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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

First Impressions: Beautyuk High Brow All in one Brow Definition Kit


My faithful Maybelline Natural smokes eyeshadow palette turned eyebrow kit shattered on me quite a while ago and its replacement, Buck from the NAKED palette, is looking extremely low; so I decided it was time to buy a proper kit and treat my brows to something new.
I saw this Beautyuk kit while running an errand for beauty essentials at Superdrug and decided to give it a go.

~ T H E  K I T~


 
The kit comes with three eyebrow shades, ranging from a  nude brown to a very deep chocolate brown, as well as a clear wax. In addition, the kit has a cute pair of travel sized tweezers, and of course an application brush to apply the wax and powder.  As usual, there is always something that draws me into buying a product and the additional tools did it for me.


The brush is dual ended- on end is angled, and the other looks like a soft concealer styled brush, which I thought was pretty odd actually.

I'm happy to say that the solid black rounded box packaging is quite sturdy although I am slightly disappointed with the supposed 'magnetic well' where the tools sit, which should hold them in place. In short, everything cluttered to the ground when I opened the lid.
 I appreciate when beauty kits include instructions: even if you know how to use the products, it is always nice to find out how the company would use the products to get the best results. The instructions are printed on the backside of the palette, which I definitely prefer to a separate fancy card. 


 ~A P P L I C A T I O N~
(please excuse my skin; I am not wearing any makeup and pores need treatment, but we will just work with it for now!)
I started off with the wax (as instructed) and applied that to my eyebrows with the angled brush. I haven't used an eyebrow wax for my eyebrows before, namely because I barely have any, but, I did notice that my hairs collected together nicely and gave the impression of thicker, thus, more hairy brows. One thing I didn't like about the wax was the colour payoff. Although it is supposed to be more or less clear, it appeared quite white on my skin, so I had to remove the excess. To be honest, that result was probably because I am dark skinned, but it wasn't so much of a put-off to be a deal breaker. I just tend to be a little dramatic sometimes.


The next step was the most problematic. I proceeded to apply the brow powder ( I went with the middle toned brown) with the 'soft blending brush' and ended up with fat unsightly brows! This again may be down to the fact that I barely have any brows and they are much more on the thin side, but it overwhelmed my face and, if I am honest, looked as if a child had drawn them on with one of those fat crayons.
So, I reapplied using my angled brush from Sigma, which is my usual choice, and finished by plucking stray hairs with the tweezers.


~R E S U L T~
After using my Sigma brush, my brows definitely appeared cleaner and defined; the eyebrow hairs themselves lay flat and looked tidy. I wore my brows all day and found no smudging or running makeup. To remove them, I used a regular face makeup remover and thankfully, everything came off without rubbing.









Overall, the palette is a nice and cheap kit, which would be great for anyone looking to start using eyebrow kits. The palette was only £3.99, which is by far the cheapest kit I have seen with great colour payoff, sturdy and sleek packaging and a good choice of tools. The only part of this product I did not like was the blending brush ( I don't really know how you are supposed to blend colour into your eyebrows?!) but if you already have an angled brush, you are good to go! If not, I'd recommended wiping the wax form the supplied brush and using that instead- that blending brush is better for the application of eyelid primer, which by the way, applied beautifully!
~

Thank you for reading, let me know if you have tried/ will be trying this product!
More reviews on the way, don't forget to get your double dose of me every week on this blog and over on my beauty YouTube Channel.

  ♥  instagram | twitter | youtube | google+ 


God Bless, 
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

First Impressions: Beautyuk High Brow All in one Brow Definition Kit


My faithful Maybelline Natural smokes eyeshadow palette turned eyebrow kit shattered on me quite a while ago and its replacement, Buck from the NAKED palette, is looking extremely low; so I decided it was time to buy a proper kit and treat my brows to something new.
I saw this Beautyuk kit while running an errand for beauty essentials at Superdrug and decided to give it a go.

~ T H E  K I T~


 
The kit comes with three eyebrow shades, ranging from a  nude brown to a very deep chocolate brown, as well as a clear wax. In addition, the kit has a cute pair of travel sized tweezers, and of course an application brush to apply the wax and powder.  As usual, there is always something that draws me into buying a product and the additional tools did it for me.


The brush is dual ended- on end is angled, and the other looks like a soft concealer styled brush, which I thought was pretty odd actually.

I'm happy to say that the solid black rounded box packaging is quite sturdy although I am slightly disappointed with the supposed 'magnetic well' where the tools sit, which should hold them in place. In short, everything cluttered to the ground when I opened the lid.
 I appreciate when beauty kits include instructions: even if you know how to use the products, it is always nice to find out how the company would use the products to get the best results. The instructions are printed on the backside of the palette, which I definitely prefer to a separate fancy card. 


 ~A P P L I C A T I O N~
(please excuse my skin; I am not wearing any makeup and pores need treatment, but we will just work with it for now!)
I started off with the wax (as instructed) and applied that to my eyebrows with the angled brush. I haven't used an eyebrow wax for my eyebrows before, namely because I barely have any, but, I did notice that my hairs collected together nicely and gave the impression of thicker, thus, more hairy brows. One thing I didn't like about the wax was the colour payoff. Although it is supposed to be more or less clear, it appeared quite white on my skin, so I had to remove the excess. To be honest, that result was probably because I am dark skinned, but it wasn't so much of a put-off to be a deal breaker. I just tend to be a little dramatic sometimes.


The next step was the most problematic. I proceeded to apply the brow powder ( I went with the middle toned brown) with the 'soft blending brush' and ended up with fat unsightly brows! This again may be down to the fact that I barely have any brows and they are much more on the thin side, but it overwhelmed my face and, if I am honest, looked as if a child had drawn them on with one of those fat crayons.
So, I reapplied using my angled brush from Sigma, which is my usual choice, and finished by plucking stray hairs with the tweezers.


~R E S U L T~
After using my Sigma brush, my brows definitely appeared cleaner and defined; the eyebrow hairs themselves lay flat and looked tidy. I wore my brows all day and found no smudging or running makeup. To remove them, I used a regular face makeup remover and thankfully, everything came off without rubbing.









Overall, the palette is a nice and cheap kit, which would be great for anyone looking to start using eyebrow kits. The palette was only £3.99, which is by far the cheapest kit I have seen with great colour payoff, sturdy and sleek packaging and a good choice of tools. The only part of this product I did not like was the blending brush ( I don't really know how you are supposed to blend colour into your eyebrows?!) but if you already have an angled brush, you are good to go! If not, I'd recommended wiping the wax form the supplied brush and using that instead- that blending brush is better for the application of eyelid primer, which by the way, applied beautifully!
~

Thank you for reading, let me know if you have tried/ will be trying this product!
More reviews on the way, don't forget to get your double dose of me every week on this blog and over on my beauty YouTube Channel.

  ♥  instagram | twitter | youtube | google+ 


God Bless, 
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