Chocolate: 1. Treadmill: 0.
In the Battle of Sweets Vs. Sweat, I can usually bribe myself into working out (“bribe” being the key word here), but I just couldn’t do it last night.
I’d planned to test the sweat-proof-ness of long-lasting new Bulletproof Brows by Too Faced, which I’d been wearing all day, but the Dark Chocolate Stars won in the end…
They always win… (*shakes fist!*)
I actually did wind up testing Bulletproof on the treadmill later in the day, but we’ll get to that in a few.
A new Too Faced brow product recently launched with the spring Haute Chocolate collection, Bulletproof comes in just two colors — Universal Brown and Universal Taupe — and with the product, which comes in a round compact with a mirror, you also get a dual-ended tool with an angled brow brush on one end and a spoolie on the other.
Too Faced says that Bulletproof Brows has a “cashmere clay formula” that works like a powder, gel, pencil and setting wax in one, and that’s supposed to translate to waterproof, smudge-proof and budge-proof brows in 60 seconds.
It works like Benefit’s brow zings but waaaaay better.
The drier formula might take a little getting used to, but once you figure out how much to apply (at first, I thought it was easy to go overboard with) and find the sweet spot, it looks effortlessly natural.
I wore Universal Brunette in my brows yesterday for at least nine hours, and my brows looked full and fresh — no patchiness — the entire time. Even my brow bald spot (EFF YOU, RAUL!) stayed hidden.
I bet that gals/guys who want structured, full brows that don’t look overdone will really dig it. Bulletproof may also be a good fit for you if you want something that you can throw on quickly in the mornings (to be fair, it took me more like 2 minutes than 60 seconds to use, but still — that’s fast). Or, if you want something that you won’t have to touch-up throughout the day.
Now, if you want super sharp, super crisp, defined diva brows, you may as well keep walkin’, because this probably isn’t the product for you. If, on the other hand, you want natural-looking, full brows to wear to brunch with your favorite tinted moisturizer, blush, bronzer and gloss, I think you’ll be happy.
So. Because I really wanted to find out just how waterproof and smudge-proof this is (it is called Bulletproof Brows, after all), I applied some before my run.
Three miles, and several Katy Perry songs later, I was drenched in sweat.
But my brows?
They still looked good. There were a few tiny patches where the product had worn away, but they weren’t visible from more than an arm’s length away. Unless you’re being investigated up close and personal by the brow police, it’s coo’.
If I ever sign up for a martial arts class or start dancing regularly again, I’m wearing Bulletproof to my workouts, for sure.
Whatevs, ain’t no shame in wearing makeup to the gym! If I’m ever doing any sort of fitness with mirrors involved, I have to have my brows filled in; otherwise, I feel really weird… And when I do see those nice arches staring back at me, I swear that my high kicks are higher. Makeup as workout fuel — it’s a legit thing.
AVAILABILITY: Coming to toofaced.com December 12
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Speaking of Katy Perry (weren’t we speaking of Katy Perry?)…
You know I’m kind of a KP super-fan, right? If you haven’t listened to her new album, Prism, it’s really good! — especially as workout music. And it rocks the whole way through. I don’t feel like skipping any songs.
My faves on the album are the poppy dance themes (of course).
Chair dancing to commence in three, two, one…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,