NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Review+Swatches - Red/Auburn

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
 NYX says "our recipe for cooking up exquisite eyebrows includes wax, tools and a pair of complementary powders, which can be customized to create the ideal shade. Each Eyebrow Cake Powder kit includes a slanted brush and a spoolie to shape, style and tame eyebrows." This brow kit is available in six shades, I use Auburn/Red.  Each Eyebrow Cake Powder contains a combined 2.6 grams of product and costs a very affordable $6. NYX is cruelty free. This product was made in Taiwan.

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Red/Auburn
 NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder kit has great packaging. Two brow powders, two mini tools, and a wax, all separated into their own compartments and housed in a convenient, small, and sturdy plastic compact. A full ingredient list can be found on the back of the compact; which is recyclable.
 I guess I'll start off with the tools. NYX includes a small angled brush and a spoolie in their brow kit. I quite like the spoolie, which is pretty standard in design - there isn't much to say about it, but it combs through my brows well. On the other hand, I hate the angled brush. The synthetic bristles are scratchy, and too thick, causing them to deposit too much color over too large of an area. I use a finer, softer, and more precise brush from Gloss instead.
 Now lets move on to the brow powders, which are awesome. Each NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder contains two shades of brow powder that can be mixed and matched to suit your needs and create your perfect brow shade. Both powders are soft and very pigmented, they adhere to both skin and hair quite well and last about seven hours. I have occasionally experienced a little bit of fall out when using these powders.
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Red/Auburn Swatch
I can only use one of the brow powders in the Auburn/Red kit, as the powders are quite warm and darker than I anticipated. NYX describes the Auburn/Red shades as a "matte red brown/matte brown with slight red tones", but I interpret them a little differently. 

Shade 1 is a medium brown with strong red tones - it leans almost a little burgundy. This shade is too dark for me and better suited for those with auburn or very dark red hair. 

Shade 2 is a light, tawny brown with much subtler warm tones. This is a great match and will work well for medium red hair colors like my own. 
 I also love the wax included in NYX' little brow kit! This colorless wax is a little bit tacky to the touch, but it spreads through the brow well, providing flexible hold and helping the brow powders adhere better and last longer.
[It looks better from a more reasonable distance. Brow closeups are hard!]
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder is an awesome, well rounded brow kit. The shade Auburn/Red is a must have for red heads, I think it'll be part of my beauty arsenal for a long time. I like pretty much everything about this product - the powders are pigmented, the wax provides great hold, and the packaging is compact and sturdy. You will need a separate angled brush though, the included one is pretty much useless. I definitely recommend the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder kit, its so affordable and the quality is just great. 

Powder Ingredients:
 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

Wax Ingredients:
Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Carnauba, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire d’abeille, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol

This product was gifted to me.