Even in beauty school, the students admit that perfecting the eyebrows is one of the hardest lessons to learn. About more than a decade ago, I read an interview with Myrza Sison in one of the local magazines. She said that when she does interviews, she immediately looks at the eyebrows. If they’re not groomed, then she doesn’t bother with the interviewee anymore. She says how can a person take care of her job when she couldn’t even take care of her brows? Of course in their world, this applies a lot. In other parts of the corporate world, not only do your looks matter but more importantly, your brains.
Myrza’s statement made an impact in my life. From then on, not only did I pay special attention to my brows but to the rest of my appearance as well. After all, it was only a matter of years (back then) when it would be my turn to be the interviewee. And looks, as we all know, can be powerful especially when applying for a job.
I never learned how to use eyebrow pencils so over the years I just groomed my eyebrows using an eyebrow razor or tweezers. Now, I’m thankful that cosmetics companies are producing eyebrow powders. Since I was scared to try this out, I picked out a set that has 4 shades just to be sure.
I am amused with the Fanny Serrano Eyebrow Powder packaging because it’s like Chanel. Sometimes it’s really funny when local brands imitate the imported brands’ packaging then fail to deliver with the product itself. I’m just glad that the FS line has good quality, what with all of Fanny Serrano’s years of experience in the industry. I’ve seen him in the Makeup and Cosmetics Fair at the World Trade a few months ago and he’s very nice, obliging to photo ops and very willing to learn new tricks of the trade. He was one of the judges in the makeup competition and he was proud to say that he was learning a lot of techniques from the newbies.
There are 4 shades in this palette and 2 useless applicators, as usual. Here are the swatches:
I use the 2 lightest shades on the right of the palette. I use the darker one at the end of my brows, a little bit over the arch. The eyebrows should be darkest at the ends.
Staying power is great. It lasts the whole day after I set it with a clear mascara. Pigmentation, as you can see, is also good. I tap the brush after I swipe it on the powder as there’s a lot of excess that sticks to the brush that falls on my face. I’ve experienced no itching or rashes in the month that I’ve been using this. This product is made in Taiwan. The palette costs Php350 at Beauty by SM.
Do you have a favorite brand of eyebrow powder? Spill! I wanna know!