Thursday, 28 May 2015

Soap&Glory | My New Brow Favourite

Soap&Glory Brow Pencil
I've previously done a post on shaping and defining the brows [here] where I mentioned that I like to use a Brow Pencil by MAC. The main reason that I love it is due to the very fine nib enabling for greater precision. I like to use the fairest shade in blonde to outline the edge and then I fill in with a powder. This technique works really well for me and I've been using it for sometime.

 My only slight qualm with the pencil is that I find it runs out way too quickly, heightened by the fact it can easily snap off with just the slightest pressure. Yet despite this, I love the colour and definition that it gives to my brows so I was happily intending on buying another for £13.50. That was until I happened to be browsing around in Boots and came across Soap&Glory Archery Brow Pencil for £8. With an obvious similarity to MAC but quite considerably cheaper I decided to try it out and compare- and the results were  very pleasing.
Just as I had hoped, the Archery Brow Pencil is extremely similar to MAC's pencil and I think I may even prefer it. In terms of the actual product they're virtually the same. There's barely any difference in the colouring (MAC: Fling /Soap&Glory: Blondeshell) and they both feature a fine nib for complete control to achieve the perfect shape with light feathery strokes. The main difference is in the mechanics- whilst both are self-propelling, the MAC pencil won't wind back down once it's been twisted up whereas the Soap&Glory can be twisted up and down with ease, meaning it's not a problem if you accidently twist up too much and there's less chance of it snapping off, which ultimately results in it lasting a lot longer. It also comes with a little spoolie on the end to brush unruly hairs into place, making it that bit easier to achieve the perfect shape.  So whilst the difference is minor and I love both, for £5.50 less I'm in favour of Soap&Glory.

Have you tried either brow pencil? Do you have a favourite?

love Katya x

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  1. I have the Soap & Glory Archery Bro pencil too. i find it's good for precision and drawing in fine like hairs. sabiha x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. It's good isn't it! It makes it so much easier to shape my brows.

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  2. Pencil brow products haven't really worked well with my brows, so I usually opt for powder and then Gimmie Brow by Benefit :) This sounds like a good product though, so I might give it a try x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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    1. I've heard Gimme Brow's really good too. I like to use a powder as well but I find the fine nib pencil really good for shaping. You should give it a go if you get the chance.

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  3. I haven't tried this out but have been meaning to for a while now! I usually use powders for my brows but will give this a go :)

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. I like to use a powder aswell but this is so good for getting the initial shape!

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  4. I've recently become obsessed with brow products and I've been looking for a pencil to get that initial shape like you've mentioned, as I fill the remainder of my brows in with a gel. This sounds perfect so I'm definitely going to have a look at this when I'm next in store! Great review, thanks for sharing x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. This makes it so much easier to do my brows- I hope you do get to give it a go! Thank you!

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  5. This sounds good, must give it a try! Lovely photos!

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    1. I hope you'll be as impressed as I was. Thank you!

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  6. I have yet to find the perfect brow pencil - I,m used to using powders, so any pencil seems to look to fake for me. But I'll keep trying - maybe this MAC one is the ona for me ;)
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    1. Sometimes it can be a bit hit and miss with some pencils but I find the ones with the really fine nibs such as these by MAC or Soap&Glory look really natural.

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  7. i've never tried either of those and i'm not sure if we have soap & glory over here but i'd love to try it! i swear by my anastasia brow wiz though :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. I've heard so many good things about Anastasia Brow Wiz- That will be the next on my list to try!

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  8. I absolutely love this too! I use it every single day :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  9. I have this pencil too and I love it so much, it's so quick and easy to use! I really love the S&G makeup range xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It makes doing my brows a much easier task! So many people rave about S&G make-up. They've brought out some brilliant products!

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  10. i definitely would have picked this up when i was in the UK last year but i literally couldn't find it anywhere! every boots i went into i couldn't even find or use the testers, which must mean it's a super popular product. glad to hear you're loving it though - i love all the makeup i did manage to pick up from soap & glory. just wish they'd bring the line to australia so i could get it whenever i like!

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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    1. That's such a shame. That definitely proves its popularity! Hopefully they'll bring it to Australia one day for you. It would be so worth it as it's such a great brand!

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    1. It's so amazing for the price! It would be difficult to ever replace.

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  12. It sounds like a great brow pencil, I will have to look out for them x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. You definitely should. It will be well worth it!

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  13. I'm completely on love with this product too!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

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  14. Definitely need to give this a try!

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