I’ve seen a little buzz surrounding The BrowGal on Instagram but I didn’t really know anything about the brand until I was sent this trio of products from the The BrowGal Brow Collection. The BrowGal offers premier eyebrow shaping and makeup tools that provide a “VIP experience for every gal’s brows” and they are based in LA, but they have a UK website which offers free UK delivery. The BrowGal was created by celebrity eyebrow and makeup artist Tonya Crooks, and the products are said to give customers the chance to discover their natural brow shape and hone the look at home through customisation and education.
“Developed after more than a decade of testing and refinement, the superior quality and patented blend of key ingredients behind each thoughtfully designed product in The BrowGal arsenal makes them a must-have for any makeup bag. Each aspect of the line, from the specially sourced leads to sharpening-caps and water-resistant fillers, has been specifically formulated for beautiful eyebrows with every stroke for a look that is truly customised to your face.“
The BrowGal Brow Collection
The BrowGal Eyebrow Pencil – 03 Chocolate £18
The Eyebrow Pencil is available in six shades; Blonde, Taupe, Medium Brown, Chocolate, Espresso and Black, and the pencil is a conventional wooden brow pencil rather than a retractable pencil with a spoolie on the opposite end. I have to admit I prefer a softer brow pencil as I find wooden pencils to be a little too scratchy for my liking, but if you like a stiff and firm nib when doing your brows this might be a good option.
The BrowGal actually say the harder nib is intentional as it mimics real hair, and it has a sweat and water resistant formula which is amazing if you’re jetting off on holiday this year and don’t want to worry about your brows sliding off your face whilst sunning yourself. The cap even has a sharpener built in so you can always ensure your pencil is extra precise when creating hair-like strokes, and Chocolate is a chocolate brown which leans slightly warm.
The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil – 01 Cherub/Champagne £16
There are three different Highlighter Pencils, each of them having two shades; one matte highlighter and one shimmer highighter; Cherub/Champagne, Nude/Gold and Toffee/Bronze. I have the Cherub/Champagne duo and the formula really does remind me of the Benefit High Brow which is a steep £19 for one shade, whereas this is £16 for two shades and a much better option value wise.
Cherub is a matte beige shade whereas Champagne is a pretty champagne shimmer shade, and they are a little too dark for my pale skintone unfortunately and this is the palest duo within the The BrowGal Brow Collection but if you have deeper skin than mine, this might work well for you as they’re very creamy and easy to blend.
The BrowGal Pencil Sharpener £5.50
The last item from the The BrowGal Brow Collection I’ve been trialling is their pencil sharpener which might not be the most exciting of beauty tools, but it’s a necessity especially a good quality one. If you use a pencil sharpener which isn’t sharp enough it’ll maul your eyeliners, brow pencils and lipliners and you’ll end up wasting unnecessary product. This is an handy dual sharpener allowing you to sharpen conventional pencils as well as large pencils such as the aforementioned Highlighter Pencil.
It claims to be a ‘one turn’ sharpener and whilst I don’t find that necessarily true, it sharpens very effectively in only a few twists of the pencil. The lid removes to reveal a mini cleaning tool to help dislodge any lead within the sharpener which is fab if you ever get a pencil which decides to break off inside the sharpener.
I would love to know if you’ve ever tried anything from The BrowGal Brow Collection before?