Tuesday, January 14, 2014

e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Ash Review, Photos, Swatches



One of my most important makeup revelations is that brows are important. Unless you already have lush, full brows, filling them in adds so much to a look. My natural brows are nothing to write home about -- sparse in some areas, with gaps to boot. I started using brow pencils to fill them in, which are good for a quick fill-in, but I wanted to try something more substantial. When Nail Polish Canada asked if I'd like to review some e.l.f. products, I jumped at the chance to try the Studio Eyebrow Kit in Ash.





e.l.f.'s Studio Eyebrow Kit ($4.95 CAD through NPC) comes with a gel (actually a cream) and a powder in coordinating colours, along with a dual-ended applicator and small mirror. Available in 4 shades, I chose Ash which I think is a good fit, as I like my brows a bit darker than my hair colour.




The cream (gel) is pretty fantastic. Well-pigmented and smooth, it applies and blends nicely into my brows. The angled end of the dual applicator actually works well for filling in; it's nice and precise and keeps me from overdoing it. The powder, as I find with most e.l.f. powder products, kicks up a bit of dust but it functions nicely as a setting powder. It's not nearly as pigmented as the cream, so I wouldn't use the powder without it -- in fact, I generally use the cream on its own.


e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Ash -- cream (gel) on left, powder on right

The cream in the kit has awesome staying power. I apply it in the morning and it's still there by bedtime -- much better than the pencils I used to use! It also doesn't come off or smudge when using clear brow gel on top of it. I've only used the kit in dry, cooler weather though; I'm not sure how well it will play in summer's humidity, but I will test it out when the time comes!



Here's my naked face wearing both the cream and powder on my brows. This only took a couple of minutes to do, using the kit's dual-ended applicator. I wanted to show how filling in your brows adds so much to your face -- I wouldn't mind running out only wearing this (and some lip balm, gah, winter). 

The e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow kit is definitely worth the less than $5 it goes for. Pigmentation, application, and longevity are all great and I definitely plan on purchasing more when I use it up! Shipping is free on all orders in Canada (yay!) through Nail Polish Canada.


e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit directions & ingredients

Do you use brow products? What are your favourites?


Product provided for review. No monetary compensation given. All opinions are my own.

4 comments:

  1. You have really nice skin! It looks like baby skin :o

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    1. Aww, thanks! :) I wish I didn't have those dark circles from hell though!

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  2. i'm on a quasi-beauty ban right now (more like a low-buy)... but i made an exception to pick up a couple of brow products because i've been trying to improve my brows! the elf powder actually looks really good - i'm happy NPC is carrying the line! :)

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    1. NPC is awesome and elf is often good bang for the buck!

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