The second instalment of my review on the mascaras/brow product in the Shoppers Drug Mart - Eye Studio Sampler! As I had said in my previous post, I am not sure if there is an expiry date on the coupon for the free mascara of my choice or not. If you want to see my thoughts on the Artdeco - All In one Mascara, you can find it here. There is a new Eye Studio Sampler for 2017, this set contains 7 mascaras as well, but instead of the Benefit - Gimme Brow it has a Stila Eye liner, another great product! It is out of stock online, but if you are interested, try your local SDM!
Inside the box you get 7 mascaras, and 1 Benefit - Gimme Brow, all in deluxe sample size. I love mini mascaras though, I am not the best at remembering when I opened a mascara, so I am sure that I have used full size mascaras past the recommended 3 month period. The deluxe sample sizes last me, if I like it a couple months. Which for me, who seems to have some-timers, (I forgot things sometimes!) is great! That way I am not using an old mascara. You are getting well known brands, Clarins, Lancome, Smashbox, Clinique, Benefit and, for me at least, a lesser known brand in Artdeco.
Second up in the SDM - Eye Studio Sampler from Fall 2016 is Benefit - Gimme Brow
Gimme fuller-looking brows! The award-winning gimme brow tinted eyebrow gel contains tiny microfibres that adhere to skin and hairs, creating natural-looking fullness and definition. Apply & blend with the custom, tiny tapered brush than use the special precision tip for shaping. Now available in 3 easy-to-choose shades, including our NEW MEDIUM SHADE, so every gal can find her perfect match,
More about Gimme Brow: volumes, tames & Tints brows/ natural looking & Buildable/ water-resistant & long-wearing/ easy-to-choose shades! (Description taken from the booklet)
I have used Benefit - Gimme Brow quite a few times in the past. And while I like it, I have found a much cheaper 'dupe' for me. I love the shades of Gimme Brow, they are more neutral leaning, to me, and so therefor are more natural looking. The tiny brush makes it far easier than some to only get the product where you want it, not all over your face! For me, Gimme Brow falls short with the fibres. I have fairly full brows on my own and really don't need help making them look fuller! If you are like my sister though, who doesn't have full brows it is a great option. The fibres can really help to fill in your brows making them look like they are fuller than they are without looking drawn on. The formula does dry down,, but doesn't dry down crunchy, always a good thing when you are going for a more natural look.
For myself, I give Benefit - Gimme Brow a 4 out of 5, if I needed the volume I would give it a 5!
Have you tried out the Benefit - Gimme Brow? How did you like it? If you want to see my comparison of Gimme Brow to Essence -Make Me Brow, you can find it here.