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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Essence Eyebrow Gel-Colour & Shape - Review, Swatches & Mini Tutorial


Hey girls! Today we are going to be talking about eyebrows because I just had to have this brand new brow product as soon as I spotted it at my local departmental store. The Essence Eyebrow Gel is part of their latest summer collection and I have never tried anything like it before. I am planning to get the ABH Dipbrow pomade so I was expecting this to be something similar as its dupes have started popping up in the market. Read on to find out what this product is actually like.

Product Claims

Colour and shape! Perfectly emphasize and shape your brows without any stickiness with the eyebrow gel. The gel has a pleasant powdery finish and offers long-lasting results. Especially easy to apply with the essence precise eyeliner brush.


What Do I Think?

The packaging is good quality and compact but the tiny glass jar is prone to breakage. On screwing the top off, the gel looked creamy but once applied, it started to dry within seconds. So basically it is a cream-to-powder product but you do not get much time to blend it out. The bright side to this property is that it stays put all day not matter how hot or humid the weather is. I splashed water on my face many times but it never showed any signs of budging. For a brow product, I think this is most important attribute because no one wants to be forced fix their brows repeatedly. The pigmentation was pretty good. I swatched heavily with my brush and then used the same swatch to apply a lighter one next to it. You may apply as lightly or heavily as you wish.

Now, coming to the shade, there is currently just one available in Essence Eyebrow Gel range. Luckily, I happen to be a brunette with dark ash brown tones in my hair so this was close to perfect for me. This is not for ladies with chocolate or warm brown hair as there is nothing warm about it. However, you may use this as a base and top it with a suitable brow powder shade. Since women with black hair are advised to pick a lighter colour for their brows, this would be appropriate. You might assume that this won’t suit you if you have light brown hair but it will. This is because it can be applied as lightly or heavily as you desire. If you have golden brown hair, you may use it lightly as a base and apply your own shade of brow powder on top. Unfortunately, there is nothing for red heads or blondes in this range yet.

Initially, I had some trouble with application as I felt it dried too fast and didn’t give me the result I wanted. Eventually, I figured out how to use it so I have created a mini tutorial to help you out. I found it best to blend it in the direction your hair grows and comb it out. I didn’t find a small slanted eyebrow brush did the job well so now I use my Make up Academy F3 brush. It may seem broad but it has just the right stiffness and density for using this gel. I discovered that although it is excellent for filling in your eyebrows, it cannot be used to line them. Normally, I prefer the natural look only filling them in provides but when I wish to go for a bolder look, I add in a brow pencil for lining.

In my experience, Essence Eyebrow Gel is an excellent brow product for brunettes with a pocket friendly price tag. You will especially love it if you lean more towards naturally filled full eyebrows.




Price

PKR 590 (for 3.0g)

Availability

You may buy this from your local Essence kiosk in all major cities

Pros

Very pigmented
Lasts all day long
Readily blends
Intensity can be controlled
Fills in brows well
Good packaging
Affordable
Easily available

Cons

Not for lining eyebrows
Dries too quickly
Only one shade available yet

My Rating

4/5

Have you tried this eyebrow gel? What do you prefer for shaping your brows?

Love,
Sadaf


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51 comments:

  1. Love the tutorial. I am loving this eyebrow gel for daily use. Glad the shade suited me too. However I do agree its not the best product for lining brows. Nice review Sadaf and you look gorgeous <3

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    1. Thank you for all the praise :* Yeah I was expecting it to be more like the ABH dipbrow pomade

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  2. SUch a sweet look)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Girl u making me "go get it" but I am a brow pencil person... thats so easy for me a line here... n there... n Im done :) but will try this out

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    1. Yeah I love brow pencils too :D Glad I make a good sales girl ;)

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  4. looks like a good product to try for daily usage ! You look absolutly gorgeous sadaf !

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry :) Yes I use it almost every single day!

