Sephora Collection Pro Blending Brush #27 vs. MAC 217

This post will be about the Sephora Collection Pro Blending Brush #27 and the MAC 217 Blending Brush. It’s pretty much a given that the MAC 217 is a highly coveted brush, with rave reviews, and major emotional attachments from everyone who owns one. And, if you’re like me, you own multiple MAC 217’s “just in case.”

I’ve tried various blending brushes since the discovery of the MAC 217 Blending Brush, and I admit, there’s been a few that have come pretty close. However, I’m most excited about the Sephora Collection Pro Blending Brush #27 — which turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me since it caught me off guard. :)

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The Sephora Collection Pro Blending Brush #27 is described as “a large shadow brush that flawlessly blends eye shadow for gorgeous results.” Just like the MAC 217,this brush smudges and diffuses color well, and even applies the base color nicely and evenly. The “natural goat bristles softly glide over the skin with a silky touch and apply pigment with ease. The tip of the brush is less dense than the center, encouraging perfect blending.”

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Compared to the MAC 217, the Sephora brush is a tad bit bigger in length and width. But the tapered edge is rounded, which makes transferring color easier; and, the flexibility of the bristles allows for a good “windshield wiper blending” motion. Another added bonus is that the brush can also be used to apply liquid concealers under the eyes for a brighter, airbrushed look — just like the MAC 217. While the MAC 217 is brilliant and probably won’t be replaced any time soon, the Sephora Collection Pro Blending Brush #27 comes in a close second place for me. I like to use it to blend out colors or use it to apply a sweep of color onto my lids. It’s quite versatile which makes it a worthwhile investment.

Sephora Collection Pro Blending Brush #27 retails for $20.00 USD.
MAC 217 retails for $24.00 USD.
Both brushes are made with natural goat hair.

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in “Native”

Lip colors don’t tend to tug at my heartstrings, unless it’s the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshines. In terms of favorite lip products as of late, I’ve been really enjoying the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in “86 Instinct” and Benefit’s Hydra-Smooth Lip Color in “Air Kiss.” While the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks have been out for a few months now, I admit I’m just now gaining some interest in this lipstick range.

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The new Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks have caused quite a buzz around the blogosphere and YouTube, so you bet I had to give one of these babies a try. On Sephora’s website, they are described as “luxury lipstick[s] that delivers intense color payoff plus creamy shine.” The Revolution Lipsticks are rich in texture and pigment, and are very buttery in terms of consistency and how they feel on the lips. These lipsticks appear to “glide on without dragging or skipping and hugs every curve” of your lips. And really, just one swipe will do because they’re so creamy.

Also, “Urban Decay’s Pigment Dispersion System™ gives Revolution Lipstick its super creamy texture, intense pigmentation, superior color dispersion, and extended wear. Maxi-Lip™ defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller. And a nourishing blend of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter keeps lips super moisturized and cushiony soft.”

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“Native” is a pale pink, my-lips-but-better color that is soft and pretty on the lips. The range of Revolution Lipsticks is quite vast, with 20 colors available — from nudes and bright pinks to deep and berry tones and reds as well. “Native” seemed like a good, general shade to start with. The pigmentation is crazy and I find that swiping the product onto my lips is too much. I just dab it a little bit onto my top and bottom lips, and that’s really enough for me. The formula is smooth and creamy so it’s easy to work with and easy to apply. Also, it’s very hydrating as well, so even after the color has worn off, my lips are slightly stained and not feeling dry.

I’d like to get “Obsessed” next, which is a bright baby pink. Originally, I wanted to get a nude shade, but found that they were too brownish and wouldn’t look right with my fair skin tone. The range is definitely worth checking out, but in terms of concept, the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks aren’t a new idea. So many brands are coming out with richly pigmented lipsticks that are glossy and hydrating. For me, my favorite will remain the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines.

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I like the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks and I recommend you swatch colors in person. While the formula and texture feels nice, the finish is not as glossy as I would like. They’re more like standard lipsticks with beefed up pigmentation. I prefer glossy finishes personally, simply because a really matte lip look tends to look a bit mature for my taste. If you’re into bold colors and need your lip colors to be crazy pigmented, I’d recommend this range of lipsticks. However, if you’re like me, and you enjoy a more sheer and subtle look that’s glossy (but not wet-looking), you could probably pass these up and not lose sleep.

