Monday, July 21, 2014

Low Brow Helper

Brow game is getting intense these days, with pencil, powder, pomade and felt-tip pen making bold statements everywhere. I prefer a more natural, laid-back approach so when I saw the tinted gel half of the Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown, I knew I wanted to try it.

I've been happy with the pencils and powders that I own but I'd only ever tried clear brow gel and it didn't give the result that could be possibly be achieved with a no-fuss, one-step tinted gel. The shade Dark Brown is quite cool, making it suitable for black-brown Asian hair and the gel is quite pigmented, which has its pros and cons. The mascara-style brush applicator is much longer than say, Benefit's Gimme Brow, and can easily streak the pigmented gel across half your brow-bone if you're not careful and quite cautious with application. Using small strokes helps distribute the gel evenly and a cotton bud can quickly clean up anything awry. I like the effect- brows that look neater and polished than they would naturally but visibly low-maintenance than sketching in a full stencil-like brow.
I don't have any comments on the pencil side of this product because I haven't been using it. I prefer the shade matches of my Lioele Artist Auto Eye Brow Pencil in 03 Grey-Black or the Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 04 Black Brown, but I've been loving the ease of delicately brushing in the tinted gel. It's quick and simple and overall a more natural finish to the regular put-togetherness that 'done' brows give off. I'll lazily opt for a one-step process and give a hearty sigh of admiration to those who sketch in their brows and stripe on their warpaint everyday.


  1. This sounds like a good product and a shade that will likely match me too. It's so hard to find a good, cool brown that matches dark hair, without looking like red streaks!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    1. I haven't dabbled in many brow products so I haven't actually found any that look reddish! Asian brands generally get it right, as long as you don't pick a brown that's clearly meant for light or dyed hair heh.