Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor 02 Taupe

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor 02 Taupe

Why it has taken me so long to write about this I don't know as it has fast become one of my favourite and most reached for products.
I am totally brow paranoid. I hate my brows - this post here explains why. They aren't hideous, but they are so sparse especially at the start and I cannot leave the house without filling them in.
I thought I had found my HG brow products in Suqqu Liquid brow pen and Shu Uemura's Hard Formula pencil (which I rotate on a daily basis) until one of my regular jaunts to Cardiff's Tom Ford counter led to the discovery of the Brow Sculptor.

I went for shade 02 - Taupe which is in fact incredibly similar in colour to the Shu Uemura Hard Formula in Seal Brown. A grey-tinged soft brown. I much prefer this pencil to the Shu Uemura, however, due to the innovative chiselled shape of the pencil. Instead of your regular pencil tip, this is long, thin and flat and makes application pretty foolproof.

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor Taupe 02

The sculptor itself is a dual ended plastic pencil with the brow sculptor at one end and a handy spoolie wand at the other end.
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor spoolie brush

If you unscrew the spoolie end of the pencil, a strange W shaped attachment is revealed. This is actually the sharpener to keep the chiselled pencil as sharp as your require it.

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor sharpener

I have used my Brow Sculptor for almost 7 months now and haven't needed, or rather wanted to sharpen it. I prefer mine slightly more blunt - I think it softens the overall look.

I use the spoolie to brush my brows upwards before drawing in the shape of my brows. Once I have finished drawing in the shape, I brush the brows back down for a more natural, softer look.

(edit: these lashes are Red Cherry 43 lashes for all who asked!)

Here you can see the difference between my naked brow and a Tom Ford sculpted brow. I know it is perhaps a little more obvious than most people like their brows, but I do love a strong brow. Sadly I wasn't blessed with them naturally so I improvise with my Brow Sculptor and I am so pleased with the results. I think they still look fairly natural and not really 'drawn on' as such. 

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor Red Cherry lashes


At £32 this isn't cheap, but much like the Shu Uemura Hard Formula pencil, I can imagine this is going to be incredibly long lasting. The formulation is very similar to Shu Uemura's Hard Formula, but there are discreet differences and I prefer the Tom Ford.
I much prefer it to the Suqqu (never thought I'd find anything as good as  beloved Suqqu! ) purely because that one costs £20 and lasts hardly any time at all.


These Brow Sculptors come in four colours, Blonde, Taupe, Chestnut & Espresso.

4 comments:

  1. So glad I saw this post, I was just about to buy the suqqu brow liner and this one looks great!
    How does it wear throughout the day compared to the suqqu one ( which I understand is quite long lasting)?
    x

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    1. There is no denying the Suqqu is incredibly long lasting as it is water & oil resistant. However, I get great wear out of the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor too. Its not targeted as being long wearing but even on my oily skin it lasts all day without smudging. if your main concern is the longevity of the product though, I'd go with Suqqu.
      Hope that helps!
      xx

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    2. I WANT ONE my brows are bothering me lately i need a new product this may be it! xxx

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