I recently bought a few NYX products from Ulta and this is one of them. I heard Emily Noel mentioning them quite a few times, which encouraged me to pick them up. Let’s see if these are worth picking up.
The packaging of this is like a regular mascara. It comes in a white, plastic container with a big spoolie in the cap. There is a generous 9 g of product in the tube.
Made in Taiwan
Price – $6
Out of control brows have you flustered? NYX’s Control Freak Brow Gel offers a new way to tame them fast. The clear formula works well over powder or pencil to seal the deal and make a statement with your brows that you will be proud of. The unique non-sticky formula is comfortable to wear all day and can also be used as a clear mascara that defines separates and enhances the natural curl of lashes.
The consistency of this is clear gel-type. It is very easy to apply (just takes seconds to apply and set), but while it is setting, it can feel tacky on the brows. It holds the brow hairs in place just right, which I appreciate. That feeling goes away in a minute though. As for the number of coats, I find 1 is plenty. I would recommend not more than 2 coats, otherwise after the product has dried, it flakes very badly.
The wand is bigger than necessary in my opinion. I wish they hadn’t chucked a regular spoolie/mascara wand in there. I wish it was something along the lines of Benefit Give Me Brow wand, which is much smaller and hence easier to control. This one, however, is a bit bigger, so you have to be careful when you get to the tail end of the brows.
Lasting power is similar to that of the other eyebrow coat in my collection : the Canmake Eyebrow Coat. It lasts just about 5 hours for me. I wish it lasted the entire day but sadly it doesn’t.
Pros of NYX Control Freak Brow Gel:
• Easy to apply.
• Sets within seconds.
• Holds the brow hairs in place wonderfully.
• Very affordable product – great value for money.
Cons of NYX Control Freak Brow Gel:
• Can feel tacky while it is setting.
• Does not last more than 5-6 hours.
IMBB Rating – 4/5
Would I Recommend NYX Control Freak Brow Gel? I would definitely recommend this because it is great value for money, holds the brow hairs in place well and sets within seconds. The only major con is the lasting power.
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