This iMethod Beauty Perfect Eyebrows in Seconds Kit was sent to me by the brand for the purpose of review. As always the opinions are my own.
I’ll be honest, I am guilty of letting my eyebrows go their own way. I always make sure to run a little comb through them so they look nice, but as most of the time my bangs sort of cover them up, I am guilty of forgetting to use the various brow products at my disposal. Part of the reason is that I can count on my fingers the number of times I have managed to get my eyebrows to look like each other and still have fingers left over.
And the truth is, I like seeing my eyebrows done as I think it really finishes off the look. I am somewhat picky when it comes to eyebrow products though. I don’t like my eyebrows crispy so I tend to avoid brow gels. I will occasionally use them but if I wear a gel brow for too long I will either start picking at it and either pulling the dried gel off (sometimes along with the eyebrow hairs) or I will twist it when not really thinking about it and end up with spiky looking eyebrows by the end of the day. For me it is either pencils or pomade. Pencils I tend to travel with and pomade is my standard for daily use.
This Kit from iMethod Beauty features a brow pomade. The shade I am using is 05 in case you are wondering. It is a light brown. It is lighter than my hair, but my eyebrows are naturally lighter than my hair and I always think really dark eyebrows look strange on me. This is a harder shade to find than you would imagine. Light brown can mean anything from ‘darker than blonde’ to ‘not quite black’. I have a lot of light brown pomades that go too dark. This one is actually a true light brown which I like.
It is a kit so accompanying the glass jar of pomade is a soft angled brush with a spoolie on the other end. A wand with a little sponge ball on the end and five sets of eyebrow stencils. All of this comes in a handy reusable sip top pouch. While I could see this being handy for travel, it is also really useful for keeping the stencils together. There is an instructional manual with the kit as well, which I appreciate.
What I like is that while the tools and stencils work together, If you are in a rush, you can just use the angled brush and pomade and do your eyebrows without using the stencils. Although truth be told, using the templates don’t take all that long. I think it took me longer to choose the one I wanted and to make sure the left and right one were the same than it did to create the brows.
The stencils are numbered and come in pairs. There are five sets from long thin brows to slightly heftier ones and I was able to find one that suited me quite well. Number five is the thickest and had the curve that mostly matched my natural brows, so that is what I used. I made certain that my eyebrows were shaped (with tweezers) a day or two before I began using this product. As expected my tweezing made them slightly uneven. The stencils however really came in handy for covering up my personal plucking issues. The stencils were even, where my hand drawn ones usually aren’t.
The most difficult thing to remember is to open the pot of pomade before placing the stencil. Unless you have someone else handy to open the jar while you continue to hold the perfectly placed stencil where you want it. Don’t leave the jar open for long periods of time or it will dry out, but open it before placing the stencil and you will save yourself a lot of trouble. The tool with the foam ball is then dipped in the top to gather product and patted onto the brow inside the stencil line. I suggest (As do the instructions) to start at the far end. That way you know the area where you would naturally have the least amount of hair is taken care of. I didn’t need to dip the tool into the pomade more than once for each brow, but as an experiment I played around and dipped the tool into the product a couple of times.
While the pomade I have is light brown, It can be built up to a much deeper brown with layers so you can adjust the shade to the darkness you want. Personally I really like that flexibility. I also like that the pomade felt weightless on the brows and lasted all day without smudging. I will be using the various stencils for the next few weeks to continue using and trying them out, but I have to say, I like the pomade and am really loving the fact that my brows are consistently identical for the first time. Thus far this iMethod Beauty Perfect Eyebrows kit is working well for me.