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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Benefit Gimme Brow, Free with July's Glamour!

Free Benefit Gimme Brow with July's Glamour
When I was in my teens big brows were definitely not all the rage they are today. Back when pencil thin eyebrows were in fashion, I couldn't have possibly stood out more with my big, unruly brows. If I had a penny for everytime I was told to 'get my eyebrows threaded', I would have more than enough for a dozen or so brow shapings. Nevertheless, whilst I am glad that big brows are in right now, it's hard not to laugh at the irony.

As the old saying goes 'the grass is always greener on the other side'! Anyway, due to having quite full eyebrows, I've never really felt the need to try out eyebrow products. I've tested eyebrow pencils before to help my Sister pick one, but never any of the mascaras/powders/gels on offer. However, I always thought a brow mascara might work to settle and set my brows in place. Not only do my eyebrows grow fast but they can also grow upwards. So when I saw Benefit were giving away some of their coveted Gimme Brow in Glamour, I was of course in deep anticipation!

I think the release date for the magazine was the 11th July, but on my grocery shop at the weekend I decided to have a quick look anyway. It was lucky I did as they already had some in stock! Although I did go into a bit of a panic 'Oh no what shade do I get', but a quick google told me that 5 is the darkest shade.

Free Benefit Gimme Brow with July's Glamour

The Gimme Brow has been repackaged, just like most of their other brow products, to now feature a shiny, silver casing. I do like the new packaging, I think it looks a lot sleeker and glamorous. Whilst there are three shades available on the website; 01 - light, 03 - Medium and 05 - Deep, only 1 and 5 are available with Glamour.

The sample size is 1g, a third of the usual 3g. As you can see in the image above, it's barely half the size of the mascara tube. I know it's only a sample, but I still have the Benefit High Beam and Benetint samples going strong, and those were from many moons ago. It also feels like there isn't much product in the tube, I don't think it will last more than a handful of trials.

Benefit Gimme Brow Wand with July's Glamour

The Gimme Brow features a tiny brush to help you sweep through your eyebrows and set them in place. I actually really like the brush as it's size allows you to evenly spread the product through your eyebrows, as well as shaping them as you go along. The tail of my eyebrows does look a bit neater than usual. I picked up the shade 5 deep as my hair is almost jet black. It's a pretty good match for my hair, but I could tell it was a bit lighter because my eyebrows looked slightly more ashy, especially from the start of my eyebrows. Saying that, it didn't look too bad, it just gave it a slightly ombre look at the front.

The main difference I noticed when using the Gimme Brow was that my eyebrows looked slightly more groomed, and they stayed in place all day. I couldn't really tell I had a brow product on either, some hairs felt slightly rigid, but other than that they didn't look or feel like they had product on them. However, I don't think it filled in any spaces or added any more volume.

Results from Benefit Gimme Brow

So would I purchase the full size? Probably not, I feel like I could get a cheaper brow mascara or even a clear gel that would do the same thing. It is a nice product for when you want your brows to look more groomed, but I wouldn't fork out nearly £19 for 3g of product, not when there are high street alternatives too.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What are your thoughts on the Gimme Brow?

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60 comments:

  1. Although there are good Benefit products, I feel like their brand is too overrated. I can only think of 2 great products from them, the rest are disappointments considering the price.

    STYLE VANITY

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    1. Same here, it's not a brand I've shopped at much either :)

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  2. I've been loving the Benefit samples recently! Will definitely be picking this up as I've never tried a tinted brow gel before, not sure if it will give me enough definition but it would be rude not to at the price!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. The samples are a great way to try out the products beforehand :)

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  3. It's such a shame about the results, this seems like a bit of a disappointment. The packaging is stunning though!

    lxdia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It just doesn't overwhelm me really :)

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  4. What a shame it wasn't the best! I do really want to give it a try, just to see how it would work on my insane brows!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    1. It's still worth trying out if you want, it might work for you :)

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  5. I can see what you mean about the ombre part lol but I agree, it doesn't look much different. Your natural brows are absolutely gorgeous! xx

    http://beautifulbliss12.blogspot.com/

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  6. Benefit sure are on top of the brow game!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  7. I can't believe you got this for free, it's incredible! I love the way they've changed the packaging, they always have the best ideas and designs! It's great that you got this as now you know not to pick up the full sized one, you'll be saving a lot of money!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Yes it is a great way to try things out beforehand, especially since you can try it out over a few days to get a better idea :)

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  8. Ohhhh this looks so good. I am going to buy this! Thanks xxx

