bdb Brow Powder – Taupe

I need a brow powder to replace my Catrice eyebrow set. I used to wear only brown shade a sit looks better on me. This year, I only use grey ones as it looks better on me now. Brown is way too light. I almost finished off the lighter shade of the Catrice one. So I really need a powder that is of the same shade. I bought this on a whim and I’m so thankful it works. The taupe is rather light too even though on the pan itself, it looks rather deep. 

So this works well to my advantage as I’m looking for a taupe shade but not overly deep. It shades the brows quite well. I just have to be steady on brushing through the hair. This last longer than the Catrice, so it’s much better. But of course this cost me $28 while the drugstore product is less than $7. I prefer this also cause its not powdery. Catrice has lots of fallout. So that’s the big difference. 

Oh well, I think I found my brow powder for now until my brows decided it won’t suit taupe. So this better last till forever. 

Integrate Eyebrow Pencil

I’ve been using powder brow product for so long, that’s it’s actually a bit hard to adjust to pencil. It just takes longer to use a pencil. I Guess pencil brow product is just thinner and more precise. So you have to really pay more attention to the details. 

GY941 is a rather taupe shade. It’s suppose to be grey I guess but it’s quite natural on me. I like that this is hard but it’s easy to glide across the brow. The product kind of blend nicely with the brow brush too. So that’s nice. But I do feel that it can dissappear easily when brushed. So it had to be brushed gently. 

Overall for NT200 it’s quite alright. 

KATE Eyebrow Pencil 

I always wanted to try Kate product. I decide to get their brow product cause it seems safe. I choose the shade BR5 which is the natural grey. I guess BR is suppose to be brown, but it’s greyish. So it sort of suit me. As I can’t really wear brown now. 

I like this cause it feels very hard. I tried to swatch it on my arms, but I can’t get the colour to transfer. On my brows however, the colour just glide on easily. No need to drag, no need to pull. It just glide on but it’s not gel like. It’s good. So it gives off the colour but it doesn’t smudge off. 

The pencil is also small, so it’s rather precise. It would have been my go to brow product if it comes with a brow brush. This doesn’t. I have to use my own brow brush to blend the harsh line. To blur it off to make it natural. So that’s just the one drawback. Other than that, it’s a good product. 

RT brow

So I bought this cause I wanted more brow brushes. The brushes handle are slightly angled. I find that it’s not as easy as I thought it will be. I only use the brow brush. The others 1) the definer – I don’t need it, 2) spoolie – is way too small. 

I like the tweezers. But I only use the angled one. I find that the detailing brush is quite hard to use. It’s pointy and sharp. I thought it will be easy to grab the loose stubborn hair. But I can’t even. It’s hard to get a grab on the hair. So I use it for other purposes, like pulling off loose strand on my shirt. 

So the best thing out of this kit is the angled tweezer. 

Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake 

I just wanted to have something from Illamasqua. Then I decide to go for the brow product. The powder seems like a safe bet and I choose the shade Gaze which turn out to be a deep brown. It’s almost greyish black actually. I like that it’s pigmented. But I am not used to the darker shade of brow. So I am quite reluctant to use this. This becomes my weekend brow product. This will give me a very full, quite dark looking brows. The good thing about this is that it’s long lasting. So I can use this and have no problem for the whole day. 

I don’t think there is many shades for this. But if there is, I would like to get a lighter shade. I like that the packaging is quite slim and it comes in its Illamasqua shape. So it’s quite nice actually. There is a little mirror too. So it’s quite nice. So yea, not a bad product at all. As long lasting brows is a must in my book. 

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil – Hazel

This is a very waxy brow pencil. It’s smooth and easy to glide across the brows. The problem I have with this is that it’s not good on sparse brows. I have a lil area that in need of coverage and this can’t give me that. I kept going over it, but it just seems to skip over. It doesn’t stick. So this is only good for people who just need to keep their brows in place with a bit of colour. 

Anyway the shade is in 002 hazel which is a brownish taupe. More brown I would say. The colour is fine on me. The packaging has a nice tiny comb. This is good to have. But the quality of the brush is too thin. So it doesn’t brush nicely. It should be good for precise brushing. But to blend the colour to your brows as what I always use kind of thing for, it’s not that good. 

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow

I bought 3 shades of Etude House brow pencils. This is the one that comes in a twistable triangle pencil and a spoolie on the other end. The product is slightly waxy, so it will tame the brow at the same time. I like that it is a bit triangle, so it’s easy to shape the brow. You can make it thinner or fatter depending on which area you focus on. It is also long lasting, so no problem with having to touch up. If needed, touch up will be easy. 

