A Review of 2 Rock Solid Brow Products
Although I just purchased the new "Take a Brow" eyebrow palette from Quo's Spring 2013 "The Edge of Opulence" collection, as I cleaned, I giggled with delight to find a long-lost gem: my MAC "Lingering" eyebrow pencil.
I decided to compare both products.
|MAC "Lingering" pencil vs. Quo "Take A Brow" palette|
First, let's have a look at the beautiful packaging from Quo's "Take A Brow" eyebrow palette. This is from their Spring 2013 "The Edge of Opulence" collection. The white packaging has a quilted feature and although small (and compact!) it contains a mirror and a surprisingly good quality double-ended angle brush. Extra points for opulent packaging. Makes me want to fly down to Palm Springs.
I should mention that this is the second time I have picked up an eyebrow palette from a limited edition Quo collection. I also have the brow palette from last year's fall collection in faux reptile skin. Here's a photo of my 2 Quo eyebrow palettes. One for Palm Springs....and one for autumn nights.
First up: Quo's "Take a Brow" limited edition palette.
|Quo's limited edition "Take a Brow" palettes...old and new.|
Here is an example of a look using a blend of the light and dark powders from the Quo palette (no wax at this point)
|Using a blend of the 2 powders from the Quo palette.|
Now here it is with the wax added - wax helps to set the colour in place, and also tames the little brow hairs.
|Using both powders AND wax from the Quo palette.|
|Quo's "Take a Brow" Spring 2013 palette|
And for the face-off: MAC brow pencil in "Lingering"
|Using MAC's "Lingering" pencil|
The colour is much lighter than my hair, but I don't like to use a very dark brown on my brows - it can be too harsh. This shade reminds me of Dior's "Universal Brown" - a cult favourite. The self-sharpening pencil allows me to fill in my brows with fine strokes.
|MAC self-sharpening brow pencil in "Lingering"|
Final Thoughts: I like the control and precision that I get from MAC's "Lingering" brow pencil. The "fill in" factor really appeals to me. But, I like my options, and the Quo "Take a Brow" palette offers the 2 shades of brow powder. For a more dramatic, intense effect, I need the darker powder, and to set it, the wax is a must-have.
So, of course, I must have BOTH and because the MAC pencil is so slim, it goes in my purse for when I am "on the go" and the Quo palette stays in my bathroom makeup drawer....unless I want to take it out to lunch and show my girlfriends that "opulent" white packaging.
There you go - they're both FABULOUS!
You can find Quo's "Take A Brow" palette for $10.00 (CAN) at Shoppers Drug Mart across Canada.
MAC's "Lingering" brow pencil priced at aprox $19.00 (CAN) can be found at MAC stores globally. www.maccosmetics.com