Tried and tested: Eyebrow launches

What’s best for defining brows; pencil, pen or gel? Our testers put three new launches through their paces...

Laura Geller ‘Brow Gel Pencil’ in Charcoal, €22, Debenhams 

“A brow triple threat, this nifty tool boasts a pencil, sharpener and spooly brush all in one. 

"Coming in four shades, the gel texture means it’s easy to apply (no scratching!), but make sure you press firmly to deposit the colour and build a natural arch.”


Paul & Joe Eyebrow Pen in Brown 02, €22.67 free p&p)

“My sparse brows need all the help they can get, but I’m low-maintenance and I’m never going to spend ages on them, so this felt-tip-like pen was ideal. 

"Quick and easy to apply, I simply filled in the gaps with small strokes. It dries really quickly and doesn’t look too ‘done’ or fake, and stayed perfectly put all day.”


Too Faced Brow Quickie Brush-on Brow Fiber Gel in Universal Brunette, €20, Debenhams 

“This comes with a short mascara-like wand, which you use to brush the microfibre gel through your brows to fill in any gaps. 

"It has a very natural-looking finish, as the fibres mimic real hair, and takes seconds to apply. You could even do it on the bus, and it lasts all day. Genius!”



If you’re loving matte velvet lipstick you’ll know that a good lip liner is a must if you want clearly defined, long-lasting colour, but collecting one for every shade is a bit of a pain (and not cheap). 

Enter Max Factor Color Elixir Universal Lip Liner, €6.99, Boots, a colourless pencil created with waxes that don’t melt at skin temperature, so your lippie won’t stray where it’s not meant to 


A good travel hairdryer can be a life-saver on holiday. 

GHD’s Flight hairdryer is 60% lighter than the full-size equivalent but has 85% of the power, and until the end of March, you can get it alongside the Platinum Black Styler on offer for €217.95. 

Holiday hair sorted.

* GHD Ultimate Travel Gift Set, €217.95 free p&p)


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