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Thursday, September 22, 2011

HD brows palette

hd brows eye and brow palette in vamp*

Probably the most talked about GlossyBox item (perhaps except the NARS Illuminator), I was so excited to receive this and have been using it without fail since. I think Vamp is the darkest option but don't quote me on that. Even though I could have done with a lighter palette I have been using the 'dark brown' shade quite lightly with the slanted side of the brush and then softening it with the other end - good if you've applied too much product! The other shades are great to use on the lid and last quite a long time (however I am no shadow expert).

Overall I am very pleased with this product. Obviously it was included in my September GlossyBox so I'm not sure if I would pay the RRP of £19.99 for this as I quite like brow kits with a wax as well as a powder (I have an E.L.F. one which does the job fine) but I do like it all the same and will most definitely hit pan! It's so handy just to chuck in your bag as well as you have a nude shadow for any imperfections and a dark for makeshift liner as well as a mirror in the lid!

What do you think of the whole HD brows thing? I generally quite like defined, thick brows (having had about 4 hairs on each eyebrow throughout my earlier teen years) although I do quite like the look of a soft light brow too (shame I can't have one as my hair is so dark!). Are you bothered about your brows or nonplussed? Do they 'make or break' a look for you?

19 comment(s):

  1. I really liked the idea of it but I was a bit gutted I got the 'bombshell' colour! (obviously meant for blondes and I am obviously not blonde..) Its cute though, the dark colour works well :) I've found it doesn't stick as well as pencil does (runny eyebrows in the rain naat guud) but for a glossy box item it's not to be sniffed at :D x

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  2. I find darkening my eyebrows really changes my look and makes me feel much more confident :) xoxo

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  3. i confess to being useless when it comes to shading in/colouring/drawing eyebrows. i just cannot FATHOM it in the slightest. fortunately i quite like my eyebrows and do enjoy keeping them maintained.

    jade. x

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  4. I never subscribed to glossybox as there was so much negativity surrounding it for a while but I really wish I had purely for this product!

    I never really used to bother but my eyebrows but recently Ive started to use a GOSH brow kit and It really does finish off a look. I dont know If I would go and get proper HD brows done though, I like being able to decide when they are strong and stand out!

    xo

    http://kissesandcurls.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the packaging for these, it reminds of of something from Chanel because it's black and looks heavy :) xxx

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  6. Wow Carbon is super super dark! I got the brunette palette and I feel quite lucky really seeing as its my perfect shade.
    These palettes featured in Vogue magazine I believe, they have had great reviews and Im in love with mine. The double ended brush makes shading and shaping super easy. I can't wait for my review to post whilst Im away (providing the schedule works...) but I do agree £19.99 is quite expensive, and ordering isn't so easy either seeing as you have to phone up!

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  7. Ah I am jealous of all you Glossybox subscriber who got this palette! I have recently started getting into eyebrows and quite like a defined brow! I'd love to try HD brows but I can't justify spending like £40.00 a month on eyebrow treatments! Sorry the rambly comment!Another great post as usual Emma :) x

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  8. this does look like a great palette, so helpful to see it in such detail! brows are so important to me. having just settled for my blonde/slightly ginger brows for so long, since I discovered the art of filling in i have never looked back! Good brows make your makeup look so much better as well, could definitely be a make or break situation!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  9. really agree with the above comment, wish I had subscribed to glossybox for this brow kit alone, as my eyebrows are practically non-existant and I have to fill them in daily! love you blog xx

    kathykinsxo.blogspot.com

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  10. ive recently added some of my darker more natural hair colour lowlights into my hair as i was previously a light blonde so this is perfect for my new 'dark' look! i think for fair haired people this is probably just a nice eyeshadow kit.

    I do agree though i like to use a kind of 'setting' product on my brows.. the only thing this is missing!

    pinksuagrnotes.blogspot.com
    xx

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  11. I'm going to get hd brows done at the salon, my elf kit suits me just fine at the moment but I've got a wedding coming up and would like something a but more striking x

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  12. Thank you for this post Emma! It's nice to hear other people's opinions on things. I got this palette in Foxy and I absolutely love it. I think the brush is ok but I much prefer using a different one I have. As for the palette itself; I was shocked at how pigmented the shades were! I definitely get a kick out of having perfect eyebrows, so I'm over the moon to have such a great product to use. Saying that, I will always love my ELF one!

    Ashleigh X
    www.ashllyd.com

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  13. I love the HD brows palette too, I got it in Foxy. The only thing is I got a larger brush which doesn't fit in the palette so it's separate, so i'm scared I loose it. But after from that i'm really happy! Can't wait for next months box!

    Jade x

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  14. I absolutely love this product! x x x

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  15. I love the HD pallett, I was lucky enough to get the lighter one and it's amazing!

    Love the post!

    Lola x

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  16. I quite liked the HD palette but it always smudged. I found using an eyebrow pencil lasted longer and it looked more natural as well. x

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  17. i love this palette! but you're right it's sooooo expensive :)

    http://littlealicebook.blogspot.com/

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  18. This was definelty my fav from this months Glossybox. I'm only really just getting to grips with eyebrow taming so this was a nice little thing to receive. I like well defined eyebrows on other people (as long as it's not harsh black on a blonde girl) but on me, I think it looks weird. I have small eyes and stubbly eyelashes plus my eyebrows are quire low-down and close to my eyes. I think it looks a bit much on me.


    As for my use from the pallette I use the softer brush with the Dark Brown shade just to fill in and give them some definition. x

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  19. I really want the HD brows... I use pencil to apply my brows with and want to try out powder!
    Where can you get it from?! xo

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