BEST OF | Ardell Brows17:18
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If there's one brand that's synonymous with false eyelashes for me, it's Ardell. Take a quick scroll through my Insta feed and you'll find their Demi Wispies in heavy rotation, along with some of my other favourites, the #120 demis, #110s, Wispies and basically all of the Accent range. But false eyelashes aren't all that Ardell excell at! They have a solid line-up of brow products on offer too, and I'll be showing you a few of them today.
I really like brow pencils for achieving a quick, natural and soft but defined brow. That's not to say you can't carve out some seriously fierce brows with a pencil - you certainly can - but I generally prefer a brow pomade or wax and powder combo for that. It's easy to create light, feathery strokes with the Ardell mechanical pencil (RRP $12.99) and it has good colour pay off.
This is a wind up style of pencil, so no need to muck about with a sharpener, and it has a spooly attached to run through and tidy up your brows.
Before & after Ardell Pro Brow Mechanical Pencil - Medium Brown
If you love boldly defined brows, you'll definitely be a fan of the Pro Brow Pomade, which is a similar product to the cult favourite Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. The formula is really easy to use and highly pigmented - you only need a little bit on the included brush as it goes a long way. Speaking of the brush, I really like it and I LOVE that it comes with the pomade instead of being sold separately. On one end is an angled brush which is the perfect width and density for filling in brows, and on the other is a spooly for tidying any unruly brow hairs.
At first I wasn't thrilled with how the pomade sat on my skin where my brows are sparser, but after a few minutes the formula warmed with my skin and looked much better. Now I'm completely sold! There are three colour options currently (Blonde, Medium Brown and Dark Brown) so I do hope Ardell extend the shade range in future as I can see these being very popular. Their RRP is just $16.99 - absolutely fantastic for the amount of product you receive (3.2g) and the brush being included.
Before & after Ardell Pro Brow Pomade - Medium brown
Clear brow gel is an essential step for keeping my wayward brow hairs in place all day and Ardell's Sculpting Gel does the job well. It has quite a strong hold so it can feel slightly stiff when applied, but not so far as to be crunchy. It also dries down to a natural finish - no oddly glossy eyebrows! - and conditions your brows too. I used to buy MAC's clear Brow Set which is around the $40 mark here, but this is much easier on the wallet with an RRP of $11.99.
Well, we can't really talk about Ardell without including some lashes, can we? Ardell's PR were kind enough to send me a deluxe pack of their #110 lashes, which comes with two pairs of lashes, mini applicator tweezers and a mini Duo glue too (my fave lash glue!). I love this style for adding volume and a small amount of length to my own lashes - they're a style I choose when I want to add a little oomph, not have my falsies be the centre of attention! These are also gorgeous stacked with some accent lashes if you want some extra emphasis to your outer corners; I wore a pair of #110 and Accent #318 lashes stacked for my wedding.
Ardell lash bands are light and comfortable and they have a very wide range of styles to suit different eye shapes and personal preferences.
Below are two different makeup looks using the #110 lashes:
Ardell products are available at selected pharmacies across New Zealand.
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