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Font aside, here is a haul that (in Eliza's findings) took me 3 years to make!
To elaborate the finding part, basically I had commented (approximately 3 years back) about how I wanted to give these Shu Uemura brow stuff a look and maybe pick them up.
So now, 3 years later, that has happened. Talk about taking my time!
The product I had lusted for is actually the Shu Uemura Hard 9 Eyebrow Pencil (as pictured on the right above). It is one of the products iconic to Shu Uemura and has earned its own name in the world of brow grooming.
The color spectrum it is available in, though rather small, serves a rather sophisticated range of hair colors. Walnut Brown (the shade I picked up) is the only one with a true and strong gold undertone in it. The other shades were darker and of an ashy base, which did not suit my hair (then).
While I can't say I am thrilled about the sharpening option of heading back each time it gets relatively 'blunt', the Hard 9 Pencil has served me well in the few times that I have already used it.
It is somewhat redundant to include a swatch because the pigmentation of this pencil is triggered by contact with your facial oil, brow hair and all. Though here is my faint attempt, regardless
While the 'stem' of the pencil reflects a rather golden tone, it isn't that much of a gold and is still on the scale of a medium brown, perhaps.
The eyebrow manicure, or brow wax, is something I picked up simply to complete the routine.
Over the years, I have gotten into the habit of using a brow wax to add finishing touches to the brows and somehow a quick comb of brow wax very easily seals the whole brow look togther.
I have not eyed or even given the Shu Uemura brow wax (or what they call brow manicure) a look prior so I was fairly intrigued with the unique spoolie design.
Like new-age mascara wands, it comes with varied lengths — one end being shorter and the other with longer bristles.
In my own experience, as I do not need the brow wax to impart too much color, I prefer using the longer bristles to very lightly brush through my brows and set them in the right direction.
Again, the shade I picked up, Honey Glaze, is the lightest and most golden of the bunch.
Though for those with fairly light and golden tresses, you would like to know that while this is the lightest and most golden shade in Shu Uemura, it is certainly not the lightest / most golden in the brow market.
I rummaged in my stash and did a quick comparison shot of what I had and was rather surprised at how much brighter (and more golden) the ones I had and used from before were.
Left to Right: Maquillage Brow Wax, Shu Uemura Brow Manicure, Canmake Coloring Eyebrow
Though in Shu Uemura's defence, their brow manicure shade is of a more sophisticated golden brown tone as the other shades of gold could be a little too gaudy for some.
Unless your hair is honestly in need of that bright a match!
To add more to this rambly haul, I thought why not share some quick pics of my new brows in action! By 'in action' I really just mean them being existent and not wriggling all over like some cadbury advertisement.
The shots were snapped with my trusty-but-not-perfect mobile phone camera hence do excuse the quality.
If you ask me, I would call this the ultimate foolproof eyebrow routine.
The pencil imparts pigmentation through slowly building it up hence you do not have to worry about a stark, deep line caused by accidental pressure. The continual strokes of filling in your brow blends the color rather well and gives the brows a very natural filled in look, if that is what you are going for!
The Eyebrow Manicure imparts just the right about of wax to groom your brows without making the hairs stick together.
Excuse thy act-cute expression, I had to get the shot done without taking a million to QC from. Heh.
Though the one downside is that I have (personally) grown accustomed to using the K-Palette Eyebrow Liquid that this Shu Uemura routine could feel a little time-consuming for me when I am in a hurry, though foolproof nonetheless.
In all, it is a great brow routine in my books and I am quite glad I had finally gotten my hands on them!
I am quite horrible with remembering numbers and can't recall how much they are now but I think it was about the S$37 mark?
Thanks for reading!
Do share, what are you loving right now for your brows?