Gimme brows, I said!
That’s like a beauty lover’s battle cry… “Gimme brows, dagnabbit!”
Mine have grown out quite a bit since last spring, which is when I decided to leave them to their natural tendencies.
Well, mostly natural. I still tweeze a stray hair every now and then, just to keep myself from looking like a tiny Sasquatch, but for the most part, I let them go wild.
I want my brows so lush, full and bold that passersby do double-takes and say to themselves, “Damn! That girl’s got BROWS!”
Benefit’s new Gimme Brow Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel ($22) got my attention because of that word, “Volumizing”
I actually don’t know if volumizing is a real word outside of haircare and mascara circles, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?
Cute little tube too, yeah? And that mini brush? It’s designed to be very precise.
The brush-on waterproof gel formula adheres to both hair and skin and comes in two build-able, natural-looking shades — Light/Medium and Medium/Deep — and you can apply them in multiple layers to strengthen the look.
With brow fillers, I typically go a few shades lighter than my natural brow color because I think that looks less stark and obvious. That’s why I thought Light/Medium would be better for my fuzzy little caterpillars…
Unfortunately, I think it turned out to be a tad too light for me, but I still found a lot to like.
The gel formula is highly pigmented and really adheres to hair and skin with firm hold. In fact, I think if I wanted to, I could build a bold brow with just this alone, and it would last all day.
None of that funky crunchiness, either, that accompanies some brow gels. This formula holds firm but doesn’t get crunchy.