So recently I got contacted by the lovely people at Dee&Co, and was delighted to be offered their Hi Impact Brows – Eye and Brow Perfector kit* (RRP £18.99/each) to review right here for you guys.
If you follow my instagram, you will know that brow products are my absolute favourite and I seriously could not live without one in my make up bag. This means that I’m always looking out for new products to make sure my eyebrows are most certainly, on fleek.
I had actually never heard about this brand before, and only found out about the product through twitter. After a bit of investigating, I found out that this palette has some raving reviews online, and I really couldn’t wait to get using the product.
I was actually so impressed with this packaging, and it’s a bit sad but I am quite fussy when it comes down to it. I absolutely love the patent black plastic outer casing, the mirror is generously sized, and the brush is actually pretty good – especially for a palette brush. If were to be really picky about it, the brush does rattle in the palette a lot when you move it (think maracas) which is a bit annoying but the product doesn’t get disturbed. I love love love the fact that there is plastic inside the palette, as I’m not a big fan of the cardboard-y stuff that comes in some – and the pans are squares, oddly satisfying…
The palette comes with 4 shades – Ash, Spice, Mocha, and Charcoal in that order. Initially I did think they were matte, but I’m pretty sure that I can see a tiny bit of glimmer in there. As shade names go, these are pretty accurate.
Ash – For blondes/very light brunettes, a warm toned taupe
Spice – For redheads/auburn hair, a warm toned orange-brown
Mocha – For brunettes, a true mid brown
Charcoal – For dark brunettes/black hair, a cool toned dark brown borderline black
I instantly leaned towards Mocha as my colour match. However, this nifty little palette has a secret. The idea is that you can custom blend the shadows (on the back of your hand say) to create a unique colour. If I received this a few months back, I would be mixing away with Mocha and Charcoal to match my true root hair colour. However, over time I’ve preferred to go a tad bit lighter – as this reduces the chance that I’ll overdo it and end up with Sharpie brows, it has happened…
When applying the powder to my eyebrows for the first time, I was a little taken aback. Unlike my other powder brow products, this one is slightly tacky and it almost turns into a waxy texture when applied to the brows. This means that the powder is secured in place, and is impressively lasting – especially for a powder. Unfortunately, due to this the powder doesn’t really work as a shadow on me as the “run proof” effect of the product makes it just too hard to blend out. But that’s fine, this product is great as an eyebrow palette alone.
I’m usually more of a pomade kind of girl, but I have a feeling that this will be my new day brow product. It is better than all the powder brow products that I’ve tried before, and I do feel a bit converted in that way. It is a tad on the pricey side, however the pans are generously sized and I have a feeling that it will last a very long time, even with daily use.I personally think that the claim that the palette is a 2-in-1 brow and eye, isn’t really needed. This is a bloody great brow palette, and it can definitely claim that title. Sadly, this beauty wont be going on my eyelids, but boy will it be defining my brows in the future.
Would you like to try this palette?
What do you think of a dual eye-brow product?