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.