Showing posts with label eyebrow gel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eyebrow gel. Show all posts

Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: NYX Eyebrow Gel (Blonde/EBG01)

This so-called dupe of Make Up Forever Aqua Brows had really stolen my heart a few months back. I first bought the shade Brunette and didn't regret it at all. The only thing I regret was that I only bought one shade.
 
But finally I can have the blonde shade I wanted to have sooo much.
 
 
 
The product was infused in a tiny transparent vynil tube, comes with a box as well. For you who are confused whether any brush included, nope, there isn't. The tube looked small but it contains 10 ml gel, it's quite generous.



 
There are 5 shades available in their color system.
 

My shade is Blonde/EBG01


Ingredients:
 
Water/Aqua/Eau, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Triethyl Citrate. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-):   Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).
 
 


 This product is actually very tiny, only 10ml. It has a small pointy hole and a tiny black cap, which is a bit unpractical. Just like my OCC Lip Tar that has a very mini cap, I fear that I might lost the cap. Sheesh... Btw, I must warn you, that the consistency is runny, so don't squeeze too hard ya, or you'll waste some.
 

Left: Indoor with camera flash.
Right: Outdoor with natural lighting. 
 
The consistency is a bit runny to be called gel. I only squeeze this much to draw my two eyebrows and oftentimes it leaves some excess.
 

Left: Indoor with camera flash.
Right: Outdoor with natural lighting. 
 
To draw those three lines I simply used one dot I squeezed from the previous picture. Isn't it amazing that a very small dot like that can really go along the way. So I must say 10 ml consistency is so generous. It'll take more than a year for me before the whole product has run out.
 
At first, I was afraid to choose this color since I thought it will look too blonde or too light for my skin tone. But judging from the swatches I think they're more like a light taupe shade or light blonde with grey undertone, not that stark bright blonde.
 
 
 
Since my real hair color is jet black, so the result is quite natural although it's light colored.
 
 

Here are how it look like on my face. Using a light colored eyebrow can really soften the look on your face and a great option if I get bored with those ultra thick and dark eyebrows. Please remember to choose eyebrow colorant lighter than your current hair color, not the other way around. But since I wear hijab, I don't really have problem with that. The benefit of hijabers. Yeeaaay.

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This is the very first product ever in my entire life that fulfill its promise to be a waterproof and smudgeproof one. I often wear this for working out in my aerobic class, or just use this for going out. It didn't smudge or move at all for more than 12 hours. Even after you scratch your eyebrows.
 
Because of that the gel also dries very fast. So you have to be quick and please don't do any mistake or it'll be a correction nightmare. And just like I said before, a little dot goes a very long way. So be gentle with your brush or you'll end up overdoing it. This is just the right reason for me not to squeeze this product on the back of my hand. I prefer do it with a disposable things lika a tissue paper.
 
To remove this is simply using a cotton dipped in make up remover. For small places I use a spoolie or eyebrow comb dipped in make up remover, and apllied it gently on my eyebrows.
 
One thing that bug me is that I already have my old NYX EYebrow Gel in Brunette. And after using it for about 4 or 5 months, I find out the gel texture thickens overtime. I'm afraid if I don't use it for a long time, it will harden like a gel liner. I don't know why this happens, is it because I stash my make up in an air-conditioned room or what. But do you experience the same thing?
 
Okay, aside from that hardenig texture and everything, this product is ridiculously awesome, I like it! However, I must say that you might not like this if you are still a beginner on drawing your eyebrows. Well, I'm not saying that I am a pro, but applying this product is waaay more tricky than using a regular eyebrow pencil, although the final result you get is to die for.
 
And if you'd like to read my previous post about the Brunette shade, hit this button.
 
My take:
  • Blonde is a light taupe shade on ME
  • Waterproof
  • Smudgeproof
  • A little goes a long the way
  • Quickly dried once applied
  • The consistency is a bit runny for a gel texture
  • But it will thicken after several months on the tube
  • How much: around IDR 100K to 120K
  • Available in USA official counters only
  • I got this in NYX Olshop in Facebook, but available in many online stores in Indonesia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Review: NYX Eyebrow Gel (Brunette/EBG 03) with Mashami Shouko Brush #307

When I first knew that my favorite line, NYX, launched their very first eyebrow gel, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this.


