Goooood morning everyone! Did you have an awesome Hari Raya long weekend with plenty of visiting, feasting and lapsing into a food coma?
Well, I didn’t. (yes yes I sound like a total grinch). I had to work yesterday, and at the unearthly hour of 5.45am too. On the bright side, I did manage to finish early enough to stuff my face with the McDonald’s Deluxe breakfast – it’s one step up from the Big Breakfast, cos it had 2 hotcakes, 1 sausage patty, scrambled egg, 2 muffins and a crisp golden brown hashbrown. Nom nom nom.
Speaking of brown, since I recently got a complimentary eyebrow shaping session from my nice friendly Korean Sulwhasoo facial therapist, I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of eyebrow tools, including this brown K-Palette Lasting 2Way Eyebrow thingamajig.
K-Palette Lasting 2Way Eyebrow 01 – SGD23.90
Why am I calling it an eyebrow thingamajig? Cos as you can clearly see, it’s a double-ended felt tip liquid eyebrow liner and sponge-tipped brow powder applicator, which is wayyyy too much of a mouthful.
The sponge-tipped brow powder applicator. The powder is in the cap.
The felt tip liquid eyebrow applicator. There’s no twist or click mechanism so I don’t know exactly how to reload the ink.
Based on the swatches alone, I’d have run out and bought myself 10 of this. It is a super close alternative to getting the Korean brows I love.
Song Jihyo from The Running Man – love her and her brows!
Unfortunately, this product disappoints. It seems like two recycled products combined to make a new product. Great concept, but further tweaking of the product would have made it work.
- The felt tip applicator (recycled from an eyeliner) would have worked better as an eyeliner. It’s fine, and perfect as an eyeliner. However, for a brow applicator, it’s too small and takes wayyyy too many strokes.
- The liquid also runs out pretty fast.
- The sponge tip applicator (recycled from an eyeshadow), again, would have worked better as an eyeshadow. It’s too fat and blunt for any real drawing – you just end up dabbing the powder on tentatively and hoping it works out for the best. I just ended up looking like Crayon Shin-chan.
- The powder also also had some glittery sparkles in it – not sure how I feel about sparkly brows…
- The powder is also a little clumpy and its texture isn’t fine.
- It’s supposed to be used together – the liner first, and then the powder to set it, but it just ends up being way too overdone. Caterpillar brows anyone?
Don’t get this – at SGD23.90, it just isn’t worth the money. I’d rather you pay just $2 and get the Ebony pencil that most Koreans use.