Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder is new for spring 2014 and I’ve got some swatches and the deets for you today.
These new brow powders come in a very sturdy and cute little compact with a mirror inside. The powders help fill in your brows in a rather natural looking way and the Amazonian clay keeps oils at bay. You could also use them on your hairline, if you have sparse areas of hair. They come in four shades currently which are: Blonde, Medium Brown, Rich Brown and Grey.
If you are looking for a brow brush to apply them with then their Frame Worker Double-Ended Bamboo Brow Powder Brush is a nice one. To use it all you do is dip the angled end into the powder and fill in your brows as you like. Make sure to tap off excess powder first! Once you have blended it in you can use the fuller side of the brush to blend more or you can use that part to fill in sparse areas in your hairline that might need it.
Blonde is a light taupe shade. It’s fairly cool-toned.
Grey is a light grey. I had serious doubts about this one to be honest. I was already thinking I would be using it as an eyeshadow instead but it turns out, it looks amazing on my brows!
Blonde actually comes out pretty pigmented and looks darker on my brows than you might expect from how it looks in the pan. I like it because it’s not warm looking, but it is on the darker side for me.
Now isn’t Grey awesome? I was thinking this would actually be grey and make me look like an old lady or something, but really the shade is a very cool-toned taupe/grey. I really like it and can definitely see myself using this one a lot.
Overall: I will admit I wasn’t completely sold when I initially saw these. I thought the Blonde shade would be too light and the Grey shade too weird. It turns out both were nice, but I really love Grey! In the pan you can see some slight sparkle on them, which I was also a bit leery of, but you can’t see it at all once it’s in the brows. They are a little on the “powdery” side, so make sure you always tap off excess after each dip into the pan. I really like these compacts, they are thick and feel solid. The brush is a nice synthetic brush, but I think I prefer my other eyebrows brushes (from Benefit and Anastasia) because they have slightly stiffer bristles, which I like.
Pricing: Brow Powder is $25.00 for 0.10 oz and the Frame Worker brush is $21.00.
Is this something you would try out?
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