A few months ago, before Napoleon Perdis took his brand completely out of America to focus on Australia, I visited the Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics store in Hollywood. I had a Gilt City coupon deal that was burning a hole in my pocket, and I’m always happy to do some shopping damage in Hollywood.
I picked up a few lipsticks, eyeshadows, and Browtox Eyebrow Gel + Grooming Brush, a product I have been dying to try.
In the store, Browtox looked dark enough for my tan skin and dark hair. Once I got home, I realized it was just bad lighting because it is definitely too light for me to use on its own. The box says “universal shade,” but to someone with a year-round tan, that typically reads “too light for you, sucka.”
But I still had to try it. When I applied Browtox, it was absolutely too light, but I expected that as I said above. I had to apply a ton of product on my brows just to tame them and to get some color to show up. It glides on a little too easily because it has a ton of slip, so it took me a while to color in and groom my brows properly. You almost have to wait a few seconds for it to dry down a little in order to work it through your eyebrows. My eyebrows are on the thinner side, so if you have fuller brows, I imagine this would work better for you than me.
I used the included brush, but I much prefer this angled eyeliner brush by EcoTools for my brows. It’s a little thicker and gives me better control during application.
On the plus side, Browtox did last all day without any noticeable fading, flaking or smearing. But unless I add some darker brow powder over Browtox, it’s just not a color I can use. This shade is great to suit lighter complexions.
Since Napoleon Perdis pulled out of America, everything is on sale. So while I’m not a fan of Browtox, every other thing I’ve tried from Napoleon Perdis has been superb, especially Mattifying Mineral Powder and Loose Eye Dust. Check out Nordstrom or Gilt for deals on all available products.