One of the problems with attempting to regrow your eyebrows is the length of time it takes for the eyebrow hairs to start growing. A great way of giving your brows a full look is to use eyebrow powder.
One of the leading makers of good quality eyebrow powder is NYX and the Eyebrow Cake Powder is available in a selection of different color combinations that will help you match your eyebrow color to your hair color so that it will look full and natural.
While this is a product that can be used by women who already have reasonably full eyebrows, the effects will be more dramatic for those who have lost their eyebrows and are attempting to grow them back. Not only will this powder intensify the color of the eyebrows but it will also give sparse brows a full look.
Package Size: 0.09 oz
Colors Available: Dark Brown / Brown, Black / Gray, Auburn / Red, Brunette, Blonde, Taupe / Ash
Recommended Price: $6
Included in the kit: two shades of powder, wax, angled brush, round wand
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Kit Review
Filling in your eyebrows can require you to be a little imaginative in ways of managing the job. It doesn’t matter if your eyebrows are full or sparse, the use of eyebrow powder can help to enhance their definition and shape.
The claim made on the packet of the NYX Eyebrow Powder Kit is that the powder will give you movie star brows. Assuming this means they will be thicker and darker looking, the powder delivers what is promised. It also comes in a handy to store compact kit that will be simple to store in your purse.
An important point to note about the selection of powders in the NYX Eyebrow Cake range is that they come with 2 shades per kit. The idea is that the two colors are complimentary to each other with a darker shade paired with a lighter one making it possible to blend the powders to create a natural eyebrow color.
Along with the powder is a pot of wax which has been provided to help the wax adhere to the hairs of the eyebrow. When the wax has been applied it is then a simple case of brushing the powder in. As well as helping to keep the powder in place, the wax also helps you to shape the brow to your desired curve.
To apply the powder you can use the supplied angled brush which will enable the powder to be pick the powder off the pan so that it can be brushed onto the brows. When the powder has been added to the right thickness and color you can use the brow wand to blend, shape and style the eyebrows.
Shown below are the available colors that this powder is available in.
How to use NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
- Dip the brush into the wax and apply to the brows. The wax is useful in allowing the powder to adhere to the brow hair. This should also be when the brows are shaped.
- Use the brush to pick up some powder. Start by using a small amount of powder to begin with and gradually build up the color.
- If you wish the color to look more natural you should blend the two supplied powders together until satisfied with the look.
- Begin brushing the powder into the eyebrows in the middle of the brow. Work your way outwards using small strokes making sure that the natural line of the brow is followed.
Ingredients of NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
Powder: Kaolin, Talc, Nylon-12, Pentaerythirityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Digylceryl Polyacyladipade-2, Isostearyl Isostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diissostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropylparben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain: Zinc Oxide (CI 77497),Mica (CI 77019) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492) Carbon Black (CI 77266) Gel: Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Ricinus Communs Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pvp/ Hexadecene Copolymer, Bis-Digyleryl Polyacyladipade-2, Tocophery Acetate, B.H.A
When the outer half of the brow has been filled in, move back to the other end and gently brush in the remaining powder. The brows are naturally thinner at this point so you can get by with using the powder that was initially applied and this will give you an even, natural looking color.
You can expect an instant change in the appearance of your brows and the color will last almost the entire day. While the color will look darker straight after application, it will be visible up to 8 hours later, however it will have started to fade in intensity by this time and a reapplication may be necessary.
There are a number of factors surrounding the process of temporarily improving the look of your eyebrows and they can be analyzed in more detail in our Coloring Your Eyebrows article. Another product that may be useful in the search for thicker looking eyebrows is NYX Natural Grow Brow Serum.