Friday 10 March 2017

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder - New Beauty Launch

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder - New Beauty Launch

Hello Lovelies

The new Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders have be seen on many an Instagram account and lots of blogs recently, they are the brand new brow product launch from Rimmel and there has been quite a lot of hype around them, today I am going to share with you my thoughts on them and include both some before and after shots and comparison photographs too. 

Brow products are something that weren't ever on my radar until around 3 years ago, I didn't ever fill in my brows when applying my makeup as I always thought I looked silly, but after reluctantly agreeing that my daughter could fill them in and show me, in her words "how much better they look" I had to agree, my brows did look better filled in. 

Since then I have tried what feels like every product you can use to fill in brows, known to man. I have tried eyeshadow, various different pencils with different nibs, brow gels and brow pomade, so when the Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders arrived on my doorstep, I was rather intrigued by them and couldn't wait to give them a whirl. 

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder

The Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder come packaged in a plastic pot with a long thin lid that houses the applicator, the colours of the pot reflect the shade of the powder inside. The applicator is a sponge applicator that is very flexible and picks up a good amount of product, the pot must be shaken before use to ensure the applicator grabs the product.

Rimmel claims the key features of the brow shake powders are- 

• Ultra soft powder to fill, define and line.
• Shapes and sculpts brows.
• Intense colour that lasts all day and all night.
• Silky smooth applicator.
• Fade and smudge, transfer and water proof so brows stay fixed all day and all night. 

The Brow Shake Filling Powders come in 4 different shades, 001 Light Brown, 002 Medium Brown, 003 Dark Brown and 004 Soft Black. 

001 Light Brown

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder

002 Medium Brown

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder

003 Dark Brown

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder

004 Soft Black

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder

I have very sparse brows and they are also very fair due to my hair colour, my hair is naturally blonde but I do have it dyed a couple of shades lighter than my natural colour, so I am fair naturally and that combined with my brows being very sparse is a bit of a nightmare. I use a taupey shade to fill my brows in, I find it suits my hair and skin tone the most, I don't draw myself a very full or bold brow but I do have to draw some individual hairs in to give myself a fuller brow, and fill in the sparse areas too. 

Unfortunately, none of the shades in the Brow Shake Filling Powder were suitable for me as they were all too dark. I did think 001 Light Brown might be a good colour match but it was too dark, however I have used both 001 and 002 on my brows to try out the application methods and also the longevity of the product for review purposes. I also asked my eldest daughter Cole to try them out, she is a makeup artist and she had quite a negative opinion of how they might apply and look, so after I had used them a couple of times I asked her if she would use them so I could offer her opinions both personal and professional in my post. 


Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder Swatches

The first time I used the brow shake powders, I used the lightest shade 001, I gave it a good shake as instructed and filled in my brows using the applicator, the applicator is very soft and flexible and surprisingly easy to use, I wasn't able to draw individual hairs with it but I liked it so much more than I had anticipated.  I found the powder a lot easier to use than I had anticipated too and was pleasantly surprised.

I like to square the front of my brows off slightly and found that I didn't get a perfectly precise line using the applicator but that was easily corrected by taking an angled makeup brush and some of the product from the applicator and just tidying up the front of my brows, but the applicator was great for filling in my brows and I found  it took me a lot less time to fill in my brows with the brow shake powders than with my usual eyebrow pencil. The powder is extremely pigmented and using the applicator only it is very easy to create a full brow, the campaign hashtag is #BrowLikeCara which is fitting as it is very easy to create that Cara Delevigne inspired brow.

The powder lasted well and didn't move at all throughout the day, I have used makeup remover, makeup wipes and a cleansing balm to remove the brow powders and each method has removed the powder with ease.  I did experience some fallout from the powder the first time I used it, so I would recommend tapping off the applicator to avoid that happening. 

As I said I also asked my daughter Cole if she would try the Brow Shake Filling Powders, when they first arrived she pulled her face at them and said she couldn't see how anyone could fill their brows in with the applicator, so when I had used the powders and was pleasantly surprised by them, I asked Cole if she would use them and give me her opinion on them. 

