I confess, my love affair with my favorite drugstore brand, Revlon, goes wayback. I have a few Revlon posts to prove that: Revlon Khol in Midnight Blue, Revlon Colorstay Eye makeup, Revlon Warehouse Sale, et.al. I have since appreciated other drugstore brands like Elf and Maybelline. But it was not until my one week Personal Makeup Course in Maquillage Professional last week did I found out what I was missing. Because I was not born with enough brow hairs to even have them shaped, I am left to fashion to them manually every time. So the major keys are the skill to properly shape the brows and the tool/s that is/are used. My mom has tried to convince me time and again to get a tattoo done like hers to save myself the trouble of having to shape them every time. There is a better alternative to that nowadays – the Eyebrow Resurrection that Brow Haus is offering — I will blog about that later. As for the tattoo, that won’t be an option for me.
A great alternative to Make Up For Ever’s Eyebrow Corrector #0 is the Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in Brunette (pictured above) which retails for PhP 575 (approx. $14).
So during my course at Maquillage Professionel last week, I totally fell in love with Make Up For Ever‘s Eyebrow Corrector #0. We were told that all students are entitled to 10% off in the duration of our class. But the thing is, both their outlets in Serendra and Shangri-la have run out of the Eyebrow Corrector #0 and #2. I used both interchangeably during the course.
Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector (above photo), which sells for more than PhP 1,200 (approx. $31) locally is the best that I have used to date. When I went to their Serendra outlet, I was told that it might not be until September til they have new stocks. And there was no way I was waiting until then. So I went to every possible beauty stall in the mall looking for the best alternative. Revlon is great at offering dual ended products – just like the Revlon Matte Luxurious Kohl Eyeliner.
Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil end
Revlon Brow Fantasy Gel end
I am pretty happy with my Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in 105 Brunette. It stays put the whole day. No need for retouch. Just like Make Up Forever’s. For comparison, here are shots I took when I used Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector and Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in Brunette, respectively.
The above photo was taken on the second day of our makeup class. I used Make Up Forever’s Eyebrow Corrector #2. I might not have learned to perfectly shape my brows just yet. But I love how I was able to shape it close to how we were told to do it. We were taught how to prep our faces (prime, concealer, foundation, contour) and how to do our eyebrows on the first day. We then applied what we learned from the second day onward. Each day, adding another kind of makeup application to our skill book. 🙂
Since I rarely take pictures of myself alone, above is the photo with my boys during our day out –> I used the Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in 105 Brunette. I tried to crop around the brow area but it looked awkward since I was looking sideways. Whole picture it is. Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in 105 Brunette is a real good alternative to the rather elusive Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector. 🙂