Tested on animals:No
Becca's Shadow and Light Brow Contour Mousse is a good brush-on brow product accompanied by a pale, peachy-pink highlighter. This fragrance-free duo lets you create dramatic, filled-in brows without fading, smudging, or smearing (in fact, the brow mousse takes some effort to remove).
More a cream-gel texture, the Brow Enhancing Mousse in this duo is side-by-side with the Arch Defining Crème highlighter in a weighty glass jar. Jar packaging is an issue because the highlighter contains vitamin-derived antioxidants, but we're not downgrading the product for that because Becca isn't making antioxidant or anti-aging claims.
We like that Becca didn't package this with a brush, as the formulas work with a wide variety of brow brushes (this reviewer's favorite being a classic angled-brow brush). The highlighter can be applied with an eyeshadow or synthetic-tipped concealer brush, or with a clean finger.
The brow mousse is intensely pigmented, which means a light touch is needed if you want a softer look. However, those interested in creating dramatic brows will love the bold, natural-looking results this provides.
The brow mousse sets to a soft finish, and stays put. In fact, it took extra effort to remove the color, even with a silicone-based makeup remover.
The highlighting Arch Defining Crème has a thick, balm-like texture that blends easily and its sheer color layers well for a more pronounced highlight. It has a tiny bit of shimmer, nothing we'd consider overkill for the daytime, though it develops a slight oily-looking sheen as the day goes on.
Becca offers Shadow and Light Brow Contour Mousse in three shades, with options for blonde, light or dark-brown brows. Although they suggest mixing the mousse with the highlighter to create other colors, this doesn't work as well in practice. Mixing the two affects the texture of the Brow Enhancing Mousse and adds shimmer to brow hairs, which won't be to everyone's liking.
Shadow and Light Brow Contour Mousse left us impressed. It's great for sculpting and filling in brows, whether you want a softer or more dramatic look. While you can get softer, more precise results from an eyebrow pencil or powder, this duo includes the highlighting Arch Enhancing Crème as an added bonus.
- Easy to create dramatic or natural-looking, sculpted brows.
- The brow mousse lasts all day.
- The highlighter suits a range of skin tones.
- Works well with a variety of brushes.
- Fragrance free.
- Mixing the brow mousse and highlighter doesn't work as well as claimed.