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    We Tested Different Eyebrow Gels And Found The Best One

    Brow down to these gels.

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    Eyebrows. We all want awesome ones, but not all of us are blessed like Beyoncé or Cara Delevingne in the eyebrow department. So we decided to try on four different eyebrow gels to see which one we liked best.

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    Here are the four different brow gels we tried:

    Benefit / Sephora / Glossier / Maybelline

    1. Benefit Cosemetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel ($24)

    2. Sephora Brow Builder ($14)

    3. Glossier Boy Brow Gel ($16)

    4. Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara ($7.99)

    And for reference, here's what our brows look like with no gel at all:

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    Here's what our brows look like using Benefit's Gimme Brow:

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    Nina's thoughts: I enjoyed this one. It's not too heavy and does a good job of keeping my brows in place. I don't think my brows LOOK super different, but they feel like they're going to keep their shape.

    Lara's thoughts: I really, really liked this one. I would definitely use it again. It felt like something I could easily use every day, and I liked that the brush was so small so I could get more ~artistic~ with it. Also, the colors match my colors well and I appreciate that. Thank you, Benefit.

    Alice's thoughts: This one came in close for first place. The applicator is the same style as the Glossier one and it felt sturdy. The consistency was good and it didn’t feel heavy on my brows. I just wish the handle wasn’t shaped like a cone because it made it awkward to hold.

    Sheridan's thoughts: Wow, I'm surprised by how much I like this! There was a lot of color payoff but it didn't feel flaky or clumpy. Since I have gaps to fill, I'm always worried about using too much gel because it turns me into Peter Gallagher, without the sexiness. But this struck the right balance for me!

    Our overall rating: 4/5

    Here's what our brows looked like using Sephora's Brow Builder:

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    Nina's thoughts: This one is wayyyyy too heavy. It might be good if you have zero eyebrows. It's just really heavy and clumpy and does nothing to finesse your brows. I expect better from you, Sephora. You have LET ME DOWN.

    Lara's thoughts: This one is very extreme, and I could see using it for like a super dramatic night out, but literally no other time. I could FEEL the gel weighing my eyebrow hairs down, which I hate. I want it to feel like I'm not wearing anything and that my brows are just NATURALLY BADASS, so, pass on this.

    Alice's thoughts: The worst. The moment I took out the brush I knew there were going to be problems. The applicator is literally for lipgloss, not eyebrows. Because of that, too much stuff went on my brows and it was very hard to control the amount that came out. It was very frustrating trying to even the color out and some parts were definitely darker than others. If you want precision, then this is not the product for you.

    Sheridan's thoughts: Yeah. No. I'm not sure what I did to deserve this but I am NOT digging this look. The gel both feels and looks heavy on. I want my gaps filled in without looking like an oil spill happened on my face, please.

    Our overall rating: 1.5/ 5

    Here's what our brows looked like using Glossier's Boy Brow:

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    Nina's thoughts: Hands down, the best one of the four. I always thought people were overhyping Glossier products, but this is a truly standout brow gel. It's not too rigid and the applicator makes it easy to get your lil hairs in place. If I had to buy and use a brow gel, this would be it.

    Lara's thoughts: THE REAL MVP. I hate that I like this so much because it's so small and $16, but I will most definitely purchase this and use it every day of my life when I am not using Benefit. It's a great color, great texture, and it just looks natural but makes my brows look way better. I'm freakin' sold. Damnit.

    Alice's thoughts: Definitely my favorite of the four. It had the best balance of hold and color. I was so happy to see that it actually made my hairs stay put! I thought maybe the color was going to come off too dark, but it looked fine once I put it on. Will definitely be adding this to my “only-got-10-minutes-to-get-ready” morning kit.

    Sheridan's thoughts: Definitely my favorite, mostly because I use it every day and it works for what I need it to do. Boy Brow makes my brows stay all day without getting flaky or crunchy. It doesn't do the best job of filling in gaps, which is why I follow up with a pencil. But, if you're looking for an easy tool that'll brush your lashes and keep them in place, then this is the one for you.

    Our overall rating: 5/5

    And here's what our eyebrows looked like using Maybelline's Brow Drama:

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    Nina's thoughts: The applicator for this gel is a little ball, and it's very weird! You don't want something that thick to comb through your fine eyebrow hairs. The gel itself was OK, but the brush makes this my least favorite.

    Lara's thoughts: I love the price of this one, and I would probably use it again if I was on a budget. It's decent for a drug store brow gel, I assume, but it's definitely worth it to me to spend a bit more for one that doesn't feel quite as hard or crunchy. I like the name shape of the brush, though, because it felt like I spent less time on application.

    Alice's thoughts: OK this one had a crazy looking brush with very soft bristles at the tip that was in the shape a ball. Look, IDK. I think because the bristles were so soft it put on the least color. This would be a good product for you if you’re more into the subtle look.

    Sheridan's thoughts: This was...OK. My sister uses this and LOVES it but I think it just didn't work for my hair texture and eyebrow dilemmas. The ball was a bit large so it was really hard for me to grab all of the little hairs that make up my misshapen eyebrows.

    Our overall rating: 3/5

    The favorite:


    Glossier's Boy Brow ($16), by far! Easy to use, semi-affordable, great brush texture, and made our brows look better than ever.