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  5. Lovely review! You have very pretty brows :D

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    1. Thanks! I never though I would ever hear that compliment :D

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  6. This product is great, and seriously pocket friendly too. Nice review. <3
    Great swatches ( tusi tey swatches wich e addi bottle muka ditti jey ;) ) Lolzz
    Sadaf you are looking pretty. mentioned lip-Stick shade pls <3

    Muaaahhhhhhh

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    1. Thank you so much Fakhra :* G addi te mukkani si kyun k fer navi cheez vi try krne ay na ;) It's Colour Crush from the Essence Long Lasting Lipstick

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  7. I Find eye brow powders much convenient, but this brow gel is not bad for the price. You look pretty btw.

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    1. Thank you Sahar :) Brow powders don't fill in the large gaps I have so I invested in this

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  8. i tried that gel but it failed to impress me in first go .. i think i should buy it now. great review :)

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    1. Yeah I just didn't know how to apply it because it was so different from other brow products

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  9. This eye brow gel sounds good, i hope they introduce some other shades as well. Very nice review and swatches.

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  10. Nice review and tutorial. I use brow kit of my MUR palette. It suits me but I will try this brow gel too. :)

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    1. Would love to see your views on it :)

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  11. It looks like a good product and your eye brows look nice with it. Good review!

    Chaste & Beautiful

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  12. I have never used a gel product for my eyebrows as I find them too heavy on my brows.

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    1. Yeah that is a valid point but this converts to a powder form so I never feel that it's heavy

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  13. seems like a great product .. U r looking so pretty ♡♡
    Makeupoholics

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  14. The before and after difference is amazing....I was looking for a brow Pencil for long, looks like the wait is over :)

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  15. My love for groomed brows is perpetual <3 For all those who skip or discourage brow grooming on a regular basis must have a look at your tutorial. Usually the ones we find on Instagram are too over-the-top that just isn't what we can do regularly in our part of the world. Instead, your natural tutorial & before/after shot shows what positive difference a little effort makes ^_^
    You're gorgeously simply.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking out the time to write this lovely comment :* You said it all sister! I have actually overdone my brows for this review :D

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  16. Forget about the product, you did your brows BEAUTIFULLY !! MashAllah <3
    Much Love xx

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    1. Thank you so much Bakhtawar! I guess this means I am FINALLY doing somethign right with my brows :D

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  17. Essence brow gels every where :D. Been reading a lot of good reviews about this. Thanks for the review :)

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  18. I love how you put together so much detail Sadaf. I'm just starting to learn filling my brows so I need to stock up more brow products. This one seems perfect for me. :D

    Momina xx
    ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

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    1. Thank you for appreciating :* Yes I am also new to nrow products. Glad you approve :D

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  19. I really need to get this! My brows are weirdly shaped and this gel looks quite promising. Great, detailed review <3 xo

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    1. Glad I could help :) Goodluck with your brows!

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  20. Now thats a color for my black brows. Lovely review.

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    1. Glad to be of help :D Waiting for your thoughts on it

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  21. Love your eyebrows girl and this essence eyebrow gel colour and shape looks really promising.

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    1. Thank you so much Sorath :* It is a game changer for me

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  22. This looks promising although I have yet to start filling in my brows! Great review and you look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you :) It really does make a difference.

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  23. Maa sha Allah you are gorgeous and you have beautiful eyebrows, now I need to try this essence gel. Thanks for sharing this detailed review xx

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  24. I am not the one for brow products, but I love how you defined yours. The shade looks ideal for most of us but I still hope they extend the range! :) x

    ♥ Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Yes you are right that would be a huge help!

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  25. I've been trying to obtain completely formed eye-brows for as long as I can keep in mind. I have no issues about avoiding finish unknown people at work to ask where they get their eye-brows done if I like the look of their archways, if someone does the same to me. It can make my 7 days. My local friends are acquainted to being welcomed with, Good eye-brows, Where'd you get them done?" A few years ago when I inquired one buddy where she had gotten her completely curved eye-brows formed.

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