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Friday, February 13, 2015

Benefit Gimme Brow | Dupe



Hey everyone! I've got another dupe post coming at you today and this one is for the most beloved Benefit Gimme Brow! Basically, this is the lazy girl's dream product, it's an all in one brow tint, brow gel, and has tiny brow fibers that are supposed to make your brows look fuller all in one swoop.

However the tube is TINY at $22, I expected even a SLIGHTLY bigger tube. Don't get my wrong, I think the tiny brush is cute and good for getting into the little spaces on your brows, but it is such an expensive product. Before, it was the only type of product on the market that did all those jobs in one product- so it seemed justifiable to pay for it because you were buying three products in one, which you probably would have paid more than $22 if you bought a pencil/powder, brow gel, and brow tint/fibers to make your brows look fuller. That is this was the only product on the market until recently.


I think shown by my picture above you can probably guess what I'm going to compare Gimme Brow to, my beloved Makeup Revolution I Tint My Brows* that comes in at a grand total of £1.99- I did an entire post about every single color in the line and my thoughts on them with eyebrow swatches (including seeing myself with nearly black eyebrows that you can find here)


In this situation, I think a picture speaks a thousand words. I have blonde hair, so naturally my brows are so light you can hardly see them-so they are perfect to swatch brow products on as sort of a blank canvas.

I applied both products the exact same way (although I do think I took a little more time with the Benefit one), and those are the results. The Makeup Revolution brow gel gave more color (is by far more pigmented), more shape and definition, and a LOT more hold- your eyebrows WILL NOT move all day once you put this on them. The only advantage I can see of the Benefit Gimme Brow is that the wand is smaller, the Makeup Revolution I Tint My Brows has a wand the size of a small mascara wand. If you have really thin brows I think it could be a touch difficult at first to get the hang of the wand, but once you figure out how to maneuver it, it's such a fabulous product.

I definitely want to try more brow products from Makeup Revolution, I have tried their Ultra Aqua Brow which is also fabulous but I really want to try their Brow Dual which is a double sided pencil and marker.

Overall, I think it is obvious in the picture (and in the price) who is the winner in this situation, but in terms of what the product does and the color, they are 100% dupes. Makeup Revolution does have four colors whereas Benefit only has two, and Makeup Revolution's brow gel is more pigmented and has a much stronger hold, but they are both great products. I will continue to repurchase the Makeup Revolution brow gel over and over as it is a fabulous product and for £1.99 I think everyone should try it.

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20 comments:

  1. Love finding a good deal! Have to check this out

    www.girlandthepolkadot.com

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  2. That's amazing! Thank you for sharing! x

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  3. This is so interesting!
    I can't believe how much better the cheaper alternative is.
    Thanks for the post :)


    Leanne xx
    nailsandteapots.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. £1.99!! I'm very intrigued, will definitely try this! Thanks for the heads up :) x

    http://www.kirstiepickering.com/

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  5. My brows are my biggest struggle. Definitely going to be trying this!


    brilliantriots.weebly.com

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  6. ONE NINETY NINE OMG that is so cheap and looks so fabulous I am buying now, not just saying it haha thank youuuu xxx

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  7. So cheap and fabulous! x

    Eva // http://evasstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Yay!!!! I hope you enjoy it!!! Take a look at my other Makeup Revolution posts-that brand can literally do no wrong in my eyes. I just swatched the ENTIRE Lip Hug collection holy crap best drugstore-isn lipsticks ever (£2.50 I think?) everything they do is FANTASTIC.

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  9. it's so amazing! so happy it's such a good dupe too!

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  10. same here man! especially because mine look like I bleach them. this stuff is also like superglue for your brows so if they're unruly this will solve it immediately!

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  11. it's AMAZING! I don't go a day without it! even when I don't wear any other makeup, I run it through my brows quickly

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  12. right!!!!!!!!!! there are so many more pros to the one that is 20 times cheaper!!! just proves that price doesn't always correlate to quality

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  13. of course! hope you try it out!

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  14. yes!!! report back! would love to know what you think too :)

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  15. looks great! and so cheap!

    PS: I am inviting you to my new giveaway on the blog, would be great if you can participate:)
    http://bridgeofmemories.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/beauty-giveaway.html#comment-form

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  16. its amazing! and sorry can't I'm over in central europe outside of the countries you are including :(

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  17. Great dupe, will have to purchase this :) www.laurcaud.co.uk

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  18. YES! Definitely try it out! Hey it's only £1.99 too especially if you aren't a fan you can always pass it on... but it's not a major loss it's as expensive as a pack of gum :)

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  19. Now I feel silly for repurchasing the L'Oreal one when it was on offer. Will have to try these when this tube starts to empty.

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  20. nooooo omg let me know how the l'oreal one is!! I've been dying to know how good it is and if i should try it!! :)

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