Sunday, 21 June 2015

Two Great Budget Brow Products | Rimmel & Seventeen

Filling in my eyebrows is something I can't leave the house without doing, so I'm always excited to try out any new brow products I come across. When I was in Boots a couple of weeks ago browsing the makeup I spotted these two products and couldn't resist picking them up because of the really low price tags. It's always a risk when I purchase something without reading reviews first but I decided to go for it with these two and thankfully the risk paid off! 

Rimmel  'Brow This Way' - £3.99
I have never tried a brow gel before - I normally use a pencil or powder, but since the release of Benefit's Gimme Brow and hearing good reviews about it I have wanted to try one. I haven't really come across any other than the Benefit one which I didnt want to spash out on unless I know I like brow gels, so I was really glad when I saw this Rimmel one for only £3.99. 

Even though I'm blonde I like to colour my eyebrows in quite dark so I picked this up in the shade 'Dark Brown'. I really love the colour, as you can see it isn't too dark at all, it is actually probably more of a medium brown but it is exactly the shade I wanted. 

Straight away I realised the best thing about using a brow gel is how easy the application is. It is so quick to apply, you just brush it though your eyebrows and you are good to go! It doesn't give a very defined finish so it is better if you like natural looking brows. I normally do prefer a more defined look that can be achieved with a pencil or powder, but I have found this absolutely perfect for using in the mornings when I am in a rush getting ready before work. It has great staying power as well, it is almost completely in tact after a whole day in the office. 

Seventeen Brow Sculpting Pencil - £2.89
I haven't tried any products from Seventeen before so I didn't know what to expect with this brow pencil. I pretty much picked it up because it was only £2.89 so I thought why not give it a try! Thankfully, I am really impressed with it. I went for the shade 'Natural Brown' which is exactly what it says it is. It is a lovely natural shade which works great with my blonde hair as I don't want it to be too dark and fake looking. 

The application is really easy - you only have to press really lightly with the pencil to get a great result on your brow. This is a big plus for me as I have found with other pencils you have to press hard and go over the same spot a few times to get a good shade. Using a pencil allows you to get a really lovely defined brow which I absolutely love. This pencil makes it so easy to do so as like I said you only have to go over a spot once which lets you get a great defined and neat finish. The only slight downside is the staying power - it is good but not great, I have found it can smudge and rub off after a  few hours. Despite this, I really like it and it is great value for only £2.89.

I love a bargain and this was definitely one for me, both of these products add up to £6.88 and I am really happy with them. Have you tried either of these products? What did you think?

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