Monday, August 17, 2015

Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer - Ash Brown No. 03 Review and Swatches


I've not stopped loving my YSL Ash, but it is fun to try out new brow products! This is one of the first products from Burberry I've tried, and after a few months now of using this side by side with the Shu Uemura eyebrow pencil in Stone Gray, I love it! Is it possible that I simultaneously love the YSL, Shu, and this?! Yup... I can't decide which is my favorite anymore...


Burberry unfortunately doesn't make a grey-toned shade like YSL and Shu, but from reading reviews online I gathered this "Ash Brown" would work for me. 


The packaging is metal and weighty, feels good to hold and use!



It's also my first time trying a sword-type shape eyebrow product. It was odd at first and took some getting used to, but now I like how it allows me to draw hair-like strokes, and use the very sharp part to create a neat tail. 



Obligatory spoolie, making this travel friendly.


Next to YSL, you can see the shade is actually very similar (and very similar to the Shu but for some reason I didn't think to swatch all 3). Only difference is YSL has the fine shimmer (no other brow product I've tried has it, and it's only visible with flash, not in person, oh I guess YSL still wins in this regard...)



Sorry I had trouble matching the white balance, but hope it shows that the shade is quite natural looking, though it is a bit brown of course and not entirely gray. It doesn't look unnatural though like some browns can on me. 

 Overall, I'm happy with this product! Really nothing wrong with it, you can go light, or can draw heavier strokes and make yourself a heavier brow if you prefer. 

This was a great intro for me to the world of Burberry cosmetics, and I will be looking forward to picking up more products from them!

What's your favorite brow product recently? Do you always stick to one thing or change it up?


6 comments:

  1. I always go back to my Shu Uemura... but I do switch it up with more affordable Japanese and Korean brands. Empro is a Korean brand that does brow pencils just like these Burberry ones. One end a spoolie and the brow pencil this unique triangle shape :-)

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    1. Shu does make a solid product, lasts so long I feel like I've barely made a dent in the past few months! I'm not good with finding where the Korean/Jap brands are, usually I see them by luck in a Chinese store, but will keep an eye out for Empro!

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  2. for brow products, I like to stick with my usuals as I am not good at doing my brows at all. So when I found one which works, I like to keep using it. I haven't tried any sword type brow product and very curious to try one. You have the Shu and I heard you could ask a sales associate to sharpen it like a sword, right?

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    1. That's what I heard but I haven't actually gone to do it. Shu I think has made some automatic pencils now so I'm curious to try those! This one is a very close color match to Shu, give it a try!

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  3. I love exploring eyebrow products! I just bought this pencil from Burberry a couple of weeks ago. Glad to hear your positive experience. Can't wait to play with mine! :)

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    1. Look forward to your review! I'm quite impressed with this brand, and I recently bought my first Chanel products too, ah I'm going down an expensive road lol.

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