ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara
Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Initially, when I started defining and filling my brows, I had no clue you need to set them as well. So, after a while I would always notice one or two strands of brow hair falling out of place. Its only after watching you tube videos that I realized you need a gel to set brow hair in place. As always I started with a cheaper version – ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Let us see how it fared on me.
About ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara:
‘Achieve glossy, shiny, healthy-looking lashes and brows, infused with long wearing conditioning agents in our Wet Gloss Lash & Brow mascara. Flawless lashes and brows have never been easier!’
Price : $2.00.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, PVP, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
Directions: Gently unscrew Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara applicator and work clear mascara from root to tip or shape and separate brows. Apply second coat if desired.
My take on ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara:
ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara comes in only one variant – crystal, which has absolutely no color. Though the product is marketed as both lash and brow product, I have always used it as a brow-shaping gel only. It is a transparent gel that has no color, whatsoever. You would notice the brow wand and the brow gel to be brown in color. But that is the color transferred from the brows while shaping them. The wand picks up the color of the brow pencil from the brows. And slowly, the gel also starts getting brown in color.
ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara does a decent work in shaping and keeping the brow hair in place. It gives a slight shine to the brows and make them appear more full. However, it is not able to keep every unruly hair in place. As you can see in the before and after pictures, one of the two strands is out of place even after the application of the gel.
Texture: ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara has a slightly gel like texture and gives a little cool sensation while applying on the brows. The consistency is perfect; neither too thin nor too thick. Spreads easily and does not drip. The brow gel sets quickly as well.
Pigmentation: ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara is a clear gel. However, you will need 2-3 swipes to keep every hair in place.
Staying Power: Stays good for average 2-3 hours.
Packaging: ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara comes in a transparent plastic tube with gel in two separate compartments – one for the lash and one for the brows. The wands are almost identical and are easy to use.
What I love about ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara:
- A transparent brow-shaping gel.
- Perfect consistency.
- Helps keep brow hair in place.
- Dries quickly.
- Gives a thicker appearance to the brows.
- Gives a slight shine to the brows.
- Sturdy packaging.
What I do not love about ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara:
- The effect does not last for long.
- Is not effective on all brow hair.
- Unavailability in India.
Final Impression: ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara is a good product to try, given its price point. Will certainly help in shaping and defining brows. However, it is not long lasting and does not work on all brow hair. Recommended as a beginner product.
Have you tried ELF Essential Clear Brow & Lash Mascara?
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