Local brands are really close to my heart. Not only are they affordable and easy to find, they surprisingly have great quality. I know I tend to underestimate them, but local products are definitely at par with their imported counterparts. When it comes to cosmetics, I love drugstore/department store brands! Since they’re so affordable, you won’t regret testing out a new product in the market even if doesn’t turn out well. I believe cosmetics and skin care are kind of a hit or miss thing. You just keep on trying out new products until you find the one that’s perfect for you.
|Fashion21 Auto Eyebrow Pen|
Speaking of trying out cosmetics, I was able to get a hold of the latest products from Fashion21. If you haven’t heard of Fashion21 yet (which I highly doubt), it is a local brand offering budget-friendly and quality cosmetics. You could literally find them in every department store! Anyway, I was able to try out Fashion21's Auto Eyebrow Pen lately. I am not a pro when it comes to doing eyebrow makeup and I am far from #kilaygoals, but this product was really easy to use for a makeup rookie like me.
As regards the packaging, I was definitely impressed! Honestly, Fashion21’s products used to have tacky packaging and I am glad that they were able to improve their products’ packaging. The pen is a black matte one with the name of the product printed on it. It is very lightweight and the product can be dispensed with by retracting the pen. I actually tried opening the pen to its max and it contains more or less two inches of eyeliner.
|From L to R: Light Brown, Dark Brown, Greyish Brown|
With regard to the product itself, I am quite happy with its performance. The pen was easy to use. I normally use just one product on my brows and this one does the job. Although it wasn’t as opaque as I expected, the color was vivid enough to define and cover my brows. I just didn’t like that I needed to use a whole lot of product just to fill in my brows the way I want to (which is really dark). I wouldn’t say that it has the same formula as a normal eyebrow pencil since this one glides on smoothly and it leaves a thin amount of product that does not get rub off fast. For me, it has a waxy texture. It could be easily removed though with cleansing foam and water. The product lasts the whole day based on my experience, but I see to it that I don’t rub it off when wiping my face.
|Used Fashion21 Auto Eyebrow Pen in Dark Brown|
The shades are definitely made for Filipinas. The Auto Eyebrow Pen comes in Dark Brown, Light Brown, and Greyish Brown. So far, I am in love with the Dark Brown shade because it complements my now ombre hair (but really, I am just waiting for November to dye my hair :p). This one costs only P85 and is available in most department stores nationwide.
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Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/F21Cosmetics/
Website – http://www.fashion21cosmetics.com/