Made in USA.
Retails for $22.00 USD.
0.09 oz.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture – Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in “19 Beige Aquarelle”

Unlike other bloggers, I haven’t found the need to “collect” the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture – Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain products — mainly, because lip stains really aren’t my thing. In fact, a year ago, I posted a review on the shade #18 – “Rose Pastelle” and my curiosity for the product ended there. A few weeks ago, while perusing through Sephora yet again, I noticed that YSL had released their Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain – Rebel Nudes, but I was not interested because of the strange sheen the product left behind on the lips. However, the shade 19 Beige Aquarelle from the regular Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain range caught my attention.

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The Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain is a “revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain.” It’s very thin and liquidy upon contact, but dries to a comfortable stain. It’s not drying, not matte, and feels nice on the lips. The product is designed to “coat your lips with this lip color that offers a lightweight texture, which immediately melts onto lips. Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting shine. The applicator’s unique slanted tip and short, soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision.”

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The shade “19 Beige Aquarelle” is a good basic shade to own that’s natural, but leans slightly towards the nude-pink range. The applicator is short and slanted so it’s very easy to use and easy to control the product as you’re applying it. I like to dab the product on my lips before rubbing them together, because the color can gloop on by accident. The color is long lasting, and as a stain, is designed to withstand drinking and eating. It lasts longer than your average lipgloss or lipstick, but does eventually fade, of course. My lips remain hydrated so there’s definitely no complaint there. I’ve noticed that the product doesn’t apply as smoothly when I wear lip balm underneath it, so it’s best to apply it on naked lips.

Made in France.
Retails for $34.00 USD.

Illamasqua Powder Blusher – “Katie”

For the past few months, I’ve only been drawn towards pink blushes. In fact, I’ve neglected to use any of my peachy-pink blushes, coral blushes, and anything that isn’t even remotely pink. Perhaps this is because I think pinks flatter my skintone more — but, regardless, I’ve found a new pink-favorite. While I was on my Illamasqua kick, I picked up a powder blush from their line for a change called “Katie,” and it’s the perfect milky-pink shade ever.

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The color doesn’t appear to be that unique. In fact, the blue-toned, milky pink color is actually quite bright and can look too doll-like if applied with a heavy hand. Illamasqua blushes are already very pigmented and are long-lasting. So I feel like I have to be extra careful with a color like this since it can be chalky when over done. This shade gives you such a pretty glow, even though the blush itself looks quite matte. It’s a very young and innocent kind of pink, and I like to wear it when my eye makeup is a bit heavier or smokier than normal.

However, this isn’t a universal shade and won’t work well for those with medium to dark skintones. Also, with those with olive skintones, this will probably turn out to be chalky and gray-ish on the skin. In terms of skintone, I’m very fair and wear the lightest shades in nearly all ranges of foundations on the market. My undertones are strictly yellow, which is why I think this blush works for me. Asians with heavy yellow tones in their skin may not be able to use this — but I’m not saying that you can’t. I love this shade, but it certainly isn’t the same as my beloved MAC Well Dressed — my all-time favorite, number 1 go-to blush.

Retails for $26.00 USD.

Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow – “Thanks A Latte”

This week, I’ve noticed that Benefit has released some new products. However, I was most drawn to the Longwear Powder Shadows and couldn’t resist. And, as usual, I stuck with a safe, neutral color to try out. I’m still on my Benefit kick and am bordering obsessiveness, so I’m trying to exhibit self control as much as possible.

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I’m not going to lie, but longwear eyeshadows are important to me because I don’t use an eyelid primer. I don’t even layer a matching cream shadow underneath, and I just hope that my eye cream, a little foundation, and some powder will help the eyeshadow stay in place. I suppose it helps that my eyelids aren’t oily, and it appears that transferring doesn’t occur for me – luckily. However, this doesn’t mean that my eyeshadow is flawless at all times by any means.

