HD Brows – Best long lasting eye liner I’ve EVER used
Yet another gem from Glossybox and I see it was included in their last box.
When I received the product in my Glossybox last yet (pre unsubscribing tantrum) the first thing I did was to check out their website. I’ve used Chanel’s eyebrow pencil in blonde since forever so I wasn’t particularly interested in a brow product.
I was a bit gutted to see that it’s the product of choice of all those ‘scouse brow’ fans that populate reality tv programmes and after watching HD’s promo video with Katie ‘Groucho Marx eyebrows’ Price of all people, it turned me off even more. I think there’s only one woman who can pull off dark brows and blonde hair and that’s Kate Winslet.
But then I read that the shadows can also be used as eyeliner and because they are originally designed to be long-lasting on brows, they wouldn’t budge.
Honestly, I’ve never looked back.
The palette is actually for brunettes but I use it with a very light hand and it works perfectly. These powders do exactly what they say on the tin and once on they’re not going anywhere! I go easy on the application, we all know how much easier it is to add-on rather than take off.
But the real star is the dark ‘Carbon’ shade. I would never normally attempt to line my upper lid with a powder, my hand isn’t steady enough for a start. But I use Mac’s 212 brush (see below) to literally ‘push’ or ‘dab’ the powder on in a thin line on my upper eyelid. There’s no way I’m able to get right into the corner without giving myself a literal black eye, so I use an old washed Dior Eye Precision Pen dipped in ‘carbon’ on the inner third and it lines it perfectly.
You can also, for a softly smoky eye and to make your eyelashes look denser, gently push the brush along the length of your lashes from the root.
Once again, less is more, it’s impossible (well, not impossible, but messy and time-consuming) to shift if you make a mistake. I use a cotton bud dipped in a tiny bit of foundation to correct any mistakes – be very careful not to get foundation in your eye though as it stings like mofo.
The Carbon shade isn’t a true black, it doesn’t make you look ‘harsh’, you know what I mean. I can’t even use black mascara without it making me look like an extra from Shameless, so this is the perfect shade for me.
Oh and I can’t figure out what to do with that nudey shade, it’s too chalky and matt to use anywhere on my eyes.
You can imagine how I felt when Glossybox, the very month I unsubscribed put them in their next box…
UPDATE HD Brows in Foxy has an identical twin sister, step up, Urban Decay’s Naked Palette.