Hello girls, I am back again with another review. Your overwhelming response that I received from you all after the eye make up tutorial (here) and your lovely comments on my EOTD left me so happy. One of you asked me to review the eyebrow powder which I used there, so here it is! 🙂 Yes, I m talking about VOV 2 color eyebrow powder. Eye brows have always been a neglected part of my make up routine as I always thought that we can do eyebrows up only with pencils. My mother can use an eyebrow pencil flawlessly but when I try my hands on it, I end up looking ghoulish! So I always kept away from them. Recently I was on a lookout for brown eye shadow, so when I saw this beauty, I jumped with joy as I thought it can serve as eye shadow too. Read on to see how it fared ☺
It comes in a cardboard outer covering in shiny rainbow colors which looks very cheap according to me. Plain black would have been much better. Have a look!
But I was in for a surprise when I opened the box. The set looked like a sassy cell phone! Glossy pink in color and it sort of swiveled to reveal a mirror inside!
Price: Rs 80 for 6 gms.
Product description: as
As you can see, it written in Chinese and translated in hopeless English! But thank goodness I am a graduate in Chinese language, so I can give you all the correct translation 🙂 it says: “this is an excellent eyebrow make-up product. The dual colors help you create your personalized shade and let you enjoy well groomed eyebrows.”
Ingredients: talc, mica, titanium dioxide, pearlescent pigments, magnesium stearate, paraffin oil, lanolin, liposorb sqo(?),methyl paraben, propy paraben, fragrance, iron oxide black, iron oxide red, iron oxide brown, iron oxide yellow.
I was absolutely delighted when I opened it. It contained a very good mirror, two eyebrow powder in shades of brown and dark grey and a super cute tiny angular brush!
As the instructions on the pack say, both the colors can be used individually or blended as per preference. I have to blend the two shades to get the shade which suits me. Once I applied it I saw that it really gave a natural look to the eyebrows while filling up the sparse areas completely. The brush is great too, though the bristles could have been softer. I use the brush for applying applying the powder on my lashline as eyeliner too. The best part of this product is its staying power, it stays unsmudged for more than 4 hours, even though you sweat! It goes away completely once you wash it with a face wash.
Here are the swatches. You will see that the brown and the grey are matte and completely wearable and you can even use them as eyeshadows. I took the picture in natural daylight so that you can understand the color better. The shades are brown, grey and both of them mixed together (my perfect shade)
Finally here are the EOTDs 🙂 . The first snap is how my eyebrows look without the powder(notice the sparse areas), then with the powder. I just added a winged black eyeshadow line on my upper lash line as well 😉
I can go on and on about this product but then I need to stop I know ☹ so summing up the pros and cons here
1. Amazingly cheap. I doubt you will get any other eyebrow kit in that price
2. Packaging (except the outer cover) is very classy and fun. the mirror provided is of good quality too and so is the brush
3. Two very wearable shades which would suit every Indian complexion. The mild colors don’t make your eyebrows stark as the black does
4. Easy to carry around as its just the size of a cell phone
5. Sweat proof, long lasting and blendable shades.
6. Can serve BOTH as eyebrow powder and eye shadow
7. No fall-outs.
8. Matte ( for matte lovers like me)
1. Availability is a huge issue. And VOV has many dupes, so you may end up buying the wrong one
2. Ingredients says it contains parabens
3. No shelf life mentioned. This is enough to scare many.
4. Pathetic translations! 😛 although I admit it may be a con just for me 😉
Other than these, I can’t seem to find any other problems with this cute one.
Will I repurchase it? DEFINITELY!
Do I recommend it? Yes, everyone should try this once
Rating : 4.5/5 ( 0.5 deducted for the cons)
Thanks for reading! 😀 tell me what you think of it. Waiting eagerly for your comments. 🙂