Review of Laura Mercier brow powder duo by gchoe
Edited 7/30/12 - I'm still in a bit of shock. Ash has been discontinued! I'm running low, so went to go buy a new one, and they tell me it's gone. A quick search online confirms. Seriously, why would they do discontinue such a great product. I've been using this product for almost 10 years and have never found anything else that has the same color match, staying power, while providing such a natural look. Super sad. . .
Originally reviewed Sept 2005
This is the best eye brow solution I've found to date. Looks so natural, no one can tell they are drawn in. I'm asian, natural hair color dark brown/softer black with various brown highlights (natural). Everthing else I've tried makes my brows look either too black/Groucho Marx-y or too brown/red (browns look unnatural with asian hair, usually too auburn).
I have this in Ash and I love it. Ash is the best match I have found for my hard-to-match brows. The taupe in this duo it perfect, not too brown, not to gray. It is dark enough to match my brows yet sheer enough not to give you that "solid" brow look. The two shades can be mixed and matched.
One side is a taupe, the other a neutral brown. I love this product. Plus it lasts forever, I had my first compact for about 2 (maybe 3) years, finally just bought a replacement as I'm starting to get to the last remaining bits of my first compact.
Also, the LM 2-ended eyebrow brush is a great find (a must have if you don't already have a brow brush you love), bristles are firm enough to handle the slight waxiness of the powders, yet soft and gentle on the skin. And the small tip is great for detailing and creating a thinner look. If you don't already have a brush, definitely consider it.