August 3, 2012

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Review: ELF Eyebrow Stencil Kit

Unruly and unmanageable. That's how my brows used to be long before I discovered the art of eyebrow shaping. But the chicken that I am, I haven't really tried plucking or threading. I fear the pain associated with it, I'm afraid.

So far, my brows have just been limited to being shaved. I admit it, I cheat! I simply wait for special occasions when I would have to have my face made up professionally and ask the makeup artist to shape my brows. Henceforth, I will just maintain its shape with one of those tiny pastel-colored Japanese razors (or so they call it).

So how does this 'technique' (for lack of a better term) work out for me?

1. I have perfectly groomed eyebrows for about a week or so.

2. I have to watch out for the stray hairs and shave it every 2-3 days then fill it up with brow powder. Not very efficient, huh?

Good thing that I have discovered my personal ticket to neatly groomed brows (or at least the illusion of it, lol). That's what I would be sharing with you in this post: the ELF Eyebrow Stencil Kit! :)

Description: Achieve perfectly shaped brows to accentuate your face. The reusable stencil is easy to use and with 4 stencils: Curved Arch, Soft Arch, Structured Arch and Full Arch to choose from, it makes these brow stencils suitable for all brow shapes. Now your brows can look picture perfect everyday!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="368"] The 4 Stencils
(top L) Soft Arch, (top R) Full Arch, (bottom L) Structured Arch, (bottom R) Curved Arch[/caption]

I tried one stencil per day to test all 4 stencils. Want to see how it looked on me? :)

A little disclaimer: I'm no expert at this so I don't think I have a very qualified opinion. I just wish to share my love for this product as it has made my life easier with groomed-looking brows minus the pain factor. No doubt there are a gazillion other girls out there who will find this product helpful and useful. :D

Here we go..... (excuse the crappy photos; I'm working on taking better self photos with a better camera, heehee)

Does it look okay? Because it does for me, hehehe. :P

Kidding aside, I consider this baby such a steal considering how easy it is to use and how affordable it is at 129.75pesos (approx $3).

For my fellow curious cats who are wondering how to use the kit, the directions in the box say:

"Choose the stencil that best fits your natural eyebrow shape. The stencil should align at point 1 and point 2 (there is an illustration) and much of your natural brow hair should be inside the stencil cut-out. Next fill in the brow area with your desired filler preference, such as a brow pencil or a brow powder. Simply flip the same stencil and repeat the previous steps to fill in your other brow."


Sounds so easy, right? Well, it really is! :)

The beauty assistant suggested taping the stencil to my face so that it won't fall off while I'm filling up my brows. But I don't really need to since it sort of sticks to my skin if I gently press the stencil against it. And no, it doesn't ruin my face makeup, yay. :)


Just to share with you fellow curious cats, I either use The Face Shop's eyebrow pencil or ELF's eyebrow powder and gel from their Beauty Clutch. I apply it using the Fanny Serrano slanted brush.

I don't think I have to spell it out but I am way enthusiastic about this product. I gladly recommend this to my friends especially to lazyheads like me who are afraid as well of the pain associated with threading and plucking.

The only point for improvement that I can think of is for the stencils to be labeled so that there is no confusion as to which stencil is which arch. I do get confused at times. Hehe.

Let me know if you decide to try this and end up falling in love with it too. :)



  1. oooh! I KNEW IT! hehe ai love the structured arch on you! i need this too!!! hehe. I might cheat on my no buying whatever month. hehe.. i need to have this! i went to moa yesterday and found this on the ELF counter.. I wanted to buy it but I didnt.. hehe :) thanks for this!!


  2. Thanks, you're so sweet talaga. :-) try it out! Super nice, no regrets purchase and pwede gamitin everyday. <3

    This is why 'no buying' month is so hard. Heehee!

  3. thanks for sharing! now no more guessing the shape or tracing!! I will try this out soon :)

    Btw, i noticed you followed my twitter.. followed you back! :)

  4. Exactly, no more guessing. :)

    Thanks for following back on Twitter!

  5. aww.. i will!!! hehe but not yet. :P i might ask my mom to buy it for me. hehe :P

    I ca do it noh! hehe i believe i myself! :P

  6. Well, if you put it that way, your mom can buy it for you and you wouldn't have broken your August rule. Yey :p and baka your mom will borrow pa the kit from you heehee.

    Yup, of course you can do it! #self-control

  7. Structured arch looks nice on you! Thanks for this post! :)) Might try this out! :))


  8. Thanks! :) The Stencil Kit keeps my brows sane (and presentable too!) while I gather the courage to undergo threading. :P

  9. the soft arch looks really good on you


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