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I'm a lady in her 40's who loves her beauty products! No makeup makeup is my game & pretty packaging gets me every time, though I'm willing to forgive that with skincare (but only if the product is effective!). 

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xoxo Keala

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Swatched: Guerlain Eyebrow Kit in 00 Universal

The only item I was really interested in from the Guerlain Spring 2014 collection was the Eyebrow Kit. It looked really nice, I had never tried a powder before, plus my 2+ year old brow pencil was starting to get finicky on me. I guess pencil formulas can change after that long! Ooops. 

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Guerlain Eyebrow Kit in 00 Universal, $52/.14oz @ Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks, Neiman Marcus

This is a cute little compact…lightweight and small enough in size to carry in your purse if you touch up your brows during the day! Ok, I kinda just made that up…but in all curiosity does anyone out there really touch up their brows during the day??? And there's the signature pouch. 

The little palette comes with 4 colors…3 brow colors plus a highlight shade for under the brow. Plus, there's also a little dual ended applicator, which I find extremely useful since it has a spoolie on one end and an brush on the other (better picture of the applicator below).

Since this is my first experience with a brow powder, I'm not sure how it compares to others or if it falls into the category of how brow powders are 'supposed' to be. I must also say that I don't use this to draw brows on…I'm only using this to fill in a few sparse areas and to sometimes give a stronger brow look.  For my needs, this has been really good and seems to apply smoothly. I use tiny strokes, and most of the time I end up using the pointy side of the included brush. If I make a mistake, it's pretty easily wipe or spoolie away. I use the 2 darkest shades the most. I've used the lightest brow shade a few times - and though I don't use it often it is still very nice to have the option. 

What I love about this kit is that I can mix and match the colors according to what I'm trying to achieve, and also depending on what area of the brow I'm working on. I think that's the best thing about this kit - it gives you options!!! And as Lena pointed out below, this also means it should be versatile enough to accommodate many brow colors from blonde to brunette. 

Oh, and as a side note...I don't care for the highlight shade. It's a bit hard, not very smooth and tends to catch on any flakey bits (yes I have a flakey brow area sometimes!). I think it's fine in an emergency, but I wouldn't count on it on a regular basis. Other than that, I'm very happy with this little brow palette :-)

Swatch below taken with the included brush end applicator. 

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Empties: December 2013

Project Make-A-Dent: Makeup, Vol. I