People of the world…y’all just don’t understand! In the morning, right after I wake up, I can barely make it the eight feet from my bed to the bathroom without falling down. “Not a morning person” isn’t just a catchy phrase with me. It’s an official descriptor, like female, 39, 5’1″, Gemini, not a morning person.
Before I’ve splashed some water on my face and had my coffee, delicate makeup maneuvers like the filling in of brows are normally impossible, but Tom Ford’s Brow Sculptor gives me a fighting chance.
I’ve successfully used it to fill in my eyebrows and create perfectly drawn arches at jacked-up times without a drop of coffee in my system (so we’re talking about worse muscle control than a zombie). This $44 makeup miracle delivers flawless, full, natural-looking brows, and I could not live without it.
Well…I could, but you know. Life would be rougher, man. 🙂
Of course, here’s the thing about Tom Ford Beauty: it’s So. Freaking. Expensive. I feel that unless his products are completely on point, I can’t justify their price.
I mean, what sane person drops $44 on a brow pencil??
Answer: someone who’s tried some of Tom’s products before, because when he gets it right, boy gets it really, really right (case in point).
Most brow pencils for me are slightly less exciting than a John Philip Sousa march, but I think Tom’s Brow Sculptor is epic.
So epic that I had an out-of-body experience once when I put two of them into my online cart (the shade I wear is called Espresso) and realized that the subtotal was $88 before tax. I swear, I floated out of my body and watched myself slowly click the “buy” button while my inner monologue said, “Holy effing crap.”
Brow Sculptor just works leaps and bounds better for me than any go-to brow pencil I’ve ever used before, whether by Hourglass, Benefit or Anastasia, and I think it’s all because of the texture.
Brow Sculptor feels less creamy, kind of powdery and almost dry compared to other brow pencils, which could all be considered bad things, but in this case they aren’t. The stiffer formula grabs brow hairs and skin in a bear hug and doesn’t let go, locking them into place. Really, I can wear this pencil in my brows for 12-14 hours, and the shape stays intact and looks fresh the entire time.
TAKE THAT, RAUL!
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
Since the formula isn’t waterproof or sweat-proof, it will eventually wear down if I’m swimming or running into the double digits, but even as it fades, it fades slowly and elegantly, still giving those fuzzy li’l caterpillars the structure they need.
Brow Sculptor is also gloriously easy to use. Because its level of pigment isn’t quite full, I don’t have to worry about accidentally overdrawing my brows…if that makes sense.
Sometimes with creamier, more intensely pigmented brow pencils, I’ll inadvertently apply too much and leave my brows looking extra blocky and kinda fake. Then there’s the time it takes to tone them down. But with Brow Sculptor, I can get it done in one pass without having to make any corrections.
It comes in four shades — Blonde, Taupe, Chestnut and Espresso — which are all available in the permanent line. You can find them now, changing lives and breaking budget-conscious hearts at Tom Ford counters and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day. 🙂