Coles brows aren't as sparse as mine and hers are a lot darker naturally, she does create a full brow when applying her makeup, she draws on individual hairs, and she likes to create precise, sharp lines and also likes the front of her brows to be less bold. 

Cole said she was very pleasantly surprised by the brow powders. The first time she used them, she applied the powder using the applicator only, she said she thought the applicator was a lot easier to use than she thought and that she was able to create a nice, neat full brow with it, however she  said she would have liked a thin side or double ended applicator to enable her to achieve a more precise line, she did however point out that she is a perfectionist and does like to have precise lines. 

Cole decided to put the brow powder to a good test, she decided she would wear it for a working day, Cole got up at around 4.30am and applied her makeup and didn't arrive home until 6pm so she tried the powder again for work and then again when she was out on a day out with her boyfriend which included shopping, a game of crazy golf and going for cocktails, they were out a long time and that day she applied her makeup at 10am and arrived home at 10.30pm, both times she said her brows looked just as good at the end of the day as when she had applied them, and they hadn't faded or move at all.

Some Before And After Photographs Of Coles Brows

Coles Brows Before

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder before use

Coles Brows After Using The Brow Shake Filling Powder

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder 002

In the photograph above, Cole has used an angled brush to create the sharp precise line at the front of her brow, underneath and for part of the tail of her brow, she did use the brow powder applicator for 90% of the application but I do want to point out that an angled brush has been used for the precise lines. 

Overall Cole was very impressed by the Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder and she said she had to take what she assumed back and that she was proved wrong, she really thought she wouldn't ever be able to create a nice neat brow look with the powders and despite using an angled brush when she used the powder for work and her day out, the first time she used it, she filled her brows in using just the applicator and she said she was pleased with the finished look but she does like sharp precise lines. Cole used shade 002 in the photograph. 

Cole has used the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade to fill her brows in for a couple of years now and if you asked her she would say it is her holy grail makeup product and one she cannot live without. When Cole used the brow powders she was so pleasantly surprised and even said that she never thought she would consider using anything other than the pomade she uses, but we both agreed that there really wasn't much, if any difference in her brows when she had used a £15.00 pomade or the £5.99 Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder. 

I decided I would share a comparison photograph with you to see what your thoughts are on the difference between the brow pomade and the brow shake powder. Cole wore the same blouse, an incredibly similar eye makeup look and the same lip colour so we could get an even comparison. 

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Shake Filling Powder V's ABH Dip Brow Pomade
             ABH Brow Pomade Dark Brown                    Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder 002

I'm sure you will agree, Coles brows look great in both photographs, the brow pomade is darker in colour and one is a cream product, one a powder but the purpose of the photograph is to show how Cole was able to create the same brow look using a much more affordable product and one she didn't think she would like, let alone use. 

Overall Thoughts From Myself & Cole 

Both myself and Cole found it took a lot less time to fill in our brows using the powder and we were both pleased with the longevity of the product. We both really liked the product, we were both pleasantly surprised with the applicator and how the powder both applied, and lasted and the look we were able to create. We both agree that the powder is going to be more suited to someone who already has brow hairs and wants to fill and enhance them and fill in any sparse areas, I think if you don't have much brow, an angled brush will definitely be needed to create fine hair lines but if you simply want to fill in and go then this is an great product for doing that. It is an affordable product and one that's easy to find in the drugstore and online. 

My negatives would be the fallout from the powder, if you don't either wipe off the applicator on the back of your hand or tap it off there is fallout, and my other negative would be that I feel there could be more shades in the range, none of the shades were suitable for my blonde brows, and more shades are definitely needed.

If you would like to give the Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders a try, you can find them on the Superdrug website here priced at £5.99 (Rimmel are currently on a 3 for 2 promotion) or the Feel Unique website here priced at £5.99. 

Have you tried the brow shake powders? What do you think of them? Have you had a holy grail product and changed your mind when trying a product you didn't think you'd like, like Cole?  Let me know in the comments section below. 

Thank you for reading, much love as always

Zoe x

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