Battle of the eyebrow gels continues! Suddenly, there are so many drugstore brow gels being released that I feel quite confused which one to try. My eyebrow routine always consists of both high-end and drugstore products but I did seem to use only one tinted brow gel in the past few months – the L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper (review here). However, in the last month or so it’s been replaced by another drugstore buy. I’m actually really surprised by the negative reviews that I’ve been seeing on it in the past couple of weeks.
Essence Make Me Brow comes in a much smaller tube and has two shades – 01 Blondy Brows (ashy light brown shade) and 02 Browny Brows (deep brown shade). I got both of them and they’re really good but I’m mostly using the darker one as my eyebrows are pretty black. This product is said to be a dupe for Benefit‘s Gimme Brow which I haven’t tried, so I’m sorry to disappoint but I can’t compare them.
Make Me Brow has a tiny wand that is very comfortable to work with and you get precise results. The applicator makes it smooth and effortless to apply the right amount of product – not too much, just enough. The formula contains fibres that give density, so at the end you get colour, shape and fill in. I like that this gel doesn’t make my brows hard, they definitely get a bit more stiff and they are set in place but without being crispy or painful.
I think the difference between this one and the L’Oreal one is that Make Me Brow‘s consistency isn’t so thick and the eyebrows look more natural with it.
I wear this brow gel on its own or on top of eyebrow pencil and it stays during the whole day.
I think this is one of the most exciting drugstore releases in the past year and I already got one more tube of it.
What’s your favourite drugstore eyebrow gel?