    X Hayley
    New post: http://mydebeauvoirdiaries.com/how-to-style-a-maxi-dress/

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  9. Well, it doesn't sound too exciting for me but a nice product to try out yourself and see if you like it :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Yeah, it was an okay sample to try out but I doubt I'd buy it :)

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  10. I have yet to try this new Gimme Brow, I'm not sure if they only change the packaging or the formula as well. I hated the old packaging Gimme Brow, it's so freaking clumpy after a month's use and I much prefer Essence Make Me Brow which is not only cheaper but still going strong after 5 months!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I've heard so much about the Essence offering! I definitely need to try out some more of their products as they're meant to have great dupes :)

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  11. You have amazing brows already! I think the Gimme Brow could work more for people with less brow hair, but still, if it's minimal, I think it wouldn't work either. Girl, I totally feel you! Girls in my family wouldn't ever stop telling me to pluck my eyebrows and even tried to pluck them while I slept and now, those are the same that are using a million different products to get thick brows, haha, life is sweet.

    Cy | http://www.dulcedemango.com/

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    1. Aww thank you! Woah, I thought I had it bad, but noone tried to shave mine off whilst I slept ;)

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  12. I usually use a pencil to fill in my eyebrows. I think that this product works as a wax to fix the eyebrows.
    Thanks for share your opinion dear! ^-^
    xoxo

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    1. Pencils can be underrated but they are easy and quick to use :)

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  13. ooooh i really want to give this a try !!

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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  14. I would love to try this but I don't think I'd spend the money on something I might not use, I'm so lazy with my brows!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. These trial sizes are really useful for that reason! Haha same here :)

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  15. I always disliked skinny brows, even when they were on trend, and I'm glad I've never overplucked them!
    At the moment I'm using KIKO's brow mascara in black because it matches my hair very well. I wish it had a smaller brush, though.
    http://carolinapage.eu

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    1. I did used to get mine done but thankfully they grew back!

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  16. I bought this too as Gimme Brow is one of my all time favourite brow products so couldn't resist getting one for free. My only issue was that I usually get shade 3 so 5 maybe a little dark for me but I knew shade 1 would be too light. It's a shame you didn't like it all that much but your brows look fab as they are :) x

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    1. I guess there isn't much of an inbetween if they only have shade 1 or 5, but it's worth a try! Thank you :)

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  17. Looks great, but I agree probably wouldn't spend the money on it. great review darling :) Have a great weekend. xo

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  18. I love the packaging. I've yet to try the product itself- but I've heard great things!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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    1. I did like the packaging too, but unfortunately the product wasn't for me :)

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  19. I used to use Gimme Brow years ago but I find their "They're Real' mascara primer does a much better job. Still a great little freebie and I do like the new packaging! x

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    1. That's really interesting, plus I would never have thought of using the primer with brows instead :)

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  20. I see what you're saying, so not worth the money!
    Great post

    www.thatgurlsolomon.blogspot.com

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  21. What a great giveaway in glamour! But yeah, I could easily purchase a dupe for Gimme Brow.
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I've heard the Essence alternative is supposed to be pretty good :)

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  22. I love the new packaging for the Gimme Brow, it's so sleek and chic !

    X

    Anjelique
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  23. I saw so many review about these items, I really wanna try them :O

    DadieB. ~
    dadiebradshaw.com

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  24. I too had massive brows and hated them when I was younger. Now I am like it's ok I can do any shape. I have a couple of scars on my eyebrows so need to use products.
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    Shanel
    They look super pigmented and what a great price! I will defo try it out.

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    Shanel
    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/lipstickismyvice.html?m=1

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    1. Agreed! I do think big brows are sometimes easier to work with :)

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  25. Sounds pretty good but it's so expensive to but the full size.
    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. I have to agree with you on that one :)

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  26. I haven't tried any brow nascara, to be honest. But it was interesting to read about it, maybe in future I will give them a try.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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    1. I gave it a go but it's not something I would use often either :)

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  27. That's too bad! It looked so promising but your brows looked better before using it :/ Great post though!

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

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  28. I've heard a lot about the Gimme Brow but to be honest I've only tried one other brow mascara (Essence's Make Me Brow) which I've heard is a really great dupe for the Gimme Brow, and I really like it. I know a lot of people swear by the Gimme Brow, so it was really refreshing to read your thoughts! :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. I've heard great things about the Essence one too! I often don't get on with really hyped products so I wasn't expecting much to be honest, but like they say what works for one doesn't always work for everyone else :) Thank you!

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  29. Benefit is one of my fave makeup brands and I was so pumped when I heard about their newest eyebrow collection. I love the new design and products! x

    darcia.pl

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    1. The new launches must be super exciting if you're a fan, although to be honest I didn't really know about the new collection till I heard about these :)

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