Thursday, 1 May 2014

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Review *Updated*

Hello My beauties 
As Promised to a few of my readers I have a review on a new eyebrow kit I have been trying out for the past 2 weeks 
Some of you may have noticed my eyebrows are a little more noticeable in my photos :) :)  Thats due to this little beauty here.  I like that fact that some of you have noticed as I am really enjoying this kit.  I pulled myself away from my usually eyebrow kit that I have been using this past year maybe more and that was the MUA eyebrow kit.  Fab as it is I bought this NYX kit to try out and I have been reaching for it since.  

As I have dark hair I decided to go with the shade Dark Brown/Brown.  There are 5 different shades to choose from which is absolutely brilliant because I find that alot of companies do not have that option only light medium and dark brown.  
NYX offers shades 
Light Taupe/Ash for the blondes out there ;)
Matte True Brown/Matte Brown for all you brunettes
Matte Red Brown/Matte Brown for all you red heads 
Matte Taupe/ Matte ashy taupe also from brunettes 
Matte Dark Brown/Brown for all your dark brown haired gals 
Matte Black/Matte Grey for all you black haired girls 
This kits costs $6 which is pretty darn affordable 

When I first got this kit I thought straight away it was going to be too dark for me and I was partially afraid of it to be honest as I have fairly sparse eyebrow as it is.  Simply by over plucking and shaving them when I was young aswell as having my cousin plucking them from the top, my eyebrows are embarrassing.  I really light having not overly thick by noticable brows as brows are a great way to define your face.  No matter what you do go to a professional for advice on your brows please dont try shaping your brows if you have no idea how.  Or there are plenty of YouTube videos on how to look after your brows WATCH THEM you wont regret it.  

You may actually think that the 2 eyebrow colours are the same but I tell you they are different :)  The first colour is a very dark brown and the other is a shade lighter.  You are also getting a wax to set your brows and keep them in place plus a mini spooly and slanted eyebrow brush.  
First of all the brushes:  The spoolie is handy for the likes of travelling or fixing up if you are away from home but at home I prefer to us my own I find it a little too small.  The slanted eyebrow brush on the other hand is quite good.  Some people might find it a little hard and in all honesty I do too but its nicely shapes and does help give a nice shape to your brows.  With it been a little too hard it doesnt pick up the amount of product you want but if you are not in a hurry it will do fine 

The shades for me are perfect I use the 2nd shade which is more my shade but if I wanted to go darker like for nights out or photos I use a mix of the two.  I am amazed at how pigmented these eyebrow powders are.  Very little goes a long way.  The wax is incredibly thick and at first I thought oh no but to be honest once applied to the brows it doesnt look like thick wax infact you dont even notice it.  It doesnt feel like im wearing the wax at all even to touch.  

I have to admit I am hooked and this little beauty and the fact you noticed the difference says alot for this.  As I said I have been reaching for this all the time now since I tried it I cant leave it down.  The fact you can build the colour to what ever intensity you like is brilliant.  You are surely not going to make any mistakes. 
Here is a picture i posted on instagram last week to show you the difference and tease you all a little on this new kit I was trying out hehehe please take note this was before I finished my makeup and the weird face I have is because It was 7 am and I was half asleep haha 

Next up is the before and afters on another day :) 

I find the lasting power great from this kit so far its lasted well over the 8 hour mark before I noticed any fading but to be honest I only notice a little fading at that.  In the pictures above I only used the brow powder lightly for a more natural looking day time brow.  You can of course build the intensity and it will still look like you natural brow colour.  I love everything in this kit including the wax it holds my brows in place all day :)  
*Update *  I decided to purchase more shades in these as I find they are great for my kit :)  I got 3 more shades and here are the swatches just to show you what they are like :) 

This is perfect for anyone who has medium dark hair or for someone who has medium brown hair with highlights :)  
The Taupe side which is the 1st shade is a perfect cool toned brown which will blend in with your medium dark hair 
The Ash side is a little on the duller side incase you are one who has bearly there eyebrows and wants to draw them in without making them look obvious that they were drawn in 

For all you lovely brunettes our there we have a warm toned medium brown and a cool toned so depending on your skintone you can either use one or the other or mix them up either way your eyebrows will look stunning and  natural :) 

This of course is for all shades of blondes out there 
Be it your a strawberry blonde 
bright blonde 
dirty blonde etc :)  You have a light shade of brown and a shade darker brown both browns are cool toned and have a hint of green in there which actually works.  You can use this as lightly or as dark as you want by simply starting with light strokes and building up the shade :) 

Here are heavy swatches off all shades together :) 

Have you tried this kits yet?  Whats your thoughts on it :) 
Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Juliana said...

beautiful :)

Shannon Boyce said...

This sounds so great!

Shimmery Rose said...

Beautiful eyebrows! I always used things like this for my eyebrows, but I am curious to try out eyebrow mascara.

Budget Splurge Beauty said...

Love it! I use this product in the red shade. I use it to set and darken the anastasia dip brow in blonde. It works great.

MissGreenEyes said...

It looks like a great product, I really like powder for eyebrows x

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

Love a good affordable brow kit! I'm a huge fan of nyx!

Ellie Dickinson said...

i love nyx and this sounds great! x

Esha said...

OMG! Look at you..!! <3 <3 I loved the stunning look you created. :)

jules said...

Wow great quality for an amazing price! I'm sold :) Thanks for the review!

Jules ||

Laura - Alagoz said...

I haven't tried many products from NYX, but some are really good. It sounds like good one. Have yet to try their brow products x

Pink Frenzy

Rakel said...

Amazing! love this!

Kristina Maggiora said...

Sounds like an awesome product! :) Would definitely give it a shot.

Creepers & Cupcakes

Crazyblondegal said...

That's very cool that they offer different shades depending on what hair colour you have!

Frankie | Crazyblondegal

Julie Bardoe said...

I have this and always forget to use it. You can really tell the difference between the two eyes! x

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