Ardell Brow Defining Powder in Dark Brown

Brow powders are kinda new to me, as in – I never quite committed to one before. I consider myself a brow pencil kinda gal – sure, they’re not all on the natural side but they’re just so convenient while I’m on the go. However, I cannot deny the brow powder appeal. You don’t even need a dedicated brow powder as a color-matching eye shadow would do just fine but the entire process with powders seemed too time-consuming to me. I have tried three brow powders so far and a few eye shadows but the following one would be my fave in terms of application and consistency but the color is so-so on me. Ardell Brow Defining Powder in Dark Brown is quite and odd place to look for eyebrow things as Ardell is best known for their amazing falsies but this is a very interesting product. The packaging is stunning and so cleverly made! The black sleek case (4cm width x 5cm length) looks like a glossy little plate, very reminiscent of an old iPod shuffle. You cannot believe that everything you need is fitted in such a tiny packaging as you get 2,2g of brow powder, a mini mirror and even a mini brow powder brush which is, surprisingly, quite suited to be actually used. On the back you have a label containing some basic info.

Puderi za popunjavanje obrva su mi novitet u smislu da im se nikada nisam uspjela obavezati. Obicno se smatram osobom koja preferira olovke za obrve koje, iako nisu mozda najbolji put do maksimalno prirodnog efekta – ne mogu da ne cijenim brzinu nanosenja. Isto tako, nisam imuna niti na prednosti pudera za popunjavanje obrva. Cak vam nije potreban konkretno jedan takav puder vec eventualno sjena za oci u odgovarajucoj nijansi vasih obrva. Ono sto je u mom slucaju bila kocnica jeste sto mi je jednostavno citav proces detaljnog popunjavanja puderom djelovao prilicno zahtjevno – kako sto se tice potrebne koncentracije, tako i vremenski. Do sada sam isprobala tri namjenska pudera za popunjavanje obrva i jos par sjena za oci u tu srhu no ono o cemu pisem u nastavku mi najvise odgovara teksturom i lakocom nanosenja dok mi nijansa djelimicno odgovara. Ardell puder za definiranje obrva u nijansi Dark Brown (8,20KM, u BiH dostupan za naruciti preko Facebook stranice Lilocosmetics Kakanj) mozda djeluje kao neobican odabir ponajvise jer je Ardell sinonim za izvrsne lazne trepavice. Ipak, nisam se dala omesti sto mi je drago jer sam otkrila veoma interesantan proizvod. Pakovanje je prekrasno i tako je dobra ideja. Crna, tanka plocica (4cm sirine x 5cm duzine)  me svojom pojavom podsjeca na stari model iPod Shuffle-a. Jednostavno ne mozete vjerovati sta sve moze stati u tako malecko kuciste posto dobijete 2,2g samog pudera, mini ogledalce i mini cetkicu za nanosenje pudera (koja je iznenadjujuce iskoristiva!). Na poledjini se nalazi naljepnica sa osnovnim informacijama.

I have the shade Dark Brown which is semi-true to its name as it feels like a slightly lighter dark brown. I’m personally after ashy brown colors as they seem to look more natural on me but this brow powder does have a slightly warmer, slightly reddish undertone when observed in the pan. Luckily, it doesn’t translate as much on skin or brows but I believe that women with very dark brown or black hair (not to mention ashy blondes!) wouldn’t find this shade as appropriate. My brows are darker than my hair which has reddish undertones so the powder doesn’t clash with my coloring. It has a pretty good lasting power. I did notice slight fading at the front of my brows as there the hairs are more sparse but the mdist and ends were fresh for over 6h (without brow gel!). I would recommend setting your brows and powder with a transparent/clear brow gel or mascara as it seals them in. The mini brush was used to fill my brows on the photos and I generally use it together with this powder. I do like the effect very much, it’s definitely more natural-looking that a regular brow pencil would provide but it still is a tad time-consuming. So although I’m not reaching for a brow powder early in the morning, prior to work – I do use it when I can at least have an extra minute to groom those bad boys.

Nijansa koju imam je Dark Brown sto je poluistina posto mi se na odredjenom svjetlu cini blago svjetlijom no sto sam navikla od pojma ‘tamno smedja’ boja. Preferiram pepeljaste nijanse, hladnog podtona jer u vecini slucajeva (iako nije pravilo) na meni djeluju prirodnije. Ovaj puder za obrve je ipak nesto toplijeg, blago crvenkastog podtona koji je izrazajan u pakovanju ali na kozi i obrvama nije u tolikoj mjeri ocit. Istina je da zene koje imaju izrazito tamne i crne (da ne spominjem pepeljasto plave!) obrve najvjerovatnije se nece pronaci u ovoj boji. Moje su obrve tamnije od kose koja ima prirodno crvenkasti odsjaj tako da efekat koji kreira puder ne odskace od mog prirodnog kolorita. Dopada mi se sto je puder prilicno dobre trajnosti. Nakon par sati sam primjetila tek blago blijedjenje boje na pocetnom dijelu obrva (gdje se nalazi manje dlacica) dok su sredina i kraj zadrzali svjezinu i intenzitet preko 6h (bez prozirnog gela preko). Ipak bih preporucila upotrebu jednog transparentnog takvog gela/maskare jer drzi dlacice ali i boju na jednom mjestu duze. Mini cetkicu iz pakovanja inace koristim za nanosenje ovog pudera a koristila sam je i na fotki koju mozete vidjeti ispod. Uopsteno mi se svidja efekat, definitivno djeluje prirodnije od rezultata koji postizem olovkama ali i dalje stoji cinjenica da nanosenje oduzima vise vremena. Tako da, iako mozda necu svaki dan niti svako jutro pred posao posegnuti za ovim puderom – biti ce i jeste moj izbor kada vec mogu priustiti dodatnu minutu-dvije za uredjivanje svojih obrvica.

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