Revisited | Seventeen's Brow Kit

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Not discovering brow make up sooner is a regret and a half I think nearly all of us have. As someone with fine hair and very sparse eyebrows, I remember being delighted when I first tried filling them in and discovered what a difference it made to my face; it gives it structure, definition... and just a more put-together feel. Now, if I do nothing else before I leave the house, I always make sure I've done my brows.
The wonderful thing about make up for eyebrows is that it comes in so many different forms. Mousse, gel, pencil, powder, wax, tinted pen... there are so many possibilities. Seventeen's Brow's That! Brow Kit covers a wide base, featuring a tinted wax, a powder, a pencil, and even a pale pink highlighter for the brow bones. So when my first kit started running out (well, the powder, my favourite thing ever, was nearly gone) I picked up a new one, and scrolled through my blog's archives to find the post I'd written when I first bought it. At that time, the kit was a limited edition free gift but it proved so popular that it's now part of the regular line  good thinking, Boots!

Seventeen Brow's That! Brow Kit

I wrote: 'The wax and the powder work really well together, and the angled brush is the perfect shape and size  it's the first brush from a palette that I've ever liked.'

True, all true. I find the powder easier to work with than the wax, truth be told, and I usually apply it with The Body Shop's Angled Brush because it's really easy to follow the shape of your brows. I'd actually lost the brush from the palette, but upon using it again I remembered how much I liked it the first time; it really is a good size and shape. I'd like the handle to be a little longer, so it's not so fiddly, but then it wouldn't fit in the kit, so I understand why it's smaller.

'The highlighter is a very soft, pretty, pale pink but I find it a little shimmery for using under my brows. It does work really well dotted in the corner of the eye, though.'

Again, still true. I tend to use the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyebrows to give them a bit of a lift (and neaten everything up). I'd completely forgotten about using the Seventeen powder in the corner of my eyes, however  I tend to use the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter. I'll have to try it next time I wear eye make up**.

(I didn't write anything about the pencil, but it's pretty good, if a little small.)

Unfortunately, not long after I took this photo, I dropped the kit and the two powders smashed. I moved the little brush and the pencil into my old brow kit, and am planning to hit Google to find out if there are any hacks for putting powders back together that don't require a degree in chemistry. Even though it would push the price up, sturdier packaging would be appreciated because I'm super clumsy.

Seventeen Brow's That! Brow Kit costs £5.99 and is available from Boots.

What's your favourite product to use to fill in your brows  are you more of a pencil or a powder person? Have you tried this kit? Let me know in the comments!

** I haven't been wearing it much recently because of my hay fever. Even my trusty mascara has been flaking in the heat, so I'm looking for a new (cruelty-free) one. Ideas?

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