Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: ColourPop Brow Color & Brow Pencil (in Jet Set Black)

[ColourPop Brow Products]

About month ago on March-10, ColourPop Cosmetics released their first ever brow products. Obviously, before they were released I had scouted them out and gathered ever ounce of information on it via Instagram! (What can't you find on Instagram when it comes to beauty deals and beauty products?) - I was super excited to see the color range! One issue I have with any cosmetics company when it comes to brow products is the fact that they almost never release just a simple, plain black! I have pure black hair and thus my body hair is black, so it only makes sense that I would like my eyebrows to be filled in with a black color, right? - They released 2 different types of brow products: A brow pencil and a brow creme gel, which are pictured above.
[ColourPop creme gel for brows in Jet Set Black]

The creme gel formula is priced at $6 and is very pigmented. It glides on smooth and gives the brows a sleek appearance. Since this is a creme gel, it goes on a bit wet. It's definitely not runny by any means and it does stay in place, however the color can still smear or move before it sets. This is actually a good thing, because should you make a mistake it can easily be erased and if you're using more than 1 color the colors will have a chance to blend. To be honest, I have not done a minute-by-minute test, so I couldn't tell say the exact time it takes to set. All I can say is that I usually put my brows on first and then do the rest of my make-up and it set by then. I would say no more than about 5-10 minutes or so. Once it does dry down it stays all day and I have never had a problem with it running or smearing. ColourPop boasts a 10+ wear on it and I'd say I get more than 10 hours easily out of it.
[ColourPop Brow Pencil in Jet Set Black]

The pencil is $5 and comes in a skinny tube and the product is a round flat top. It is self sharpening, which I love! However, WARNING- It does not go back down once the product has been pushed up! This is a brow product, so it applies a nice and natural color to the brows. It is nicely pigmented. The pencil does set faster than the creme gel.
I ordered the products the day they came out and they arrived to me just before my recent trip to Los Angeles, California. (You can read more about my trip here.) I thought they performed well through each long day and held up nicely. Not to mention they fill my brows in perfectly! I'm a fan!
I used the gel to sharpen the outline of my eyebrows and smooth out any patches. Then I took the pencil and cleaned up the lines and filled in the brows. I think it turned out nicely and like I said before, I am a huge fan of these products!

Final Verdict
For $6 and $5 they're well worth! If you're a person who uses brow products daily, this will help your wallet a lot! It also helps if you're one to blend multiple colors together, because just two pencils is $10 and only $12 for the creme gel. I think they perform wonderfully and last through an entire day! They're well worth it and I didn't have to break the bank to get them! My only issue is that the pencil cannot go back down, but it is self-sharpening and that has been a tremendous help!

Let me know if you've tried these brow products by ColourPop and what your thoughts and opinions are!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Update: Not Moving

So, a quick update from my last post: I'm not moving now. -That's the life of the military. My husband is in the military and we were told that they needed staffing on the east side of the country. However, at the end of this week they told us they're changing priority to Alaska and so our orders to New York were cancelled. So, we'll be in California for a while longer!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Moving! & Possible Giveaway?

My consistency has not been the best in the first third of the year, but I've been busy and to top it off I just found out I have to move across country. If you have followed my blog, you know that when I first started I was moving from the east side of the USA to the West. I moved from Tennessee to California. Now, in a matter of months, I will be moving from California to New York, which is a very big change for me! I've never even stepped foot in New York, so I'm nervous and excited! Aside from that, I still have been getting consistent feedback and views on my blog daily! I cannot believe it and it makes me feel good that there are people out there who want to share and learn with me! So, I am almost at the point of hitting 10,000 views on this blog and I think when I do I would like to do a small giveaway to commemorate! Any thoughts, suggestions, or requests would be appreciated! Also, if you have hosted a giveaway yourself and have any advice then I would love it hear it!

Keep on beautifying the world!

Love, Kaitie