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Drugstore Brow Gels


Brow gels are a fairly new addition to drugstore brands over these past few months. For me good brow products are something that can be tricky to find but so worth the wait when a gem is found. Here's three brow gels I've tried...

The first brow gel I tried was the Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel (£7.98). Catrice is a European drugstore make up brand which sadly isn't available in the UK but this brow gel is available from eBay. There's two shades available, the first one is 010 which is the darkest of the two, the second one is 020 which is more of a blonde shade. Hands down this is my favourite of the bunch due to it's longevity, colour (albeit slightly dark) and it's brush.

Another drugstore brow gel is the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (£4.99). There's an offering of three shades with the lightest being dark blonde, then medium brown and the darkest shade being dark brown. I'd say it's probably the most well known out of the three brow gels. The brush is slightly strange with a bobble end and a thin body. Out of the three it's brush is the most trickiest to use due to my thin brows, however those with fuller brows may find it easier to use. It's shade is a warm brown which isn't too dark nor too deep and for me it's ideal for everyday use.

The cheapest of the bunch is the Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel (£3.99). There's a total of three shades to choose from blonde, mid brown and dark brown along with a clear gel. This brow gel has the thickest brush and it's cone shaped. Again another brush which is difficult to use due to the fact my brows aren't exactly the fullest and the brush for me was a little bit too big. The shade I have is mid brown which isn't as warm but more taupey than the other two. Out of the three brow gels this has to be my least favourite due to the brush being difficult to work with and leaving a lot of product on my brows. It's longevity is also a weak point.

Shades Shown
Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel → 010
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara → Dark Blond
Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel  → Mid Brown

Summary
Best Brush → Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel
Best Colour Match → Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel
Longest Wear → Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel

What's your favourite drugstore brow gel?
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9 comments

  1. I was looking for a cheap brow gel, but I was scared to end up with color that is too warm for me. Even if it's your least favorite, I think I might give the Rimmel one a go. My brows are not thin so it might work great. Thank you for the post!

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    1. I hope you find the perfect colour for your brows. :)

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  2. Very useful post dear Aliyah :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you found it useful. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  3. oh I liked this post since I'm obsessed with eyebrows haha
    love the sound of the catrice one. looks nice!
    hareem x

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  4. Great comparison review, I personally love and use the one from MUA ;)

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

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    1. Thank you! :)

      I've not tried the one from MUA but it's been mentioned a few times.

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  5. My fave has to be Brow Drama, I tried Rimmel and hated the brush but I love the Brow Drama formula and brush :) I doubt that I'd spend on high end brow gels now, I just don't see the point!

    Jade x
    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I agree I don't see the point in splashing out on a high end brow gel, when there's so many more affordable options out there. :)

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