Some women won’t leave the house without mascara; I won’t leave the house without coloring in my brows. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect pencil, gel or powder that gives the perfect colors, is easy to apply and lasts all day. The Nars Brow Gel and Brow Perfector are the newest cosmetics in the eyebrow game.
“The brow gives shape and character to the face – it can create a totally different expression,’ says François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS.
With that in mind, here’s what I thought about the newest Nars eyebrow products:
I’m a fan of the Nars Brow Perfector. It is a self-sharpening pencil that is soft and glides on easily. It is narrow in diameter, which helps when you’re penciling in wispy eyebrow hairs. I love that it comes in five colors, I used the Salzbourg Blonde color and the Kalamata light brown also could work for my complexion and hair type. The Nars Brow Perfector is also available in dark brown and black.
The pencil went on easily and the room for error was slim, thanks to its oval shape. I did have to blend it with an eyebrow brush afterwards. It lasted most of the day. I like the blonde color for a casual makeup look; the soft blonde color looks natural and not dramatic. That’s me below with it on my left side and my unmade up brow on the right. A believable subtle difference, right?
As for the Nars Brow Gel, well, I found it challenging to use. While I like gels—they are generally longer lasting than pencils and help to tame brows along with shading them in—the brush on the Nars Brow Gel hard to maneuver. It’s large, the size of a mascara brush. I could use it on the inside of my brows where my sparse brows are the bushiest, but not on the outside tail where my brows are sparse to nonexistent. I suppose I could use it on the inside and then switch to the Brow Perfector for the tail, but that’s too much to spend on a daily makeup must IMO.
The Nars Brow Gel also comes in four shades (clear, blonde, brown and black). Both the Nars Brow Gel and Nars Brow Perfector are $22 each and available on narscosmetics.com.