Soap & Glory Thick & Fast mascara £10.50 // Archery DIY Brow Bar £12 // Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush £8
I was on the lookout for some new eyebrow products when I came across a brilliant 3 for 2 offer in Boots (which they do quite often) on makeup products. Naturally, I had to take advantage of that offer and picked up not only the Soap & Glory Archery DIY Brow Bar, but also a brow filling pencil and a new mascara which I needed.
I haven't tried these products before so I was quite excited to see what they're like - I love Soap & Glory bath and body products, and their lip glosses are the best!
Let's start with my favourite products - the DIY Brow Bar. This is the most handy eyebrow palette I have used in a while because it has everything you need: a lightweight wax to set your brows in place, a light and dark filling powder, a highlighter to outline your brows and two brushes and a comb. It comes in a compact case with a mirror, so you can take it everywhere with you and make sure your eyebrows are always on point.
I loved using this product - it's so quick and easy! At first, I use the wax and comb to brush my eyebrows in place. Then I use the lighter powder which is perfect for those with blonde/light hair - use the brush provided to fill and shape brows, it's really handy and precise. The highlighter looks lovely smudged underneath brows - it really brings them out and gives you a bit of a glow.
Out of all three items, the mascara was the one product I was slightly disappointed in. Because I wanted a mascara which would really make my eyes pop - make eyes bigger, lashes longer and thicker - I was specifically on the lookout for that 'false effect' look kind of product. The Thick & Fast mascara is a good product but it gives eyes more of a natural effect, which looks nice but not what I expected from the description and the packaging of the product. It's definitely not a 'false lash effect' which I feel is where this was wrongly advertised. It makes lashes slightly longer, but I don't feel it has made them thicker or given them the 'va va voom' I was looking for...
Finally, the Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush is an absolute must have for building beautiful brows or touching up brows on the go. The pencil doesn't ever require any sharpening so it's always ready to go, and the handy brush keeps my brows in check at all times. I use this product in the morning when I'm tight for time as it literally takes a couple of brush strokes and a sweep of the pencil to get the perfect brow. Well, as perfect as brows get - they're never going to look the same on my face... Like cat eye flicks. Just remember - they're sisters, NOT TWINS!!