Talika is a funny brand – it’s never been sure of its place in the UK market; it’s skipped through several PR agencies over the years and you’d only really find it lurking in some dusty corner of John Lewis (which it isn’t any more). Availability is a big problem – I searched Boots only to find one lingering skin care product which to my mind means the brand has been de-listed there but, who knows. It’s currently at SpaceNK and a small handful of on-line sites.
This product is for anyone with sparse brows that would like to see a bit of regrowth with a serum that’s also a temporary colourant which actually is a great idea – a lot of ‘growth’ products for brows are clear and you may as well do two jobs at once. It uses a natural blend (horse chestnut, apple, witch hazel, nettle) to stimulate hair growth – I don’t think you’d see any significant progress for at least 6 weeks – as opposed to the more chemical based boosters (there were concerns about prostaglandins) which could be quicker. I’ve seen this type of product work absolute wonders on brows so I’m convinced entirely that they do work. I’ve also checked SpaceNK’s consumer reviews (they’re real and very, er, honest!) and it’s all good.
So, the only thing I’d say is that in testing, my brows did look a bit drawn on. But that’s very possibly down to my lack of skill because I don’t do much with my brows and I’m certainly not looking for that very dark and precise shape like KK. The brown shade is quite dark, but you can turn the felt tip nib around to either apply in strokes or kind of colour in – which is what I did. My brows do look much more defined, certainly darker, and I would no doubt get better at application if I did it daily. I like the idea of a growth serum and pigment product because you get immediate benefits which makes the painstaking wait for growth a lot more bearable! If you have sparse or patchy brows that could do with some smudge free colour and growth, and you don’t mind practicing a bit it’s for you, but if you have barely any brows or a single hair line brow (more or less), it’s a bit too pigmented to look right and you’d be better with a clear serum. You can find it HERE with £9 off making it £13.
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