When my eyebrows have grown through a bit, I simple fill any sparse areas in with a sharp brow pencil and voila, they're all good to go. If I wanted to make more of an effort, or create brows from only a few hairs due to trichotillomania damage, I'd head to my trusty Benefit Brow Zing kit to make more of an impact. I had started to find, however, that I had no real in-between option, as when I have no or few brow hairs, a pencil is just too light to make a difference.
And this is where the Soap and Glory Archery product steps in and changes my life. I was really sceptical when buying this product, not only because it seems you're essentially paying £10 for a brow pencil, but because I'd heard from some other bloggers that it wasn't all that. This product doesn't come without a few flaws, but I love it nonetheless.
|L: Pencil, R: Tint|
I'll start with the positives; I absolutely lurve how the pencil end is quite chunky. It's not a pencil as such, but more of a thinner crayon in look and texture. It's really soft, but not in the way that kohl liners are. It has the perfect texture for filling in brows, provides a lovely natural colour, and you access the pencil through a handy twist-up mechanism to minimise waste through sharpening.
Although I haven't had the chance to try this product whilst I've actually had 'proper' eyebrows, I find this product excellent for creating brows, as well as for filling in sparse areas. The tint, which looks like a fine felt tip, is great on top of this pencil base, especially for those with trichotillomania, as it enables you to draw on what looks like darker individual hairs.
Now for the not-so-good. The tint end does dry out rather quickly and appears quite temperamental, meaning you might not be able to maximise your usage before it runs out. Also, the twist-up part of the pencil seems like a fab idea... until you accidentally press too hard and it snaps in half! When you do this, there's no going back, and all I can think of now is that basically a fiver's worth of brow pencil has been wasted. (*Sobs into brow kit*)
Overall, while it would be sweeter if it cost a bit less than a tenner, I will still definitely be re-purchasing this at some point. It's so easy to use, so great if you're a brow beginner. I would also recommend this to anyone suffering forms of hair-loss who are struggling to draw on or create brows, as this Soap and Glory pencil does make them seem very natural. Soap and Glory Archery brow pencil comes in dark ('Brownie Points') or light ('Love is Blonde) and is available online or in Boots.
What do you think of Archery?