Is there a major difference between eyeshadow and brow powder? (urban decay good?)

Is there a major difference between eyeshadow and brow powder?I use the urban decay brow box but i feel like its too dark..and i was thinking of using Naked from the Naked palette to fill in my brows. And then adding a gel. Is this a good idea?

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Hi jackkiee,


Using an eyeshadow to fill in your brows is completely acceptable Smiley Happy. When I dye my hair lighter I tend to use a reddish brown matte shadow that I own to fill in my arches, I know plenty of makeup artists that do this too. I do find that you have to use brow gel sparingly when you use eyeshadows though, otherwise you run the risk of taking off some of the color. 

Whimsically yours,

Hi jackkiee, 


I agree with Janine, its perfectly acceptable and OK to use an eyeshadow (especially matte ones) to fill in your brows. Smiley Happy You can definitely use the matte shades in the Naked palette to fill in your brows and follow up with a clear brow gel or brow wax. I like the gels since they tend to remove less of the product you put on. 



Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

Girl it's perfectly fine!!! Using a matte eyeshadow is EXACTLY the same!!! If you use a shimmery one, I've found it makes the eyebrows look fuller.. But it doesn't look AS au natural as the matte. Smiley Happy


Hey jackkiee,


Until I found a brow pencil I liked, I used to always use a regular eyeshadow. Perfectly acceptable, and it serves double duty if you like to wear it on the lids too Smiley Happy


I have really pale eyebrows and just about can't find a brow powder that matches or isn't too dark, I use shadow all the time. This is especially helpful when I'm travelling as I don't have to pack an extra brow kit, I can just use a good eye shadow. Urban Decay's long lasting formulation is excellent for this. The NAKED palette is just so useful!

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