Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit Review, Swatches: The most in thing at the moment is perfectly sculpted brows and achieving this at home, instead of salon tinting and waxing. There is a veritable glut of brow products on the market, all promising they will place perfectly sculpted and filled brows at your fingertips. When I saw Too Faced was offering an all-in-one brow palette, I was keen to see what theirs was like, so it’s time to jump in and give you my thoughts, take-aways and recommendations for the Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit!
About Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit
“This portable kit is like a brow bar in your pocket: professional tweezers, easy-to-use stencils to customize your brow shape, conditioning wax, powder and brow brush tools.”
Be envied for your gorgeous brows with our fool-proof kit filled with all the essentials you need to have your brows arched, defined and framed like a star!
Contains customized colour for brunettes and blondes, easy-to-follow how-to guides, and unique stencils to assist you in creating your perfect brow shape.
Move To Love:
- Customised Colour: Brunettes and blondes can mix shades for a customized brow colour.
- Professional Tweezers: Petite, professional tweezers have a slanted tip designed to grab the finest brow hair.
- Unique Stencils: Choose between three different stencils to create your own personalized brow shape. Dual Tools: Angled brush and brow comb ensure flawless application.
- Conditioning Wax: Tames and holds brows in place.
- The all-in-one set creates the perfect brow tail, which Too Faced Co-Founder Jerrod Blandino says is the secret to a youthful looking brow appearance.
- Paraben Free.
Ingredients in Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit
Dark Powder: Mica, Talc, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, BIS-Diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Light Powder: Mica, Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Highlighter: Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Mica, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C30-45 Olefin, PEG-8 Beeswax, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Wax: Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’abeille, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de carnauba, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire microcristalline, Diisostearyl Malate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
Pencil: Isopropyl Myristate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’abeille, Octyldodecanol, Ceresin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de carnauba, Diethylhexylcyclohexane, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Price of the Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit
$ 39.00 for 0.12 oz in the USA (Sephora, Ulta, Too Faced Official Website)
£ 35.00 for 3.6 g in the UK (Debenhams)
AUD $ 57.00 for 3.6 g in Australia (Mecca Maxima)
S$ 60.00 for 3.6 g in Singapore (Sephora)
Setting Wax Net Wt. 1g/0.03 Oz. Highlighter Net Wt. 1.5g/0.05 Oz. 2 Brow Powders ea. Net Wt. 1.8g/0.06 Oz. Total Net Wt. 3.6g/0.12 Oz.
Setting Wax: Clear, glossy
Highlight: pale pink cream highlight
Blonde: beige pressed brow pomade powder (worked well with hair with hints of red)
Brunette: very dark brown pressed brow pomade powder
In Detail Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit Review, Swatches My Experience
I bought mine from Mecca Maxima (the Australian stockers for Too Faced), and when I initially unboxed it, I noticed the stencils were missing from mine ☹ . One quick phone call and they Express-posted out stencils out to me, and I had them in my hand by the next afternoon, so massive props to Mecca! ☺ They have some top-notch customer service staff, and I like that they have free Express Post for orders AU$75.00 that I can take advantage of that and order my Too Faced things in AU$75.00 lots and get all my stuff by next day (even living outside of the major capital cities).
Packaging and Formula
This is so sleek and elegant, and I do still see feminine touches, but this is another palette from Too Faced that is more ‘pretty’ than ‘cute’. The gold edges are a lovely elegant touch that extends to the gold labels in the pans, and the included tools.
This is the perfect size for a travel product; just like it claims, this is a perfect portable brow bar in your pocket. I have taken this on many a holiday and never had to fret over fitting it in, or it getting damaged. I’ve taken cardboard palettes traveling with me in the past and they’ve always come home with soft corners, where they have been dinged by things I’ve packed them with, or I’ve had product on my hands, and touched the box, and have it come off on the palette.
Don’t worry about packing extra tools for this; the included ones are fantastic quality and work so well. Often, included tools are inferior to the ones you buy, and I usually don’t use included tools, or care if I buy products that do not include them. This can be a pain if I am buying something with the aim to travel with it, since I have to pack extra things, so I a genuinely happy when included tools actually work and work well.
