I've said it before and I say it again: if you have healthy looking skin and beautiful brows you won't need any (other) make up. I am fortunate to have somewhat decent brows - and by decent I mean they grow and have color. I did my best to ruin them as a teenager by plucking and shaving my brows in odd places, smudging black kohl on top of them. Oh how times have changed.. Nowadays I try my best to keep them looking natural and filled in, not very graphic or arched. Rouge Bunny Rouge kindly sent me their brow products to try, today I'll share my thoughts about the Long-Lasting Brow Liners!
ALCHEMY Long-lasting Brow Liner
RBR eye pencils are sort of 'automatic pens' which you can twist up and down, without the need to resharpen them. The tip is very fine and small for precise drawing. Comes in two shades: Trona (lighter) and Antimony (darker). The brow liners retail 26€ for 0.09g / 0.003 oz.
The brow liner
My first impression was the brow liners are very thin, smaller and lighter than a regular mechanical pencil, but in the use I haven't found any problem to hold and draw with the pencils. The nib is also tiny, which is great for drawing individual brow hairs or filling in the tail of the brow. If your brows are very sparse you may try filling them in with a brow powder first and then with a liner for definition. If you've got fuller brows then this liner should be enough to style your brows.
The Alchemy Long-Lasting Brow Liners waxy, the formula won't slide or move around. In my opinion the nib has optimal hardness for precise drawing. You can blend a fresh stroke a bit, but it quickly sets with a matte, smudge-free finish. The color opacity is medium for easy-to-achieve natural brows, it's hard to go overboard with these liners. I wouldn't say any brow liner could replace a brow gel/mascara, but the wax can help to keep your brow hairs in place if they aren't particularly unruly.
RBR claims the brow liners to be waterproof and last over 10-hours and with the latter I can agree. I haven't tested them in water, but my brows do stay put during a sweaty exercise session. The only con I can think off the liner doesn't have a lot of product, and if you use one every day to completely draw your brows I think you'll run out fairly quickly.
Here's Trona and Antimony in indoor lighting. They're both earthy browns with ashy undertones: Trona lighter for blonde to medium brown hairs and Antimony from dark brown to black hair. I like the shades as they don't have excess warmth/red and look very natural on the browns, especially Antimony is very cool. If you're very blonde or ginger there might not be a perfectly matching shade for you. With my medium brown hair I think I can pull off both shades, so I rotate them depending my mood. If I had to choose for myself, I prefer the lighter Trona:
Below are the both liners in natural light after hard rubbing. As you can see, they did fade a bit but didn't smudge excessively. I don't think you'll be rubbing your eyebrows in this manner you should be worried about messing your brows.
I'm very happy RBR finally came out with brow products and they perform very well. I'll reach for the Alchemy Long-Lasting Brow Liners especially on the days when I want the ease of quick application or need good longevity from my make up. However, I try to be sparing as the price is quite high. I hope RBR comes out with one or two additional colors in the future, but if either of these shades spoke to you I can highly recommend them.
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