I’ll admit brow gel isn’t necessarily something that I would consider an essential however, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I always enjoy using it and am grateful for it when I do have it in my makeup bag. In particular, I like the tinted ones as I use a lot of pomades and powders and they can help my brows look less blocky and more natural. I have tried a couple of brow gels in the past namely the Benefit ones so I was looking forward to trying one by Nyx – particularly as Nyx’s products are usually great…
The packaging is fairly simple, the tube is housed in a cardboard box with a plastic cover, it’s okay it does the job and doesn’t take up large amounts of room, there’s not much to say on the packaging front! The price is very reasonable, it’s only £7.00 so I can’t complain at that!
The Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara is described on the Boots website as the following:
“No shame in wishing for a strong beautiful brow! Our foolproof tinted brow mascara helps your dream come true.
It sets tames and tints brows for natural-looking wear. Our dependable formula leaves brows feeling soft while maintaining complete control.”
There are five shades to choose from so I wouldn’t say that there’s lots of choice, I have Espresso which is the second darkest shade – the darkest being pure black. There are two more brunette shades and one blonde so to be honest Nyx could probably benefit from including a shade suitable for redheads.
I personally feel that the wand on this product is very strange! First it’s very long and since the entire wand is coated in product it can be difficult to be precise with this, I have sometimes overaplied above or below the brow and had to clean up as it’s harder to control so bear that in mind. I also find that the brush itself is slightly wider than I’d like it to be, my brows are medium to thin in size so I need to be able to apply brow gel without making a mess, I find that the wider section of this is too wide for me, so I often have to use this at an angle and very careful.
The shade and undertones are actually decent for me though, on the brows this is darker than it appears on my hand but it is a medium to deep brown with slight warm undertones though on the brows it’s cooler thankfully! I do this it could probably be a little deeper in honesty however, like I said once this is on the brows it does look darker which is good for me since I used dark brown brow products.
I do find that this is good for making the brow hairs stand out however, I’m not too sure on control, on my more unruly brow hairs I found that this coated them but didn’t necessarily tame them like I wanted. Having said that, once the formula dries the rest of my brows do stay in place, there’s an ever so slight touch of crispiness but I’d expect that from a brow gel anywhere.
The crsipiness is minor and won’t leave your entire brows feeling tight, I also found that this is easy to remove at the end of the day as well so no need to worry about pulling your brow hairs out!
Overall, I do like this, I think that the wand could be slimmer and have a shorter handle but aside from that I have enjoyed using this this week. I’m not sure if I would repurchase, I do prefer Gimme Brow in honesty and I am keen to try other brow gels that are budget friendly to see how they compare but all in all, it’s not a bad product!
The Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara is available from Boots for £7.00.
I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, as always please leave any recommendations in the comments! I haven’t tried lots of brow gels so I’d be keen to get some ideas for which ones to try next.