Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Feeling Foxy: HD Brow Palette Review

Can I get a Hallelujah people?!
*HAAAALLEEEEEELUJAH*
I can't hear you...
I said,

HAAAAALLELUJAH!!!

Ahhhhh, it's like heaven.
And no, I haven't gone all religious on you, and I'm not going to start preaching...
I just have new stuff.

Yes that's right, I have some actual NEW stuff for you YEYYY!!

Well, just one, but it's a good one...


Hallelujah indeed.

Yes, as the month that I would like to re-name 'Mount Everest Month', (due to the extremely high and, in all honesty just plain mean amount of financial nasties that have been flung my way in a short space of time) comes to a close, I have celebrated mine and the Mister's survival in the only non-chocolate related way I know.
I 'treated' myself.

Like the alien's from Toy Story when the claw comes near;
 'Ooooooooohhhhhh'...
I had the opportunity to get my hands on a HD Brow palette :D


Let me tell you I am over the moon.
I am flying higher than a kite.
Higher than Everest in fact.
In yo' face, bills.

My mojo has returned in the form of amazing eyebrows.
My old and fading Rimmel eye-shadow palette, (don't get me started on that one again! But you can read my previous rants here and here) which I've mentioned and mourned the loss of several times, is really and truly on its last legs now.

My eyebrows aren't playing either - it's like they know the end is nigh.

But not for long...

Yes, the eyelash goddess and all round beauty expert that is Rachel Brooker, has saved me again.
This time, with a shiny HD Brow palette that needed a new home.

Who would I be to say no, right?


Top (l-r): Nude, Carbon.       Bottom (l-r):  Warm Brown, Dark Brown.

Top - Bottom: Nude (so nude you can't see it haha) Warm Brown, Dark Brown, Carbon.
I have to have a rave first of all, about the pigmentation - like a dreammmm!!
I mean I literally need to just dab my brush with the tiniest of strokes and I'll have enough to do half my eyebrow!
I can see me being old and grey and still not having hit pan on this product...
although by then it will possibly be due to having grey eyebrows too and blatantly not being able to use these colours.

Omg that's a point, do they make brow palettes for the elderly?
Screw it, I'm dying my hair until death.

I have only really used the colour 'Warm Brown' so far, but the 'Nude' makes for a pretty good matte brow-bone highlight, and I might consider using the 'Dark Brown' tomorrow alongside the lighter colour, to see what happens. I don't really like majorly dark brows though, despite my majorly dark hair, and always go lighter to avoid people just talking to my eyebrows.
(Come on, you know you've all done it when a girls brows are thicker and darker than a skunks tail.)
'Warm Brown' is definitely 'warm', (as I guess it should be given its name) but lacks that funny red tone that makes me dislike so many brow products, in fact, it's so versatile it could probably match anyone's hair, from blondes, to very dark brunette's like me :D

The application is ah-maaazing too, I used the little brush it comes with, and either it's very good, or I've just been using a terrible eyebrow brush all my life haha (yes, actually, so bad I have to wet it to get the bristles compact and sturdy enough). It is so precise, and creates a really sharp and defined edge, but that you can easily blend out if that's what you want :) 

Suppose I should show you a picture then...

I have to apologise for the caterpillar you are about to see below.
My eyebrows are far from bushy, but I'm preparing them for the 'real thing' when it comes to HD Brows, and am avoiding my tweezers like they'd induce another round up Mount Everest, and I'm not sure I could handle that...
Also, I'm only going to show you my right eyebrow.
It seems that sleeping on my right has somewhat suppressed my hair follicles, meaning the re-growth on the right is relatively minimal, while my left side seems to have grown a life of it's own.

I may wake up tomorrow and find my left eyebrow has done a runner. 

:|



I can't tell whether it's the title of the palette, (Foxy) or the fact that my brows are resembling a fox's bushy tail, (without the orangeness) but I am feeling foxxxxyyyy.

Either way, I like it.

Now I'll just leave you with the awesome mental image of me hunting around my house tomorrow morning, with only one eyebrow, shouting 'here browy, browy, browyyy' in an effort to find the rogue creature that used to resemble my left. It would then of course leap out from behind the sofa, growl and swallow me, (and my poor defenceless right eyebrow) whole, turn around and smile an evil, satisfied grin to celebrate its success...

Err yeah.
There's a thought.
Sweet dreams everyone :)

15 comments:

  1. Haha, good luck finding your left eyebrow tomorrow ;) But on a serious note, I have this eyebrow set and I love it too.

    xx

    P.s. did you write the word hi in the darkest colour of you palette in your third photo? Subliminal messaging perhaps?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Omg haha!! I was so freaked out when I read that comment then, it was almost gonna add to my crazy brow-less dreams lmao, but yeah it looks like it doesn't it lol!!

      xx

      Delete
  2. Your brows are looking mighty fine, good luck with finding the left one though, might have to invest in this, my favourite mac eyeshadow/brow shadow got stolen :( so I'm in the market for some new brow powder and this one looks pretty :)
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww thank you haha! And yes it's so good!

      xx

      Delete
    2. Just read that again and oh no stolen?! :O 'Tis not good :( xx

      Delete
  3. This looks fab!! I love my Brow Zings kit, but maybe i should try something new lol. I also am one for not too dark brows, so i could see the colors working well for me too!! Great post lovely :)

    Jen xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww thank you :D and yes I recommend it!
      xx

      Delete
  4. I loveeee that part in Toy Story! Ans this looks fab, I've got more into filling in my brows recently

    A little bit Unique - Blog // Facebook // Bloglovin



    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I'm glad it's not just me :p xx

      Delete
  5. Not doubt this is a beautiful matte palette!
    Many thanks for the review!
    Btw now I´m following you in GFC and Bloglovin´
    I hope your follow me back

    www.sakuranko.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh I never do my brows, I just can't be bothered! This looks like a lovely palette though, I think my housemate has this, but she overuses the dark shade! Hah! x

    Amy - srslylou

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I wish I had enough brows to not bother :( And oh dear haha... :p
      xxx

      Delete
  7. I really want to try this, your eyebrows look GREAT!

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

    ReplyDelete

Just a big thank you to anyone who takes the time to leave a comment, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it, and I genuinely love to read, and will TRY and reply to each and every one of them.