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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders | Review and Swatches

If you've read my recent eyebrow routine(here) you may be able to tell that I am not basic when it comes to my brows. I am super fussy and like to make sure they are absolutely perfectly defined before I apply the rest of my makeup. The trouble is though I have to use three products to do so! Yes, sometimes that can feel like a chore but it's what I like. I rarely ever change up my brow routine but for the last few weeks I have been trying out some new brow products, the Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders. I haven't used a brow product from Rimmel since I was around 15 when I filled my brows in with their Brow Pencil but obviously since then the whole entire brow game has completely changed.
Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders
Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders
The Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders are quite simply loose brow powders within what looks quite similar to their exagerrate liner packaging. The pots have to be shaken before application in order to get enough powder onto the applicator provided inside to fill in the brows. The applicator is a soft sponge which appears to be a little too thick for me to actually define the brows thoroughly. It's just not very precise. Due to that I prefer to outline and fill my brows using my ABH dipbrow pomade first of all and then fill in any sparse areas using the Brow Shake Filling Powder from the beginning of my brows and outwards. The powder is ever so soft and fine that it seems to kick up a bit of a mess when in use so I make sure to tap off any excess on the applicator before I use it.

There are four different shades in the range, Blonde, Medium Brown, Dark Brown and Black. I have been using the shade Medium Brown which is the closest match to my hair and brows. Unfortunately it is warm toned rather than cool toned which is a disappointment as an ashy shade would've matched me so much better. In fact I'd say that all of the shades in the range are currently warmer tones which is a shame as I would've liked to see more variety. I hope that Rimmel decide to add some new shades to the range in the future so there's more choice.

Admittedly the Brow Shake Filling Powders can be seen as a bit of a faff as they don't exactly do the job that they claim to do. Granted they fill and enhance the brows wonderfully but the sponge applicator makes it so difficult to define and shape them. I'd say they are much more suited towards filling rather than actually defining them. It would've been much easier if the applicator was an angled brush as it would give you more precision. Thankfully I haven't found any problems in terms of longevity. The powders have stayed put throughout the wind, rain etc, without any fading. If you're perhaps looking for a brow product that will give you intense, full brows in seconds and lasts throughout the day then this may just be for you.
Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder Swatches
Overall, I personally enjoy using the brow shake powders for filling rather than using it as a 'whole'. I have found it is what works best for me. You never know though, you may feel entirely different. It's just what I've found from my experience.

The Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders are priced at £5.99 in Boots and Superdrug now which is well priced compared to other brow products on the market at the moment. If you're interested in giving them a go I suggest you give them a swatch before you buy.

Have you tried the Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders?
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