I also got this as a sample from Sephora and couldn't wait to try it. I used it in the morning and decided right then that I had to have the full size. Unfortunately, it wasn't till after I brought it home that day did I realize that my eyebrows were all flakey!! I thought OMG!! That's probably why people were looking at me funny :( I also noticed that one of my brows some how got mushed down and I couldn't comb it up again w/out creating more flaking...bummer. I'm going to take the advice of another reviewer and brush only once. That could've been my mistake brushing on too many layers? Let's see what happens-I really liked the idea of this product so I hope I wont have to return it.
UPDATE 10/06/07: I used up my sample and mastered the art of applying this. A little is all that's needed and I usually try to get from start to end with one swipe. I haven't had any flaking. Just be saur not to apply more than one layer.
I have this in the clear. The brush is fantastic. It has very short bristles that work great to get the gel all over the brow. It does not flake on me but I only swipe each brow once. Contains paraben preservatives.
Fantastic. Great color range (she just added a few) and texture (not too thick/waxy or too wet). Doesn't look too matte or shimmery on the brows and gives enough coverage to alter brow color (lighten or darken as well as to cover grays) without looking fake. I'm going to get one of each for my kit. Its also good for blending color at the hair line (for photos only though...)
I used this in Espresso on a client's eyelashes and it worked beautifully. She had light red hair and BLONDE eyelashes. Regular mascara just looked really fake and done up on her. When I suggested using the dark brow gel on her lashes and I applied it, she immediately purchased it. It looked very natural and just appeared like she might have had them salon tinted a bit. great great great.
I recommend to anyone with pale white eyelashes to give yourself a very pretty natural lash!
This review is for the Clear Brow Gel. Another beauty rave. I am tired of unnatural looking brow powders and pencils. They either are not quite the right color, the pencil looks flat and matte against the glossy hair of my brows, they don't look right in natural light, etc. I got a sample of this clear brow gel with my last Sephora trip, it was supposed to be 'single use' but I got a few uses out of it, and I had to go back and get a full tube, because it really made a difference in the overall 'polished' effect of my face. If my brows are properly groomed, I don't need a pencil or powder with it, if you have full enough brows. (I do, my main problem is keeping the hairs in check.) The Anastasia clear brow gel lasts all day and it really looks natural, because it doesn't deposit color into your brow line. I didn't get flaking either. Don't be fooled - I never got this effect with just clear mascara (some have said is an alternative). That was flaky, clumpy, obvious. This is $21 at Sephora.
SCORE: 5/5AMAZING! this is my first brow gel and it is super good! the packaging is so cute and sleek, and the wand applies beautifully. it is easy for me to apply and doesn't take too much product out at one time. i don't even have to redip, once i take it out, that product is enough for both my brows. It feels a tad bit crispy right when it's drying, but soon disappears in about 5 min. It leaves my brows smooth and they are tamed all day. I have bangs so it would sometimes cause my hairs to fiddle around, not anymore! O yeah, it even lasted through a evening out at the carnival when raining! I intend to try the Maybelline because this brow gel is quite expensive [my only complaint], but i don't know if it will be able to compare... ~UPDATE~ I now feel this product isn't as good as it once was. It takes too much product out on the tip and doesn't go on as evenly as before. Now my brows get a tad bit hard when using this and since it doesn't go on super evenly a few hairs go out of place sometimes. New SCORE:3/5. Now I'm eager to find something else that's cheaper and BETTER!~UPDATE~ Forget the Maybelline comment, MAYBELLINE DOES ANIMAL TESTING! Go to my profile for a list of companies that do animal testing.
Thumbs down on this brow gel. I hate the late afternoon flakies. Yuck! Guess I expected more but it's disappointing.
INGREDIENTS: Water, PVP/VA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Matricaria Extract (Chamomilla Recutita), Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben continued >>
This brow gel was pretty good. Definitely holds your brows in place, but after a while it started to get flaky. Also, I already have light eyebrows and it made my brows look even lighter (something that I didn't want)... Prefer eyebrow waxes instead!
This is the best brow gel out there! I buy the clear and it sets my brows and stays on, until I remove my eye makeup at night. It lasts me about three months or more. It is a wonderful product.
This is a new staple for me. I love it. It keeps my eyebrows going in the right direction all day long.