Eylure collaborated with Fleur de Force to create a range of false eyelashes last year which have been a massive success. Eylure and Fleur extended their collaboration further at the beginning of the year with the introduction of two different brow products and I featured them both; Eylure Fleur de Force Brow Palette and Brow Tamer here on my blog. I still use both products regularly within my brow routine, especially the Brow Tamer as it’s such a great colour match for my brows and it’s so quick and easy to use but I was excited to learn that another product had been added to their brow product line up; the Eylure Fleur de Force Brow Define Pencils.
The Eylure Fleur de Force Brow Define Pencils are mechanical pencils which twist both up and down which I love as I hate mechanical pencils which only allow you to twist up, and not down. Each pencil features two different shades of brow pencil at either end with one being a “lighter tone” and one being a “darker tone” which is simply genius allowing you to create a more natural, ombréd brow. Brows are always sparser towards the front, and thicken towards the tail so it’s so handy to have a two toned brow pencil so you can use the lighter tone side for the first third of the brow, and the darker tone side for the last two thirds or use either end all through your brows depending on the brow look you’re going for.
There are currently three different shades of the Eylure Fleur de Force Brow Define Pencils, but Fleur has said “watch this space” in reference to there not being a shade for warm, redheads so hopefully the shade range will be extended so currently you can choose between Light, Medium and Dark with each pencil costing £12 from Feelunique and Boots. For my swatches I did one single stroke of each end of the three pencils, and no body will apply brow pencil like this and this intense but I really wanted the difference between the ‘lighter tone’ and ‘darker tone’ for each of the three pencils. I didn’t expect there to be much difference between each end but there’s a great difference and this two tone brow pencil concept is amazing for those that dye their hair, and change the colour of their brows to match their roots as you can opt for more of the darker tone side once your roots begin to show.
The pencils are nice and firm without being at all waxy or stiff so you only need to do single strokes with the pencil for it to show up, and the tiny size of the pencil gives you a lot of precision when creating hair-like strokes. Some brow pencils need you to scrape them through your brows as they’re so firm, or they’re the opposite where they’re too creamy and smudge everywhere (such as the Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil which is just way too soft for a brow pencil). I think the Eylure Fleur de Force Brow Define Pencils have the perfect consistency for a brow pencil, and they’re infused with coconut oil which helps them glide across the skin so amazingly well.
I have very dark cool toned brows, and the Dark shade works amazingly well for my brows but I have been able to use the Medium shade too on the days where I want a more natural, less intense brow. I honestly cannot rave about these pencils enough, they’re quick and easy to use, they’re amazingly precise, they don’t smudge whatsoever but they’re easy to remove at the end of the day. £12 might sound pricey to some for a drugstore brow pencil, but when you consider you’re getting two brow pencils for £12 it really is an amazing price and in my opinion the Eylure Fleur de Force Brow Define Pencils are better than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz which is £15.50 and only contains 0.08g of product and the Fleur de Force pencils contain 2 x 0.05g.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of the Eylure x Fleur de Force brow collection yet?