You may already have seen my post on the MUA Luxe ‘Velvet Lip Laquers’
and I know a lot of you really liked the look of these so I thought I’d share some information, and my thoughts, on another product from the Luxe range.
This is the ‘Power Brow’ – It retails for £3 and comes in three different shades. I picked the ‘mid brown’ shade as my brows are quite dark but they’re not black dark and, as well as that, I’m not massive on really dark, defined brows so I thought that something that was a little lighter would help define and fill in without darkening them too much.
I think you can see, quite clearly, that both the box and the actual casing of the product are really rather nice and very in keeping with the ‘luxe’ idea of this range. Similarly to the lip velvets the box is a matte black card, with gold font and, to mirror this, the product itself is black with gold. It may not be much if you’re comparing to other brands but for MUA (who tend to have very basic packaging), and for the £3 price tag, I think this looks rather nice.
The product is dual ended and, as you can see, one end holds the precision brow pencil. I have really liked using this and I think the colour works really well for what I want it for – The thin tip makes it much easier to use than just a normal pencil product and I’m really happy with the results I’ve been getting, plus finding it easier to get those results in the first place. I still tend to set my brows with the good old MUA clear mascara from the £1 range but between the two products I’m quite liking what my brows are doing at the moment.
The other side of the product is the highlighter part. As you can see this is a pale shade with a hint of a natural tone to it – It creates a really nice, quite natural shimmer and is good for highlighting the brow bone, as intended, but also plenty of other places too (down the centre of the nose and the cupids bow are favourites for me)
And here you can see them both together – I don’t seem to have caught the highlighter in the best light but, as we all know, it’s the sort of product that’ll look best blended out anyway.
I think it’s safe to say that the term mid-brown fits well with the brow pencil side – I am very happy with the fit for my brows and have really enjoyed using it. My only, real, concern is that because the product is double sided there’s not a lot of the brow pencil and these sorts of things tend to wear down quite quickly. I’m definitely going to keep an eye on it because if I use it up really quickly, and then repurchase, I may end up with a good number of half empty products left as the highlighter end lasts a lot longer.
I wouldn’t want to not have either product but offering them as full sizes, in a separate form would be rather nice, though I know I’m being very picky here.
Overall I’m really liking this product – I like the increased precision over a standard pencil without the added hassle of a powder – A very nice in between. And the highlight is a very nice added extra too.