It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that eyebrows can make or break your entire look. During my teenage years, I fell victim to the early 2000s trend of waxing my eyebrows within an inch of their lifetime. Instead of full and natural eyebrows I had two razor-thin commas floating above my eyes. Finally, I came to my senses and let my eyebrows grow naturally. Later, I experimented with different eyebrow pencils fill in and define my brows. But once I found out Benefit Gimme Brow Tinted Brow Gel ($26), I’ve never looked back.
My Honest Review of Benefit Gimme Brow Gel
The advantage is the first non-CVS adult beauty brand I’ve never used it, so it holds a special place in my heart. In my opinion, they do better than many other beauty brands. What I love most about this brow gel is that it’s so easy and quick to apply. I think a common misconception about brow products is that they require precision, but that’s not the case with Benefit’s tinted brow gel at all. You can put it on in just a few swipes pretty much the same way you would a lipstick. The first time I used it, I had too much coffee and my hands were shaking with caffeine – and I was still able to apply it perfectly.
Before trying brow gels, I exclusively used brow pencils, which are great for adding fine, hair-like lines. But what I love about gels is that they set your brows and hold them in place for a more defined look. There are clear gels on the market that you can use after a pencil, but I find these formulas a bit stickier than Benefit’s tinted gel. It’s a perfect choice if you’re like me and prefer fewer steps and faster results. I don’t try to spend hours in front of my bathroom mirror just to get pretty eyebrows.
The application process is as easy as key lime pie (my favorite pie). Simply glide the spoolie applicator over your brow line for instantly bolder, better looking brows. What I love about the formula is that it adds volume, so it not only makes your brows darker, but it makes them look fuller. It also stays put and lasts way longer than the eyebrow pencils or powders I’ve used. I don’t even put it in my makeup bag to reapply throughout the day. It’s an easy “one and done” situation – I just slipped it in the morning.
At the end of the line ? This tinted gel makes my brows look like I had them done by a professional makeup artist, when in fact I did them myself in less than 60 seconds.
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