The product was infused in a tiny transparent vynil tube, comes with a box as well.



There are five shades available: Blonde, Chocolate, Brunette, Espresso, and Black. The shade I chose was Brunette

Actually I was a bit confused to choose between Chocolate or Brunette. The seller suggested Chocolate for a more suitable shade for Indonesian skin tone. But after googling some beauty blogs and Youtube channels, turned out that Chocolate has a more reddish brown, almost the same with my Silky Girl Eyebrow Pencil, while Brunette is more greyish undertoned. So why should I bother purchasing the shade I already have? 

I also aim for the Blonde one, but haven't dared to purchased it yet.




This product is actually very tiny, only 10ml. It has a small pointy hole and a tiny black cap, which is a bit unpractical. Just like my OCC Lip Tar that has a very mini cap, I fear that I might lost the cap. Sheesh... Btw, I must warn you, that the consistency is runny, so don't squeeze too hard ya, or you'll waste some. 




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SWATCHES



So here are the swatches on my hand.

  1. The very first strokes I squeezed freshly from the tube. It looked brown with grey undertone. 
  2. This is the last strokes I made from the remaining gel on my finger. Somehow the shade turned to a reddish brown, similar to the Chocolate shade.


I only need a very small dot to draw those two lines, a very little goes a long, long way. It will be ages before it run out completely. And judging from these swatches, the color also buildable, depends on how thick the strokes you draw.



From the reviews I found on the internet, all of them would suggest applying ths with an angled brush. Unfortunately, I don't even have a good one because the tip is not pointy enough (fyi, kuas angle-ku abal2 heheh). So this is the only brush in my purse that matches this eyebrow gel. It is flat instead of angled, but has very pointy and a bit hard tip for a more precise line. This brush also good for smudging the gel on the inner eyebrows.

I used to regret buying this brush since I just didn't what to do with it, now I feel lucky having it.


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I actually have several ways to draw my eyebrow, but using this eyebrow gel, I use the common method.


Frist of all, I would gently squeeze a small amount of the product onto the back of my hand like the picture above. You only need that small amount to draw both of your eyebrows. For me sometimes, I need even lesser amount.


  1. Brush your eyebrows with a clean eyebrow brush. Some would prefer using brow wax or clear mascara for a more trimmed look, but I don't do that. (Blogger yang ngasal. Hahaha).
  2. With your favorite brush, draw the lower part of your eyebrows.
  3. Do the same thing with your upper eyebrow.
  4. Fill in the blank area.
  5. Using the leftover product, smudge it to make a gradient effect on the inner part of your eyebrow. You also can do this using the back of your brush.





One of my FOTD using this product on the eyebrows. I do love the shade and the result. Although it's darker than my Silky Girl Eyebrow Pencil, but still look wearable for daily use. At least my eyebrows aren't looked too red nor too dark.


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This is the very first product ever in my entire life that fulfill its promise to be a waterproof and smudgeproof one. I wear it in a hot and humid climate in outdoor activity (Bekasi, bo...), used to take a nap with this, and still no discernible fading.

Due to that, the gel also dried very fast once you squeeze it out of the tube. So, one tip when drawing your eyebrows with this, is just do it fast. Don't think too much! That's why some people prefer not to squeeze the product onto the back of their hands since it'll be anightmare to clean up. But, I just can't find a more hygienic way other than that. I mean, I always wash my hands in advance.

And just like I said before, a little dot goes a very long way. So be gentle with your brush or you'll end up overdoing it.

Last word, this product is ridiculously awesome, I like it! However, I must say that you might not like this if you are still a beginner on drawing your eyebrows. Well, I'm not saying that I am a pro already, totally not, but applying this product is waaay more tricky than using a regular eyebrow pencil, although the final result you get is to die for.


Verdicts:
  • A little goes a long the way
  • Waterproof and smudgeproof
  • Brunette is a brown with grey undertone
  • Buildable result
  • The gel quickly dry
  • How much: USD 6.99 on their official website. But available in online store for about IDR 100-120K, depends on the seller. However, I am not sure whether these also available in  Indoneian official counters just yet.

Tanks for reading. I hope this review is resourceful!