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Product Review—Makeup: Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder in Blonde

Product Review—Makeup: Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder in Blonde



If there is one thing that must be perfect everyday with my makeup, it’s my eyebrows. It seems that these days, eyebrows are all over the map – literally! I see big ones, thick ones, skinny ones, black ones, blond ones, and some clown brows are #trending pretty darn hard on Instagram. (I don’t think they know it thought. Bad Tracey….)

At any rate, over the years as a makeup artist and as a cosmetics trainer, I have learned the value of a taupe eyebrow product – be it pencil or powder.  Taupe or blond has the ability to work with any brow color.  I tell my students, when in doubt, use taupe, and it works.

Case in point:

I was sent a Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder in Blonde along with a fabulous brush to review, and I am more than pleased.

Here are the deets about Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder:

TARTE Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow PowderWhat it is:

A volumizing formula for flawlessly defined eyebrows and hair.

What it does:

The secret weapon for great brows, this volumizing formula is rich and ultrafine, making it ideal for filling in sparse brows. It seamlessly defines the arch without harsh lines, and comes in versatile shades that are infused with Amazonian clay and mineral pigments. The weightless and fine-grained powder clings to natural hair to abate surface oil, lock pigment in place, and camouflage roots and thinning hairlines.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

Parabens| Phthalates

My results:

I have black eyebrows and normally use a medium brown pencil or powder. But, I was not deterred by this blonde eyebrow powder.  As a matter of fact, I was pretty excited, but cause I realized it could teach a lesson.

As every great makeup artist should, I applied the powder lightly in the front of my brow, filling in my sparse areas along the way and covering my grey hairs.  I love that this powder covers grey hair! (I may have to brush it in my temples too…) It also sticks to skin, so areas where hair is sparse, it fills in and “volumizes” as they claim.

When it comes to my arch and tail, I like it high and long. No problem with Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder. My arch looks full and natural, as does the tail of my brow.

Additionally, I love that the blonde lightens up my naturally black eyebrows making them softer, yet they are well defined. You can see my before and after below. I deliberately didn’t wear any other makeup in the photos, not even foundation or concealer.

Brows before Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder in Blonde

Brows before Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder in Blonde

Brows after Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder in Blonde

Brows after Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder in Blonde

Bling Factor:

Pro: Natual looking, coats hair, sticks to skin, does not disappear during the day

Con: None

Price: $25 (Tarte brow brush is $21)

Buy Again: Yes

Packaging: 5 Blings – Luxe package, mirrored compact, lots of product

Overall: 5 Blings

Hero Ingredient: Amazonian clay and mineral pigments

Natural/Organic/Vegan: Natural

Cruelty Free: Yes

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