For those of us who started plucking our eyebrows back in the 1990s, the current fashion for stronger brows can really cause a problem. But while I try to regrow my over-plucked brows, I’ve really been impressed by L’Oreal’s Brow Artist Plumper.
I was naturally blessed with very strong brows but like most teens in the 1990s, I plucked them to oblivion to get the high arched look which was so popular back then. Actually, I remember I used to have those horrible tadpole shaped brows – seriously, what were we thinking?
So now I’m desperately trying to grow back whatever I can salvage from my poor brows. While I go through the painful regrowth stage, I’m using a few products to neaten and improve the look of them.
One of the products I’ve been using is L’Oreal’s Brow Artist Plumper. This is a gel which comes in mascara-type tube, complete with wand. It’s available in Light/Medium or Medium/Dark as well as translucent gel, and promises to volumise and intensify brows.
I really like this product, it’s incredibly easy to use. You simply stroke the gel through your brows to tame any stray hairs, while the fibres in the gel help to build volume and colour. The Brow Artist Plumper brush grabs all the tiny hairs which are just starting to grow back, and I think it makes a real difference to the appearance of my brows.
Apologies for the difference in light between these two photos – don’t you just love it when the sun comes out and bleaches out your photo… Anyway, I think you can see that there’s a difference in the after photo on the right. I am wearing the Medium/Dark colour, which is quite close to my natural hair colour. (And while I think about it, I was wearing Benefit RollerLash in these photos, how fab is that mascara??!)
L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper – The Verdict
I had been using Benefit’s Gimme Brow and the Brow Zings kit, but for daytime use I think I actually prefer this product. The effect is very natural, and the longer stem on the brush makes it easier to see what I am doing. It’s also considerably cheaper, currently just £5.99 on the Boots website.
I will still turn to the Brow Zings kit when I want a darker, more defined look. But for a lighter, more natural brow I think that L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper is pretty hard to beat.