Bobbi Brown

Long-Wear Brow Gel

1.80 grams for $ 26.00
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Brow gels are nothing new in the world of makeup, and Bobbi Brown's entry into the category isn't breaking any major ground. Still, it applies and performs beautifully and that's why it earns our stamp of approval.

Like many brow gels, this one comes in a glass pot with a screw-top lid. Nothing too exciting there! But you'll realize this is a gem as soon as you experience the texture; it's a combination of a gel and a wax that's easy to pick up on a brow brush, applying and blending like a dream.

You only need a little bit to see an impact on your brows; this is a highly pigmented product! That's good news, because while the price isn't the least expensive, this will likely last a while (just the keep lid tightly shut so it doesn't dry out as Brown's gel eye liner can).

This brow gel dries to a finish that's pliable, meaning brows appear soft and natural-looking, not crunchy and stiff. It also lasts all day without fading or smudging, yet is easy to take off with a waterproof makeup remover.

Another winning attribute is the impressive range of eight shades, including one for light blonde hair and even an option for silver or gray hair! Few brow products offer this many options, all excellent.

If you're a Bobbi Brown fan, or are just in the market for a high-performance, fragrance free brow product with a good range of colors, this is certainly one to consider!

  • Gel-wax texture is easy to apply and blend.
  • Richly pigmented formula.
  • Sets to a soft finish that doesn't make brows appear stiff.
  • Wear well without fading or smudging.
  • Good range of shades.
  • Fragrance free.
  • A bit on the spendy side.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes
A unique, multitasking gel-wax formula that lets you achieve a perfect brow look, from natural to bold. The tinted gel hugs brow hairs to fill in and define the shape of the brow, while also providing flexible, 24-hour wear for a perfectly polished look.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Polydecene, Beeswax, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin. +/- Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Mica, Manganese Violet, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Chromium Oxide Greens.

Bobbi Brown At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good cleanser and eye makeup removers; some impressive foundations, with options for all skin types and preferences; very good blushes and eyeshadows (powder and cream); several top-notch mascaras; mostly excellent brushes.

Weaknesses: Multiple moisturizers in jar packaging, otherwise great products hindered with irritating fragrant oils or fragrance components.

It all began with lipsticks. In 1991, New York based makeup artist Bobbi Brown debuted a collection of ten lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman, expecting to sell about one hundred units in a month. She sold more than that the first day. From there, it's been mostly success after success, as Brown launched her classic foundation stick, wrote her first book, Bobbi Brown Beauty The Ultimate Beauty Resource, and enjoyed continued attention as an in-demand makeup artist and beauty educator.

Today, Bobbi Brown's makeup that continues to excel with superior foundations, true matte blushes and eyeshadows, and with all of the other basics that are essential to anyone's makeup wardrobe. It isn't the least bit surprising that this makeup collection continues to do so well, because for many it's one-stop shopping that combines classic makeup application techniques with enough fun-yet-functional products to keep customer's interest piqued season to season.

Turning to the skincare collection, there are a few excellent formulas, but unfortunately, many are packaged in a jar, which means their beneficial ingredients are rendered useless due to air exposure (and bacterial contamination from spatulas or fingers). In addition, some suffer from the inclusion of potent fragrant essential oils. Those that should be avoided are noted in their respective reviews. That aside, color is without a doubt Bobbi Brown's strong point, but you will find a few sleeper hits among the selection of skincare products.

For more information about Bobbi Brown, call (877) 310-9222 or visit www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

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