If my memory hasn’t failed me, I believe this is going to be my first ever solo post on a brow product and this is definitely a moment to take note of. Brows have always been and continue to be a makeup struggle for me, it was the very last aspect of face makeup that I tried because as someone who has naturally sparse brows, the concept of “filling in sparse areas” didn’t really apply here. It wasn’t quite sparse areas I had but rather a lack of hair altogether.
Brand: (Kanebo) KATE
Product: Designing Eyebrow N Palette | EX#04
Shade variation: EX#04, EX#05
Size: 3grams (2.5″x1.38″)
Availability: Imomoko (online), Ichibankao (online), eBay (here), Adam Beauty (online)
Would I repurchase: Absolutely YES!
Website: http://www.kate-global.net (English)
I first purchased this at the time that I lightened my hair so I went with shade EX#04. Each palette comes with a selection of three powders not only to mix for your brows but is also encouraged to be used as a nose shading powder/highlight. The flip top black case comes in at a tiny 6.5cm x 3.5cm which includes a mirror in the lid as well as a small but very function dual ended brush.
As you can see from my swatches (below), these shades come off very sheer and at first may seem rather disappointing but this is actually what I love about this powder. This is fabulous for those with sparse brow hairs because you are never going to end up looking powdery yet the colour is buildable to your desired depth. Putting a finger to them, the texture feels very dry but with a brush (either your own or even the one included) it spreads easily and blends smoothly over the skin/hairs. The colour choice for this is a great mix of yellowy brown unlike many other palettes that are too red. I tend to wear the two darker shades together, adjusted in ratio depending on my hair colour.
Have you used anything from KATE before?
What’s your favourite brow product?