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May. 13.

Tried Tuesday: Shavata Brow Tamer

shavata-thI’m still in love with my brows after they were done by the excellent Shavata Brow Studio in Harvey Nichols, Dundrum. Okay, there are a couple of odd hairs coming up where they shouldn’t, which I am trying to keep in check with a tweezers, but for the main brow, I’m trying something that arrived in my review box recently. The Brow Tamer from Shavata.

shavata-pen

I’m quite a fan of the Maybelline Brow Drama. It defines the brows while adding a bit of colour. This is a slightly different prospect. It’s a little pen which you twist to get the product up into the applicator. You then brush the clear gel through your brows to keep them in place all day. It doesn’t add any extra colour to your brows, but I think you could easily use it over a powder, if you so chhoose to give your brows more oomph.

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The brush (if it can be called a brush) is not a conventional brush, but more a series of little plastic prongs with a gap in the middle to allow the product to come up into them as you twist the pen. Initially it took quite a bit of twisting to get the product moving, but it then flowed easily, and despite how the brush looks, it did spread the product quite well.

shavata-beforeafter

And this is how it looks. Without product is on the left, while with product is on the right. No, there’s not much difference to look at them, but I do think the one on the right looks a little smoother and more groomed. Possibly with a little colour it would give better results, but for daytime it still looks quite professional.

What do you think? Is it being clear just a bit of a waste, or does it serve as being very suitable when you don’t need to look overdone?

Shavata Brow Tamer is £15.50 (Euro price TBC) and is available online or from Shavata Brow Studio, Harvey Nichols, Dundrum.

Robyn

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Before, featuring hairy caterpillar eye adornment!
Apr. 10.

Tested Thursday: Eyebrow Threading at Shavata Brow Studio, Dundrum

tt-shavatathI’ve been neglecting my brows.  I know, I’m awful and will hand back my beauty blogger card for such a heinous crime in a moment. They haven’t been touched since October. I’ve had other things to be dealing with though, and my eyebrows dropped on the list of priorities. My hair is still on the to-do list, but that’s another story. I did, however, rectify the brow problem today at the Shavata Brow Studio in Harvey Nichols, Dundrum.

For those of you not in the know, eyebrow threading, or any kid of threading, involves removing the hair follicle using a fine cotton thread. Like tweezing it pulls out the hair  from the follicle, so none is left behind. Unlike tweezing, it removes short lines of hairs at once, so it is quicker, and professionals can be very accurate with it, allowing them to shape your brows with the thread. It is not pain free, there is some level of discomfort involved, but it is short lived and in no way unbearable.

Before, featuring hairy caterpillar eye adornment!

Before, featuring hairy caterpillar eye adornment!

I was fortunate that even though I was a walk up client someone was immediately available, and after a brief discussion on how I wanted it to look, I took off my glasses, sat back and let her get on with it.

A little while later, we were done with the thread, and after tweezing away a couple of stray hairs, and applying a little soothing gel I was pronounced good to go.

After, with nicely structured, healthy looking brows

After, with nicely structured, healthy looking brows

What do you think? I believe it has made a real improvement. It hasn’t really thinned out the brows, they still look nice and full, but they look so much more structured, like I actually care about them. They no longer look like one hairy caterpillar sittinng on top of my eyes, so I think that’s a win.

Eyebrow threading at Shavata costs €20, and with their loyalty card, after every 5, you get your 6th free.

What’s your preferred method of eyebrow shaping? Are you a DIY kind of girl? Where do you go to get yours done, and how often? Let me know in the comments.

Robyn

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