For me, brows have been the biggest learning curve in my makeup journey, over the years I have tried and failed at many an attempt to fill in, shape and tame my very unruly brows. I have been an over plucker to the point my brows were almost non existent, I have filled them in using what I thought at the time to be a good shade match only to find out that I was so wrong. I think brows can change your entire look, they can look too harsh or too sparse and you can get hung up on trying to make them look exactly the same (this is impossible).
Along with many brow miss-haps I have tried quite a few brow products too, I am blessed (now) with quite thick dark brows and I never attempt to shape them myself. I either have them threaded at my local beauty salon or I go to Benefit to get them waxed and tinted. day to day I don’t use too much product in them but I do always use a tinted brow gel, I find that gives them a good amount of colour, definition and holds them in place.
I tend not to try that many brow products as I am in a good routine and know what works for me but I was very intrigued after seeing Rimmel added some exciting new brow products to their range. I really like Rimmel and find their products are affordable and great quality but I have to say these Brow Shake Filling Powders were not the easiest to get on with.
The Brow This Way – Brow Shake Powders Is marketed as a 3 in 1 product allowing you to Fill, Define, Line your brows. It comes in 4 shades and I have heard people say that the shade range is too narrow and I have to agree. The lightest shade, Light Brown is still pretty dark but two darkest shades, Soft Black and Dark Brown were pretty decent matches for me. I like to use two colours when filling in my brows, I use the darker shade at the start of my brows where they’re thickest and naturally darker then I use a slightly lighter shade to draw them out and add a little more length.
These have loose powder in the bottom that you shake to mix up and then you use the sponge applicator to draw on and fill in your brows. I have to say it is easier said than down. The powder is pigmented (which isn’t a bad thing) but I found there was a lot of fallout, this was a problem for me.
The sponge wasn’t the most precise applicator, when you’re used to using a very small, precise angled brush to fill in your brows this sponge isn’t vey accurate at all. I did take some of the product off the sponge applicator with my trusty angled brush as I really wanted to know if the product itself had staying power.
I found applying the powder using my angled brush I could get a better shape and fill in my brows without any messy fallout. The powder itself is very long wearing, pigmented and didn’t fade throughout the day, so that is a plus. I just think Rimmel need to work on the applicator as no one wants messy brows. So I like the powder just not the applicator.
Brows are so individual and everybody likes to do their brows in a different way so I would love to know what you use to fill in your bows? Do you think you will be trying these new Brow Shake Filling Powders from Rimmel?