Hence, the importance of longwear products.

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Benefit’s marketing is eye-catching and I love the packaging of this eyeshadow. Although the product range was released with corresponding cream shadows (that are also long lasting) in various shades, I felt less committed to purchasing more shades since I felt the need to test-drive this shadow first. The packaging is cute, the name of the product is cuter, and I like their new formula.

Sephora’s website states that this product is a “powder eye shadow that lasts.” The long-wearing formula is “soft and silky” and comes in “12 wearable shades and three finishes: matte, satin, and sheen.” It’s designed to be used in conjunction with the creaseless cream shadow for extra staying power.

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The formula is smooth and feels very light. Pigmentation seems good on all the colors in this range, except for the skintone, shimmery colors. “Thanks A Latte” is a golden brown that is lighter than it looks in the pan. It’s not a unique and original color by any means, but can be a great treasure for other neutral eyeshadow fiends out there. The texture of the powder is light and blends like a cream on contact. Once swatched, it doesn’t rub off easily — which is pretty good since the product claims to be “longwear.” I’ve noticed that you can build up the intensity of the shade by layering.

Pigmentation is good and the lasting power is good, too. It’s best to use the blending brush like the MAC 217 to apply AND blend this color. I use “Thanks A Latte” as a base, all-over color before adding a darker color for definition in the crease. The color is light, and once applied and blended, provides a golden-brown sheen that is natural and pretty.

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I like this eyeshadow but I probably won’t go out of my way to purchase more from the range. The colors available are pretty standard and since there’s so many option these days, I wouldn’t say that this is a necessity. The color, however, is pretty and I really like using it on natural-makeup days. While it wasn’t anything mind-blowing, I still really like the shade. If you’re looking to expand your neutral collection, I’d recommend this color. If you’re a fan of Benefit products in general, then I’d recommend checking out the new eyeshadow range.

0.11 oz.
Retails for $20.00 USD.
Made in France.

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter

Currently, my highlighter of choice is the Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter and I’m totally thrilled to be writing about it.

Previously, I had raved about the NARS The Multiple in “Luxor” — and, while that’s still another favorite of mine, Watt’s Up! is a champagne color that’s golden and pretty. I’d say you need both, but the Watt’s Up! will be more natural color-wise (because it runs more beige-y rather than pink).

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Benefit’s Watt’s Up! is described as a “soft-focus highlighter for [the] face.” The luminous champagne color is a golden, skintone-flattering shade that is pearly and shimmery, without having chunks of glitter in it. The texture of the product is smooth and buttery soft, and melts into the skin on contact and has a powdery finish.

I like to add this on my cheeks and sometimes my eyelids — depending on my mood. But, most of all, I like it because it highlights the face with luminosity and glowy-ness.

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My main, personal dislike is the packaging of the product. I don’t mind cutesy packaging and I probably wouldn’t have cared about it if the lid was more secure. It doesn’t snap on tightly and has come off on more than one occasion in my makeup bag, which totally irritates me.

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The sponge-tipped applicator is completely useless, and if anything, I’d imagine it would wipe away whatever you’ve applied underneath. I apply this product with my fingers or with a brush. It’s easy to blend and very forgiving in all lighting.

Sephora describes this product as a “cream-to-powder highlighter” that “turns up the wattage with a delicate, gorgeous champagne glow. Its smooth application and luminous sheen switches on the ‘wow’ factor for any complexion. Apply it to cheeks and browbones, then sculpt with the soft-glow blender for your perfect gleam.” A little goes a long way with this product.

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This highlighter is fool-proof and easy to use. I find that it’s the missing ingredient when you’re using a more matte/semi-matte foundation/base, because it adds the glow without having to take into consideration oil production. Love. I recommend this product, and yes, I would deem this product worthy of being called a necessity. :)

Made in USA.
0.33 oz
Retails for $30.00 USD.

Review: Lancome Renergie Éclat Multi-Lift Multi-Action Tinted Skincare Illuminate + Lift Instant Enhancer

Recently at an outlet sale, I purchased the Lancome RÉNERGIE ÉCLAT MULTI-LIFT Multi-Action Tinted Skincare Illuminate + Lift Instant Enhancer for $25 and it was such a steal. I was always interested in this product some time ago, but felt that $75.00 (regular retail price) for it was ridiculous for a product that wasn’t even a foundation.

