I hate to admit it, but the grays are starting to take over. And not the beautiful, neutral greys such as a fun chanel wallet like the one I recently unboxed, or new shoes, but the less fun greys that pop up on my hairline. So imagine my excitement to be receive the #complimentary Clairol Root Touch-Up Concealing Powder form Influencer about a month ago. Finally, did I find the solution to these crusty wiry hairs?
So what is it? The box describes it as a temporary concealing powder and brush that you can use for precision touch-ups on grey hairs. you can use it on your head and your eyebrows. you apply it to dry hair and it washes out with shampoo. It’s supposed to be low-maintenance and easy to use.
It really looks like one giant eyeshadow powder with a giant eyeshadow brush; quite elegantly packaged and I could see myself travelling with it if I needed to. This is simply a powder for the hairline. I was #gifted the colour jetblack and its a quite a dark black color. I am able to use the precision brush to easily cover the grays along my hairline.
Do I like it? While I do have a sprinkling of grey along my hairline, they haven’t spread through out the rest of my head. Or I should say, not that I am aware of. This root touch-up is quite useful, I don’t reach for it every day but when I do remember to use it, it does do a good job of covering the grays. It does blend in easily and while the colour is a tad bit too dark, i can rub it out to get to the right shade of black. I mention these two things because they both impact my long term use of this product. Let’s be honest, this is not a permanent/nor semi-permanent solution. The box clearly states its “temporary”, but how temporary? If you are someone who is always in hands-in their hair then it very likely that you will rub it right out of your hair. While I like rubbing it in to make it blend, any vigorous rubbing and the colour comes right off. Honestly, its like it needs a primer the way eyeshadow does, something to make it stick a little bit more.
Next, my other concern is the brush, if i had more greys this would be way to small. a few hairs here and there makes sense, but it if had a whole tuft then I would want something much bigger. I cant stop from almost wishing for one of those spray on cans of colour really. Don’t get me wrong about this, its useful, but it really is for temporary use, as stated on the packaging. I get the same effect from using my old mascaras to smudge on my greys. And I have used black eyeshadows for the same effect! I feel like someone materialized an idea that’s been in the cosmos for quite some time now.
Is it a game changer? I don’t think so, now that I have it, I will most definitely use it. As a one off here and there. This is really most suitable for getting a quick touch-up before you can get in to the salon to get your hair fixed. But I don’t see myself, nor anyone else, using this as a long-term solution where this the only thing that you use to combat grays. However, I am happy and grateful for the #gift from @influenster.