Brows are huge right now, there’s no doubt about that. With all the brow pencils, brow powders, brow gels, brow mascaras and brow kits, how does a girl choose?! Well, you try a few things. Most ladies I know are either sworn brow pencil or powder users. Big beauty brands are competing for the best brow products so choices are overwhelming. I’ve always been the pencil type purely because that’s what I started with. I decided to change up my routine and try brow powder.
So why did I choose this product amidst all the others out there? Well, I love Urban Decay and this set had almost a full five star rating on Sephora’s website. Their shadows are top notch and I figure their brow powder would have to live up to their standards. Also, the company is cruelty-free which is important to me. This box contains 2 shades, 1 wax, 2 brushes and tweezers.
This costs $35CAN and I figured with everything it included it would be a better value than buying a single pot of powder and then needing a brush too.
So here it is. I ordered the one for blondes since the brunette set was super dark and I’m a light brown. The powders and wax are a decent size but the tools are TINY! I knew the brushes obviously wouldn’t be full size but oh my god, they are kind of ridiculous.
I mean really.
I attempted to use the tiny tweezers but gave up. They’re more of a gesture than actual tweezers. Since I bought this kit knowing brushes were included, I don’t have a brow brush. I’ve been using the teensy ones- one brush for the powder and one for wax. They do the job but it clearly takes longer to apply to powder due to their minuscule size, so now I need a brow brush. Ugh.
As for the powder, it looks really pretty and natural! Since there are two shades, you can achieve perfect shading. You don’t have to worry about heavy-handedness and over-darkened brows like you may with a pencil. Also the brow wax is easy to use and you just brush it on after to set the powder.
Overall, I like to powder quality and natural look the kit provides, but wish Urban Decay had included bigger more usable brushes.