Kush Fiber Brow Gel
Milk Makeup is known for its easygoing, "cool" style, and it continues the trend with Kush Fiber Brow Gel, a good, but not great, option for styled brows on the go.
The main selling point (and name) of this brow gel are that it contains cannabis oil, which is supposed to smooth brow hairs and make it softer. Though the oil is hemp-derived, Milk plays up the plant's connection to marijuana (a specific sprain of which is called "kush") with advertising that talks about how "dope" and "high" this makes brows. It's cheeky marketing but has little to do with how it actually works.
This brow gel comes in a small tube that houses a slightly rough spoolie applicator (so it's best to use a light hand during application to avoid scratching skin). At the time of this review, there are only three shades available, but they're neutral enough so that each one works for multiple brow colors (though there are no options for red brows). It creates the look of slightly fuller brows that look natural and not overdone.
The gel feels soft on brows when you apply and doesn't feel dry or crunchy even after it sets. It holds up well for the most part, though if you happen to scratch or rub your eyebrows, it will smudge a bit, so it's not exactly transfer-proof as claimed.
While not a bad option for brows, there are just better options available that offer more (even if they don't have the clever advertising).
- Creates natural-looking fuller brows.
- Brows feel soft and conditioned.
- Three shades offered are neutral, as claimed.
- Brush is rough and scratchy.
- No options for people with red brows.
- Smudges if you rub it.
Milk Makeup At-A-Glance
Milk Makeup is one branch of the Milk media company, based in New York and Los Angeles, where creativity and innovation are at the forefront. That vision echoes throughout their skincare and makeup lines, designed to create cool, effortless looks with easy application.
Since many Milk Makeup products can be used several waysa blush is a highlighter is an eyeshadowand since even some skincare products come in solid, swipe-on formulas, their target audience is a savvy girl-on-the-go: one whos not afraid to experiment with a low maintenance, high concept look. Milk makeup was created to travel well and often, since few products come in liquid form, and all can be applied without brushes, puffs, or applicators. Not everyone's ideal makeup can be done in five minutes in the back of a cab--but if you're that girl, you're a "Milk girl."
For the most part were impressed by Milk Makeups performance, design, and vibe, but their ingredient selection isnt exactly worry-free: While Milk Makeup advertises their products as made with the best possible ingredients, many of them, unfortunately, contain irritants such as citrus oils. A multi-tasking, time-saving product isnt worth your time or money if it also exposes your skin to troublesome ingredientsalthough some Milk products fare better in this regard, so do take a peek at our reviews!
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