Friday, 8 August 2014

The £2.99 Gimme Brow Dupe?



Benefit’s Gimme Brow took “brow mascaras” by the short n curlies! The first one that actually fills and sculpts brows, as well as holding them in place, and those brush on fibres – AH-MA-ZING! BUT £17.50 for a teeny tiny amount of product, it’s way too steep. Is it time to Brow This Way instead?
Rimmel have launched Brow This Way – a brow styling gel available in four shades Blonde, Medium Blonde, Dark Brown and Clear. Currently £2.99 at Boots and Superdrug, usual price £3.99. I find the shade palette a little off. It’s a big jump from Medium Blonde to Dark Brown. I had a good swatch in store and decided dark brown was too dark, and although medium blonde is quite warm, it’s probably more of a light BROWN than blonde.


It has a very similar texture and colour payoff to Benefit Gimme Brow – definitely not just another slightly tinted gel. Now I’m not comparing like for like in terms of shades. I’ve got Medium Blonde in Brow this Way and Medium/Dark in Gimme Brow, the Dark Brown Brow this Way  would have been a much closer match to this Benefit one, but I fancied something lighter this time. It sweeps on easily, depositing product evenly throughout the brow. Although I wouldn’t say it has the same AH-MA-ZING brush-on fibres as its expensive rival, it does add texture and colour and dries to a natural, matte finish that lasts all day. Sadly there’s one major downside... the brush is a disaster! It’s far too big and clumpy. It doesn’t allow for the same gap-filling precision and styling as Gimme Brow. If you have a full brow to begin with, this probably won’t matter, if however you have patchy brows like me, the clumpy brush head won’t help your plight.



 
Clumpy brush aside this is a very good product, especially considering you could buy FIVE Rimmel Brow This Ways, for one Benefit Gimme Brow.  It’s quick and easy to use, has a fantastic colour payoff and lasts all day.

Available now at Boots and Superdrug

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15 comments:

  1. I actually think the Rimmel one looks better!! And for that price, its amazing!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. It really is. Get in whilst it's still £2.99! x

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  2. I haven't used the Benefit one but did pick up Rimmel's offering and am very impressed!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  3. That Rimmel one looks like it might be a good colour for me! I can't get a good colour match in the benefit-light is too light and dark is too dark. I mostly use gels after I've already filled my brows in so the patchy aspect doesn't matter to me so much. I definitely think I'll give it a go for the price x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Sounds like it would be ideal for you. Get in there whilst it's still £2.99 x

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  4. I really like the look of the Brow This Way, for under a £5 you can't really go wrong! I'm currently using the Maybelline Brow Drama but I find the wand maybe more gimmicky than practical!

    Victoria

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    1. I like brow Drama too, but that's more of a "hold em in place" rather than fill them and shape them brow mascara x

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  5. This is brilliant! Amazing dupe! Another good dupe is the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara but its not as cheap as this, I think its £4.99. Its also not as pigmented as this rimmel one, however it gets the job done :) Thanks for sharing!

    Holly x

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  6. I still haven't gotten to grips with the Gimme Brow, and eyebrow mascaras in general.. Maybe I'm just an odd ball :( xxx

    www.dizzymisselizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ha ha, no I agree, it's an odd concept. Most of them - like Maybelline Brow Drama help to comb them and keep them in place, but this one and Benefit's Gimme Brow are more pigmented - filling, shaping and grooming them into place x

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  7. I don't usually use brow gels but I think I'll pick this Rimmel one up before committing to a benefit product if i like it

    Holley Marie
    holley-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Oh gosh, did not know Rimmel had a brow gel!!! I must try it for the price. I do really like my Benefit brow gel but the teeny tiny size & big price make me cringe.

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  9. does the rimmel one have fibres in it? I'm using Maybelline brow drama at the minute but not sure about the rimmel one as I'm only 13. how much colour does it give? also how would you describe the brush?

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  10. I got medium blonde cos there wasn't any blonde left but it's far too dark for me 😦

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