Brows are my least favourite part of makeup application. Forget about trying to make them look like sisters, I would settle for them to to look like distant cousins when I’m finished. Before getting this little palette I was using a pencil, but found that no matter how gentle I tried to be, my brows would look overdone and un-natural. Since using this Youngblood Brow Artiste Kit I have had some very good brow days and I can report my brows do look more like sisters.
Youngblood is a brand I hadn’t heard much about until now, but as soon as I heard the words ‘Mineral makeup’ I was intrigued and keen to give it a try. Im a huge fan of mineral makeup and I always like to try products from different brands and it’s great to see that more retailers like Beauty Expert are focusing on mineral makeup and cruelty free brands. I was a little concerned about the colour at first, as I actually have the brunette kit and worried it would be too dark for me. Turns out both shades in the kit are perfect for me and I end up using a bit of both. You get two shades, a light and dark option, along with brow wax. The kit also comes with a dual-ended brush and tweezers, everything you need for perfect brows. You can get away with using the brush in the kit, however I personally prefer to use my Real Techniques brush as it’s a little bigger and I find it easier to use a longer handled brush and my strokes are more controlled. The one in the kit is great for on the go application.
A quick read of the directions recommends that you brush your brows with the spoolie before applying the powder and setting with the wax. I found I got better results when I used a little wax on the spoolie before using the powder to fill in and shape my brows. This might not work for everyone, but I thought it made it much easier to shape my brows. I still lightly brush my brows at the end with a little wax and the result leaves my brows looking natural and a little glossy when the light catches and they stay put all day.
I can honestly say I don’t think I’m going to go back to my old brow pencil and I much prefer the results a powder option gives me. I have been using this kit for a month and It still has a long way to go. I suspect I will run out of the wax long before I hit pan on the brow powders and that is possibly the only drawback to repurchasing the kit as I haven’t been able to find the wax on it’s own.