Paul & Joe Brows
It can’t just be me that struggles with these scroll up brow pencils. The fine-points I have no issue with but the pencil style – they break every single time and feel hard and scratchy on the skin. Paul & Joe is usually a guaranteed win, but not in this case – just. don’t. get. it. Maybe I’m over-twisting but I only went a tiny amount and it still broke, and even then, there was no colour to speak of coming off it – in fact I gave up on the swatch because I was scratching my arm.
However, although I do very little with my brows other than a comb through, I needed to get something from this set of four products to work, so I tried the Eyebrown Pen (£14) in Grey (02). I don’t have grey hair – in fact, I just re-dyed it at the weekend so it’s quite a dark brown but the grey worked for me to create cool, dark brows over naturally light brown brows. I could not be more surprised and it just goes to show that thinking out of the brow box can work – not that I can lay any claim to that.. I actually thought it was brown when I started! Oops.
Although on my arm, it looks far too light in colour, on the brow, it is absolutely perfect.. it’s the first shade I’ve used that doesn’t make me feel ALL brow and too obvious but just gives some framing definition. It’s in the keep drawer. I saw a woman on the tube the other day with beautiful grey hair and dark grey brows – she looked absolutely incredible to the point that I was aware I was staring! So, if you have grey hair, definitely try the grey brow pen – it changes the whole aspect of your face with darker brows and also great if you’ve gone ‘fashion’ grey. But, also don’t rule it out if your brows are brown – this is a happy accident for me. A tip with these fibre tipped brow pens is that if you store them point down, you’ll get a much better flow of product – if you need to go light, leave them stored tip up.
The brow collection launches on 1st September.