Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy endings may not exist but magic wands are real: MAC Brow Set in Beguile

 I know a Latin chant that could grow your brows really thick!” blurts out Joseph last night we were having dinner. It was directed to our help. It didn’t took me long to get his point and burst out laughing. Then, I felt sorry for Ate Wil’s brows (they are REALLY thin).

Okay, so he had another I’m-random-slash-crazy-deal-with-it episode. 
I, on the other hand, had some realizations.

I realized how a teacher and brows share the power to transform.

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard how a teacher can make or break a child. Well, same goes with brows and face. You see, groomed brows are very important to frame the face; keeping them neat could seriously brighten one’s face.

I remember when I was a little younger, my sister and I would usually argue over MY eyebrows. “Can I pluck them, please?” my sister would always ask me and she’d always get a firm “No”. “But they are really thickkkkk” she’d add. “Leave them be, I don’t think they are bothering you in the very least”.

Fast forward to college days, “Kat, I want to have my brows shaped but I’m scared to do it in salon. They might overdo it. I trust you can do it for me?” and so, my dear sister took out her magic tweezers and bam! I saw the difference between prehistoric and neat brows. Then, I understood that plucking/shaving/trimming/threading/waxing your eyebrow isn’t a luxury but a necessity (chos!)

And the sort of brow obsession started.

So, apart from having my brows groomed once every two weeks, I also like using brow set. Not that I need filling or anything, I’ve got decent brows (:P). I practically use one just to hold my brows in place. Mac Brow Set in Beguile is my favourite (oh you little magic wand!).

Product description: A brush-on gel that strokes brows into shape. Adds shine and style. No flaking or stiffening. Tinted or clear. Also grooms lashes, sideburns and facial hair.

I thought of testing it alongside with my other brow set. Mehe.

Left: The Face Shop, Color my eyebrow; Right: MAC in Beguile

Although Face Shop's shade suits my (dyed) hair better, I still prefer Mac's. It is very pigmented. It may seem kind of shimmery but it really goes well when used on brows. Besides, I like the fact that it makes my brows look even thicker (:P).

1 and 3: Normal room light 2: With a wee bit sunlight
Please excuse my eyebags, I havent been sleeping lately. -_-

Some people like using powder with it to set or something. In my case, I use it alone since I'm only after the tamed look. 

Easy to apply
Keep my brows in place (all day!)
Looks natural

Funny smell (I can live with it though)

Bit expensive (I know I shouldn't keep products that are over six months but my first tube actually lasted for over a year (please don't judge me). So... no, not really expensive, if you do the maths. :)

Will you buy this product again? Yeabsolutely! (been using it since 2011)


  1. Yeah too bad its not nice enough to convince you that you gotta do something about yours. Hahaha! :p