For me brows make or break a look, the whole ‘Instagram Brow’ isn’t for my thing and I try to achieve a full, but natural looking brow instead… I was lucky enough to be sent the brand new Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder* £5.99, lots of brands seem to be coming out with brow palettes, pomades and taming gels, but this is pretty unique!
THE APPLICATOR/ PRODUCT
I’m really impressed with the powder in the product. My brows stayed put all day without any budging or fading which was perfect. It’s also nicely pigmented and soft helping it blend well when combing my brows through after using it – i’ve found using a spoolie works wonders with this as it distributes the powder evenly.
The applicator is what makes this unique, it’s a soft sponge which holds the powder. As you can see the applicator is quite thick which makes filling in the brows a quick process, but that does mean less precision and the inability to create soft hair like strokes, so this is definitely for those that like a bold brow, or perfect for more dramatic evening looks. This has been marketed as a 3-in-1 product that will fill, define and line, and I definitely agree.
I think with a little practise this does become easy to use, it’s a very quick way to fill the brow with colour!
(L-R Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Black)
There are only 4 shades to choose from in this range, which isn’t really enough. At first glance I thought that medium brown would be a good match for me, but actually on the brows it looked more like a dark brown. In the end my shade of choice was the lightest in the range which is light brown, however I feel like this will be far too dark for anyone with lighter brows.
The dark brown as you can see from the swatch is incredibly warm toned, which is something to bare in mind when deciding which shade to go for. One thing I do like about the shades they have in the range is the consideration of different tones, it’s good to see more affordable brands bringing out a mix of both cool and warm toned shades. Buying this instore I think swatching it/ actually trying it out will be your best bet to finding the perfect shade.
I think this is a product I’ll use more for evening makeup, or in conjunction with a brow pencil to create a more natural looking finish for day time. I’m impressed with the concept but if you prefer very natural looking brows, this isn’t for you.
What are your favourite brow products to use, will you be trying the Brow Shake?