The new Brushtroke Liners in the MAC Great Brows + Brushstroke collection got me thinking about being back in school and having to write the same line over and over when you (I) got in trouble.
Did you ever have to do that? Sit and write the same sentence 100 times, like, “I will not pull Timmy’s mullet,” or something like that? Do kids still do that? I don’t even know if schools teach penmanship anymore, since everything’s on a tablet… #datingmyself
The Browsculpts are back
Anywho. 🙂 The Great Brows + Brushstroke Liner collection is now part of the MAC permanent line with re-promotes of the awesomesauce MAC Brow Sculpts, which are like more affordable versions of Tom Ford’s life-altering Brow Pencil. I ? them!
There are eight $21 shades, and I wear the one called Brun.
Girl, seriously, go there. They’re fantastic, especially with Benefit Ready Set Brow on top.
Not sold on the Great Brows trios…
There’s also a brand new product in the collection — Great Brows — which is a brow powder trio with one shade darker than the other for filling in bare brow spots, as well as a peachy or beige color for highlighting the arches and a couple of teeny brow tools.
To be honest…I’m not in love with Great Brows. The brow powders are too pigmented and soft for me.
I end up with overly dark brows that don’t look quite right, so I’m going to pass on these and use a single pan of eyeshadow from the MAC line to fill any sparse spots instead (I usually go back and forth between Concrete and Brun).
I’m so excited about these! There are two of them, one in brown and one in black, and they’re $21 each.
So…the first time I talked about the Brushstroke Liners, I mistakenly mixed up Brushtroke with the new MAC pizza cutter liner, which is a totally different thing.
To clarify, the pizza cutter liner looks like a tiny pizza cutter, and the Brushstrokes are thin and tapered like a tradition liquid liner pen.
The tip is fantastically flexible — probably the most bendable tip out there now — even more so than LORAC Front of the Line Pro and Tom Ford’s liquid liner.
I love it, and I can see it fabulous if you have small lids that don’t have a lot of space. I can drag it across my lash lines without pulling at my skin, and the super skinny tip draws thin, precise lines.
FYI, I think Tom Ford’s liner is still better for drawing precise wings and flicks.
Brushstroke has me thinking about a new waterproof liquid liner Hourglass recently released called Voyeur. The two are similar in that they’re both potently pigmented and have flexible, thin tips.
MAC Brushstroke is more flexible, so it glides more smoothly across my lids, but it doesn’t last as long as Hourglass Voyeur, nor is it waterproof.
I think that both are great liners, but if you’re looking for something with wondrous wear time, you might want to splurge on $34 Hourglass Voyeur.
Brushstroke is fab, though, for quickly drawing super skinny lines, and if you have limited lid space or hooded eyes.
Costco garlic bread — is it any good?
I’m thinking about getting some for the party on Saturday. Have you ever had it?
Not gonna lie — I’m ridiculously excited about ALL OF TEH CARBS I’m gonna eat this weekend.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,