Wednesday, November 4
- Threads & Beauty: Lash and Brow Collection...
Like it or not, everyone has their personal beauty woes. Dry skin, weak nails, split ends, patchy fake tan; the list goes on, but popular ones seem to involve brows and lashes. Perfectly symmetrical Cara Delevingne-esque brows and thick, fluttering lashes are highly sought after. I'm definitely guilty of not knowing when to put the tweezers down during my teen years, and after taking years to sort my brows out, I'm finally happy with them. I guess you can put this down to threading. Back in 2013 I travelled around Sri Lanka and taught English at various colleges, one being a beauty college. In return for the lessons, the students offered to paint our nails, give facials and do our brows. We all know the huge impact our brows have on our overall facial expressions (the surprised and worried looks aren't on trend..), so for some, this offer set alarm bells ringing. However, my brows couldn't really have been much worse, so I allowed the students to do their thing. I now get them done every 3-4 months and haven't looked back! But what about my search for brow products? Inspired by Threads brow and beauty bar's in Ireland, the brand have released their own range of brow and lash products. With rising success, the collection has recently launched in one of the go-to stores for all you makeup mavens out there: Harvey Nichols. I'm still yet to find the perfect brow product and despite not being a regular wearer of falsies, I enjoy wearing them now and then, so I was keen to see how this brow and lash range performs.
Brown Illuninata Brow pencil, £15*
Brow products are something I struggle with in the beauty world. Not only with finding the perfect formula, but also finding the most flattering shade. I find so many brands available in the UK often have a red tinge to them, which is why I tend to prefer Asian beauty brands as their shade range is seriously impressive. I kindly received the Brown Illuninata Brow pencil (shade 2), and whilst that chestnut tinge is still present, it's ever so subtle and I've decided it actually looks quite flattering against my skin tone.
Shade aside, the real show stopper with this is the lasting power. The packaging reads 'semi-permeanant' and they're not lying; this thing does not budge whatsoever. It's amazing for days where you can't be bothered to touch up your makeup, and despite it's impressive staying power, it still vanishes with ease with a decent cleanser/makeup remover.
I feel I can enhance my arch and add definition to my brows perfectly with this, plus the spoolie on the other end is high-quality - it literally grabs each and every hair in one stroke to keep brows tamed.
Vavavoom Lashes, £9*
Now time for the lashes. Admittedly, I'm not really an expert when it comes to false lashes, but I had no problems when applying these. The included adhesive ensures lashes stay put, without feeling uncomfortable. I trimmed a tiny bit off each lash so they fitted my eye shape and used tweezers for precise application. Once on, I actually forgot I was wearing them they're that light.
If you seek longer lashes, these really are a gorgeous natural option, but I wouldn't recommend them if you're looking to add volume. When it came to removing them, they peeled off like a dream - none of that dreaded tugging feeling, and I've stored them back in the box ready for next time!
What are your go-to brow & lash products? Have you heard of Threads before?
*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.
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