This palette is paraben-free, but not vegan, which could be a downside if you shop with that on your list of things you’re looking for. Too Faced doesn’t test any of its products on animals, and they do have a lot of vegan-friendly products, however this is not one of them; it has beeswax in it.
The products swatch well, and I had no issues getting pigment and blending. I did find it unusual they included a cream highlight in a pressed-powder kit, and it worked well, but I have noticed there is a little fallout in the pan when you collect the pressed-powder in the angled brush, and if left in pan, could easily wind up messing up the highlighter and setting wax. What I’ve done and it seems to work well is turn the palette around so I have the mirror towards me, and blow the extra floating powder out of the pans and away from the top row of ‘wet’ products.
Well, it was very simple to use, and I honestly didn’t pay much mind to the How-To-Glamour Guide, outside of a quick cursory look to make sure I wasn’t royally getting it wrong.
How to use the Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit
The kit includes 3 stencils, to help you in filling in your brows; they have a nice variety in their shapes, so you’re likely to find one very close to your brows. I found that the Too Pretty stencil fitted my brows best. I wiped it off after I used to, to keep it clean and avoid it possibly staining with product, since they are quite dark.
Also, I used the angled brush to apply the products and it worked well; I did need to clean it off between shades with a damp cloth, to avoid transferring product to product. The included spooley brush worked well to blend everything out evenly and naturally once applied. Even though the tools are small, I didn’t have any troubles wielding them, and they didn’t feel cheap.
Mine wore for about 7.5-8 hours before it was starting to fade; if you wanted to have all-day brows, top with a setting spray. There are a lot on the market, and all pretty much on par with one another; I use L’Oréal Infallible Fixing Mist Makeup Finishing Spray (AU$22.00), but any good-quality Setting Spray will do.
Experiment with finding your ‘fit’; mine was 2/3 blonde (which is rather light brown), and 1/3 brunette. The Blonde pressed brow pomade worked wonderfully for my red-tinges in my hair, but I feel like it would work well for any pale haired person.
More Photos, Swatches, MBF Makeup Look
Glamour Guide Photos
MBF Makeup Look
I applied it to only one brow so you can get a nice before and after look, and see how much a difference it makes (I did my left eyebrow).
1. For my look, I used the included ‘Too Pretty’ stencil and found my colour: 2/3 blonde, 1/3 brunette, and filled the stencil. I started with a bit of wax in my left-sided brow. I find that if I apply the wax first the powder has a good grip to apply to.
2. I didn’t tweeze my brows this time so I went straight to the next step, which was using the powder to emphasise the arch and tail.
3. I evened it all out with the included spooley brush.
4. I went under the brow with the highlight cream, emphasising the arch in the middle in particular, and blending out to lift the eye.
5. I finished with another coat of the wax, to lock the brow pomade in.
I applied a coat of lightly shimmery pigmented lip-gloss (L’Oréal Glam Shine Diamant ‘166 Quartz Carat’) .
Pros of Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit
- Not tested on animals
- Includes all the (good quality) brushes & tools needed
- Travel-friendly size
- Durable tin design
Cons of Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit
- Not vegan
- Non-replaceable pans
- Shades could be too dark for some
- Powder shade fallout could muddy the ‘wet’ products
This is a great solid eyebrow palette, and good for anyone looking to have a go at doing their eyebrows, and isn’t sure where to start. It gave me a gorgeous sculpted brow and with minimal fuss and effort.
I feel like this a must-have for a makeup bag; if you’re ever the kind of person who hates having to rationalize what they take with them, sick of having palettes getting damaged in transit, or find the larger eyebrow palettes are intimidating or too bulky, this could be for you. I hate the stress of trying to pick the right one, which has shades that match me.
If you’re in one of those boats, I would wholeheartedly recommend this to you.
Will I Buy Again?
Oh yes! I have reached for this so many times, I don’t think there will be a day I will reach for this, and I’ll see I’ve hit pan and think to myself that I don’t need it
- Apply wax first to help powder grip if you want
- Experiment with combining the powders to find your perfect shade
- Highlight the arch of the brow with the highlight cream
- Lock it in for all-day wear with Setting Spray
- Wipe the stencils off after use to avoid staining, with a damp cloth
- Blow out the extra powder left over after use, to avoid muddying the pale/clear wet products