Hi Lovelies, hope your all okay. Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA recently, its May and I’ve had towers of assignments and exam prep to get through! But I’m not abandoning ship just yet, I will try and post as often as possible and I have a post for you today about the latest addition to my I.Can.Never.Live.Without section of my make up collection.
I’ve been using Urban Decay for quite some time, and have a few of their eye shadow palettes including both Naked and Naked 2. Yet the one product I have been using constantly (meaning at least a couple of times a week) from them has been the UD Brow Box. I am now on my second Brow Kit and I have not been tempted to turn to any other brow product since discovering it.
My much used and rather mucky Brow Box
Even the much loved and raved about HD brow kit, which I have, goes unused. Benefit also have a brow kit, and even that has not made me want to switch from my much loved UD Brow Box. Stencils, pencils, powders… all have failed to compare. I guess once you find a good thing, it’s hard to replace. I assumed that the UD Brow Kit was going to be one of those holy grail items in my life, which I will constantly repurchase. That is, until this : And it is Pink!
This is the Japonesque Brow Kit. It’s fair to say that this has made a massive difference in my beauty routine. I love doing the ‘natural’ look which consists of just a little bit of lip balm or colour, my speccies and I’m ready to go. But usually making my eyebrows look a bit tidier makes a massive difference from looking like I was in a rush and looking effortlessly groomed.
However the Japonesque kit (£21.00) seems to be a mega upgrade from my good old brow box, it has so many more appealing aspects to it. Let’s start with the palette. Inside the palette, you get two pans of powder shades and a wax pan. You get a much larger mirror than the UD one, and also a brow brush AND a spoolie. To be honest I don’t use the brow brush unless for emergencies and I use my own brush. However the spoolie is really helpful, especially if I’ve put too much product on my brow.
Comes with a mirror where I can actually see my eyebrows (unlike the UD one)
The next item in the kit is a godsend, especially as I have struggled to find a great pair of tweezers. I have now thrown away my old pair. These tweezers grabs the tiniest of hairs, and it’s so handy as it’s in the kit and right next to the brow products. Japonesque are known to have great tweezers, so if you’re looking for great tweezers I would suggest going to them. (I feel like I have just over used the word: tweezers, a little bit too much right now!)
The tweezers tip is handfiled
Next to that in the kit is a clear brow gel to keep your brow in place, and that definitely has helped in the downpour of rain we’ve recently been experiencing here in the UK. The wand inside the clear gel is a thin mascara wand, which looks perfect for my bottom lashes. However I don’t know if it’s safe to do so and will have to find out from Japonesque. – I have now checked with the lovely PR team and they’ve let me know it is perfectly safe to use on lashes!
Finally, the last product are some stencils. There are three different arch shapes, so for those who aren’t as confident and don’t wish to freehand this will be perfect for them. Also, for those looking for a particular arch these stencils will be very handy. I haven’t used them however as my eyebrows have a funny shape so I just follow it’s natural growth and I am happy with that.
Overall, I am so pleased with this kit. It is extremely travel friendly and easy to throw in your bag. Unlike the UD brow box it doesn’t come open in my suitcase, and I no longer need to carry a spoolie and tweezers every time I leave London. The kit is definitely sturdy and great for travelling with as it has all you need for your brows in one kit. The powder shadows aren’t chalky and don’t have fall out and also double up as eyeshadow for me. There is no such thing as a prefect product but this does come close. The only negative thing I could say is, I wish the wax pan was much bigger. At least as big as the Urban Decay Brow Box wax pan, as wax uses up much faster than shadow. Also, I don’t have any use for the brow stencils, but that’s just me and I can see other people loving them. I’m just not a stencil fan. What else? I guess it’s a common mistake a lot of brow kits make, the brow brush! They need to come with longer handles to be useful, and I only use the little on emergency touch ups. However I know that this kit will be a staple in my collection and I love the packaging and the design of it. I definitely would recommend this, and no I’m not just saying that! You can buy this product here for £21.00
My first encounter with Japonesque as a brand has been pretty amazing, I’m trying out their brushes too and will get back to you guys on what I think of that! Hope you all have a lovely weekend and fingers crossed you will be hearing from me soon.