-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.
I love this product, it is a all-in-one. I wasn't sure if I should get brunette or dark brown when I was at Ulta, but I ended up getting dark brown since I dye my hair black. There are plenty of methods of applying the brow tech, and I found two methods that work best. First, I like to warm up the wax with my finger and apply, Then I take an angled brush with the darker color and outline the lower portion of my brows (from inner to the outer tail of my brows). Since my brows are sparse and thin, I actually have to fill in the whole brow. Then I take the lighter color and fill in the whole brow and blend in the harsh line I drew. The second method I also use is taking a eyebrow brush and dipping it into the wax and the applying the wax in the opposite direction of hair growth. This way you can see what you need to fill in. I apply the light color first into the spare areas. Then, I use the darker powder to draw the line at the base. I fill it in some more with the light powder to get rid of the harsh line.The outcome is sculpted brows without the harshness of pencil (hello chola eyebrows, I'm talking to you...) The sceond method works just as fine as the first, and the results are tattoo looking eyebrows. The wax helps with the hair when you're in dire need for a eyebrow pluck or thread. It keeps the hairs down and make it seem less noticable. For me, the dark brown is not too harsh even when my black hair dye starts to fade out of my hair. I simply can not live without this.
i am reviewing the Brow Tech in 'Dark Brown'. my one also has half a segment with two browns, a taupey one and a dark chocolatey one, and a half segment with wax. it's the 3rd picture in the images at the moment.
this is my 1st ever Smashbox product, and so far, i am very impressed! the way i use this at the moment, is i dip an angled brush (i like the ecotools one or the Real Techniques one if anyone's curious) into the wax, then i dip the brush into the darker brown to create basically a DIY dark mixture. i fill in the bulk thickness of my eyebrows with this, then i go into the lighter brown powder and just use this to fill in my eyebrows completely. so this is where i would fill in more the start of my eyebrows and any curves. this way it all looks more dimensional and more bled out and shaped. i also like finishing off with powder because it sets the wax. this way, my eyebrows stay perfect all day long.
so now that i've shared that, i want to get on to why i really love this a lot. for years i always used a dark eyebrow pencil, and brushed it out with a built in brush, cleaned up around the eyebrows with concealer, then applied clear mascara. this product saves me ALL of those steps, and makes my eyebrows look a million times more shapely and defined. my whole face and my make-up looks more polished now. i underestimated the importance of brows.
i think what makes this such a great product is the great colour pigmentation, the handy effectiveness of the wax and the variety of the two colours to give you a more personally tailored combination.
now on to some cons: this is nearly £20! and it's ABSOLUTELY tiny. this lost a point in packaging for me. i think personally, that's very poor value for money. i would only repurchase this item if i find nothing that outperforms this, and i would definitely keep repurchasing this if it was a more reasonable size. i chose 'Yes'.
overall an excellent product!
This brow powder is amazing. It goes on well, makes my eyebrows look soft and natural. I've tried pencils before and those just made my eye brows look obviously filled in. The pod lasts for a long time! Although, I don't really use the wax. I feel like I don't need it.
This is a great product.I use it becasue I have a scar that runs through my eyebrow so You can see a line ,but when I use this It covers it so You can see a complete eyebrow.GREAT GREAT PRODUCT!!!
I absolutely love this product because you can mix both colors to get the perfect colored brow and has the wax available in such a convenient package for on the go. I got the shade brunette and is perfect for my hair/skin color. I used pencil before but was quite noticeable even though was "my color", and when I used a shadow by Bobbi Brown I felt it was too dark. I will definitely re purchase.