I’m obsessed with perfecting my eyebrows. For several years now, my staple has been a brow set from Billion Dollar Brows. When I got the brow set as a gift, I had no clue you were even supposed to do your brows.
Since then, I have tried several different brow products, but I always went back to my trusty BDB kit. Well, the kit has finally run its course, and it was time for me to move on to bolder and better brows.
Enter the e.l.f. 50% sale. If it’s half price, and it was already a great price, you gotta buy it, right? I think so, anyway, so I snatched up the Brow Kit (a gel and a powder, with a tiny little brush) and got ready to try it out.
Here’s my daily brow look. It’s pretty nice, I get a lot of compliments, but it could be better. It’s just a basic brow. And it’s time to move past that.
When I opened the e.l.f. brow kit, I was a little concerned. The powder side looked really light, and the gel looked really dark.
Swatching them soothed my fears almost immediately, although it proved the tiny double-ended brush a little unwieldy. I stocked up on brushes during the last sale, so providing my own wasn’t a problem. I also realized I would need my own brow brush- my last few kits came with them, so that wasn’t really a problem either.
Here’s the swatch, for comparison to the packaging:
The powder is on the left, and the gel is on the right. As you can see, it’s a lot more natural than it looked when I first opened it up!
Using my own brushes, and my eyebrow brush, I applied the powder first to fill in blank spots, then went over with the gel before using an e.l.f. all-over color stick (I’ve totally forgotten the name of the shade!) To highlight underneath the brow.
I’m pretty proud of the results.
This brow look is a lot bolder than I usually go for, but I love it. It’s stayed put through playing with a dog, packing for a business trip, and a nice dinner, so I’d say it will stand up to just about anything.
Usability-wise, I’d probably say average if you’re trying to use the tiny brush it came with. If you have your own brushes, it’s much easier and the end result is better, too!
All in all, will I buy it again? Definitely! Even if it’s not on sale, it’s really inexpensive and I love the results.