I bought this almost a year ago, and for me it's very difficult to find a brow colour that matches my black brows. There are a few colour options available -If you have have blonde, red or light-dark brown brows this will likely suit you.
I have this in "Brunette" which can look a bit harsh and looks too "red" (which to be fair I have found that almost every brow product ever made for brunettes has this problem!!) but I mix the powder with a slightly lighter matte eyeshadow to customize and create a better match. I also the Smashbox powder in the crease area to define my eyes. It has great staying power and isn't in the least bit dusty like many powder products are! The colour is very buildable, but realistically you just need a tiny bit to get a natural look. The wax works well, I use this less often than the powder just to gives my brows some hold and it gives a nice realistic look, without being glossy or very matte.
Overall, this is great when you are on the go and can't be bringing a bunch of brow products with you. If you can find a match in the colours available I would recommend this. I wouldn't repurchase because it simply doesn't match my brows, and I got some great suggestions (with much better colour matches) for me through the MUB - super grateful for that!
I have been unhappily using eye brow pencils which give an artificial look to brows because I could not find a brow powder that was pigmented enough and long lasting. Smashbox brow tech is an amazing product. The colors are pigmented, stay on, and apply smoothly. Finally, I have natural looking brows. I apply with an Avon bent angle eye liner brush.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. Blends amazinglyyyy, easy to use and a little goes a long way!
This is a very good product. The color are believable, pigmented, smooth and it looks really natural. I used this one in Auburn when I was dying my hair red and everybody though I was a real red head.
This is a review for the Brow Tech trio (two powders plus the wax). Having everything in one pot is brilliant, although some won't care for it because inevitably some of the powder will spill into the wax. That happens for me anyway because I use the same brush to apply the powder and the wax. I love both the powder and the wax and find it easier to use as well as more natural-looking than using a brow pencil. I use the Smashbox brow brush (#12) for this. It has stiff bristles that are perfect for shaping the brow hairs and applying the wax. You could also use a spoolie for the wax, but you really need a brush to get into the tiny powders in this kit.
-Lasts for a long time
-Had it for a year and I'm still not done with it
-Taupe's too light for my brunette hair. If you are going for a strong brow, I wouldn't go for this color
-Pretty pricey for brow makeup in my opinion
-There isn't enough wax to keep up with the powder's pigmentation. I've used up almost all my wax and half of my powder.
Why I'm on the fence
Sure the number of pros outweigh the cons, but I can't say that i'm absolutely in love with this product. First of all, the wax issue bugs the heck out of me. I have pretty dark brows and hardly need any powder in the first place. It sort of disappointed me when I hit pan on the wax, since quite truthfully I didn't use a lot of wax either! I've only used it once or twice a week at most. That being said, I absolutely love the pigmentation and consistency. It's not chalky or powdery at all. It's also very long lasting when applied with the wax.
Would i buy this for 25 bucks? Naw. I say buy a matte brown eyeshadow and pair it with a brow gel/wax/pencil. Will the result be as smooth and buttery as smash box? Probably not, but it'll be pretty freaking darn close. Currently, I'm pairing Rimmel's hazel brow pencil with revlon's matte eyeshadow in brown and it's working wonders as well!
Makes my brows look fabulous. Blends in nicely. Love this product.
Love this, makes my eyebrow look perfect and matte.
Make sure to blend well, or this could look a little harsh..
Use with a angled liner brush, (mac 263)
Oh my god, I love this! A brow pencil is not practical for me because I got my dad's insane and thick eyebrows that I have to pluck everyday. So when the lady at the salon messes up on my brows, I use powder and this particular one is truly the best! It stays the whole day and I don't look like I have sharpie brows after application. I don't have much to say about the wax, but it is still a great product for those with thick, dark brows like me.
BEST BROW KIT EVER! I love the blonde. Perfect shade for defining without giving overly dramatic brows. The setting wax is key.