Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel Review

Yes! Another high end product review! I purchased this last year and completely forgot to put it into a haul.

Benefit is an American based company and all products are made in the USA! This is a review on the very popular Benefit Gimme Brow.

Outer packaging.

Claims on the packaging.

Description, including ingredients. Sorry about the sticker residue on the bottom right.

The product.

Label on the tube.

Wand. It’s really small! And notice the tiny fibers.

Description: Tinted volumising gel for the brows. Comes in 3 grams/0.1 oz product and in three shades, 01 Light, 03 Medium, and 05 Deep.

Where to buy: Sephora outlets nationwide (store list here), Benefit Boutiques (1 Utama, Petaling Jaya; Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur; Gurney Plaza, Penang).

Price: MYR 125.00, (MYR 145.00 on the Benefit website)

Swatch

Bare brows.

Does make my brows fuller. The tint is showing up a little stronger than it seems in person.

Pros:

Holds brows in place very well!

The colour is good for me (although it may seem a little off in the picture).

Makes brows fuller!

Formula is pretty pigmented for a brow product.

Lasts very well a good 6 to 7 hours of wear before it starts fading and even then product doesn’t just disappear.

Soft, tiny wand for even the sparsest of brows.

Dries fast and matte.

 

Cons:

Too EXPENSIVE, for 3, THREE grams of product!!!!!

It makes my brows feel a tiny bit stiff although not crunchy.

Not very accessible because Sephora and Benefit stores aren’t available in all states.

Right around the two month mark, the product started smelling funky or perhaps it already does smell like that, I have no idea (but I use it anyway because it doesn’t actually go in my eye).

 

Rating:

8/10

Do I love this product? HECK YES!!!!!! Will I buy it again? HECK NO!!!!!!!!!

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Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara Review

Essence happens to be one of my most favourite drugstore brand and it is no surprise I put it into my top 5 most affordable Malaysian drugstore makeup brand (post link here). On their website they claim to be cruelty free and apparently they also use minimal animal ingredients.

Previous Essence product reviews (Lipliner, here; Essence Eyeshadow Base, here; Essence Matt Bronzing Powder, here; Essence Longlasting Eye Pencil, here; Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara, here).

This product is very similar to another popular brow product that is also named very similarly *wink*.

I love it by the way, and so this review is good!

YES! I got a new background!!!

YES! I got a new background!!!

It is a tiny wand. It is pretty scratchy but nothing I can't work around.

It is a tiny wand. It is pretty scratchy but nothing I can’t work around.

Can you see tiny fibres? That really fills up the brows!

Can you see tiny fibres? That really fills up the brows!

Description: It is an eyebrow mascara with tiny fibres in it that help fill in the brows. It comes in two colours 01 (blondy brows) and 02 (browny brows). I have the darker one, i.e. 02. Contains 3.8 ml product.

Where to buy: Watsons [updated 14/072017].

Price: MYR 12.90 (as always, it’s a drugstore product and you could wait for a discount, but at MYR 12.90 you have nothing to lose!).

Hand swatch. It is cool tone grayish brown. Kind of a perfect match for me.

Hand swatch. It is cool tone grayish brown. Kind of a perfect match for me.

Bare brows.

Bare brows.

Tada!!! Filled in and full!

Tada!!! Filled in and full! And doesn’t it look natural?

I don’t typically use it on its own. I like filling in my brows with a pencil first.

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Pros:

Easy to use (not a product you can go overboard with).

The tiny fibers really fill the brows up.

The wand is really helpful and small enough to fit even thin brows.

Long lasting and keeps brows in place well (a good 6 to 7 hours if you don’t sweat or rub your face/brows).

Doesn’t make the eyebrows stiff or crunchy (I hate that! I’d rather use hairspray if a product did that!).

Dries fast.

 

Cons:

The wand is pretty stiff.

Not waterproof (not necessarily a con).

Not easily available.

 

Rating:

8.9/10

This rating may change depending on how it fares with the famous high end product. I have yet to try that one but when I do I’ll review that too!!! As for the product itself, it is A-MAH-ZING! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! I already have a freaking backup!

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara Review

I’ve gone on and on about how much I love Essence products in my past posts all of which I’ll link below;

Essence Lip Liner Review – link

Essence I ❤ Stage Eyeshadow Base Review – link

Essence Matt Bronzer Review – link

Essence Longlasting Eye Pencil Review – link

I actually received this from a giveaway hosted by local beauty blogger Sabrina (blog link here) and just opened it about three months ago. It’s like mascara in that expiration date is 6 months after opening the tube.

The product.

The product.

The wand. It's a pretty standard mascara wand... And it's brown because it has mixed with my other brow products because I typically use this gel to keep my brows in place.

The wand. It’s a pretty standard mascara wand… And it’s brown because it has mixed with my other brow products because I typically use this gel to keep my brows in place.

Of course the product ge tainted as well and I guess that's expected...

Of course the product gets tainted as well and I guess that’s expected…  Don’t be alarmed!

I love the whole clear themed packaging. It doesn't look expensive but I kinda love it.

I love the whole clear themed packaging. It of course doesn’t look expensive but I love it.

Description: It is a clear gel mascara that’s used either on the eyelashes or the eyebrows. Comes in a tube of 9ml.

Where to buy: Watsons [updated 14/072017].

Price: MYR 12.60; you can always look out for a promotion or a discount!

Swatch.

Swatch.

It dries invisible... Like a clear gel.

It dries invisible… Like a clear gel. Duh… *slaps forehead*

Bare brows. Pretty messy, eeekk!

Bare brows. Pretty messy, eeekk!

With the brow gel (it has yet to dry).

With the brow gel (it has yet to dry).

After about 6 hours of wear. Pretty good huh?

After about 6 hours of wear and I was out and did sweat a fair bit. Pretty good huh? Excuse my slightly “shiny” face…

Pros:

Long lasting.

Easy to use.

Inexpensive.

Does not make the eyebrows feel stiff or crunchy.

Does not feel sticky.

Dries pretty fast.

 

Cons:

Products need to be taken off the wand before application or it can feel a little too much.

 

Rating

8.8/10

I love this product! In fact, I watched a YouTube review that compared it to a high end product, even going so far as to call it a dupe. I’ll link the video below…