I never, ever put anything on my brows. They’ve always been pretty thick so I’ve just left them to their own devices. However, I kind of want to get in on the eyebrow game! I feel like I’ve missed out on the multitude of powders, pencils and pomades that come with eyebrows. With that in mind, I found two products to try on my unruly brows.
The first had to be an eyebrow gel. My eyebrow hairs have a tendency to point in all different directions so I wanted a product that could control them. I actually got the Pixi Brow Tamer in a beauty advent calendar and so decided to give it a go. It is slightly more expensive then high street prices (around £15.00) and to be honest, I wouldn’t really say it was worth it.
Although it was easy to apply to the brows – the applicator was a good size and the formula wasn’t too clumpy – it just didn’t really set my eyebrows down. After a couple of hours my brow hairs would already be out of place despite the fact that the product is meant to be long-wearing. However, this may be a little unfair. My brow hairs are very long and perhaps in need of a trim. This brow gel may work perfectly on someone with shorter hairs. Let me know if you have used the Pixi brow tamer and what you thought of it!
The other product I tried out was a ‘brow mascara’. To be honest, I didn’t even know this was a thing but I guess it makes sense. It essentially makes the most of the brow hairs you have, coating them and adding extra ‘fibres’ to act as hairs. I picked up the Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Filler in the colour ‘Deep Brown’ for £7.99 from Amazon.
Maybelline says that this product’s “fiber-infused gel formula adds volume and color for an instant brow boost”. I loved the sound of being able to simply enhance my brows and give a little helping hand to any sparser areas.
The first thing I noticed was the brush. It is an unusual shape, a sort of tapered diamond paddle with lots of little bristles. Although this can be useful for getting to the very inner and outer ends of the brows, it does tend to pick up a lot of excess product at the end of the brush which can cause clumps on your brows. To be fair Maybelline does warn you to remove excess formula from the tip of the brush before application. However, even after doing this I found that the product could be hard to apply neatly due to the excess fibres at the end of the wand.
The colour is pretty dark (swatch on the right) so I would recommend it for people with very very dark brown to black eyebrows.
Despite it being perhaps a little too dark for me, it did give a nice finish to my brows. It filled in any sparse areas and made them look more polished in general.
Overall, I would recommend the Pixi eyebrow gel to those with shorter brow hairs that they just want to keep in place a little more. The Maybelline brow mascara is great for those wishing to make a little more out of the eyebrows they have. Let me know if you have any thoughts on either of these products! As for me though, I think I’m just going to leave my eyebrows alone for now…