Urban Decay Brow Box

4.5

95 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

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Urban Decay is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

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on 10/7/2010 1:53:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I looked forward to buying this for over a year because I really just didn't want to shell out $30 for a brow kit, or even $20 on sale. So I finally bought it on ebay from a respected seller, more on that later, for a little under that...Over the last year or so I have tried many brow pencils (not natural looking enough), Clinique's powder cake in 'wheat' (wrong color for me and no wax), the e.l.f. brow powder in 'light' (alright but made in China and also lame wax) and the NYX kit in 'auburn/red'( a little too magenta tinged, but points for being made in Taiwan instead of China).
So my search brought me finally to UD's brow box in gingersnap. i love this color, and I love the wax. i don't love those tweezers, though, and can't see how anyone can use them. But my MAIN beef is this brow box is $30 and made in China. (again I bought it on ebay so if it's fake and not made there i will change me review) But back to that China sticker on the bottom. Puhleeze. i am so sick of these 'high end' make up companies trying to sneak this by us (cough cough smashbox cough). For example, say UD's products are 25% US, 75% imported. maybe 30% from Germany, 15% France, 20% Italy and 10% China - they charge the same exorbitant mark up for them all. So why would any of us want to buy something from China that cost so little to produce plus with shady health/human issues to boot for so much money? Really, if they need to charge that much for a small plastic product, it better be made in the U.S. or in Europe or any other country that has decent standards for it's people and it's products, like Japan. And if it is made in China it better be a deal so at least I'm only insensitive and shallow, but not broke too.
I am still using this though, and i will tell you why. These are by far the most natural colors for fair, freckly skin i have found yet. Also I hate returning things. So 2 lippies for the powders and wax, - 1 for China, - 1 for the tweezers, -1 for the price. Oh,BTW i tossed the tweezers and put the spoolie that came in my NYX kit into this instead. it fits perfectly and i use it with the wax so my brush stays clean. Woo hoo.



on 8/23/2010 8:12:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Black

I got mine in Beige Betty... had to eBay it because we don't have UD in Australian stores...
Anyways, I mix the two shades together, and it makes my brows look so natural like I was born with them. The wax I don't really use because it goes funky on the skin underneath after a while... but the performance of the powder totally overwighted that little flaw. The tweezer is tiny but really good, and the little brow brush saved my day because I couldn't find my eyeliner brush anywhere... so it doubled as my eyeliner brush too!
Aww, come back to Australia please, Urban Decay!


on 7/23/2010 4:27:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love love love this. I have dark brown/black hair and naturally black sparse brows. It's difficult to find a product that doesn't give a groucho-effect... but this in Beige Betty is perfect! It's kind of like MAC's Coquette shadow but a little less gray. It really helps that there's two colors to tone it down a bit. The packaging is cute but I wish it wasn't quite as thick. Not a huge deal but it is a little clunky. Still, it's worth repurchasing!


on 7/13/2010 1:11:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this product! I've used drugstore products and high end shadows and pencils. This one is by far my favorite. I am constantly playing with my hair color so I love the two shades to play with and tje wax is a great bonus. I've never used it before but I really lime it!!! It lasts all day and the packaging is compact and easy to travel with.


on 6/23/2010 12:22:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is a must have! I use this on a daily basis. It's great if you want a natural looking brow but if you want a dramatic look for a night out this works well too. I love the wax that comes with it because it makes my brows look much neater. The tweezers work really well as does the angle brush that comes with it. It's everything you need to care for your brows in a tiny little box you can take anywhere. On top of that, the packaging is ADORABLE! HG!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/8/2010 9:52:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my HG of eyebrow products! I was introduced to this by a makeup guru who used it and was intrigued so I went to Sephora and purchased the one that seemed best for my coloring. A definite dip into the pocket book but I have just loved it! The brush and powder are excellent for shaping the brow and the wax sets it perfectly. Although it took me a very long time to learn that the eyebrows make or break the eye frame, once I did I am very particular about mine. At mid age my brows have some thinning and this kit works to make my brow line look natural and full. There are two colors in this kit and I sometimes use the darker for a more dramatic effect. Simply put, this is one of those products that I love and find necessary to use every day - speaks volumes for the value of it!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is such a handy kit, I have it in Gingersanp; great for red heads. I was surprised to find that the tweezers in my kit actually worked; they aren't perfect but they do work. I have had this kit for a year and have barely made a dent in the color and wax; it doesn't take much to get the look I want. I think this is well worth the money and I will repurchase when I eventually run out.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

The price of this is fairly expensive, 15ish, but it seems like it'd last a LONG time so it's worth it imo. Before this, I never did anything to my brows except shape them. Now I can't imagine NOT filling them in! It makes me look so much more polished and better. I have dyed dark brunette hair and light brown eyebrows so it really makes a difference matching my brows to my hair.

The packaging is absolutely adorable and admittedly one of the main reasons I bought it, the flip lid houses a mirror, two shades of powder, a pair of tweezers and a little applicator brush. In the bottom of the box is a tray of wax which clicks in and out. I tend to dab the brush into both shades of powder to get a mix of both, and use the brush to apply it by swiping it sideways across my eyebrow, it took me a couple of tries to get used to doing it but now i've realised that swiping motions to kinda spread the powder along the eyebrow are best, it's easy to do fast. I do short motions rather than one long stroke, kinda like painting.

The tweezers are okay but seem kinda blunt, I probably wouldn't use them as my main set but they're alright for when you realise there's just one or two stray hairs as you're doing your makeup in the morning.

The wax seems alright but I think tends to clog the pores round my eyebrows and has given me one or two spots since I've been using it. I dont like to use the brush (I prefer to keep it dry for the powder) so it's probably because I'm using fingers, which are too big to follow just the brow line perfectly. The wax doesn't seem necessary anyway, the powder tends to stay very well on its own.

The box, while cute, isn't very portable, so you can't just chuck it in your daily makeup bag, but then again not many people need to carry around an eyebrow kit. It's more of a dressing table kinda product!

In conclusion, it's an awesome product that I can't imagine living without now!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have this brow box in brown sugar and I think it's great. I used to use a nyc brow set and it got really messy and didn't look natural on me but with this brow set I finally found the perfect eyebrow shade! The packaging is uber adorable part of the reason I wanted this as well. It is expensive at $29 but it's really a good value because you get 2 eyebrow shades a lighter one and a darker one, a small tweezer which is usable, and a small brush which I use for the wax and then use a 266 to apply the powder and it works perfectly. It will last a very very long time, it has great staying power as well, really portable for travel as well, fits perfectly in my make up bag!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/12/2010 7:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I have mixed feelings about this product. Overall, I'd say I like it.. the colors (I have Brown Sugar) are really good and natural... but the wax! I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but the wax does absolutely nothing to set my brows.

I like it, but I don't know if it's worth the 26 dollars I paid. I said I'd buy it again, but it's a very small "yes."

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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