It feels so good to sit down and have a few minutes to myself to write this blog. It's been a mixture of business, (bridal season is a killer) family needs (we got a new puppy!) and to be honest, it took me a long time to decide what to say for this blog post. I'll try to break it down for you the best I can. My holy grail Benefit Gimme Brow has a competitor, and let me tell you, it's tough.
First of all, let's talk specs. Benefit Gimme Brow now retails for $30.00CAD (it's gone up four dollars since it launched!) for a 3.0ml tube. It comes in two shades (Light Medium and Medium Deep) and boats a fibre gel texture that promises to adhere to not only the hair, but the skin as well. This makes it ideal for sparse brows, giving great volume very quickly.
The new Clinique Just Browsing retails for $19.00 CAD for a 2.0ml tube. While 1/3 smaller, the price difference is definitely something to raise a brow at. (Pun intended) It comes in four shades and has a mousse formula that also easily grabs onto brow hair, but also works on the skin, making it possible to create a brow tail, even if your brows aren't as long as you would like!
So right away, the price of Clinique is way more appealing. And I also appreciate the bigger range of shades. Blonde, Light Brown, Deep Brown and Black/Brown ensure that everyone has a shade match. One of the first things I said when Benefit launched Gimme Brow was "What about my auburn beauties?" The product range is lacking a warm toned color, and Clinique has totally filled that void.
Down to the actual wear of the product. I have been testing these against eachother for weeks. I had a really hard time deciding what I like better. The packaging is totally identical and they both wear all day on me. I find that both products dry out a little faster than I would like, and both allow me to build on the skin around, and the hair of my brow. The Benefit does seem to apply a bit smoother, but nothing major enough for me to make a decision based on that alone. It finally came down to a poll. And even that ended evenly. I asked ten people what brow they preferred, and each product got 5 votes.
My absolute bottom line on these brow products was so hard to reach. After considering how hard I've thought about it, price and shade range won this battle, and I will be recommending the Clinique over the Benefit solely based on price. If something is that hard to detect which is better, the answer is always the cheaper one in my opinion!
Have you tried these brow products yet? What one do you prefer?
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