New York Color • Browser • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm not sure about this. I bought this based on the reviews here. I think this product is too much work for everyday use. I prefer to stick with pencil I can use quickly. I do like the wax, but have to use it sparingly or my brows really do look "waxed/greasy" down of my skin. I bought the blonde kit. The powder appears to be a strange colour, but works well and seems to be neautral. The brush and tweezers in this kit are horrible and the slide out tray is awkward. I'd say I'd only use the powder with a separate brush. But, it was cheap and would be good if you are really into shaping and defing your brows.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Can't say enough about this product. Dirt cheap, fabulous color (I have brownish black hair and the brown kit is perfect), and goes on so easily. I have never needed to use the wax...just line my brows with the powder, set with translucent powder, and go! Lasts all day, too! My absolute HG brow kit!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I wonder why people would shell out over TWENTY bucks for Smashbox Brow Tech when NYC makes the Browser Kit.
A brow powder, a wax, a small tweezer and a useless brush in a cute little case with a vinyl cover that is a serious bitch to get off. But aside from that, I couldn't love this product more, this is another one I tell all my clients about. I mean, it's like TWO DOLLARS at Wal-Mart, come on.
The brush is horrible, ditch that and get a good firm brow brush, I recommend the Essence of Beauty brush from CVS or the Smashbox #12.
Anyway - this is what I like to do to get the max out of this kit.
Wax, thin layer across the brow hairs. Then powder and fill them in nice, then go back over them with the wax to seal the color in. I think the first layer of wax helps to get the powder to stick to the hairs, so the powder isn't just flying around haphazardly looking for nice freshly madeup face skin to land on. The top coating of wax will seal that color in ALL DAY LONG. This is a great product at a STEAL of a price. I literally keep 5 of these in each color at all times and would gladly buy out the countrys reserve of it if it were ever discontinued. That good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This does wonders for my eyebrows, I have medium brown hair and the brunette kit was perfect. I hadn't done much with my eyebrows except pluck and after reading the reviews thought I should give this a try. It's amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am Asian with warm black/brown - not jet black hair. My brow hairs are black, but because they are sparse they look more grey-ish from afar. I bought this NYC Browser kit for brunettes. The brown powder looks amazingly natural on me and gives the perfect tone to my brows. I think if I used the black kit my brows would look too dark. The brown is a true brown colour and is the perfect level of pigmentation. This brow colour also doubles as an eyeliner when I use it wet, and can also be used as an eyeshadow for the corners/crease. This is one of my favourite products in my makeup bag. The colour is a true brown and can be used for more than just your brows.
UPDATE: After seeing myself in photos and realising how reddish the product looks I am demoting NYC Browser Kit in Brunette to two lippies. Its saving grace is the awesome mini tweezers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I never really used brow makeup, as I'm a dirty blonde with fairly full, well-defined brows, and blonde pencils were always too orangey, while darker ones were, well, too dark. Enter NYC browsers in blonde. This does not have the dreaded orange effect, but rather is a neutral taupe tone, and it doesn't give the look of "stage brows." I find the wax/powder thing gets a bit messy, and I have been using the cheap brush, so I should probably replace that. But otherwise, great product!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I bought this for around $3 at target and I'm so glad I found it before I bought a brow kit for over 10x the price. This keeps my brows in perfect arch all the time. The wax is light and non-sticky, but keeps every thing in place. The powder (brunette) is very neutral and matches perfectly with my colouring. The tweezers were a little difficult to handle at first, but once I got the hang of them, they worked better for me than my big tweezers - no more over plucking! There are a few cons: the stiff little brush they give you simply digs holes in the wax and powder - I threw mine away. There is also no mirror, which keeps this from being the *perfect* brow kit. But for $3, I'm definitely satisifed. Well done NYC!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have been dying my hair dark brown for awhile now, and my brows have been a kind of sad lighter brown/grey ever since I overplucked them in high school. I picked this up on a whim, and I know this sounds dramatic, but it's honestly changed my face. By darkening in my brows and using the wax to keep them in place, it somehow makes my face and eyes look so much more pulled together. I use the brush that this comes with too, usually I find myself throwing away the brushes that come with any product. I also enjoyed the tiny tweezers that came with this b/c they are so cute, but I haven't really used them. I was at Sephora and happened to notice Benefit has a similar brow product, and after trying it out in store, I think NYC is definitely giving Benefit's overpriced product a run for its money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I adore this thing! Perfect brunette color for me, and I have no desire to try to find something better, I know Id be wasting time and money. I took out the little tweezers because I don't use them and they barely work. The only disadvantage for some would be the color selection, only 3 colors... one for blondes, brunettes and black hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The powder is excellent for my eyebrows. I have normal brows but the hair is a little thin and I have a teeny bald spot from an accident back when I worked at McDonalds. The brush allows me to apply precisely. The staying power is great. I don't use the wax because my brows stay in place on their own, and when I do, it looks kind of plasticy and fake. But I have no need for the wax and since this was so cheap, I'm happy.
I also use the brush as a liner brush.