I’ve had the Brow Box* from Urban Decay on my makeup to do list for a few months, and to be honest, I was a bit afraid of using it.
But after being assured that once I went powder, I’d never go back to pencil, I thought it was time to cast off my fears and take out the teeny tiny eyebrow brushes.
The Brow Box is a little two-storey purple box full of goodies, a suitcase for your eyebrows if you will. The first floor has a mirror in the lid, two brow powders and brow wax.
The second floor has a magnified mirror, two brushes and a miniature set of tweezers.
|A one stop shop for brow care.|
I had my brows whipped into shape at the Lulu Lounge in Belfast in January and maintain them myself in between times.
But I’m going to use my mum, whose eyebrows are really fair and quite sparse, as an example.
|The return of my creepy eye collages. Sorry mum.|
I used the paler shade from the Honey Pot brow box (it also comes in Brown Sugar, with darker powders) to fill in her eyebrows.
I started at the arch and worked outwards, and then used a touch of the darker shadow at the bottom of the arch to give a bit of dimension, and then a quick swipe over with the wax.
Mum likes a natural brow, but the colour and intensity can be built up.
I love how easy this was to use. The brushes are v small, but they’re also angled, so it’s simple to get into the arches and curves of your eyebrows.
I’ve also found lots of eyebrow powders and pencils, especially the cheaper ones, have reddish tones that make them very unnatural looking, but these look great on most brows up to mid/dark brown and you can blend the powders to make your own custom eyebrow shade.
The only downsides are that the box is quite clumpy to be carrying about, and the tweezers aren’t as fabulous as my Tweezerman ones, but for the odd stray they do the job.
I’d also like my wax to stay colourless, but double-dipping between the pot and my recently-powdered eyebrows, that’s never going to happen.
I’ve got my brow box routine down to about a minute.
But the big question is... Would I go back to my trusty Laura Mercier brow pencil? Well yes, because I’m a fickle makeup lover but I’d say I use the UD brow box 50% of the time.
Do you use product on your eyebrows?