Tuesday, August 13, 2013

AMW Reviews: Benefit Gimme Brow

Remember how we go "ga-ga" over mascara with fibers?  Can you imagine brow product with fibers?  Isn't that a "halleluiah" moment for people with thin and sparse brows?

The ultimate brow authority Benefit Cosmetics finally came up with a brow product I'm going crazy for!  The Benefit Gimme Brow!


Honestly speaking, I do not need Gimme Brow as I have a full set of brows!  But, for my dear clients who complain on not having much brows and drawing them may make them look harsh or unnatural --- I am so excited to share this product to them!  I'm not sure about you but I am obviously excited with Benefit's newest product that will be available locally this month!

Benefit Gimme Brow is also known as the brow-volumizing fiber gel

Benefit says ---
Bring on the brows! This innovative brush-on fiber gel adheres to skin & hair…creating brows where before there were none. It builds easily for thick, lush arches, thanks to a tapered brush for blending & precision tip for shaping. Available in two shades.
INNOVATIVE BRUSH-ON FIBER GEL:
• Water resistant  
• Long-wearing 
• Natural-looking 
• Buildable
Size:  3.0g Net wt. 0.1oz.
Shades: Light/Medium, Medium/Deep
AMW says ---
Pros
  • The size of the wand is a genius. 
  • Very easy to use.
  • The effect comes off super natural.
  • Stays until makeup removal.
  • Brows look define in a natural way.
  • Comes in 2 shades.
  • Brows look fuller immediately after use.
  • Aside from volumizing, this product also gives a hint of "color".
Cons
  • Price.  (As for me, it's totally worth it if you have sparse brows)
Neutral
  • Because I love this product so much and I have a feeling I'll be using this a lot, I hope this comes in bigger size!
Overall
A nice "brow filler".  The outcome will always be natural.

Tips
from Benefit
  • Using short pressing motions, stroke brush tip along brow to define shape. 
  • Comb through to blend & build brows.  
  • For the most natural look, start at the inner edge of your brow and move outward. Repeat to add more volume.
from AMW
  • If you have full brows (like me), invest on Speed Brow instead, this would help tame your brows without adding volume.
  • If you have light colored hair, purchase light/medium, if you have medium to dark colored hair, go for medium/deep shade.
  • After applying Gimme Brow, it helps to use a spoolie and gently brush off excess "fibers".
  • For a more defined brow, it helps to draw your brows with a brow pencil or brow powder, then brush with Benefit Gimme Brow.
  • Do not brush too much, it is addicting to do so but applying too much may create really full-looking brows.
  • Application should be done in short, quick strokes.
Will I repurchase?
BIG YES!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who likes to create brow "volume".

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Benefit counters for Php1,300 (approx $32.50)


Related Links 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/benefitcosmeticsphilippines
Twitter: (@BenefitBeautyPH)
Instagram (BenefitBeautyPH)

Photos

On Spotlight:
Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep.
This shade is perfect for my non-existent hair color!

What I love about Benefit Gimme Brow? 
It's unique short brush that makes it easy to maneuver even for first time makeup wearers.

Application:
I like to start by doing short brush strokes starting at the inner edge of the brow coming outward.

Before and After 
I'm not a perfect model for Benefit Gimme Brow as I'm a long time Brow Zings user, but for your reference, check out the effect on Benefit Gimme Brow.  With just a little amount, my brows magically looks fuller and volumized.  It also gives a bit of tint/color.

Do you need Benefit Gimme Brow?
Any new brow products you discovered recently?

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(Product received during an event.  Reviews 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

23 comments:

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    1. Hi Jenniya, this is a unique product worth trying out :)

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  2. I don't think I need this, I have full brows too.... :)

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    1. Hi issa, what do you use pala for your brows at the moment?

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  3. Nice! I'm sure my sister will surely gonna like this gimme brow! Thanks for sharing this review :D

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  4. Genius product!!! I think I'll buy my mom this since she has quite sparse and light brows :)

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Naku this is perfect for your mom! I remember wishing I have this type of product when I have a "mom" client who has very thin brows!

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  5. ang cute! i need this. followed you sweetie <3

    Carla Cee

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  6. Hi Ms Nikki, do you think this will last for girls with very oily skin? Lately kasi this is my worst problem. After giving birth biglang sobrang naging oily ako. And even with a face primer, talagang ang hirap kumapit nung mga products na ginagamit ko sa eyebrows. BTW I'm using etude's eyebrow liner and yung in2it na brow powder. I love both eyebrow products, kaso nga they won't last long, hulas na agad ang kilay ko! LOL.

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    1. So far sis, this product sticks to my brow hairs naman! As long as I don't rub it, it stayed until removal! I know what you mean about hormonal change!

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  7. This is really something and I really wanna try it. Thanks for the awesome review as always Ms. Nikki

    Always a lurker,
    Yette

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    1. no problem Yette, it's my pleasure! Thanks for visiting

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  8. Im not really sure how this is different from ordinary brow mascaras or brow tints. Hmm.. I'll have to try it out at the counter before making up my mind on it.

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    1. the added "fiber" making the brows look fuller is what's unique with this product :D

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  9. I wonder if using a lash primer with fibers followed by brow powder? I may have to try that. I don't have completely sparse brows but I am trying to "grow" them n because of a bad brow job. ��

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    1. Lash primer for brows? I haven't tried that but so far, you can always use brow powders and this one together!

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  10. I wonder if lash primer with fibers followed by brow powder would work. You may could placed some of both on a mixing palette then apply as well. Depending on how fast it dries. (I know kind of a lot of steps but I kind of like experimenting with products that way. LOL. Mad scientist?

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  11. does this also have a good effect for thick brows like mine?

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    1. If you have thick brows, I highly suggest you use Speed Brow instead, it's a gel that help "fix" your brows in place. The Gimme brow is perfect for girls who have fine and almost non-existent brows as the fibers help THICKEN it.

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