Eyebrow game. Bold, close to perfect brows has been a growing trend for several years and to completely honest, I never joined the brow band-wagon. Don't get me wrong, I'm impressed with girls who are able to have on-point brows. I just don't personally seem to want to put the time into filling in and dealing with tinted brow gel in the morning. I'm afraid that they will look over the top and unnatural. Although I may not fill in my brows, I do comb and shape my brows with the Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara. Mascara for brows? This may sound strange, but I'll explain in this review my reasoning for using clear mascara for brows and my thoughts on the Maybelline product.
(Clear) Mascara for Brows?
While the Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara is advertised as a clear mascara, it also states on the packaging that it can also be used for brows. Before discovering this on the packaging, however, clear mascara became popular in the online beauty community. The best part about using a clear mascara for your brows is that you can shape and set your brows without worrying about making any unwanted marks on your skin or over-coloring your brows.
Performance and Product
This Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara performs well with shaping and setting your brows. The brush is thin and the perfect length to mimic as a brow brush and shape your brows. I personally don't fill my brows, but it if you do, this product would do well with setting the powder or pencil. The product itself is not too thick or thin, making it easy to work with and does not get clumpy. The formula also leaves your brows feeling natural and doesn't leave a hard 'hairspray' feel. Not to mention, since this product is advertised as a clear mascara, it can double for your eyelashes as well as a brow gel.
DownsidesThe only downside that I have about this product is that is not waterproof, making it susceptible to wearing off throughout the day. I personally like my products to be waterproof due to my oily skin, however, an eyebrow gel that isn't waterproof is not an absolutely must for me, since eyebrows are not often affected by oily skin or weather. Another downside is that some may find the formula of the clear mascara a little too thin, however, the thin brush allows you to adjust how much product you want on your brows.
- Works like an eyebrow gel
- Clear formula allows for suiting all hair colors and no color-related mistakes
- Thin brush that makes shaping your brows easy
- Sets unfilled and filled brows
- No "crusty" or hard finish
- Can double as a mascara
- Lasts a long time
- Formula may be to thin for some
- Can wear off by the end of the day
- Not waterproof
Price: About $3.99 (at Target)
Would I repurchase the product? Already have!
Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Have you tried the Mayebelline clear mascara? What are your thoughts?
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