Around two years ago I tried an eyebrow mascara and it was amazing. I popped it open, brushed my eyebrows, had no stray hairs and nothing else to do there as it also filled in the gaps between eyebrows and all. So, since my eyebrow shadow (it’s just eyeshadow I use to fill in my brows) is almost ending… it was time for me to get something else!
Now, I always have dark brown eyeshadow around, so I was looking to replace my lighter option that makes me look less… vintage. Less angry. Less like Snow White. I chose Natural Brown because the name indicates naturalness? I bought it online (instead of taking my fat butt to the store) so it was almost like I was doing it blindly. Let me tell you beforehand, on and on it went quite well!
From the package:
Natural Brown Brow mascara combs to set, shade and moisten brows for a refined natural look.
From the website:
+ A mascara only for eyebrow to keep its layer neat and give natural but urbane colors.
+ Hide dark & black brow: Providing natural and clear brow colors by hiding its own dark color.
+ Easy & Quick brow coloring: Quickly dried to make brow layer and color fixed even while re-applying.
+ Brow care: Allantoin, Beeswax, Carnauba wax provide nutrition and moisture on skin and brow.
Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Acrylates/stearyl Acrylate/dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Butylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Ethyl Hexanediol, Pentyleneglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, [+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Mica]
Volume: 4.5g / 9ml
How to use:
From the package:
Use wand to gather makeup and apply to brows by combing along the direction of growth.
From the website:
Lightly touch eyebrow in the opposite direction of eyebrow to layer color. Comb towards eyebrow layer to make them neat. Make brow head’s layer to stand.
My Skin Type: Sensitive, combination, dehydrated between the brows
Etude House Color My Brows 04 Natural Brown Review:
Well, this is a small package. Uncomfortable. And compared to my previous browcara it is such a thick brush! But at least it’s comfortable to put inside my pouch (which I want to keep empty as much as possible, so I hope this is one of those products that lasts the whole day).
The liquid is everywhere, I can’t even clean the brush properly before I use it, and as you will see later that is a problem.
But the brush itself seems like a good eyebrow brusher.
And here is a size awareness photo. It’s quite small, in my opinion, it’s easy to grab but it’s the same as using an Ikea pencil to draw your eyebrows. For me that’s not comfortable, I personally like some distance between my fingers and whatever I’m doing since I’m quite clumsy and tend to smudge everything.
Sorry for the red arm, it was a reaction to… something. I had it for a few days, it’s unrelated to this product.
The color is a little lighter than most ash browns, so I wouldn’t call it natural brown. It doesn’t even have red so it’s literally dirty blonde. Well, that’s deceiving, thank you mucho Etude House.
Another thing we can notice here (again, you’ll see this later) is that all that liquid in the brush is too much. So much you can’t even see strokes, it’s just a stain.
I mention this out of comparison to my previous browcara, which has perfect tiny strokes and a long thin applicating brush, it was really nice – making this really disappointing.
Here I tried to apply it as I did with my previous one. Just brush it with the hair. (also one of the application methods they suggest)
My hair is really thick, dark, long, and sparse. Which is the total opposite of Korean eyebrow hair, so I can’t apply the way they suggest it or I’ll be in a bath of browcara.
In the end the bath happened here anyway – I knew that liquid was too much.
So I used a clean brush to settle it, cleaned around with a cotton swab and some foundation… and I got the same effect as simply using eyebrow shadow.
Here I went through a very lengthy process that really bothers me – but at least it worked.
I cleaned all the hair around the eyebrow (which I never had to do before).
I filled in with my light eyebrow powder.
Apply the browcara as they suggest.
Brush with a clean eyebrow brush to remove the excess and have less lumpy spots.
Used my cushion foundation to clean any stain that remained around the eyebrow.
It was really bothersome to do all of this – it worked but ugh so frustrating.
In the end this is the difference of when I use the browcara (with those 5 steps of application) vs when I use just the eyebrow powder.
It looks amazing in the end (it even makes my dark eyes pop out), but it’s a lot of stuff to do for an eyebrow.
So, it worked but I do not recommend it for this type of hair. It smudges instead of giving small hair drawings also, which is another reason I don’t recommend it if you don’t like that type of look.
I got no reaction to the product and the brush didn’t scratch my skin either. But once I’m done with this product I’ll get the previous brand I used…