This post contains gifted items from Love Lula which have been marked with *. The company have provided them for review but have not had any control of this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
This month when I was picking my Love Lula Approved Blogger Programme products, I decided that I wanted to focus on my brows. I was using a Benecos Brow Pencil, which I was enjoying but I wanted to get something that was a bit more dramatic. I still like natural looking brows but I was finding that the pencil wasn’t giving me quite enough colour. So this month I picked up the Emani Brow Creme Pomade *, PHB Ethical Beauty Brow Define Brush * and the Benecos Natural Eyebrow Gel * and I thought I’d give you my thoughts on them. 2 are winners and one was actually really disappointing, so read on to find out more!
Emani Brow Creme Pomade in Medium/Brown * – £22.00
This is brilliant! I used to use the Anastasia Beverley Hills brow pomade years ago and that was great! I was debating getting another one but then I saw this one from Emani and decided that as it was pretty similar I’d give that one a go and try it out. It is really similar to that one actually, but it’s better because it has more natural ingredients in it. I got the Medium/Brown because even though I have really dark hair naturally being blonde means I don’t want my eyebrows to be too dark.
From the first time I used this I loved it. It’s pretty thick and gives great colour pay off, but it also look super natural. It blends really well and is easy to rub off if you do make a mistake. I find that this sort of sets after a few minutes and then doesn’t budge all day. I’ve worn this to the gym at a furious cardio session and my eyebrows have still been pretty perfect!
PHB Ethical Beauty Brow Define Brush * – £7.95
My last brow brush I’ve had for about 9 years I think, so I thought it was time to pick up another one. As I was shopping for a new powder I thought why not get a new brush too and have a new brow set! This brush has the perfect amount of flexibility in the bristles for applying brow pomade. It’s hard enough to pick up product and draw a nice straight line, but is also soft enough to blend the colour out too.
I like to draw a straight line underneath my brow line and then blend upwards and I find this is the best way to fill in my brows but still make them look natural. I’ve never been a huge fan of dark, drawn on eyebrows so this brush is great for applying just the right amount of product to give them a little bit of structure.
Benecos Natural Eyebrow Gel in Clear * – £5.65
As you can probably tell by now this is the product that I wasn’t impressed with. I picked this up as I do like Benecos products usually and it was a cheap option for a setting gel. I find using a setting gel makes all the difference for me, as my brows do tend to droop down throughout the day. This one however is not good.
The main thing about this is that it’s called ‘clear’ brow gel but it’s actually white, as you can see in the photo. This makes it super difficult to use because you have to try and apply it without making it look like you have dandruff on your eyebrows! I have to brush it on quite hard to get rid of the white gel and get it to blend but then it ends up moving my brow powder around. I think I used this about 5 times before I gave up and picked up another one from Boots, so this is definitely not for me unfortunately.
A bit of a mixed bag with the eyebrow products this month, but overall I’m pleased with my picks. The brow powder and brow brush are already staples in my routine and I’d happily purchase these next time too. The gel I’d personally give a miss.