Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Eyebrow Pencils Face-Off: K-Palette vs Kose Cosmagic

I love Japanese beauty products, because of their high quality and cute packaging. You'll probably see more posts about those in this blog soon since I have so many of them at home.

Today I am going to compare two eyebrow pencils namely, K-Palette Lasting 2way Eyebrow and Kose Cosmagic Lock On Brow. Kose and K-Palette are two of the most popular makeup and skincare brands in Japan.

I have been using these for months already, so I no longer have the original packaging. If you wanna check out how the look like when boxed, just click on the hyperlinks above.

K-Palette Lasting 2way Eyebrow is available locally at Beauty Bar. The price is more or less Php1000. if you're planning to pick up one at the store, be very keen at the packaging details. The eyeliner and eyebrow pencil boxes look almost the same, there is a great chance that you'll pick the wrong thing. Make sure it says 'lasting 2way eyebrow' on the right side of the package.
Moving on, this two-way pencil allows you to choose between powder or liquid.  Or you can use both for a better lasting effect. I have this in Chocolate brown (01). The liquid is best to fill in the gaps between the brow strands, or to outline your desired shape. Then you can finish off by smudging powder using the built-in applicator. I find it a bit hard to use, though. Especially for beginners, you might end up having an uneven pair. And this is too expensive to waste with too much trial and error.

On the other hand, Kose Cosmagic Lock On Brow is a bit hard to find but you can always shop at Global Rakuten, which offers the lowest price on Japanese beauty products online. This is a chisel-point retractable pen. I have this in BR01 (medium brown).

 At first, I thought this was useless because I was trying to swatch this on the back of my hand and I can barely see the color. But when I tried it on my brows, it worked like magic. It's so easy to apply too. I recommend this for beginners, very easy to use and does not break easily like regular pencils.

Here are some pictures I took using both pencils. I used Cosmagic on the left and K-Palette on the right.
You'll notice that K-Palette is darker, you can easily tell that my brows were drawn on. While Cosmagic looks only like a naturally groomed eyebrow, right? I love it because of it's subtle tone.

Let's take a closer look:

My brows using Cosmagic looks more natural and effortless due to the ease of use. While the other brow with K-Palette is darker and more defined, I would opt to use this on my evening makeup looks or maybe only during special events.

If I were to choose which of these two would I like to have again in the future, of course, it's Cosmagic. :)
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Inez said...

Cosmagic does look totally natural on you. I'll look forward to reading about your Japanese products, I wish more were available in the U.K, xoxo.

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Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
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mochamudslide said...

will do bev! thanks a lot! :)

mochamudslide said...

Thank you nessa! Will follow you! :)

Ashii said...

I agree that the cosmagic looks more subtle & better for daytime, but the k-palette would be great with dramatic eyes! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following you through GFC & bloglovin if you'd like to do the same :)

Vanessa said...

Thank you sooo much for the follow,dear.^^
Follow you back on gfc and bloglovin,too.
Hope you also follow me on bloglovin?
Lovely greets

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M+K said...

it looks so natural which we love. gret review hun


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