Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Benefit Gimme Brow vs L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper

Over the last couple of months, I've been testing and comparing the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper and the Benefit Gimme Brow in a battle of high street vs high end brow-war to see which one I prefer. Read on for my full reviews and comparisons....

L'Oreal Paris Perfection Brow Artist Plumper

First and foremost, the price is obviously much, much cheaper so I had to give it a go to see if it was just as good as the high end version. I bought the shade 'Dark Brunette' and it's quite a good match for my brows. It makes my brows look bolder but not fake, which is what I was hoping to achieve. However, they are probably the most positive things I can say about the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. 

I found it really messy to apply. The wand is quite big so it is hard to limit the product to just the eyebrows, meaning it goes all over my brow bone and I spend a good few minutes scrubbing it off. This means it takes quite a while to get it looking decent and is just far too much hassle considering the end result isn't amazing. Also it dries harder and crustier than the Benefit Gimme Brow, which is not something I'm a fan of. I'm sad about this because I really wanted to like it. I'd much rather the cheaper option be just as good as the high end one, so I don't have to spend the extra money, but this product just didn't live up to my expectations. 

Price: £5.99 (Buy here)

The first thing I noticed when comparing the two, is that Benefit Gimme Brow has a much smaller wand. This makes it much easier to manage and apply than the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. In particular, it is much less messy. I can easily just cover my brows without getting it all over my brow bone and angle the small wand so that end of it gets the edges of my brows. It is easy to just run the wand through your brows and not get it everywhere, making it quite quick to apply. 

It also fills in the brows better than L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. It made the brows look thicker, plumper and  filled-in without looking fake. My brows do not go crispy when wearing this, but stay reasonably soft yet firmly remain in place all day. I got the shade 'Medium/Dark' and the colour is a good match for me.

The obvious downside to Benefit Gimme Brow is the small size that you get for the high price that you pay. However, overall, I do really like it and I will repurchase it, although I'll probably wince at the till! 

Price: £18.50 (buy here)

Verdict: Benefit Gimme Brow is better and worth the extra money!

What do you think about these two products? 
Do you have any other brow product recommendations? 

Rosy x


  1. I have been wondering about the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. I use Gimme Brow but it is quite expensive to keep re-purchasing so was thinking about moving over to the budget buy.. maybe not after this review! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. I haven't tried either but have meaning to try gimme brow for a while now so must get onto that xx


  3. I can't get enough of Gimme Brow! I use a pencil to trace a faint outline to define my brows first then add Gimme Brow to make them bolder! No other brow gel I've tried comes close! xx


  4. I've really liked using Brow Wiz from benefit the only other gel that I like just as much is from Anastasia, fi you ever fancy trying something else I'd highly recommend her products!


  5. I tried Gimme Brow then ended up giving it away to my sister along with all other brow mascaras simply because I had a nightmare one night that I used one and it pulled out all my brows haha! I did like it when I used it though! xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B


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