Setting your brows sounds ridiculous. I mean, think about it. It’s not a panacotta.
BUT if you are on top of the biggest trends in the make up world, you know that brows (and with a z) are a big thing right now. Brows that are on ‘fleek’, brows that SLAY, there is so much slang flying around they will need to extend the Oxford Dictionary by half just to cater for them.
Anyway, if you are like me and regularly need to tame/thread/hedgetrim/pluck your brows then you will know how important it is to set them with something so that they don’t end up curling into your eyeballs and looking all manner of unruly.
For the last few months I was using the Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown which is essentially a tinted brown brow mascara. This was great for colour and the wand/brush was great but the hold was terrible. It didn’t really set them and often I would look in the mirror and my brow hairs had come out of place and looked a bit ruffled (ha).
So I thought it was time to try something new! I was in Boots not that long ago and saw both the Rimmel Brow This Way Clear Brow Gel (£3.99) and the L’oréal Brow Artist Brow Plumper (currently £5.99, can differ)
I wanted to try a clear gel in case the coloured one was too light for me! (light brows on me would look a bit insane)
I have found myself reaching for the L’oréal version more than the clear brow gel recently as it is a good colour for me – it’s dark brown and comes with a teeny tiny wand for getting all the brow hairs. The coloured brow plumper is good for making your brows a bit more 3D and the only niggle I have is that the wand gets ALOT of product on it.
So if you’re a bit rough handed with it you might end up with a few dark brown splodges on your face like I did in my most recent make up tutorial on Youtube (smooth).
The clear brow gel is probably the weaker of the two in terms of hold – BUT if for example you have blonde brows then this is a good way of setting your brows without having to worry about colours being wrong for you etc.
So all in all I’d say the L’oréal Brow Plumper is my favourite so far – but the clear brow gel by Rimmel will be great for travelling as it’s so teeny tiny!
Have you used either of these?
Thanks for reading,