Product Type: Wet N Wild makeup
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Brilliant Bargain Brow Kit
Wet n Wild Brow Essentials
Member Name: fizzle2006
Wet n Wild Brow Essentials
Date: 11/06/10, updated on 11/06/10 (148 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Easy to Apply, Compact and Looks Great
Disadvantages: Can be hard to find Wet n Wild products
I am a natural redhead and towards the end of last year I decided to dye my hair a darker shade of red. However, I felt that dying my hair so dark drained my face somewhat and left my eyebrows looking extremely light in comparison to my darker shade of hair.
Fearing an eyebrow tint, I instead opted for the Brow Essentials kit from Wet n Wild. At 99p (on special offer at the time), this was much cheaper in comparison to any salon beauty treatment and being a student, I always look to save a few pennies where I can. I was also dreading a disastrous outcome should I opt for tinting, so the brow kit seemed liked the answer to my eyebrow problem and for the small price it was worth a try.
I bought this from the Wet n Wild website: www.wnwbeauty.co.uk. Although, I have noticed recently that this website is no longer is active. Instead only the American website now remains (www.wnwbeauty.com). Nonetheless, I have heard from a few others that you can find Wet n Wild products in various Tesco stores, so it may be worthwhile keeping an eye out for this particular product whilst doing your weekly shop.
The kit itself comes in a silver compact case which can easily be kept in your clutch bag/purse = Bonus! The underside of the case slides out to reveal a small mirror, which is perfect for applying the product on the go. Also included is a small pair of tweezers. However, I find these not to be particularly effective and often struggle to get the tweezers to actually pluck the eyebrow hair. Despite this, I would say that having the tweezers on hand is a good thing, just in case a beauty emergency arises where the odd unruly hair remains out of place and needs plucking! It is literally perfect for taking with you on a girls' night out!
The kit comprises a small angled brush and three squares, each containing a separate product. Contained within the top square is the brow shaping gel. You apply this gel to your eyebrows after brushing through your selected shade of choice. This simply helps your brows to keep a nice defined shape throughout the day.
The two squares below this contain two distinct brown shades that can be applied to give your brows that little bit more colour and boost their appearance. One is a darker shade, the other a much lighter in comparison.
~*~ My Opinion *~*
Personally, I like to switch between both shades in this kit. I find the darker brown shade enhances my brows significantly and really makes them noticeable, but in a good way.
On the other hand, the lighter shade suits my hair colour better and I use this on days when I like to keep my make-up minimal and 'natural'. Both shades are very versatile and natural looking. That was one thing that surprised me about this product, the fact that after use it actually looks as though that is the natural colouring of your eyebrows. In no way does it look made up or artificial and I was really impressed with this product considering its really cheap price tag.
The brow shaping gel performs well in giving my brows a sleek look and I find that it adequately keeps each hair in place all day without the need to reapply the gel. I just brush through a thin streak of this gel and it does the trick.
Recently I purchased Benefit's Smokin' Eyes kit at £28.50 and I was surprised to find that this includes a similar kit to that of Wet n Wild. However, I must say that Wet n Wild's version is much more portable, discreet and produces better results than its more expensive comparator.
This definitely solved my brow issue and now I have no need to resort to pricey tinting. At 99p this kit is an absolute bargain and contains everything that you will need for the job. I am sure that once you give this a go you will use it everyday like I do and will not be disappointed with the results. Go on, what are you waiting for?
Summary: Boost your Brows!