Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Swatches: HD Brows in Vamp

This month's GlossyBox contained a rather sleek looking black compact containing four matte eyebrow shades.  The timing was rather wonderful, given that I'd just somehow lost my favourite Chanel brow pencil, and was looking for a replacement product.  

The four shades double up as high pigment eyeshadow or powder liner.  The included brush works rather well for both brows and for use as eyeliner.  As you can see, I had to attack the reddish shade immediately to see if it worked for me.

Swatched, you can really see the depth of pigmentation in the powders - this is a very light fingertip swatch, and the colours are still very deep and true.  Unfortunately, the reddish shade is not red enough for me, so this palette is likely to be used as an eyeliner palette instead of as a brow palette - which is a shame, as the texture of the brow powders is lovely; soft, blendable, and not at all crumbly. 

If you're blonde, brunette or black haired, you might find that this palette provides you with a good match and likely some eyeliner shades to boot.  If you're a redhead, you'll probably find that none of the shades really have enough red in them to blend in well.  Still... at £19.95 a palette, this isn't a half bad product regardless of the fact I can't use it on my brows thanks to that excellent pigmentation.

If you'd like to find out more about HD Brows, you'll find lots more detail at their website (although I can't for the life of me figure out whether consumers can buy the HD Brows palette online or not).

Disclosure: I received September's GlossyBox as a PR sample.


  1. I got the mid shade and its actually pretty good for my eyebrows, I haven't tried it as an eyeliner yet but I MUST! Might do this tomorrow morning (actually, definitely will)!

  2. I think this is the first review of an eyebrow product where it wasn't red -enough-, maybe I follow far too many ashy-haired women xD

  3. Sarah, I suspect I'll get a lot more out of it as a powder liner palette. Pigmentation is excellent!

    Ruth... I might just be a special case. I find it very hard finding eyebrow pencils that are red enough for me! :)


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