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I’m quite pleased with this product and I’ll probably go back and get one for my mom. Keep in mind, technically, I can’t review this product on its lifting and anti-aging performance — although that’s what the product is designed to do. But I do believe that the skincare ingredients in this product has done wonders for my skin — in terms of “preventative measures” regarding anti-aging.

I like the pump and the overall packaging. It comes with 1.3 fl. oz. of product, which is more than a standard foundation. I’ve also reviewed the Lancome RÉNERGIE EYE MULTIPLE ACTION Ultimate Eye Care Duo, which is still performing well. In my experience, the RÉNERGIE line seems to be very effective.

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This product is marketed as “a lightweight tinted moisturizer that addresses signs of aging” and claims to be “more than a BB cream.” I would say, in terms of coverage, this is NOT a foundation and NOT really a tinted moisturizer. I would say it’s more like a BB cream that is hydrating. With this product, I need to set it with powder and it strangely doesn’t contribute to any oil production throughout the day — which is weird, but good. Sephora says that “this new generation of multi-function tinted skincare product moisturizes, lifts, illuminates, and instantly evens skintone.”

I agree that it moisturizes, illuminates, and evens skinstone. That’s really all I expect from a good BB cream/tinted moisturizer. I don’t expect much coverage, and it’s a good thing I didn’t! This product is “created with lifting and color-correcting Multi-Tension technology designed to target upper layers of the skin. The “multi-action formula helps skin feel firmer and denser, as if lifted. Wrinkles appear reduced, and skin’s texture feels smoother.”

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The texture of the product is really slick and smooth. Because of that, it blends seamlessly into the skin very quickly. I can feel my skin drinking up the hydrating ingredients, because it plumps up my skin and makes it look so smooth and radiant. Pores, redness, and lines are concealed immediately and feels nice too. However, there’s no actual coverage — just mild blurring of the imperfections. In my opinion, if you need/like more coverage, it’s probably best to use this product as a primer and layer something on top.

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I got shade 1, which is the lightest shade that seems to work well for my skintone. The shade is very forgiving because it doesn’t seem to actually have that much pigmentation — hence, the lack of coverage. The one thing that I must rave about is the brightening effects of this product. It’s so pretty and it looks just like your skin, but better. I’d say this is more like a “skin enhancer” and I think it would look just as pretty underneath a base product that provides more coverage. Also, unlike most BB creams and tinted moisturizer, this product does not include any sun protection.

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I would recommend this product based on its illuminating and brightening factors, but don’t say I didn’t warn you about the coverage. I think the original retail price of $75.00 is ridiculous; and, the outlet price is only slightly better. If you can hit up the sale, you can snag this for $25, which I think is completely reasonable. I’m going to see how my mom likes it, but I’ll most likely not re-purchase this again unless it’s on sale.

I love how the product looks and feels, but I don’t think it’s for everyone. As always, thanks for reading and happy spring break! :)

Rénergie Éclat is available in four shades for all skintones, from fair to deep:
– Fair/rosy skin: Shade 1 tones down redness
– Fair/beige skin: Shade 2 neutralizes yellowing
– Golden/beige skin: Shade 3 illuminates olive tones
– Golden/dark skin: Shade 4 awakens gray tones

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Check out the glow and illumination from this product! :)

1.3 oz.
Made in France.
Retails for $75.00.
Outlet price $63.90.

3 Mini Benefit Reviews: ‘That Gal’ Brightening Face Primer, Girl Meets Pearl, The POREfessional

I’ve got major commitment issues when it comes to face primers or any type of makeup “base.” This is for various reasons — but, often, it’s because the primer does absolutely nothing or it affects the makeup application process (such as peeling or balling up on my face) and I just get irritated. I’ve been collecting Benefit sample sizes from different holiday packages or from the check-out aisle at Sephora, and I thought it would be better for me to try out the samples of their face primers before purchasing any of them.

