Urban Decay • Brow Box • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Until seeing this product in the Sephora "Beauty as Art" catalog, I hadn't given much thought to doing anything but plucking stray hairs where my brows are concerned. I've always felt fortunate to have dark, nicely shaped, full enough brows. It seems like a more dramatic brow is popping up everywhere now and I decided that it was time to give my brows a little more though.
I chose the UD Brow Box after investigating a few different products. The cute packaging, relatively reasonable price tag ($29 for a great compact, 2 shades of powder, wax, tweezers and a mini brush), and range of shades drew me toward the UD Brow Box over Benefit Brow-zing, Anastasia products, and Too Faced Brow Envy.
I'm glad I waited to see the shades in person before purchasing because I was almost certain that "Brown Sugar" would be the only shade dark enough for my dark brown brows. It turned out that "Beige Betty" was a much better match. "Brown Sugar" also had a bit more red than I expected and the dark shade was darker when applied than it looks in the pan.
The brow powder is well-pigmented, very fine, and applies smoothly. It seemed to disappear into my brows. The wax keeps them in place without looking greasy. Tweezers would be fine for travelling, but not as useful as my $25 Tweezermans (not that I'd expect them to be, considering the cost of the kit). Brush is fine for touch-ups, but I think I'll be investing in a full-sized angled brush for better control
The real test of this product was on my 60 year old mother. She has very little gray hair naturally, so the Beige Betty shade worked for her too. She's frustrated with how sparse her brows have become with age and hates the painted-on eyebrow look that often comes with a pencil. She tested it, loved it and felt too guilty picking up another splurge item. I surprised her with it as we were leaving the store and her eyes lit up. As much as I think this is a fun product, I think it's a real boost to the way she feels about her looks. It fills in her brows, looks very natural, and makes her look a little more awake. She's always been quite beautiful, has never looked her age and defines the concept of "aging gracefully". I think this product helped restore one of her favorite features from her younger days without compromising her determination to be comfortable with her age. She absolutely loves the cute compact too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I've never really used brow products before other than tweezers, but when I seen this and how cute it was I had to have it. I bought HoneyPot, I love it! It makes my brows look polished, and the wax holds them in place all day. This really adds some extra oomph to my overall look.