BROW KIT

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Sometimes you find a product that just works! No matter how many cool new pomades, brow pens, and gadgets come out, you know you’ve already found true love. That’s kinda how we feel about this ultimate brow compact by Sleek MakeUP – not only does it contain a seriously pigmented wax and powder, but two mini brushes, and a pair of THE cutest mini tweezers. Yes, we know that offering sounds way too good to be true, but trust us, that’s why we’ve been using this compact errryday for years (at least five!).

The Sleek MakeUP Brow Kit also comes with a mirror, so this is perfect for when you’re on-the-go and traveling. Here’s why we love it so much:

The Wax: Think of this as a pomade but with a little more slip to it. The super-pigmented formula glides onto brows (we love using this with the mini angled brush for insane precision) and because of the waxy formula, it helps tame unruly brows and keep them in place. The formula is also ‘wet’ enough that using it with the angled-brush to create hair-like strokes is super easy to do – just use a light hand!

The Powder: Pigmented but not too intense, this is great for filling the brow at the front as the powder is a shade lighter than the wax, which helps to give the brow a contoured effect. We also like to use the powder to ‘set’ the wax formula – just like you would set your foundation with powder.

The Brushes: These brushes are as good as any brow brushes you’ll buy in Sephora. The compact, synthetic bristles pick up product easily, and the superfine tips give you ultimate control and precision. We love to use the angled brush on the tail of our brow and for defining the shape. The rounded-tip brush is perfect for drawing fine, hair-like strokes using the wax at the front of the brow or with the powder to fill in any sparse areas.

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The shade selection: In four shades – light, medium, dark, and extra dark – there’s definitely a shade that should work for you.

Light: Perfect if you’re very blonde.
Medium: These shades have slightly warmer undertones and will work well for ‘dirty’ blondes, honey-toned brunettes, and warmer skin tones.
Dark: Dark has ashy undertones that will work for brunettes with cool tones and darker brunette hair.
Extra Dark: Perfect if you have very dark or black hair.

The Tweezers: These mini slanted tweezers do exactly what they should – grab cheeky little stray hairs! They’re not as sharp as our fave Tweezerman tweezers, but they certainly get the job done, and are especially handy to have with you if you keep this compact in your bag.

Top tips:

  • A little goes a long way, especially with the wax – you only need to lightly dab your brush into the formula. Literally, we’ve been using the same palette for nearly a year and we’re still not halfway through – we’ve hit pan on the wax, but the powder looks barely used!
  • When we’re feeling lazy/ in a hurry, we turn the angled brush to the side and pull it from the inside of the brow to the arch to fill the brow in one sweep – try it, and you’ll see what we mean.

You can shop it at tons of drugstores like Superdrug and Boots, as well as Amazon (there’s also a Black shade on Amazon), and ASOS.