Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Brow Setter
NYX Cosmetics’ Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Brow Setter isn’t a bad product, per se – it’s just one that’s hard to get excited about given its middle-of-the-road performance.
Housed in a small tube with a spoolie-style applicator, this fragrance-free brow cream is easy to brush through brow hairs. It absolutely leaves them feeling softer (thanks to conditioning ingredients, including the Cannabis sativa seed oil that gives the product its name), even after it’s set. It also does a good job taming stray brows for a natural look. A quick note on the Cannabis sativa oil: It’s a great ingredient for skin but offers nothing special for brows over any other non-fragrant plant oil.
That’s about all this has going for it, though; NYX claims you can build up this brow cream to achieve a dramatic, more bushy “soap brows” look (named for the technique of using bar soap to shape eyebrows), but no matter how many coats you apply, it never reaches these heights.
In real-world use, the more of this product you put on, the clumpier it gets – to the point where if you apply multiple coats, you’ll wind up with white debris in your brows (especially noticeable if you have darker brow hairs).
In the end, we advise skipping this and selecting a more versatile product, like the ones you’ll find on our list of best eyebrow makeup.
- Leaves brows feeling softer.
- Does a good job taming stray hairs for a natural look (if applied lightly).
- Fragrance free.
- Never achieves a dramatic brow look as claimed.
- Applying multiple coats results in white debris in eyebrows.
Meet your eyebrows’ new bestie! Because of its many talents, our new Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Brow Setter makes it easy to prime, groom and set your brows into a number of on-trend looks, from soft and natural to firm and dramatic (think “soap brows”). Infused with hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil, this conditioning formula is as good for your brows as it is to your look.
This small Los Angelesbased makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.
It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, and the line can also be found at Target and Nordstrom Rack, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products.The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.
NYX Cosmetics website is www.nyxcosmetics.com.
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