Top Natural Brow, bottom with Benefit 'Gimme Brow' in light/medium £17.50
If you read my blog regularly you will know I love brows. It's a weird obsession to have I know, but I really do! I can't go out the door without my brows on, I feel naked as they completely change the shape of my face giving it more definition and structure. When I saw Benefit were bringing out a new brow product I was all over it like a rash, and for one that doesn't really use a brow gel I was really excited to try it.
Gimme Brow is not like most brow gels, its similar in the way that it tints them slightly and keeps them in place but also comes with tiny fibres which are meant to thicken your brows creating a fuller more defined brow.
I've been using it for a good week now so feel I can cast my full judgement on it. I know lots of people love this but for me it's a bit of a fail. **shock horror!!* I know a lot of people with disagree with me on this and that's fine, we're not all the same,... that would just be boring! lol
Firstly the price... nearly £18 pounds of a brow gel, come on, I expect a wax or tint to be included for that! I know Benefit is not the cheapest brand out there but I think a fair price would be more of the £10-£15 mark personally.
When using it I was expecting there to be fibres as stated on the tube, I couldn't see any, nothing but a thick gloppy gel that for some reason applies quite heavily on me. I find (as you can see from the photo) that the gel clings to the hairs, separating them and making them look liney ( if that's a word), they don't appear natural to me at all. I would be lying if I said it didn't thicken them, because it does there's no denying that and it does define and tint them, but for me it just doesn't DO enough to warrant the price tag. I find myself vigorously combing them out to try and make them appear softer which to be honest is not something I have time for in the morning.
Without being too much of a 'Negative Nelly' I can see why people like it, I think I'm just in the minority on this one. For people that don't like to spend time pencilling their brows in, then this would appeal as it's fairly simple to use, and for those who want a slightly less defined brow ( excluding the clumps of eyebrow hair) this may appeal to them as well... but not me. I love the idea of it and in theory I should love it, but in reality I just can't make it work for me and just don't like the effect in which it gives.
Anyone else feel the same or is it just me?! :/