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1. Benefit’s ‘That Gal’ Brightening Face Primer is “a silky pink primer that makes skin appear smoother and brighter.” Supposedly, it’s supposed to prime your skin or be worn alone “for clear complexion radiance.” It’s also suggested to re-apply to “re-brighten throughout the day.” I would say out of the 3, this is my least favorite. Although it smells nice and does apply smoothly, it didn’t actually make me look radiant or bright. Even as a priming agent, my makeup wore on just like it usually does and this product made me more oily in the t-zone.

For now, I’m mixing it in with foundation since there’s some pearlescent qualities to the product. It doesn’t really do much and I won’t be purchasing the full size.

2. Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl is “a soft, golden pink, liquid-pearl highlighter.” This product claims to provide a “delectable glow” that is natural, “fancy,” and acts as a “golden-pink liquid pearl luminizer.” The “sheer, light-reflecting formula in a fresh, raspberry scent glides on smoothly for a breathtakingly radiant complexion. Wear it alone for a youthful dewy glow, or over makeup for lustrous “pearlessence.”

This product also contains moisturizing skincare benefits, such as “sesame seed oil and skin-soothing raspberry, chamomile, and sweet almond seed extract to improve skin firmness and smoothness.”

This is my favorite out of the three and is NOT a primer. I love highlighters and it’s difficult to find a good liquid one that doesn’t get cakey or isn’t too glittery/shimmery. The pink tint this product has brightens the skin without disturbing the foundation you’ve already placed onto your skin. It blends in perfectly with my pink blush and appears very natural and healthy. Sometimes I mix it in with my foundation or BB cream when I’m feeling fancy and it makes my skin glow (but not too much). I’d like to purchase the full size in the future once I get through some other highlighting/illuminating products I have.

3. Benefit’s The POREfessional primer is “a PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.” This primer “minimizes the appearance of pores” and wrinkles/lines, and the “silky, lightweight balm” helps to achieve “translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin.” It’s oil-free so I feel much happier with that idea since this will be worn under my makeup. I like this primer and the way that it feels on my skin. I think it helps various formulas of foundation and BB creams glide on better, but it doesn’t necessarily make my makeup last any longer than it usually does. The silky texture is like butter and it disappears upon contact. This is great for pore coverage, so I like to use it along my cheeks, nose, and chin since that’s where my pores ore most visible. The consistency of this product is balm-like but is very light and smooth.

I’m considering purchasing a full size of this because it acts like a “plug” for your pores without clogging them. Hooray!

Quick Face of the Day

Here’s a quick face of the day post for those who are curious what products are “on rotation.” I wasn’t in the mood to mess around with anything relatively new and had to get out the door quickly — so, basicially what you’ll see here are products that are ‘slap on-able.’

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Face:
1. I had added something new to my skincare routine this morning: the Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector serum. So far, I really like it, but I think it’s best to apply this at night under a night cream. For now, I like it during the day for an extra oomph. Pictured here is a sample size from my Beauty Insider points.
2. I’ve had a random, stubborn spot lately that needs some intense treatment. I’ve been layering my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: Dual Action Acne Treatment to keep the acne-fighting ingredients going during the day.
3. My foundation of choice has been the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc. It’s back in rotation after I veered away to use BB creams. I forgot how much I adored this foundation.
4. The Benefit Erase Paste in Fair is my concealer lately. See the review here. You’ll also be seeing more of Benefit cosmetics since I’ve been obsessed with their products the last few weeks. This product is great for brightening up dark spots, even post-hyperpigmentation.
5. The highlighter I’ve been using is The NARS Multiple in “Luxor” and I’m so in love with this. “Luxor” is an iridescent pink that is pretty and natural, and gives the skin a hint of a glow. Love.
6. For blush, I’m using MAC’s “Melba,” which is just okay for me. On me, it’s bit more reddish orange than I’d like so I have to use a light hand. I guess I’m a pink-blush girl all the way, but this has been in my collection and it deserves some use/love.

Lips:
1. The lips have been kept simple as usual, but I’ve been in my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Rose. This is also a Beauty Insider sample and I really like it. However, I think I still prefer for my Dior balm over this one. The Rose shade is tinted so it helps when I’m in a rush.

