Friday, 28 March 2014

Review | Benefit Gimme Brow


Benefit Gimme Brow in light/medium, review

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?! :/

13 comments:

  1. I got this with my beauty card points so I payed £2.50 for it hehe it should be here today so I'll let you know how I get ok with it.. I agree though it is abit expensive! When I was in Norwich they used it on a friend and it came out quite nice! So maybe there's a nackt to it? I duno. I see what you mean though the lines in your brow :/ the tube is tiny too!

    Thanks for the honesty!

    Much love
    Dee

    www.deesbeautifullife.co.uk

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    1. Lucky you for getting it for £2.50! I'd probably wouldn't be as disappointed if it was cheaper! ;p xx

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  2. I find if you wipe off a bit of the product first into the tube like you do with seohora it's much easier to build up and gives a more natural but still defined look

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  3. I've looked at buying this but I may just give it a miss now. I prefer more natural looking brows and how precise can you get with the brush on the ends? xx

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    1. Yeah I prefer to use a powder or pencil really. It makes for a much neater brow in my opinion. :) xx

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  4. Can't wait to try mine and let yo know if I agree xxx
    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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    1. let you know...I was getting down with the kids then....

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    2. Haha, you'll always be "down with the kids" to me! lol Mwah xxxx

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  5. You have nice brows. My brows are to thin and light, so there is hardly anything I can do with them. I am not complaining though..
    www.minsbeautyequipment.com

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  6. Hmmm this has made me feel less like wanting to try it, it is good to see a different opinion in all honesty xx
    www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  7. you do have lovely brows, mine need such work! please have a look at my blog, its very new! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. I've literally been about to buy this for ages so its nice to read this - Theres so much hype and they're all pr gifts so its good to see a bit of variety! Saying that, I'm still a bit curious so if you want to sell this onto me at all I'd be happy to buy it cheaper than RRP! Win win? :)

    http://www.fridayisforeverblog.com xxx

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