata Singh has teamed up with the charity to create a range of exclusive tweezers in black or white as well as a stainless steel mirrored compact, all of which have the logo on them. The Tweezers will be £9.95 and the compact will be £12.95.
The products are all limited edition and launch on 1st May but you can pre-order online from 1st April.
The range will be available from Shavata Brow Studios in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Debenhams as well as available for pre-order from www.shavata.co.uk