You might have noticed that I’ve had a set brow routine for a good six months now. It takes something really special to worm it’s way into the daily routine, but the Benefit Gimmie Brow Gel* did this against me originally thinking I wouldn’t like it. The “Brow-Volumising Fibre Gel” is said to thicken the individual brow hairs and on first glance it felt a little gimmicky. I went in with the light/medium shade first time round and came to the conclusion it definitely wasn’t a good match (why I thought it would be, I don’t even know, well done Suz…). I then moved on to medium/dark and the rest is (admittedly rather recent) history.
I actually have brow hairs on one side that appear to grow far shorter and more sparse than the opposite, and this really helps to even them out and set them in place, without being crispy/shiny or too dark/warm for my natural colouring – something I normally really struggle with. It also really does create fuller looking brows. The tiny wand allows you to go over sparse areas and build up the product without fear of smudging it elsewhere on your face like you can with other gels.
Miss facial eczema over here also does a lot of rubbing/scratching throughout the day and it holds from 8am in the morning until 8pm in the evening when it gets attacked with the Bioderma. It really is a good all rounder if you’re looking for something to define, shape and set your brows into place. I still have to use pencil a little but this makes the front parts of my brows look so much fuller and more natural so it still gets a massive thumbs up from me.
I’ve also heard that Benefit are teaming up with Debenhams for Brow Arch March – you can have your brows shaped and perfected and pay a donation (minimum £5) which will then go directly to the wonderful Look Good Feel Better charity. (I’m totally not being sponsored to write this or naaathin’ – I just thought it was a lovely idea and I know a lot of my friends who get their brows done there will happily bring their appointments forward for this!)