Shade 3 is a brown which suppose to have a hint of grey, which I guess you can say that. But it’s just not so obvious. On me, it looks alright. But sometime brown can be a bit too indifference.
Shade 4 is a dark grey. It’s almost as close to black, but it’s not so dark. On me it does appear quite dark, but I just feels quite conscious using this.
Shade 5, is a light grey, which is the one most suited to me. Or so I think. It still looks dark, but it’s alright. It’s quite hard to swatch on the back of my hand, but on the brows, it’s good. 

Overall, these brows products are good and easy to use. They transfer well and create natural looking brows. Even if you use it with short stroke or one long stroke, with the help of the spoolie, it’s easy to blend the product. So yeah, good product. 

Anastasia Travel Brow Kit

Saw this in the isle of temptation. I was like damn I didn’t know they carried Anastasia here. But I was too lazy to go down to pick up the proper product. So I was left with travel size pack in the shade dark brown. This is AU$23. Seems reasonable enough at the time. It has 3 product. 

The clear brow gel is 2.5ml stated as mini. It’s really just a clear brow gel. Good for people with untamed brow hair. I don’t really set my brows, but I mean it’s nice to have around. Just in case. Nonetheless, a good product. Set everything in place. It doesn’t appear waxy, but it’s just slight stiff. 

The mini tweezers is fine. It’s always nice to have good tweezers around. It’s a slanted tip, really sturdy. Really good at getting the hair out. 

The mini brow wiz is 0.024g. What you see in the picture above, is basically how much product you get. So you can see why this is not worth the money. It’s so thin and fragile. So easy to break. You have to be really careful applying this. The product itself is great. It’s a good colour. Dark brown seems to suit me well. It transfer well and manage to shape my brows with no problem. It just easy and I can see why so many people love this. I actually do like this cause it’s so compact and when you take the cap off, it can be connected making the pencil longer. So yeah, it’s good. Just too little. 

So $23, reasonable price? I think not. But I am glad I did pick it up. It’s nice to have minis. And it’s nice to try something new. 

Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake

 

I’m a little bit obssessed on eye brow product. Browns always look better on me. But for some reason there are days that it just doesn’t suit my face. It’s like when I look at myself in the mirror, it just look very weird. So I panicked and tried to find a greyish shade. I decided to open this up and try it. It turned out to be really good. 

I think it’s just a universal brow product. It has a brown and slightly greyish shade. The brown is also a very light brown. On the brows, don’t look too brown. If you have dark brows, the color different cant really be seen. So it’s good to apply either shade.

Lasting power is not that good. It can last, but you sort of have to touch up if you want to go for a late dinner. The brush is tiny but it’s good. At least it’s my fav kind for brows. It’s slightly thick and coarse but not harsh. So it will fill in the brow and at the same time brush the hair. But it’s just small, so holding it is not that nice. The mirror is good. It’s small but very clear. So you can see your whole face if you want too. Very sturdy packaging. It is a good product to bring on the go. I highly recommend this, unless you like dark eye brows. 

Brow Brushes

Well speaking of my fav brow product, I’ll show you what I have been using to fill in my brows. These are the four brushes that I rotate around. When it comes to brow, I like bristle to be thick and coarse. That way I brush the hair too instead of just colouring in. My fav is the shortest one. It’s the first brow brush I got. Bought it at Sasa and it’s a nobrand brush. Tried looking for it again, and I can’t find it anymore. It’s very thick and tough which is perfect for me. So it’s very easy and fast to use this. 
Next is something new. Just bought it during Sephora sale, $13.60 from $17. It’s also very nice to use. It’s thick, softer than the nobrand one, and really easy to apply brow powder. I really enjoy using this. If your brow hair is not unruly, this is a better product. But if taming your hair is important, the nobrand one is better. 

I have one from manicare. Bought this at $5 I think. This has a thinner bristle. But still slightly thicker than eyeliner brush. I used this interchangeably. It’s ok, if brow powder is dark, this will be good as it doesn’t really transfer product onto brow as much. 

Lastly is one from EcoTools. Surprisingly I like this. I prefer thicker, rougher bristle. But this is a thin angle brush which can be use for lining. This is slightly dense which is why I like it. It will slowly transfer the product onto the brow and it is easy to draw. But I sort have to use the darker shade first to outline the brow before I can slowly fill them in with the lighter shade. That’s why I like using the ELF brow with this cause of the wax part. It just makes it easy to stay on. 

Oh, there is one more brush I have the mention. It’s the RT brow. It is also quite thick. Not so rough but quite dense. I like it too, but I don’t seems to reach out for it as much.