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Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder Review

TARTE Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder Product Image 2CM AWARD WINNER 2014

$25 | sephora.com
Product Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)

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.

SHADES: Grey (not reviewed), Blonde, Medium Brown & Rich Brown

PRESENTATION: Solid plastic Case with embossed powder.

Quick Review: This is my favorite brow powder ever. The shades are spot on without looking too red or gray and it defines without looking like you stenciled on your brows.

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THE REVIEW

Pencils, powders, wax, pomades, stencils, kits, setting gel…the art of creating perfect brows can be quite daunting. Yet the brows are quite possibly the most important and transformative feature, therefore deserving of even a little attention from even the most reluctant groomer. While I have no problem using a dozen products to force my brows into submission, TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY VOLUMIZING BROW POWDER has easily become my go-to for simple application and dependable brows.

What makes this generous brow powder so magnificent is the reliable, but sheer texture. The product adheres well to areas that are sparse without looking uneven or clumpy. Brows never look unnatural or penciled in. The finish leans more to the matte side without looking powdery and lasts over 12 hours in normal conditions (or even hot, humid conditions). Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder layers nicely over brow pencils (try not to use one that is too waxy or sticky) or under a brow gel/mousse. If you prefer a more defined look, the powder can build on itself without getting clumpy or flaky. Formulated to also be used in the hair, it can be used to fill in sparse areas on the scalp.

In a pinch, you could use an eyeshadow or cheaper product to fill in your brows. I’ve personally tried dozens and while some of them were lovely, the quality and reliability of the TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY VOLUMIZING BROW POWDER has me hooked. The shade range could use a little expansion – but overall it easily encompasses majority of hair/brow colors and the size makes it a great value.

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COLOR TIPS: Darker hair should aim to go 1 level lighter, which lighter hair looks most natural with brows 1 shade darker. Avoid going too dark or light. Also be aware of undertones – you don’t want brows to appear too red or ashy either.

Blonde (Neutral deep blonde with camel undertone) – Good for medium to deep blonde and those with heavy blonde highlights. Lighter blondes might find this a little too dark. However, I have light brown hair and lighten my brows and this gives good balance between my hair and natural brow color.

Medium Brown (Cool toned medium brown) – This is a good universal shade for most brunettes and darker blondes who prefer a deeper colored brow. Also a good choice for black hair since it won’t look too dark or harsh – but won’t look red/orange. Also nice choice for those with naturally full brows for definition.

Rich Brown (Deep chocolate brown) – This is a great color for darker brunettes. The slight chocolate tone lends a subtle warmth without looking unnatural or too red. This worked well for spot covering any sparse areas of the brows.

There is also a grey shade that could work for ebony or very gray hair.

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SWATCHES AND RESULTS

TARTE Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder Swatch 1

 Blonde (neutral camel blonde), Medium Brown (cool toned medium brown), Rich Brown (warm chocolate med./deep brown). Sorry, it was hard to get swatches since the product is semi-sheer (which is a good thing for brow color).  You can see the tone better on my brows below (same order).

TARTE Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow Powder Swatch 2

COSMETIC BLOGTARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY VOLUMIZING BROW POWDER DETAILS
TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY VOLUMIZING BROW POWDER INGREDIENTS:
Blonde: Talc, Mica, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, PTFE, Kaolin, Synthetic Wax, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Lauryl Aspartate, Zinc Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbic Acid, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).
Medium Brown: Mica, Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, PTFE, Kaolin, Synthetic Wax, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Lauryl Aspartate, Zinc Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbic Acid, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides ( CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Rich Brown: Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Dimethicone, PTFE, Kaolin, Synthetic Wax, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Lauryl Aspartate, Zinc Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbic Acid, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).
DIRECTIONS:
-Apply with tarte’s Frame Worker Double-Ended Brow Powder brush. Dip the angled, precision end into the Volumizing Brow Powder, and tap off excess before applying.
-Trace a light line along your natural arch starting at the inner bottom corner.
-Blend the powder upward into the brow in light strokes for a natural-looking, defined arch.
-To fill in sparse areas on the brow and scalp, blend and sweep the powder with the fuller, denser end of the two-in-one brush.
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TARTE products can be purchased at TARTECOSMETICS.COM and SEPHORA.COM.

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