Bring out your beauty by hiding it with Express Color

Yes the title is an oxymoron but so is Express Color. This is a double duty product made to camouflage both your grey hair and to emphasize your eyebrows. Here’s the basics of Express Color: “The Express Color Kit provides a fast, easy-to-use solution to covering new growth at the roots between permanent hair color applications.
It only takes a few minutes to brush or rub this semi-solid formula on your hair or scalp for an instant fix. It’s like make-up for your hair!” It’s also recommended for eyebrows. Express Color is a water-resistant hair cosmetic that washes out when you want it to wash out – not before then.


The kits contain The Express Color Compact that holds the color pan, an eyebrow brush and a hair applicator brush. It’s available in five shades so that everyone can find what they are looking for. ($29.95)

Marcia wears Drk Brn (aka Dark Brown)

I’ll admit that I didn’t read the instructions the first time I used Express Color. I knew it would help with my regrowth and that it was also for my brows but I didn’t realize it wasn’t a powder. It seemed difficult to pick up the color on the brush at first until I realized that this isn’t a powder. Instead it’s much better since it’s wax based which makes it longer wearing that isn’t going anywhere until I want to remove it.

Express Color

At first I used it just on my eyebrows since at that time my roots weren’t threatening to show the true me. I found it was a little harder to apply since I expected it to be a powder but once I got the hang of it I began using it daily. What I love about eyebrow use is that it lasts all day long. Absolutely no fading away or rubbing away. It’s smooth and makes no mess at all.

Express Color in Drk Brn

Once I get to the 3 week mark after having my hair tinted I have a few too many roots showing. And to no one’s surprise they don’t go away. I don’t like going to the salon too often so stretching it out with Express Color is the way to go. I’ve been using the larger brush that came with the kit to make the gray disappear. I start with my part and then brush more of the color around the part and through the top of my hair lightly. That makes it all blend in. Since it doesn’t come off at night I have clean pillowcases and no gray showing in the morning. I’ve also used it along my temples and the color doesn’t come off on my glass stems.

Express Color Drk Brn (after two uses)

In 2018 I’ll be on a 3 week trip and Express Color will be coming abroad with me. It won’t break or spill. It does double duty. It’s lightweight. And it wants to stay with me!

Lisa wears Med Brn (Medium Brown):

Express Color Medium Brown

Like Marcia, I was very surprised that the Express Color was a wax. It looks like a powder, so I couldn’t figure out why it was difficult to get pigment on the brushes…then it occurred to me it would be a great idea to read directions! I do prefer wax for eyebrows, actually, for two reasons. One, wax keeps my eyebrows in place.  Two, wax gives a bit of texture and doesn’t smear. So the wax was a happy discovery.

Express Color Medium Brown
Express Color Medium Brown

The Medium Brown is a perfect color for my medium brown hair. It’s just a shade or two lighter, which is what you want your eyebrows to be – slightly lighter than your hair color. It’s not so light that it doesn’t also work on my grey roots, thankfully. My gray roots happen to be WHITE, so it doesn’t really work on my part – I need heavy-duty help for that area. However, it does work wonders on those areas around my ears that I can’t easily get with root spray.

I definitely like the two brushes that are included in this set.

The larger brush is great for covering up gray areas, and the smaller one is the classic shape and size for eyebrows. These brushes are excellent quality and well worth the price point.

Overall, this is a terrific little set for bringing out your beauty by hiding what you just don’t want people to see!  You can find Express Color online at  Take a look to find your perfect color.


  1. Dana Rodriguez | 19th Nov 17

    I haven’t heard of this before your review. It sounds like a awesome product!!!

  2. Rachel Beltz | 19th Nov 17

    I think I have seen express color at my hairdressers! It seems like such a useful product for the weeks between colorings!

  3. susan byrne | 19th Nov 17

    This product looks interesting. I usually don’t mess with my eyebrows except for keeping them tame. I don’t add any color to them. Looks cool.

  4. Crystal Fuentes | 20th Nov 17

    I turned 37 this year and I’ve definitely started getting some grays. I already love filling in my brows, so why not my roots too!!

  5. Never Say Die Beauty | 21st Nov 17

    So how did you both finally get the wax on your brush and how do you spread it?

  6. beautyin | 21st Nov 17

    @Allison, you just have to press the product on the brush a little harder than expected. Plus once you use it the wax softens somewhat making it easier to use. Use the provided brushes or your own eyebrow brush.

  7. Lola Seicento | 21st Nov 17

    What an interesting product Both of those bushes look really great, too!

  8. Tiki | 21st Nov 17

    I seriously needed this product a couple of weeks ago when my gray hairs were being extra disrespectful.

  9. Courtney | 21st Nov 17

    This looks like a neat product. I’ve never used anything like it before.

  10. 25 Sweetpeas | 21st Nov 17

    Sounds interesting!

  11. nichole costa | 21st Nov 17

    interesting. Idk if I’ll give up my regular brow product though.

  12. Kimberly | 21st Nov 17

    I have a few different similar products that I used to use but now that I have ombre brown-blonde hair I don’t feel too guilty about the odd grey showing up. If I go back to a solid hue I will probably pull them out again.

  13. Kathryne | 21st Nov 17

    This is helpful for those waiting for their next hair color appointments.

  14. Kristi V BeginNails | 21st Nov 17

    Hmmm, sounds like I need this! LOL. I go every 4 or 6 months due to laziness though. I have random grey, so I call them tinsel – cuz I’m festive. haha! I do like the idea of this though.

  15. Jen | 21st Nov 17

    I hadn’t heard of this before – thanks for sharing!

  16. Norah | 21st Nov 17

    This is a new man and I am intrigued! Great write up.

  17. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 21st Nov 17

    I like to wax for my brows too.

  18. The Jedi Wife | 22nd Nov 17

    I really like that it does double duty for both hair roots and your eyebrows! I try to be minimalist when traveling so this is perfect!

  19. Polarbelle | 22nd Nov 17

    That sounds like a really worthwhile product that does the trick.

  20. | 22nd Nov 17

    This is so travel-friendly! And I love that it can be used on the hair as well as brows.

  21. Nikki | 22nd Nov 17

    This definitely sounds interesting! I’m seriously the laziest person when it comes to brows.

  22. Emily Draher | 22nd Nov 17

    Very nice – I prefer a waxier product on my eyebrows as well. Lasts a lot longer than just a powder!

  23. Ehmkay nails | 22nd Nov 17

    This sounds like a cool product!

  24. Anastasia | 23rd Nov 17

    Those colors look very natural. I bet they’re perfect for root touchups.

  25. Lacquerexpression | 24th Nov 17

    Very interesting product. I don’t color my hair but I’ll keep this in mind.

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