I picked up this brow kit on a whim. I went to Superdrug to see if they had any of the MUA foundations in stock and noticed this little box on display. After opening a tester and realising it was very similar to the HD Brows and Benefit offerings, I decided to pick this up for only £3, despite it's £3.50 price on the tag (online it's £3 too!). A bargain if I ever saw one.
If you've read this blog before you'll know how much I love MUA for more than just their price tag. Most is actually very good quality, their eyeshadows and nail varnishes especially a £1 a pop (£4 for a palette). I had high hopes for this palette and it did live up to expectations (kind of).
First of all, the packaging is nice. It looks sleek and although it's a little chunkier than it needs to be, I can still put it in my handbag for touch up's on the go. It contains three shades that can be used as colours and a highlight or mixed to create 'your shade', a gel/wax to keep your brows in place, a pair of mini tweezers and a dual ended mini angled brush. I used the tweezers to tidy up the strays and while I prefer my Tweezerman tweezers, they do the job. They're fiddly to use as they're so small and the tip is quite chunky but they can grab the hairs with some focus and patience. The brush is quite a nice addition but I'd still prefer to use my own angled brush for this as it's easier to get a precise line. The colours are decent but it would have been better to have a light and dark option instead of one size fits all as I find while the darker colour is a decent match for me, the pigmentation leaves something to be desired and it needs a lot to build it to the colour in the pan (the swatch above is 3 layers for a true colour). The gel/wax could be thicker as it doesn't hold all of my hairs in place for long (about 30 minutes in some strays had started poking out).
All in all, this kit is a good one for the price. MUA have done well and with a few minor tweaks this could be a great kit but it won't be replacing my HD Brows just yet.