Brow set is a staple in my makeup bag, Girls if you don’t own or know about brow set then get to know! MAC Brow Set in the shade Show Off is well noted in my blog as one of my favourite products so when I heard L’Oreal were bringing their own version out I was super excited to get my hands on it. For the Brow Set novices out there, Brow set is a great alternative for those of you like myself that aren’t too handy with a brow pencil or it can be used in conjunction with a brow pencil to tame unruly brows or plump sparse brows. I would recommend if you are going to use a Brow Gel alone that your brows are neatly plucked and not too overgrown!
Right L’Oreal Brow Set Medium/Dark Left Mac Brow Set Show Off
MAC Brow Set £13.50
This Brow Set comes in 3 shades, I use the darkest shade which is Show Off. As much as I love this product it has to be said the shades are a little strange, Show Off the shade that I use is a dark brown but has a mahogany/reddish undertone, the next shade is Beguile which I would recommend for slightly lighter brows has a gold undertone and there’s also a clear shade.I am surprised that there is not a bigger shade range or more neutral shades however once applied the undertones are not as prominent and you are left with gorgeous results. To apply, firstly I comb my brows with and old (clean) mascara brush to ensure my brows are in place and then I gently comb on the Brow Set making sure there is not too much product on the wand. This fills in any gaps, plumps my brows and sets them into place without them looking stiff or clumpy. If you do happen to make a mistake I find that its quite easy to wipe away without looking smudged or having to start again.
L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper £5.99
It has taken me quite some time to get my hands on this but finally after several trips to Boots I now have this in the shade Medium/Dark. A great starting point is that its half the price of the MAC Brow Set priced at £5.99, and this also comes in 3 shades, Blonde, Medium/Dark and Clear. The first difference is the size of the wand which is much smaller, I do find that this makes it much easier to control the product and comb the hairs into place. Both the consistency and the colour are vastly different to the MAC Brow Set,the shade Medium/Dark definitely bears more ashy tones and is not a deep as Show Off so if you were to have dark brown or black hair you may find that this is not quite dark enough for you. I have also found that The Brow Artist Plumper dries much faster and some what stiffer which makes it quite hard to correct if you do happen to make a mistake.
Top L’Oreal Brow Plumper Bottom- Mac Brow Set
I’m really torn as I like both products and they both have some great features, I love the smaller brush on the L’Oreal Brow Plumper but I also love the colour and depth that the MAC Brow Set provides. If I had to choose it would have to be the MAC Brow Set as the consistency just slightly trumps the Brow Plumper, However if you do have slightly lighter brows or don’t want to spend £13.50 I would definatley recommend the L’Oreal Brow Plumper!
Monday has arrived again and whilst the sun may be shining it still doesn’t change the fact that its Monday! We all go to bed on Sunday with the best intentions of starting a fresh when we all know that when monday comes your gonna hit that snooze button and squeeze every last bit out the weekend. Which is usually followed by a mad dash to leave the house to get to work on time. Sound familar?
Being a girl this means that despite the Monday morning rush I still like to go into work looking presentable and not looking like i’ve just rocked up out of bed.
Here are my favourite products to beat the Monday morning blues and still make it into work on time.
Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Cream (Intensity 2)
I love the creamy consistency of this, the coverage is sheer to medium and really brightens up my skin hiding the weekends sins! I apply this with a real techniques buffing brush which gives a quick flawless application.
Mac Pro-longwear Concealer
My go to concealer for every day- It does what is says on the tin!
Studio Fix Powder
Perfect for adding extra coverage and setting the BB cream especially if you do have oily/combination skin.
Diego Dalla Palma Special Tanning Cake
I love this bronzer for both contouring and an all over glow. The matte finish makes it perfect for contouring and i’m surprised there is not more rave reviews on this product. You can pick up Diego Dalla Palma products from M&S beauty halls.
Mac Blush (Harmony)
A lot of people use this to contour but I find the its too light for contouring on my skin. This blusher is subtle but perfect for adding a hint of colour and a natural bronzed look.
Eyes & Brows
Chanel Le Volume Mascara
Combined with my Mac lash curler this mascara makes my lashes pop and my eyes look bigger and more awake.
Mac Brow Gel-Show off
I adore this gel! Its perfect for on the go and keeps my brows in tact all day without making them look stiff or clumpy unlike some of the other brow gels on the market. This product is massivley under rated in my opinion its one of my HG products.
Mac Creme De La Femme Lipstick
Lipstick can change your whole look! I love this berry coloured lipstick to brighten up my make up without being too over the top for work!
Mac Electro Lush Lipglass
This is the perfect match for my lipstick. A swipe of this and we’re good to go.