I recently picked this up on a whim when I saw it on sale on the Beauty Emporium website. While I was quite content using eyeshadows on my brows, I also felt like trying something new, if only for the sake of the blog. I picked this up for €4.50 but the NYX website is selling it full price for $6 so either way, this won’t break the bank.
I picked up shade ’01 Black/Grey’ as my hair is dyed jet black. I was a little disturbed, however, as any makeup school I ever went to taught NOT to use black eyeshadow on brows as it can look navy or grey. I had just purchased a kit with both black AND grey in it but I digress… The kit comes with two powders, a clear brow wax, a mini spoolie and a mini angled brush. I was a little anxious that there were no included instructions. I know I could work it out myself but with kits like this, I like to see what order they recommend applying them in.
To start, here is a photograph of my bare, naked, unkempt eyebrow and then after I applied my foundation and combed my brow with the spoolie. Often times, I accidentally end up with a small amount of foundation and/or concealer in my brows but I actually find it can help them to stay in place a little. There seems to be a huge difference between these two photos and I have only brushed them!
Here is my attempt at filling in my brows using a mixture of both the black and grey eyeshadows on the enclosed angled brush and then, in the second photograph, with the brow wax on top. My eyebrow is completely wonky and all over the place, I do apologise. This was my first attempt at using any of these products. It was the angled brush which was the downfall. I found it too bendy and hard to control. I was actually impressed with the colour of my brows using the powders as it looks neither black nor grey but rather the perfect cool-toned shade to match my black hair. I used to normally use a blend of dark brown and black eyeshadows and while the result looked somewhat similar, I find that this kit leaves my brows looking slightly softer and more natural looking – although these harsh photographs are not demonstrating that fact too well. The wax is something that I cannot get to work at all. This first time I used it, I applied far too much so you would assume that is why it looks ridiculously shiny in the photographs but every subsequent time I have used it, regardless of how little I use or what method I use to apply it, I am left with a real high-shine finish on my brows. Ahem, not my favourite look!
In all, I am loving the powders in this kit and have been using them daily – along with the handy travel-size spoolie. I have already lost the angled brush – and by that, I mean dropped it somewhere but haven’t been bothered looking for it again – and the brow wax now just goes unused. However, for the low price, I would definitely recommend picking this kit up – if only for the powders – as they leave a polished yet natural look to the brows that lasts all day. The kit is also available in; 02 Dark Brown/Brown, 03 Taupe/Ash, 04 Auburn/Red, 05 Brunette and 06 Blonde so there will definitely be a shade there to suit you.
What do you think? Do you like brow kits like this? What do you use on your brows? And do you require a brow wax?