New York Color • Browser • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this on a whim at Target and I am so happy that I did. This kit is amazing! The tweezers, the wax and the brush are all great and the powder is really pigmented (I sometimes even use it as eyeshadow or eyeliner!). I put the wax on my eyebrows first with my finger to shape them the way I want and then I fill in my brows with the powder. When I'm done I use my ELF brow gel to set my brows and keep them in plac
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
This is going to be an interesting review because I use it a bit differently. So bear with me. Oh, and FYI I use the Brunette Color (876).
So... my sad *over-plucked* brows needed some tender loving color and I was already using the NYC brow/eyeliner pencil (Which I love!!!!). I'm full on drawing them outside where they exist and in order to blend with the actual sparse hairs, I have to shade it in really dark. The result is a tad "waxy" and when I hug people, my eyebrows sometimes transfer... So, my search for another method began.
Seeing this brow kit got me excited because 1. It's cheap and 2. it's a powder. My first attempt was a disaster. I had no idea how to use the wax. I tried putting the wax on and then the color. And then then both at the same time. It could be because I don't have enough brow for it to stick to? But even on the hairs I have (the wider part by the bridge of the nose), it would all just wipe off...
One morning, I had the pencil all drawn on and got bored so I picked up the little case and, ignoring the wax, powdered the color on top of the pencil. Voila! It was like magic. I had the coverage I wanted with a matte color! Seriously, I still do this and I don't see my routine changing anytime soon.
I also use the color as an eyeliner because in a hurry, it's already open. I also found it's a soft enough color to apply on my bottom lids to open my eyes up. If I want a darker color, I'll apply the wax to the lash line and then the color on top.
1. Throw the brush out. It's worthless.
2. Do not leave this anywhere it's going to be hot. The wax melts and gets messy.
3. Makeup can be used for purposes beyond what it's made for :) So have fun, experiment. It's all by trial and error.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
was in need of a backup kit for my ELF kit, found this gem. Highly pigmented so don't dispense too much on a brush. Great for contouring as well. Better than ELF's actually. The brush is garbage though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
After my HG brow powder (Sally Girl Brow Powder) got discontinued, I decided to give the NYC brow powder a try. I use the Brunette shade and I have to say that I really do like it. Sometimes brow powders tend to not mirror realistic shades of brown, but this one actually does. It looks quite natural. Although, I started off using the brow powder alone, I've started to use wax provided within the container for a more flawless look. The only thing I don't like is the packaging. After the powder is halfway used, the powder tends to crumble up and get into the wax. I'm actually on my second container so this will be my go-to brow powder until or if something better comes along.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I was browsing around my local Big Lots the other day when I happened to come across this little gem. Oddly enough, I had never used a brow wax before, so when I saw this I thought: hmm, for $1.50, I'll give it a try. So I came home and busted out my Milani Brow Fix (my HG brow kit) and as soon as I swiped the brow wax from the NYC Browser kit over my eyebrow and began filling it in with the Milani powder... WOW! Huge difference! I can't believe I've lived without this stuff for my entire 23 years of living! The wax not only keeps all your hairs in a nice, neat fashion, but it also makes the color from my Milani kit go on better, smoother, and it even helps enrich the pigmentation. I feel like it's a primer for my brows. After I have them filled in to my liking, I go over them with one more coat of wax to "seal" them. It makes them last aaaall day.
I mainly like this product for the wax, because the color (I got it in blonde) isn't dark enough for my brows. I'm a natural blonde, but my brows are a dark, ashy blonde - nearly a light brown. However, after I fill my brows in with the darker color in my Milani kit, I will go over them with the powder from the Browser kit to kind of blend them out. It makes them look more natural and softer.
I'm in love with this stuff. Will definitely buy another as a backup. Idk what I would do if I ran out of that wax!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have this in blonde and I really love the color of the powder. I have used so many dif eyeshadows trying to find a good match. I have natural med brown hair but my brows are lighter then my hair which is fine because I bleach top part of my hair platinum, so when Iuse the wax it makes the color to dark and odd looking on me. I think the little drawer packaging is a cute idea. Brush isnt for me, I feel i dont have enough control over where i place the powder because its kind of thick...But i really love this powder for contouring my face, ive been on the search for the perfect matte contouring bronzer, im pretty much the same color all year round because I dont dare tan and use spray tan, yes its way to small to use for that purpose but I am on the search to find a dupe for this color in bigger size!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
bought this a little bit ago, been using it every day. i always have to fill because penciling in hairs is never gonna happen. i have been complimented on my brows way before i even thought about filling in the sparse areas though (which would be the little horizontal rectangles at the bridge of your nose). tonight i decided that as long as i just keep my brows tweezed, i don't need to worry about this right now. going to return it as soon as is convenient for me. wax part was nice, i liked to use some on my lashes like a primer. the color part surprised me, as did the brush. if you mess up, like make any part too dark, you pretty much can just erase it away. i don't know how anyone with black brow hairs would be able to make little hairs as the directions suggest. didn't like the container or the tweezers in the slightest, but because you literally have to put the brush in the middle of the tweezer part if you want to carry them both in, i'm gonna keep the tweezers. only someone that knows tweezers are in there would know that they're missing because your only free space is a small slit. i already got my great quilted/diamond-pattern revlon tweezers but whatever, i'm like that. sure someone else would like this. i chose this over the milani brow kit because at least this brown color looked close to my brunette hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I found the powder to be way too pigmented which makes it very easy to mess up. The wax, on the other hand, is way too sticky. The draw out packaging is somewhat complicated too. I would recommend trying E.L.F if you are looking for a cheap brow kit.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
As a novice to eyebrow makeup, I had tried every drugstore eye pencil imagineable and was about to give up on finding a natural brow filler until I stumbled upon this inexpensive little kit. The brow powder is very buildable and natural looking as long as you do not overdo it. Here are a few tips to make this kit work for you:
1. Applying a base coat of wax will make the powder darker and more dramatic looking. A good thing for me because my natural brows are almost black and the powder by itself is just a little too light for me.
2. Apply the wax with a finger. This will provide better coverage and prevent cross-contamination between the wax and powder.
3. After dipping the brush in the powder, tap off the excess. I didn't do the first time, and got a cloudful of powder in my eyes. It looked like I'd lost a round with Rocky Balboa.
There are a few drawbacks, but not enough to deter me from re-purchasing. The wax is too soft to hold brows in place, but it gives the powder something to stick to. Also, the packaging isn't the greatest. The pan for the tweezers and brush could be a little deeper. It is so shallow that sometimes I have trouble closing the lid over the tools.
Unlike some others here, I didn't have any trouble with the tweezers and brush. The brush is just the right size for extending my brow line (the main reason I bought this kit). And the tweezers are actually high quality for the price, better than my full-sized Revlon tweezers. The slant tip is also very smooth, meaning that you're less likely to cut into your skin or damage a follicle when plucking stubborn brow hairs.
All in all, this is a good buy--very inexpensive, lots of features, and long-lasting, too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Great value! I tossed the mini brush and I use an eco tools angled brush or MAC 266. Depending on how bold of a brow I'm aiming for, I sometimes use another matte eyeshadow I have on hand with the gel instead of the brunette colour in the kit (couldn't find it in blond). I'm considering treating myself to the Anastasia kit come birthday time but it feels totally frivolous because this works just fine.
Great matte powder
The brow gel is a little slick and shiny. Does a more matte gel exist?