Swatch & Review: Bobbi Brown Sable

I’m always, always looking for new ways to do my eyebrows. Besides my head, the hair on my body is scarce. Before you get too jealous however, do note that this statement also means I have no eyebrow. I have very very sparse hair in the eyebrow area, and a lot of it is wayward and has to be plucked off anyways. I started plucking my eyebrows regularly only when I was halfway through university, and filling them only after I got out of university (seriously, don’t even ask how I looked before that). I started out with a drugstore brow powder and the flimsy little brush it came with. After that, I moved on to Benefit Brows a-go-go and Brow Zings, only to have my mother tell me during my trip back home this summer that it was way too unnaturally dark. I knew that ideally for a dark-haired person, the eyebrow color of choice should be 2-3 shades lighter. I made that mistake just because for the first time in my life, I had “visible” eyebrows. I got a pot of KATE brow gel from the drugstore back home, which I’m still pretty happy with (I’m debating whether to do a review of this one. I don’t know if it’s easily available outside of Asia, or even Japan and Taiwan. If not then there’s really no point), but when I visited the Bobbi Brown counter at Macy’s on Herald’s Square, I couldn’t resist asking the SA how she would fill my eyebrows.

She took out the eyebrow brush (which I will do a separate review for), dipped it in an unknown eyeshadow (I wasn’t even looking since she was busy with my eyebrows and I couldn’t move my head), and started filling them in. The result was so full, defined, yet very natural that I didn’t even bother asking her which shadow it was before adding both the brush and the shadow in the pile of purchase. Once I opened the package, I saw Sable. It’s a matte, medium brown shade with a pretty neutral undertone. I was instantly reminded of Buck in the Naked palette. In fact they are very much comparable (you can see Buck on the right of the swatch pictures), but Sable is a tad darker. Also, I don’t want to go to the end of Buck too quickly because I’m using it day-in and day-out to fill my eyebrows, so Sable still turned out to be a pretty sensible purchase.

I will try to snap a picture of my eyebrows filled in with Sable soon, but I can already tell you I’ve got compliments on my eyebrows. S, the bride of the wedding I went to, said that:” you see the difference, but not the makeup.” For the past year I’ve been trying to grow my eyebrows back (everybody overplucks a bit in their young and reckless days, even the ones with not enough hair to begin with lol), but the hair remains sparse (don’t think that will ever change) and I still have some “chips”. I like how it’s possible to really fill my eyebrows to their would-be color, would-be perfect shape, and fullness with this eyeshadow. Also, just like Buck, I’m sure it makes a fantastic, natural, low-key crease shade.

All in all this is again highly recommended. Since Bobbi Brown eyeshadows come in 0.1 oz (2.83 grams), it’ll probably last me forever and ever!

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  1. Pingback: Fancy Seeing You Here, Eyebrows! My 5 Brow Essentials: Tweezerman, Bobbi Brown Eye Brow Brush, Sable, Bone & Brow Shaper in Mahogany | MOSTLY SUNNY

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