Back in 2008, the world went crazy for the newly launched HD Brows, the brainchild of Nilam Patel. A service that tended to your brows using a seven step system for perfect arches and a beautiful power brow. Alongside the HD brow service, a small amount of HD Brow branded products were available to help with keeping brows in check, and to make them look amazing. Fast forward to 2014 and HD Brows exploded into the beauty world with their range of makeup before re-branding into High Definition, a beauty brand that screams luxury and quality. I’ve been playing around with some old favourites from the brow line as well as some of the newer items from the makeup line and so far, I’m very impressed.
High Definition excels in the brow products and over the years, I’ve used the Eye & Brow palette many a time, even before it was designed to be a multi use product. Favouring Foxy as my shade of choice, all brow products come in the HD Brow shade range of Bombshell, Foxy and Vamp. I’ve been trying to change up my brow products lately, and as I’ve been using a lighter shade in general, I find Foxy to be a great fit. Using BrowTec as my main product, I find that the thin twist up pencil gives a great precision when drawing tiny hair strokes. The spoolie on the end of the pencil is a much needed tool, for simple tidying up and to create a great shape. For a deeper finish, the Brow Define pencil is amazing for a long lasting finish. The waxy pencil fills in with ease and the in built pencil sharpener ensures a precise tip is always available. For a quick slick to set brows in place the ColourFix Tinted Brow Gel is great. Either worn alone or over your drawn in brows, the tinted gel isn ‘t crispy or flaky when it sets and holds brows in place for ultimate grooming.
I still have my previous HD Brows Eye & Brow palette in rotation with my palettes, but I do find the shades in the Bombshell palette to be slightly too cool toned for my skin tone. The Foxy Eyeshadow palette is a lot more suited to my colouring and also contains shades that I would wear more often. Featuring a highlighting shade in Bare, and four golden bronze hues; Golden, Honey, Bronze and Truffle, the shades are quite versatile in creating a day time look to a heavier smokier golden eye.
In keeping with the contouring and highlighting trend, I’ve been playing around with the beautiful Sculpt & Glow palette in Light/Medium. I was drawn to the highlighting shade in this palette more than the sculpting shade and I’ve really been layering the rose gold shimmery cream everywhere. On my decolletage, cheekbones, lips and even eyes, it’s so gorgeous. It reminds me of the NARS Orgasm multiple in shade yet the consistency is very balm like. It holds to the skin without sinking into pores and leaves a light sheen of colour. The domed buffer brush and contour brush make light work of applying cream product to the skin, buffing it out to give a flawless finish.
The contour brush also works well with the Illuminating powder. Made with light reflecting pearlescent pigments, the illuminator leaves a light shimmer across the skin without it looking metallic or glittery. It doesn’t leave that wet look highlighter finish that I do like, but instead, a soft and lit from within glow. It’s a more subtle, grown up illuminator and the champagne shade would suit all skin tones.
I’m so pleased to see a brand like HD Brows go from strength to strength especially as I’ve supported them from the initial HD Brow journey right up to the new High Definition launch. I also can’t wait to visit the new High Definition salons which are popping up in towns across the UK.
*Contains PR Samples