Product: Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils. Beautifully groomed eyebrows will greatly enhance not just your eyes, but your overall makeup.
Overall Rating = 3.5 Stars – Very Good
Cost: $25.00 (.19 fl. oz.) ($131.58 per fluid ounce) Price Category: Expensive
Sold By: Lancôme Paris USA
Container: Plastic tube with twist-off medium-sized tapered-brush wand, outer carton.
Description: Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils is a brush-on eyebrow gel that looks like a mascara for your brows.. This water-based gel formula adds color to the brow hairs rather than the skin beneath and the gel keeps the hairs in place. You will not need a separate eye makeup remover to take this off.
Colors: Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils comes in four colors: Naturel (clear); Chataigne (blonde); Taupe (light brown) and Brunet (dark brown).
Fragrance: Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils is fragrance-free and is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
The company claims, “Keep brows perfectly in place with this lightweight gel that brushes on easily for natural-looking definition. The unique formula is made to work alone or over a brow pencil for a flawless, well-groomed look. Perfectly portable for on-the-go touch-ups anytime.”
Discussion: I am a huge fan of beautifully-groomed eyebrows. Eyebrows are all the rage in makeup trends right now. A full well-defined brow is a necessity if you are at all fashion forward. If you are not paying attention to your brows you are missing a golden opportunity to make your eyes look finished and beautiful. Eyebrows are just like the frame on a beautiful painting. A lovely work of art looks strange and unfinished if you tape it to the wall rather than placing it in a gorgeous frame. Your eyebrows frame your eyes in the same manner. Eyebrow styles change drastically from one decade to the next, vacillating between thin and thick, light and dark. For the last several years and currently, thick and dark are in style, (a little too much for my taste).
Morning Review: Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils can be used by itself on brows that are already the proper thickness and shape. Since my brows are slightly on the thin side, I first shaped them and filled them in with a brow marker. Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils is more of a styling product than a shaping product. I then brushed the gel through my eyebrows going in the opposite direction of the hair growth to coat the hairs and then in the direction of the hair growth to smooth them down. The Brunet is a nice cool dark chocolate color. Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils makes the eyebrow hairs lay down nicely, keeps them in place, and gives my brows a very neat and finished look. It takes about 60 seconds for the gel to dry and set.
Sensitivity: Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils does not make my nose run, eyes water, turn red or burn. I have never experienced any sensitivities from using this brow gel and I have never had any issues from the few clients I have used this on.
Please Note: If you do not have any eyebrow hairs at all and are drawing them on, this product will not work for you. You must have some brow hairs for this to cling to. If you are drawing on your eyebrows, stick to markers and pencils with a powder on top.
Water Resistance: I put some on the back of my hand and let it dry. I then placed my hand under running water. It did not run off of my hand, but once wet when I touched it, the Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils came right off. This brow gel is definitely not waterproof. I would not recommend wearing this if you are going to be swimming, playing sports or doing anything athletic where you will be sweating.
Evening Review: After more than eight hours, my eyebrows look exactly the same as when I put the Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils on them. It did not flake off but this product will come off if you rub your eyebrows.
Overall Review: Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils is an excellent product that performs precisely as it is supposed to do.
Suitability: I don’t use this on performers very often as I normally prefer waterproof products for greater longevity. If an actor is on set all day under hot lights, this will melt and is not the best product to use. I also would not use this on models that are going to be pulling clothing on and off of their heads. For normal everyday wear, this will perform very well.
Lancôme Paris Brow Expert Modèle Sourcils is suitable for the following users:
- All users (provided you do not need a waterproof product)
Morning Rating = 4 Stars;
Evening Rating = 4 Stars;
Average from Other Testers = 4 Stars;
Value Rating = 2 Stars;
Overall Rating = 3.5 Stars = Very Good.
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Ingredients: WATER, PARAFFIN, BEESWAX, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, TALC, CARNAUBA WAX, TRIETHANOLAMINE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PANTHENOL, SODIUM POLYMETHACRYLATE, MYRISTIC ACID, AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, POLYBUTENE, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN.
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
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