One of the most exciting products in my KIKO Make Up Milano Beauty Haul (see here) was without a doubt the Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit. I was really excited when I spotted the kit in store, because it's been a while since I've found a more budget-friendly eyebrow kit that I've wanted to give a try.
A lot of brands on the high-street have some budget-friendly eyebrow kits on offer, but the ones I've tried over the years have been really disappointing, to the point where it's put me off trying cheaper brands. Usually I get a ton of fall out with the powder products, the wax is very obviously very cheaply made and feels more like candle wax than anything else, and the longevity is just really, really poor. This is why when it comes to eyebrow kits I've generally stayed with two high-end brands that I know I can rely on, whose products are worth the splurge because the quality is exceptionally high and the kits themselves last months and months (Benefit and HD Brows for anyone interested!). I wanted to give the KIKO kit a try because so far I've adored the products I've tried from KIKO, and I was sure that if any brand could do a budget eyebrow kit well, KIKO would be that brand.
The KIKO Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit is a very handy lightweight and travel friendly kit which contains all the products and tools you need to do your brows. It's available in two shade variations, 01 which is aimed at darker hair whilst 02 is better suited to fairer hair colours and red heads. I always go for the darker option with eyebrow kits, as my hair is naturally black.
Inside the kit there's a fab little compact mirror, which is really handy for travelling and on-the-go, as well as three tools to make not only doing your brows, but keeping them in your desired shape and style super easy. There's a pair of mini tweezers, an applicator brush and a spooley. There's a brow wax alongside two powders; a light-colour powder and a dark-colour powder. None of the shades are very intense pigmentation wise; the colour pay-off is definitely there, it's just not as dark as I usually opt for. That actually works in the kits favour though, as it makes it virtually impossible to overdo your brows with this little kit, and amazingly easy to create a really natural brow look.
The formula of both the wax and powder products are really lovely to work with. There's no fallout with the powders and the wax is just the right consistency to apply with ease. Longevity wise both last pretty well throughout the day and I've not had any problems with smudging or budging, even on the hottest of days we've been lucky to get this summer. The shades are, even for the darker of the two kits available, much more subtle than I usually go for, but I find that gives a very flattering and more natural looking brow. This would make the perfect kit for eyebrow beginners, or someone whose been on the hunt for a kit with a little less intensity.
Overall I think it's a fab kit for the price and I've been reaching for it over my high-end favourites for days at home or days where I'm just popping into town quickly to run some errands. Of course, I think I'll always prefer my brows being bolder and darker, but when I want a more natural look this kit works wonders.
Available at www.kikocosmetics.com, £13.90.