Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor

This was a product I took a complete leap of faith on. Whether it be the price point, the lack of availability in stores, or the ignorance of the general public to the brand, there have been very few reviews on a number of Tom Ford's products. I'd say the blushes, eyeshadows, and foundation have received most of the exposure with the rest of his range remaining quite mysterious and unexplored. I had recently embraced a more natural brow look (if you watch my videos you may have noticed this), and needed a more organic looking brow product than my previous go-to, MAC's Dipdown fluidline. I loved the aesthetic of Tom Ford's makeup and was impressed with quite a few of his products already so decided to dive in and discover if his brow "sculptor" was worth its hefty price tag. I'm pleased to say it has been!

This pencil is very different than any other I've ever used. It's a hard, waxy type of pencil- one that does not yield its pigment easily. At first, this frustrated me. I came though to appreciate this aspect- it's basically a foolproof product! It seems to deposit the color right where it needs to without drawing outside the lines. What I mean is it will fill in sparse patches of brow but don't expect it to completely reshape, lengthen, or modify the shape of your brows. To use Brow Sculptor, I tend to press harder towards the tail of my brow to give a slightly more intense pigmentation and use a lighter hand towards the front to avoid the "penciled-in" look. 

What I also love about this product is its aesthetic- it truly is a mechanical piece of art! Not one part of it feels rickety or shoddy- it's all very well made. On one end is the twist up mechanism from which sticks the brow pencil, on the other end under a cap is a brow spoolie to comb and groom. Twist off the spoolie mechanism (oh yes folks, this is a gadget) and there lies a sharpener to keep the tip of your brow pencil precise! Genius, simply genius!

Brow Sculptor comes in 4 shades- I have dark brown hair and chose number 3, Chestnut. It's a nice mid-tone warm brown without a lot of red in it. 

Before Brow Sculptor
After Brow Sculptor


After Brow Sculptor

Light swatch, heavy swatch

Spoolie action

This is where the magic happens

I highly recommend this piece of makeup. Not only does it perform exceedingly well but the craftsmanship that went into its design is really admirable. Brow Sculptor retails for $40.00 and can be purchased from neimanmarcus.com 

-Seth
*All products were purchased with my own money for purposes of review. 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting!! Is there a great shade for red heads? I find MAC Strut a little too soft and creamy, so this sounds like something I'd really like!

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