Hi guys! It's been a long time since I've gotten excited enough about a product's performance (let alone a mundane product, like for the brows) to write up a review. However, I had to do a full face of makeup after literally months of mere enhancement so I could feel confident to go take new passport photos. I realized with full foundation (and my natural, dark brown hair color) that my brows were looking a little anemic. I decided to try this nifty little palette I'd picked up ages ago at CVS, I think.
The tools can rotate up off the mirror on a hinge. There's something sort of Batman-y or James Bond-y about it <3
The Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit in Light is $6.99, so a really cheap thrill. I think originally I didn't buy it for my brows, but for the trio of shades in it I thought would make a great, easy everyday natural eyeshadow look. I was right about that, but in filling in my brows this morning I realized that the darkest shade in the palette is really perfect for me. I've never had brow-filling look so natural on me! Most pencils I have skew reddish (which was fine when my hair was dyed red) and I don't have a wide selection of matte browns in my collection because when I wear eyeshadow, I tend to go for a bit more... pop! The "hi-lite" shade is also excellent for shimmer in the inner eye corner but isn't too frosty for the browbone (I hate frost on the browbone, generally). I really haven't done anything with the middle shade yet - it is too light for my brows but I could see it flattering a blond or a paler girl. I think it might make a nice matte, sheer, skintone shade of eyeshadow, because in the swatch it basically hid in my skintone.
hi-lite, brow1, brow2 swatched using fingertip over bare skin (no primer)
The palette comes with a mirror (which I did use when I filled my brows and found it adequate), a sponge-tip applicator (which I also used for my browbone and tear duct highlight - it worked a treat), and a mini set of tweezers. The tweezers are so tiny I'm sure it'd be annoying to use them to completely groom brows, but they worked at nabbing a stray hair in a pinch.
I filled my brows around 10 am and they still look freshly done at 5 pm, as this photo shows.
This is a really great little palette, a good value for the money, and widely available. Definitely worth picking up! (ahem, I think I'll be heading out to purchase a back-up, tbh)
I purchased this palette with my own money. Milani is a cruelty-free brand.