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Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Review

5th February 2018 in Brows, Makeup - 1 Comment - 3 min read

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Review

5th February 2018 in Brows, Makeup - 1 Comment - 3 min read >/div>

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Everyone likes good brows right? Brows have become the it thing in the past few years it’s amazing how trends change so much, in the 90’s it was all about those really thin over plucked brows but now its all about having big full brows that look really defined and arched. The perfect finishing product for those of you looking for great brows is Benefit’s Gimme Brow, it can be used by anyone who wants to groom their brows: men, women, people who have little bit of brow, to people who have a lot of brow.

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Review
Old Gimme Brow compared to the new packaged Gimme Brow

Gimme Brow comes in 3 different shades. The shade i have is Number 3 i thought this might be a bit dark for me because im never the last shade in anything but its actually an alright match for my brows. Shade 1 would be great for you if you have light hair like blonde/light brown, Shade 2 would be great if you have light brown to medium brown hair and Shade 3 would be great for anything deeper than that.

Gimme Brow is first and foremost an eyebrow gel, it works by volumizing the brow hairs with its fibre formula. This is great for all of you that don’t really have much of a brow but you want to build something up. I would suggest use your regular eyebrow pencil/powder lighter than you normally would just to cover in any gaps then use Gimme Brow in upward soft strokes to build the intensity of the product that you desire and you will see how much it builds up a brow thanks to the fibres.

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Review

As you can see above deepest shade number 3 isn’t really all that dark its just ashy enough that it can create a good brow without looking too dark. Gimme Brow is a really versatile product for multiple hair colours.You might feel a bit deceived because you expect something the size of something like Bad Gal Lash or They’re Real but in actual fact the product is tiny about the size of boi-ing hydrating concealer in a very skinny tube.

 
 
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Review
Old Gimme Brow compared to the new packaged Gimme Brow
 

As you can see above the brush is really small as well so its perfect for getting in at those brows. I feel sometimes with brow products the brush is far to big and it kind of hinders the products ability to work properly so by having this small brush you can apply the product where its supposed to be.Gimme Brow is my choice of product when doing my brows because i feel like it does a good job of covering any patches in my brows thanks to the fibres but it also gives a bit of colour and shape to them. I would say Gimme Brow is an on the go not much effort type of product as you dont really need any kind of skill to apply this.

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Review

You’ll be able to find Gimme Brow on any Benefit counter or in any Boutique for £18.50 containing 3g of product which all in all isn’t really a lot of a product but when considering how little you will be using each time it should last you quite a while.
(I didn’t realise this until i was almost done writing this post but i believe Gimme Brow has been recalled by Benefit i bought mine quite a while ago so im not sure when they will be selling any new stock)

 
 

 

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