Friday, 22 August 2014

Collection Work the Colour Eyebrow Kit Review

The Collection Work the Colour Eyebrow Kit is a palette of three very generously sized eye brow powder shades, a clear brow mascara and a small double ended eyebrow brush to apply it.  There's even a mirror in the lid.  This is one of the best, most comprehensive eyebrow kits that I've found from a budget beauty brand.

The three brow powders in the kit are very generously sized.  There's so much product in there that it will last you for AGES.  I've been using mine for about 5 months now and I have hardly made a dent in it.

The shades are designed to be used on any eyebrow colour and I have to say that I agree.  All of the shades are mid toned- not too ash and not too warm.  I use this on my brows and have had no problems at all using it when my hair is low-lighted with warmer tones or cooler tones.  Plus I've used it on many of my friends brows when I'm doing their make up for events and nights out and it has suited them each and every time.

In the kit there is a blonde, a mid brunette and a very dark brunette, almost black shade, all of which are not too dissimilar to some of the shades I've seen in the HD Brows Palette, for just a tiny fraction of the price.  They can be used individually or mixed to create your own bespoke eyebrow shade which is great if you're lucky enough to not have a run of the mill hair colour.

The powders are all finely milled and very pigmented so you don't need a lot to be able to fill in your brows, especially if you're using the darker shades.  Plus each of the brow powders can be used as eyeshadows if you so wish too.  I like to use the darkest shade as a liner on my top lash line.  There's no way I would be able to use it as a brow powder as it is simply too dark so I like to apply it along my upper lash line using an angled brush and then I smudge it in a little to create a more subtle smoky look.

The double ended angled brush that comes with the kit is good if you're away travelling as it can really help you to save on space in your make up bag by not having to take along an extra brush with you.  For a brush in a compact, it is pretty good quality.  However when I'm at home, I much prefer to use a full sized angled brush as I find them easier to control and quicker to use as they pick up more product.  The one that I have been using for years is from Models Own.

I like to set my brows in place using either a brow wax, a clear mascara like in this post here or a clear brow mascara like the one that comes in this kit.  To be honest, I can't tell the difference between a product labelled as a clear mascara and a product labelled as a clear brow mascara; they're all the same to me.  The one that comes in this kit is great as it applies so easily and the brush gives you great control over how you groom your brows.  It sets and holds my brows in place all day without making them feel hard or crispy as it gives a very natural finish.

I've used many brow palettes in the past where they have come with a brow wax which I love but I find that the waxes always run out quicker than the powders so I like that this is a mascara as I find that I tend to use less product than I would do if I were using a wax to set my brows.  Having a clear brow mascara in a kit is quite unique I think as all of the other ones I've tried have always had a wax so it is a welcome change and great for those who would like a more subtle look.

Here I've used the lightest colour from the kit, the more blonde shade
Out of the three brow powders, I tend to use the blonde or the brown shade, which are the lightest and middle shades.  In the above photo I'm wearing the blonde shade.  I link to select the lightest shade when I'm going for a more minimal make up look and I just need something to fill my brows in rather than to really define them.  I find that a lot of blonde brow powders tend to be quite warm toned and yellow looking whereas this one isn't.  It is quite a mid tone blonde that is slightly ash coloured.  I've found that this product is really buildable so you can layer it to an intensity that will suit your brow colour. 

My natural hair colour is ridiculously fair on my brows so I need to fill them in and elongate the line where my brow hairs are the most sparse in order to make them visible and to really lift my face.  The brows are the framework to your face and they can really change the look of all of your features so I like to make sure that I fill them in even when I'm opting for as little make up as possible.

When I am looking for a more bold brow look, which is the vast majority of the time, I opt for the middle shade in the set, the brown.  I absolutely love the defined look this shade of powder gives my brows.  I use it with a pretty light hand and build up the colour until it is a shade or two darker than my hair colour for extra definition.  I feel as though this really changes the way my face looks and I love the way my brows look when I'm using this powder.  When you see a lot of selfies of me on Instagram, this is usually what I'm wearing on my brows!

The Collection Work the Colour Eyebrow Kit is available here and here.

Check out my Instagram account @whatlauraloves over the weekend as I'll be wearing my new FD Avenue dress on a date night with Mr WLL and this will be my eyebrow kit of choice!

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  1. Ooh, I may just have to add to my brow collection with this! I've seen it often and considered buying it.

  2. Shoutout to you for this post, I have been trying to find reviews on this and this is great! I know its been two year but thanks! :)


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