Eyebrows. The current makeup trend that’s most of us are obsessed with and can make or break your makeup look for the day. With the common phrase most of us may follow is that “eyebrows are sisters... not twins”.
I don’t know about you, but I seem to want to fill my eyebrows in almost everyday (even on days where I don’t want to wear makeup). It’s become a habit of mine which i can’t shake! But wouldn’t it be great to just filled in your brows & for it to last a full day without having to spend big money on beauty treatments?
Retailing at just under £20, their product is aimed to make eyebrow shaping and filling effortless and even say your brows can last for up to 3 days. The eyebrow gel also says that it’s waterproof, transfer proof and smudge proof, with the only way to take it off is by using oil based products (or some DIY makeup remover pads, which you can find a link to here). It also comes in 5 different natural looking shades and I will be using the brunette colour in this test.
So I’ve decided to put this 3 day longetivity to the test. I’ve had this product for a few months now but I’ve never fully tried the 3 day longetivity of it (I would remove it every day and re apply the next morning).
My brows in general & how I applied it:
My eyebrows and I have a love hate relationship. They’re not always equal and from past plucking experiences, I have a fair few bald spots - hence me wanting to fill them in almost everyday.
For each brow, I filled in my sparse spots by dipping an angled brush into the applicator and did light strokes in these areas. I don’t normally use the applicator which comes as part of the product as I find it a bit too messy.
For the inner parts of my brows, I used the same angled brush but blended it out with a spoolie brush to not make the look so “strong”. (Well, I tried to anyways!)
**Please note I am in no way to makeup artist, I do my makeup how I like it and it isn’t always up to a high standard or polished as I’d love it to be!**
As the gel is so thick itself, I have rarely found the need to brush through a clear gel to keep the stray hairs together, as this product does it all at once.
The results - did this last 3 days?
I had to go to work on the first day of testing and it was starting to get warm here in the UK, so I knew my brows were going to get a bit of a challenge with my sweat (lovely image for you all there...)
My makeup look for the day was just a simple white eyeliner and mascara day and as always... I missed my eyelids completely and painted them in mascara - see what I mean about it not being polished?!
I did check ins throughout the day to see how my brows could hold up. As well as this, I made sure not to wipe my brows at all throughout the test when removing my makeup - to try and make it as fair as possible!
Apart from working, my day was pretty straightforward and easy. Nothing too strenuous for my brows to contend with.
You can see throughout the day that the inner corners began to fade away where there’s very little to no hair. This wasn’t too much of a surprise to me as my brows usually fade away on this spot of my face as it’s the most oiliest place on my dry skin.
However, my arches seemed to keep up well - they were sharp at the end of the day and there didn’t seem to be much fallout of product.
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My day was pretty easy. I had no plans for the day apart from helping out around the house...were my brows going to be as strong as when I was to wake up?
To my surprise, my left brow was looking fairly fierce! My arch was strong, I had a sharp end to the brow and my inner corners hadn’t changed from what I went to bed with. And then I rolled over and looked at my right brow. What on earth had happened?! All definition was lost, I was back to the brow look that I had when I was 16...not a great look. I checked my pillows to see any fallout but I couldn’t see anything at all.
Anyways, it was time to shower. Usually when I use Wunderbrow on my eyebrows I scrub it off it my facial wash which exfoliates the skin as well, so it picks up any remaining product on my brows ready for me to fill it in when I do my makeup afterwards. But not this time. I wanted to test the “waterproof-ness” of these brows, so I was sure to get my face wet to see how they held up.
And as you can see by my extremely attractive “just got out the shower, look at my shower cap” photograph, that there was a bit of a change. My fierce looking left brow had ran away down the drain (NOOOO!) and the right brow....still looked the same as it did before.
Throughout the day I could see that more and more product was coming away from my brows, and by the evening there was very little holding on the hairs in my arches. However, in thicker parts of my brows (the mid section) there was a bit of product clinging on for dear life, ready to be hit with whatever I had next in this three day test. Could it last until the following morning?
Day Three: the final day!
So how did they last? Well, not fantastically as one would’ve hoped. It had seemed that the final particles which were clinging on to my eyebrow hairs had ran away into the night, without leaving any trace of fallout on my pillow.
My eyebrows were entirely bare. It was time to scrub my face clean and get ready to reapply another coat of Wunderbrow...
What, you thought I wasn’t going to re-apply it ever again?
Final thoughts and overview:
BUT, this isn’t to mean I dislike the product. Like I said earlier, I had been using this product for a few months now and I have to admit, it’s been one of my favourite brow products by far. It can withhold my busiest of days, whether I’m running in the swealtering heat or going out clubbing, I still come home with full brows that I’m not shamed of. I definitely agree that my brows are smudge & transfer proof. However, it just seems that it doesn’t like the feel of cotton bedsheets & pillowcases and seems to leave my face by the following morning. Oh and it doesn’t like water much either.
Regardless, I would take a look at trying Wunderbrow for your brows, if you want something that lasts a bit longer and doesn’t budge it you accidentally touch or rub your brows (especially as it’s getting warmer here in the UK!)
(I’ve reached the end of my bottle and I’m definitely going to be repurchasing on my next pay cheque!)
See you in the next blog post,