I love my Benefit Browzings however I don’t always have the time or feel the need to properly wax and powder my brows. I have black brows and lots of ‘em so definition isn’t a problem. What is a problem is the fact that the hairs are quite long and if I don’t do something to keep them in place I look like Worzel Gummidge. I wanted something quick, cheap and idiot proof to swipe on and at £4.49 this fit the bill rather nicely.
The wand is rather handy with short bristles on one side and longer, more comb like ones on the other. This makes me suspect that this isn’t really being marketed for eyelashes at all though it says on the packaging for brows or lashes. Answer me this people, have you ever used clear mascara as actual mascara? What is the point? Maybe I’m missing something here... Anyway it is perfectly designed for combing through my unruly brows.
The gel itself is none sticky leaving a really subtle finish. It doesn’t look like there is anything on there is just keeps the hairs in place. I like it! It’s subtle and easy enough to use every day. I’d say I use this 5-6 days a week and Browzings 1-2 days. Just don’t rub your eyebrows after application (no I don’t know why I felt the need to either). It will disintegrate into dandruff. This never happens unless for some reason you decide to fidget with them. I think I was trying to see if they ‘felt weird’ with the mascara on?
This lasts pretty much all day on me but if it’s particularly hot and muggy you might want to consider popping it in your bag for another quick swipe. There is only one problem with this. I am OCD. I like things to be a certain way. Clean for a start.... after a month of use this is not clean. I will spare you the photo but trust me, this once clear mascara is slowly turning a murky beige. You can’t help but pick up a tiny bit of foundation when you apply it as my brows are the last thing I do in the morning. I doubt I’ll finish the tube before I have to throw it out but then again at that price can I really complain?
So there you go. 17 Clear Mascara – it ain’t groundbreaking but I don’t know what I’d do without it xxx
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