Beauty, NYX

Brows on Fleek: NYX Microbrow and bareMinerals Frame & Define

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Who remembers when everyone wanted their brows to look non-existent? Or when girls felt embarrassed by having full luscious brows? I know those ladies with full brows are laughing now. Everyone’s trying to imitate!

I, for one, am blessed with thick brows. However, they’re not full and can be a bit sparse in places. After getting them threaded I like to fill them in and make them darker and fuller. I’m not a fan of carving them out with concealer which is a HUGE trend on Instagram as I feel it makes them looks far too artificial. I prefer them to look full but still natural.

My favourite products to do this? bareMinerals Frame & Define brow pencil and NYX Micro Brow pencil.

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L – R bareMinerals Frame & Define in Universal Dark NYX Microbrow in Espresso

 

I have Frame & Define in Universal Dark and Micro Brow in Espresso. The bareMinerals brow pencil retails for £14 and the NYX brow pencil is £7. You get 0.09g of product in both.

Both brow pencils come with a spooly attached which helps to brush the product through your brow hairs for even distribution and if you were too zealous upon application you can reduce some of the damage 😉

Both pencils are mechanical so you can twist to release and retract the product.

The biggest difference between the two (apart from the price) is the texture. Frame & Define is soft and Micro Brow is slightly hard.

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Using bareMinerals Frame & Define
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Without any brow product

I’ve been using bareMinerals Frame & Define for several months now and I love it. It makes doing my brows an absolute breeze because the product is pigmented and soft so it glides really easily and makes doing my brows super easy.

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Without any brow product
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Using NYX Microbrow

I bought the NYX Micro Brow pencil because I wanted to see if a drugstore product could achieve the same result. It does for all intents and purposes BUT the ease of application definitely differs. I find that Micro Brow is a little hard when using it and it doesn’t glide as nicely as Frame & Define. That said, after several uses you get used to it so it’s not a deal breaker. Frame & Define is more pigmented so I don’t need to use a lot of it. With Micro Brow I do have to press a little harder to achieve decent pigmentation.

I like both brow pencils but the clear winner for me is Frame & Define.

What is your favourite brow product? Let me know 🙂

Love blackpistachio x

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