I received the Bravon Beauty “Pretty Fabulous 9 Piece Kit with Bag” and quite frankly had a feeling of excitement and anxiety as I tried to figure out what I would try first! First, can’t we all just agree that 9 pieces, plus a bag for $72 is an outrageous value?
Please note that all swatches and pictures of products are used under a white light box with no filter so you can see the true color.
Here is what the kit looks like – I can’t wait to share with you how it translated to from containers and a picture to skin!
Bravon’s Pretty Fabulous 9 Piece Set with Bag $72 – Photo used with permission
Here is everything the kit includes:
L to R: Meteor Showers, Venus and Pink Diamond. All swatches taken under white light box with no filter. Magnetic Eye Primer was used under the pigments.
- Net Wt. 0.23 fl oz/6.8 mL – HD Vinyl Liquid Lipstick – Hot Buttered Rum ($18)
- Net Wt. 0.12 oz/3.4 g – Motto Matte Moisture Lipstick – Sleep In The Nude ($17)
- Net Wt. 0.04 oz/1.2 g – Lip Prefix Primer Liner – Cinnamon ($14)
From L to R: Lip Spa in Rose Petal Tea (not in kit), Cinnamon Lip Prefix Primer Liner, Sleep in the Nude #motoMatte Lipstick, HD Vinyl Lipstick in Hot Buttered Rum
Gel Tech Longwear Eye Liner in Ebony on left. Repeat of Pigments already pictured.
- Double-Blade Gel Pencil Sharpener ($6) – I was impressed with the sharpener – it’s huge! Immediately I thought… Yep, Bravon knows about girls like me… the ones who hate emptying their liner sharpeners! You have to see it:
Bravon’s XL Sharpener is over an 1″ long and a double decker holding chamber.
- Faux-Croc Cosmetic Clutch, measures – 9″W x 7″H x 1-1/2″ See Kit Picture above
- Total value – over $85
I didn’t quite know where to start, but complexion is basic so I started with a tinted moisturizer and Bravon’s Eraser Tinted Diffusion Powder in Natural Beige ($21) and applied the Magnetic Eye Primer. The Eye Primer has a slight pigment to it that evens out your natural eyelid color – giving you a blank canvas to work with. The Eraser Tinted Diffusion Powder is amazing because it evens out your skin with out leaving creasing or settling in lines. It is not a heavy coverage – you can still see skin!
I made the mistake of wanting to put EVERYTHING in the kit on my face at the same time! Eeek! I forgot what Bravon’s mission was – to bring out your inner artist. I was so excited to put those pigments on that I grossly underestimated the power they packed! Wow – just look at the pictures (actual swatches taken from product instead of computer generated pigment)!
So as you can imagine and I am humbled to admit it… I made a mess of things! I had to relearn how to use loose pigments, especially the ones that were very intense. I went back to basics and listened to my inner artist – start with the lightest color, which was the pink… Pink Diamonds and intensify from there. I used it as my highlight color on my lid and under my eyes. I then took the darkest color Meteor Showers and made a crease for a deep smoky eye. The middle color Venus, which was very warm, I used in two places the middle of my crease an then I swept some through my brows.
Bravon Hi-Fi Loose Pigments from bravonbeauty.com Screen shot used with permission.
I used the Gel Tech Long Wear Eye Liner in Ebony – it was amazingly smooth. I used it on top of my lashes and on the inner rims of my eyelid to make my lashes look more finished. It is easy to sharpen and wears all day.
Gel Tech Longwear Eyeliner Pigments – Screen Shot Used With Permission
The Double Wingspan Mascara in Raven is just amazing. You can see how my lashes look long, separated an finished. The curve of the wand aids in the direction of the lashes.
Now there are three lip products included in this kit. I put on all three. I should have believed there was enough pow in the liner. Then the lipstick. But when I got to the Vinyl Liquid Lipstick… it was too much (color swatch on right with lip products). My lips looked way too dark. I then realized again that I can switch in and out lip colors and textures – just as the Master would have. Just because it’s in the kit doesn’t mean I have to put it all on at once! I did my lips over again and this time, I used just the Primer Liner in Cinnamon and the Motto Matte Sleep in the Nude Lipstick. I took an item that was not in the kit, but lightened up the look for me which was another Bravon Lip Product – Lip Spa Aqua Gloss in Rose Petal Tea (Pictured above & not included in the kit):
I warmed my complexion up with Bravon’s Dual Nature Contouring Bronzer in 70 Degrees and Sunny:
On the apples of my cheeks, I used Susumu Suede Blush in Hydrangea:
Hydrangea Blush on top left, 70 Degrees and Sunny on bottom left and Magnetic Eye Primer on the right
Here’s the finished look… a kit with my own twist:
Find out about my first ordering experience here. To order your own kit – or try the new summer 8 pc sizzling kit, go to www.bravonbeauty.com! Leave comments here to tell me what you ordered and what you think of this amazing new line!