While the eyes may be the windows to the soul, the brows are the window panes. They support your look and can really make all the difference in how your makeup comes together. So I’m pretty happy with how much attention brows are getting among the latest makeup releases.
Most recently, I’ve been playing around with the new e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream. As the name hints, they can be used as both a cream liner and brow product and are supposed to really last. I was excited but unsure how they’d work on me, since the Lock On Gel Liner pencils didn’t really wow me last year. But, these showed up on my doorstep just as I ran out of my previous brow pencil, so I gave them a shot.
There are four shades currently available, going lightest to darkest they are: Taupe Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown, and Espresso. I would say the two darkest shades would be the most practical when doubling as liner, but all are neutral enough to work with many different hair colors for filling in brows. I’ve personally been using Medium Brown which, despite the name, I find to be a cool toned dark brown.
The formula of the Lock On Liner & Brow Cream is soft but thin, but has enough substance to stay put precisely where you apply. They are similar to the wax you get in the e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit but definitely creamier. The cream is really easy to blend through the brow hairs and fill in sparse space, and is also rather pigmented— a light hand can go a long way with this product. I personally use the e.l.f. Eyebrow Duo Brush, applying the cream with the small angled side and brushing it through for a more natural look with the spoolie.
You can go for a natural brow look or super bold brow look with this product, depending on your mood, so it’s great for pulling together all sorts of looks. I’ve found it to last all day on myself, living up to its Lock On name, with only very minimal fading after 8 hours (but still nothing that compromises how on point my brows look). I’ve also caught myself wiping or scratching my brow during the day after applying the cream, and there’s very little transfer. Watch the video below to see how I use it.
I haven’t used it as a liner yet, partially because I’m hesitant to use a potted product on both my eyelids and my brow area, but perhaps I’m worried over nothing. Either way, the e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream is a definite hit with my brows and something I can see myself purchasing again and again in the future… especially since it’s only $4!