Pro Brow Pencil
This ultra-precise, retractable brow pencil comes with an attached spoolie brush to help you guide brows into place and soften the look. Together, this two-in-one tool does an excellent job of filling, defining, and shaping brows—excellent news because for what this costs, it should perform beautifully in every respect!
Pro Brow Pencil's fragrance-free formula consists of a creamy texture that goes on smooth and easy, with a fine point that allows you to apply swift, hair-like strokes. The result is fuller, more defined, natural-looking brows in stay-put colors of brown, blonde, auburn, and dark gray.
This brow pencil lives up to its "Pro" name and comes highly recommended. Bravo, Lorac!
- Ultra-thin pencil allows for hair-like strokes to fill sparse brows.
- Attached spoolie brush helps groom unruly hairs into place.
- Natural-looking shades of brown, blonde, auburn, and deep gray.
- Color stays put once applied to brows.
- Never needs sharpening, so no product goes to waste.
Strengths: Mostly great foundations in a neutral shade range; beautiful pressed powder and bronzing powder; several super blush and lipstick options; one superior lip gloss; awesome collection of shimmer products.
Weaknesses: Limited, average skin-care options; average to problematic concealers; unimpressive eyelining and brow-enhancing options; the Lotsa Lip products; the mascaras are a mixed bag with mostly disappointing results; no brushes.
This Los Angelesbased independent cosmetics company launched in 1990 and is the brainchild of makeup artist Carol Shaw (Lorac is "Carol" spelled backwards). It is well-publicized that Shaw has a long list of celebrity clients, but then so do all of the other makeup artists who have their own products linesthere are a lot of famous faces that need attentionso that boast is hardly unique. Compared to competitors Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, or Stila, Lorac doesn't offer the same caliber of foundation colors or the array of products, yet most of what's available is impressive. The company holds its own when it comes to blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick. You will find that, for the most part, the older, established products perform better and are more attractive than many of Shaw's latest inventions. In particular, the latest lipstick, lip gloss, concealer, and waterproof mascara are true disappointments. Lorac hasn't done a great job on the innovation and performance side of the business since the last edition of this book, while her competition (particularly Stila and Laura Mercier) continues to consistently impress. There are still plenty of reasons to shop this line, but focus on the long-standing products rather than on what's new.
For more information about Lorac, call (800) 845-0705 or visit www.loraccosmetics.com.
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