Urban Decay Street Style Brow Products Review and Swatches
Urban Decay is about to launch their new Street Style Brow assortment, and I’m right here for it! I believe they’re going to give Benefit and Anastasia a run for his or her cash with these new merchandise. (Benefit will not be cruelty free by the best way – so I keep distant.) There are seven shades within the new UD assortment, which covers A LOT of territory. Considering how edgy Urban Decay is, I’m sort of stunned they don’t have “fantasy colors” like pink and purple, however possibly that’s coming. Included within the new assortment are FOUR completely different merchandise: Double Down Brow (forehead powder palette), Brow Blade (double ended forehead pencil and ink stain), Brow Endowed (double ended spoolie brush with primer and coloration) and Brow Finish (waterproof forehead gel).
Let’s discuss concerning the Double Down Brow first. Urban Decay calls this a “brow putty.” This appears extra like a forehead powder to me, though the colour is buildable and possibly barely thicker than peculiar powder. When I hear “putty” I consider Anastasia’s Dipbrow pomade or Chella’s Brow Cream. Each Double Down Brow palette comes with two shades (swatched beneath) and a double-sided angled brush and spoolie.
If you’re undecided which shade to strive, go along with Taupe Trap – it’s a fairly universally flattering coloration. But should you’re a redhead, you’ll most likely need to go along with the hotter Ginger Snap, and when you’ve got darker options or want one thing hotter or extra impartial, strive one of many different shades. I’m nonetheless experimenting to determine which shade is finest for me. I had microblading carried out a couple of 12 months in the past and it’s pale out to a powder forehead look and a coloration that’s means too heat for my liking. So I’m nonetheless enjoying round with colours and various kinds of forehead merchandise to determine what works for me. So far I’m liking a number of of those shades.
Urban Decay’s Brow Blade is a good new product, and one I haven’t tried earlier than. On one finish is a small, waterproof forehead pencil. On the opposite finish (as a substitute of the standard spoolie) is a felt pen ink stain. The pencil is sweet and small, which I want, for max management. The felt pen is versatile, like a felt tip eyeliner pen/brush. So, should you’re good at eyeliner, you’ll have the ability to create a line that’s thicker on the base and followers out to a pointy flick. If that’s your bag, this may be simply what you’re lacking in your life. I personally have by no means actually mastered this kind of eyeliner, so I would like a stiffer, very skinny pen – extra like a microblading device.
I assumed this might assist me create some faux hairs on the internal corners of my brows, and it does. But I’m not excellent at it so there’s positively a studying curve. The ink doesn’t bleed, which is wonderful. I discovered that I have to go a shade darker than regular if I need to create stand-alone faux hairs that stand aside from the remainder of my brows. I went about three shades darker at first (utilizing Dark Drapes), however then realized that was an excessive amount of. It appeared like the colour oxidized and went even MORE darkish after about 20-30 minutes. I attempted to copy this on my arm to indicate you guys nevertheless it didn’t appear to alter coloration. So I can solely assume that it combined with the oils on my face and darkened. So it might be finest should you may strive it earlier than shopping for, but when not, you could need to err on the facet of too gentle slightly than too darkish to be protected.
Oh and these things STAYS PUT – you’ll need to be sure you rub it off instantly should you make a mistake. Otherwise you’ll need to use a great oil cleanser to take away it. If you need to make sure that it stays on all day, you’ll be able to prime it off with All Nighter Setting Spray or use the brand new Brow Finish waterproof setting gel.
Above are swatches of the Urban Decay Brow Blade pencils and ink stains (three left-hand strokes are pencil and three right-hand strokes are ink stain). I took this pic about 30 minutes after making use of and didn’t see any oxidation or darkening. Left to proper and prime to backside: Taupe Trap, Gingersnap, Brown Sugar, Cafe Kitty, Brunette Betty, Neutral Nana, and Dark Drapes. It appears to me that they seem darker once you really use them the place they’re meant for use – in your brows.
The new Urban Decay Brow Endowed product is a double-ended spoolie brush with primer on one finish and forehead coloration on the opposite. The spoolie is what they’re calling a “micro-spoolie” and I actually love the small measurement. I discover it simpler to manage and I get extra product on the brows as a substitute of all around the pores and skin round them! The primer provides you extra quantity, which is nice in case your brows are sparse. Both the primer and the colour have setting powers too, so your brows is not going to transfer after you coat and form them. Brow Endowed is available in the identical seven shades talked about for the opposite merchandise.
Urban Decay Brow Finish is a water-resistant forehead setting gel. What units this product aside from others is the form of the comb. It’s sufficiently small to do the job with out getting throughout your pores and skin, and the angled tip allows you to get the smaller hairs within the corners. It is available in Ozone (clear) and Midnight Cowboy (a barely rose gold shimmer). Midnight Cowboy doesn’t go away a metallic or closely pigmented coloration in your brows – it’s extra like a slight sparkle. I want the clear, however the coloured one may look good on a blonde or a redhead.
Overall, I’m actually impressed with the brand new forehead merchandise from Urban Decay. I believe Double Down Brow (the powder palette) and Brow Blade (the pencil/ink stain) are my favorites. I’ll most likely use them probably the most as a result of my brows are already fairly thick, however sparse in areas, so with these, I can get a extra exact line the place I would like it. Which ones will you be making an attempt?