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.


KAREN
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28 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this brand, the brow pencil sounds great x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  2. Your brows are looking so on point! Or should i say - on fleek ;) I love this look! Definitely a brand I need to check out. I love that you always feature brands I've not heard of before on here. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  3. I love the sounds of the brow pencil! I know gel brow is all the rage these days but I love my pencils through and through. The falsies looks amazing too, very natural on you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  4. ooo I haven't heard of this brand, those lashes look lovely on you :)

    Lucie xx | LucieLovesIt.com

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  5. I haven't heard of the brand but I'm definitely interested as I got my brows nicely shaped recently (after a painful grow back) and I'd like to keep it that way. Hope I'm going to see you soon! Catch up needed xx
    Caz | Style Lingua

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  6. wow! these are nice. i usually buy mine from the asian beauty stores and they do sometimes run out. this would be a great alternative.




    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  7. I love having my brow threaded and shaped. More recently having eye lashes and brows tinted which makes such a difference. They do sometimes get over eager with the dye and the eye brows look to dark for a couple of days. False eye lashes look lovely on but not sure I would be brave enough to do myself probably end up glueing my eyelids together Lucy x

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  8. I like the sound of the brow pencil♥♥

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  9. The brow pencil sounds amazing and it looks perfect for you in the photo, I may be giving that a try now! xxx

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  10. Looks beautiful!

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  11. Oh wow they are such gorgeous lashes... They look so fluttery xx

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  12. I've never heard of this brand before but I love the look of the lashes, they look fab on you. Not so sure I could get along with the brow pencil though as this particular shade looks aa bit too warm for me anyway x

    Beauty with charm

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  13. I've never even heard of this brand but the products look so incredible! I am always on the hunt for the perfect brow product!

    Elle
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  14. They look lovely on you. I love false eye lashes but always struggle to put them on!

    Corinne x
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  15. I'm rubbish at putting on false lashes, I can never get them to stick so the built in adhesive sounds like the perfect solution to me :)

    Velvet Blush

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  16. I like the effect of false lashes but can never be bothered to wear them. Love the sound of these - easy to apply and light to wear are both definite selling points as far as I'm concerned! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  17. The lashes look so natural! I hate it when they look too large and obviously false.

    Great post.

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  18. I've been looking for an alternative to my Eylure collection and these lashes look gorgeous on you! :) x

    Viva Epernay ❤

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  19. I actually haven't heard of this brand before! Need to check this out Giiirl, your brow & eyelash game is on fleek :P hehehe Eyebrows on fleek! I missed you so much Karen <3 We need a catch up! <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  20. I haven't tried this myself and I really don't have too much of a brow issue because I was too lazy to overtweez in high school.:D But those lashes!!! Those lashes really are Vavavoom, DAMN.

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  21. I've never had my brows threaded before! This pencil looks really good. :D

    T x

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  22. I really like those false lashes, they look natural!

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  23. I hate how red brow products are, will definitely have to look at Asian beauty products from now :) my friend gets her brows threaded and they look so fab but I don't trust anyone with mine! I love how natural these lashes look, much better than the fake thick strips :)

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  24. You are definitely right about brow products having a red tone to them. I find MUR and FML are notorious for editing their images to remove the red undertone that can only been seen in person. It p's me off, but it is nice to see that this does not have that effect at all!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  25. Lovely eye makeup Karen, really suits you :)

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  26. Karen you look fantastic, and you are so right about the brow products :)
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  27. Wow these lashes look gorgeous, will must try! :)

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