There are two things in the beauty industry are hotter than an active volcano at the moment: contour and brow products! All the brands are trying their best to create some sorta contour palette, or brows pencil, brow gel, brow highlighter... You know what I mean!
I was lucky enough to try the BDB Best Sellers Kit* from Beauty Bliss in their monthly blogger package. If you know me, brows are everything, in fact the first thing I need to put on to leave the house if I'm in a hurry (yup surprisingly not mascara or foundation) as I have super thin brows (I'm using LiBrow at the moment trying to grow them out, will keep you guys updated). The kit contains their Universal Brow Pencil, Brow Duo Highlight Pencil, Brow Gel and a smudge brush and retailed at $70.
Looking at the price tag I wouldn't say this isn't super affordable. Therefore the expectation is pretty high for the product, which I will be comparing this to my holy grail brow products that I swear by from Anastasia Beverly Hill - their Brow Wiz pencils.
I was really confused when I saw that their brow pencil is 'universal' and work on both blonde and brunette?! But then I opened the pencil did a few swatches, I found that the colour is super cool toned, which is a great sign from brow products. I don't know why makeup companies always use to make brow products so warm and always make them look natural, but I'm glad more companies now realised the problem.
I immediately put the DBD brow pencil side by side with the ABH Brow Wiz, you guys totally can see the difference between the pencil sharpness. Which means DBD brow pencil wouldn't give as much of definition, yet it would make brows look a bit more natural like brow powder.
When I was filling my brows, I noticed that the consistency of the DBD brow pencil is a lot more waxy than the other pencils from other brands, which means less pigmentation but more controls and less likely to make mistakes. My brows did look really natural and full after the pencil, although as I already guessed, it didn't give me that 'hair stoke' look as the pencil is a bit too thick to achieve the thin hair affect which ABH Brow Wiz delivers.
I followed up by using the duo end highlighter pen and their clear brow gel. The highlighter pen are super creamy and pigmented, which I'm really impressed by. I used the darker side as the other end would be way too light for my skin tone to subtly highlight my brow bones, and blended it out with the smudge brush the kit came with. The clear brow gel gives a nice hold, but I found that it takes away even more definition of the brow pencil already, as you could see in the third picture below. Although the pencil still holds well throughout the day; but if you're someone rubs your face or sweat a lot, you would need to touch up your brows throughout the day to get the full affect back.
The pictures below are before, after brow pencil, after highlighter and brow gel.
I'm felling a bit average about this BDB Best Seller Kit to be honest, neither hit or miss. It is a bit softer looking and easier to apply for the everyday look, but for the not so affordable price tag, I'd still rather get the ABH Brow Wiz for the full control of how defined I want my brows to look. Also I don't know how this brow pencil would look on blondies. As a freelance makeup artist myself, I don't think a brow company should only have one pencil to cover all the hair colours. There's no such a 'magic' otherwise why wouldn't other profession makeup companies, or Anastasia Beverly Hills (which is the leading company of brow products in the world now) have so many shades to choose from? Just being cool tone isn't going to be the perfect shade for everyone's hair.
Have you tried anything from this brand called Billion Dollar Brows? If so what do you think about them? What is your favourite brow product you've ever tried (mine is still ABH Brow Wiz and their Dipbrow Pomade)?! Let me know in the comments down below!