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Not pictured — but, I’m still on my Naked Basics kick. I’ll let you know when I’m using something different! :)

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow – #25 Ash

The Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in #25 “Ash” is my current favorite for eyebrows. In the past, I’ve used eyebrow pencils, powders, and even stencils; and, I avoided trying the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow because I was afraid it was going to be hard to use.

Some of my previous eyebrow products have been MAC’s pencil in “Lingering,” MAC eyeshadows in “Charcoal Brown,” “Coquette,” or “Brun.” Recently, I’ve tried the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Chestnut, and many eons ago, I was obsessed with Anastasia eyebrow products. Although all the products I’ve mentioned are good and I still use them, I wanted to try something different (just because).

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For me, it’s important that my eyebrows look natural — meaning, it looks like hair and not drawn on eyebrows. Also, since I’m in the process of slowly (but surely) growing out my eyebrow hairs, it’s important that whatever I apply stays put. Nothing is worse than your eyebrows smudging or wearing away. The Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow caught my attention while I was reading a Korean beauty magazine, and since then, I’ve been a little obsessed with the product and feel totally differently about these kinds of eyebrow products! Let me just say, ladies and gentlemen, don’t be afraid of gel eyebrow products.

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Sephora describes this product as a “long-lasting, smudge-proof eyebrow corrector that fills, defines, and lengthens brows.” Even if you don’t have lots of eyebrow hairs — like me — this is perfect because it will still give the illusion of brows. What’s UNNATURAL is when you draw ON the skin to make it seem like you have brows — and this is the look I’ve been trying my hardest to avoid.

“Aqua Brow is a highly pigmented gel that enhances and reshapes natural brows. Its superior waterproof formula creates a strong hold while its high concentration of pigments allows for intense color payoff that will not fade. Aqua Brow’s creamy gel texture gives an even, natural result that will last all day.”

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For the price, this is an excellent product. You need the teeniest dot of product for both brows; and really, a little goes a LONG, LONG way. The squeeze tube is easy to use and doesn’t keep squeezing on its own. It is very easy to control the amount you want to release and that’s received bonus points from me: 1.) no wasted product; 2.) no goopy mess in the lid or around the opening of the tube. Winning.

“Ash” #25 is great for anyone with medium to medium-dark hair and the color can be sheered out or layered for a more pigmented, concentrated look. I apply this with the MAC angled liner/brow brush and the gel formulas glides on smoothly whether you’re going over actual brow hairs or not. It’s easy to fill in sparse areas, while trying to make up for areas where you don’t have eyebrow hairs. Because the formula is gel and not waxy, it doesn’t look clumpy on the actual eyebrow hairs. Perfection.

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This is water-resistant, sweat-proof, budge-proof, and smear-proof. Basically, once applied, your brows aren’t going anywhere — and this is excellent for hot, sweaty days, days out and about, or even rainy days. It’s an all purpose solution to having reliable brows, and no amount of super powder is going to do that! I remove my brows along with my heavy duty mascara at the end of the day with an oil-based eye makeup remover (like Lancome Bi-Facil or the Neutrogena eye makeup remover), and go over my eyes with a cleansing oil afterwards. In my opinion, with proper removal products, it is not difficult to remove. Another win.

How I apply — I squeeze a teeny, tiny dot onto the back of my hand and use my angled brow brush and swipe through the blob. I dab once onto a blank area on the back of my hand to get the product to evenly distribute along the angled bristles. Then, I gently swipe onto my brows starting at the base of the brows where I have the least amount of brow hair. Then, I swipe more product onto the brow area to fill in and bring my brows back to life. Repeat dabbing into blob when necessary.

Surprisingly, this product is easy to use. I think the product is so manageable because the gel texture is thin but not too thin. It allows you to move the color around, sheering it out for a natural look. It sets well — not too fast (where it’s hard to apply because it dries fast) and not too slow (where it has a chance to smudge because it’s too wet). I highly recommend this product for those who have thin/sparse eyebrows because the effect is extremely natural and long-lasting.

0.23 oz.
Made in France.
Retails for $20.00 USD.