Makeup Revolution's latest release is really something to get excited about - a brow palette containing everything you need to tame your hairy little caterpillars. I'm the first to admit that my brows are pretty terrible - their natural shape is rubbish, and there are areas which just don't grow. I always need to groom and fill my brows as they're very dark, and left to their natural behaviour they'd look a real mess, so I was very excited to get my hands on the Ultra Brow palette which promises bulletproof brows.
The palette is the same size as the eyeshadow palettes we're used to from Makeup Revolution, and it has that brilliant, big mirror in the lid. The palette comes in three different shade options to suit all brows - fair to medium, medium to dark and extra dark to black. In each of the palettes you'll find four shades of brow powder, and two eyebrow wax shades. There's also what looks like a concealer, but is described as a eyebrow arch enhancing cream, plus a brow bone highlight, brow pencil, two brushes and a pair of mini tweezers. What would you expect to pay for that little lot I wonder? £25 maybe? This is Makeup Revolution of course, so it's nowhere near that much - it's just £7.99!
I have the medium to dark Ultra Brow palette option, and as you can see, there's a good range of colours in varying tones. My brows are quite cool toned, and a lot of these shades are warm, and mostly lighter than my natural brows. I went for the medium to dark palette rather than the darkest option as I usually like to use shades warmer and a bit lighter than my natural colour as I don't want my brows to look too dramatic or fake, which can happen if I go for super dark colours.
Oddly in the selection of powder colours, the lightest and darkest shades work best for my brows, as the middle too are very warm on me. The lightest one gives me a more subtle, natural result, and the darker shade of course gives a bolder look.
I'm preferring the powders to the wax shades at the moment, as they can be easier to work with and give more natural brows, but on days when I'm feeling a little extra fierce I've given them a go and have rocked a slightly more elongated and arched brow. I think you need a little more skills to use a brow wax, as you tend to be drawing in a shape and brows you don't have, as opposed to filling the hairs you have with a powder.
If I've tried to draw in a slightly more fancy shape to my brows, the arch defining creme has come in handy to gently neaten up the edges and to give a crisper, sharper look to my efforts, making the brow stand out. I'm not sure my brows are quite 'on fleek' yet, but I'm working on it!
I'm not always a fan of high-lighting my brow-bone, but if you do like to do that, this kit also comes with a shimmery highlight in a pale pink. I must admit I forgot to give the pencil a swatch as I was mush more excited by the brow powders and waxes, and they're the focus of this palette!
This is a brilliant palette packed with loads of brow choices. As it's only £7.99 I might consider also picking up the darker palette just to see what it's like on me.
The Ultra Brow palettes are available now at makeuprevolutionstore.com