Brows, brows, brows, Gimme Brow

benefit-gimme-brow-review - 1Since the first time I had my eyebrows filled, I never looked back. It did feel a bit weird at the time, but soon, weird became not having them filled.

I am trying new products all the time, and found a little gem in Benefit’s Gimme Brow Gel. That’s because it is so easy to apply, last a long time and really, the effect is just great.

Gimme Brow is a gel with buildable micro-fibre particles that stick to your own eyebrow hair and skin, filling it up and making it look fuller, and thicker.

Because it is a gel, it also keeps the brow in place, shaping them too.

benefit-gimme-brow-review - 2The tiny little tapered brush spreads the gel beautifully on the brows and its precision tip does a great job of shaping them; creating a fab lift and defined arch is easy-peasy.

It is water resistant and I can vouch for the panels findings of brows looking fuller and natural – and that’s the main thing for me: they are full, thick, but very natural, not painted on.

Here you can see my right eyebrow, with Gimme Brow and my sad left one, with nothing!

Plus, it is soooo easy to apply, easier than any other beloved brow product I ever used, so perfect for every day use. It can also be used on top of a filler (powder or pencil) for extra sharp effect.

The Benefit Gimme Brow costs £18.50, is available in two shades (Light/Medium and Medium/Dark, which I am using) and can be bought from House of Fraser.


This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Review: LashPerfect Lash Bar Hi Brow treatment

It is no secret that I love a well groomed pair of eyebrows and cannot live without plucking and filling mine. After trying the LashPerfect Hi Brow filling powder and wax pencil and attending their eyebrow event where they launched their brow extensions Brow Perfect, I was delighted to actually try their full eyebrow treatment called Hi Brow.

Their salon, just by Carnaby Street in London, is lovely. I went in 24 hours before my appointment for a patch test (this is very important, as they won’t tint your brows without it!). They were also very lovely changing the date of my treatment when I forgot to pop in for a patch test. Do-oooh!!!

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lashperfect hibrow treatment


Upon arrival, the lovely Liga asked me to fill out a form (I had filled one for the patch test already) and took me down to the treatment area. Then she cleansed my eyebrows, gave me a mirror and asked me what I didn’t like about my eyebrows.

I do like them, so I mentioned I would like to keep them quite thick as they are, get more definition, a general tidy and a bit more of an arch.

First, she measured my brow in three points: inner corner, highest point and end, marking the spots. She asked what shade I’d be more comfortable with for the tint – I said not too dark! She applied the wax pencil around my brows and then the tint, removing the excess with a cotton bud and already defining the shape.

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The tint is ON

After a few minutes, she cleaned the dye and started the shaping process, first by waxing. They use an amazing wax which is has a low melting point so it is not too hot – it is in fact very pleasantly lukewarm, and feels very soft and gentle on the skin. Just what you need for your face! She removed hair from the top, bottom and middle of brows!

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Shaping already started on left brow!

She also used tweezers to fine tune the shape and threading to remove the fluff towards the hair line – a multi-technique operation going on!

She then gave me back the mirror and wow – they looked amazing. But she wasn’t done. Oooh no! There was filling to be done. She filled with the lovely Hi Brow powder (reviewed here), teaching me how to do it best. That is no harsh lines at the top, starting from the middle bottom, make a defined line and blend upwards so you can still see skin and it is not too dark! Now I know! Then she applied the highlighter on the brow bone.

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After shaping

Finally – and I found this a lovely touch – she concealed the redness (although I didn’t even go too red, slightly pink, more like!) so I could return to the office, as I had the treatment, which lasts about 30 minutes inclusive of consultation, on my lunch break!

I had never had my eyebrows tinted before and I really liked the effect. It lasts for about a month, Liga told me. Overall, the service was very friendly, extremely professional and I felt very confident in totally trusting my brows (such an important feature of my face!) to them.

More than a week on, the tint has faded a bit, but the shape is still looking fantastic and the eyebrows are still looking very sharp!

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And voilá – beautifully tinted, shaped and filled eyebrows!

You can book the Hi Brow treatment, a great lunchtime treat, by calling the LashBar (35 Marshall Street, London W1F 7EX – behind Carnaby Street) on 020 7434 4554. It costs £35.

They offer a great range of lashes and brows treatments. All info, including prices, can be found on the LashBar website and you can also follow them on Twitter @LashBar@LashPerfect@Hi_Brow and@BrowPerfect_ for news and promotions.

This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

LashPerfect press evening and launch of Brow Perfect

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Brows and champagne said the invitation. Although I must confess this line alone is enough to get me almost anywhere, it wasn’t the only reason I was very excited to attend a press evening at LashBar, the LashPerfect flagship store and salon in central London. I knew there was much more to know about them, as I was first introduced to the brand at Olympia Beauty and have fallen in love with their Hi Brow eyebrow powder (reviewed here).

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Image courtesy of LashBar

The lash and eyebrow haven salon is absolutely lovely with the treatment areas downstairs. Apart from catering for clients, the space also serves as training centre – LashPerfect professional eyelash extensions are available in 6000 salons nationwide and also present in more than 20 countries – very impressive and a great indicator of the quality of their products and services.

At LashBar, they offer a huge variety of eye treatments – of course, professional lash extensions, false lashes application, anti-ageing treatments, perms and tints.

However, the night was all about brows. Demonstrations of their Hi Brow by La La Professional Treatment – Eyebrows by Design (£35.00), which include a combination of techniques to tidy, shape and tint and left the ladies with a natural lift and better definition, as well as filling and shaping. All services in the full eyebrow treatment are also available separately (waxing, threading, tinting, tidying).

And if all this wasn’t enough, we were treated to the unveiling of a brand new service: their Brow Perfect – super natural eyebrow extensions. Perfect for filling in gaps, the extension last up to 7 days and are made of synthetic hair. Having said that, they just look extremely natural!

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Left brows with no extensions – note the difference, especially in the middle!!!

As well as the professional range, LashPerfct also has a line of consumer products which include my fave Hi Brow, wax pencil, strip lashes, eye make-up remover , growth and conditioning lash and brow serum, 24 hour liner, amongst many others. They can be bought in the shop or online, as well as in salons around the country.

And yeah, the champagne part was also true – accompanied by amazing canapes!

The LashBar is located at 35 Marshall Street, London W1F 7EX (just behind Carnaby Street). All info on treatments and prices can be found on the LashBar website and you can book an appointment by calling 020 7434 4554. Also follow them on Twitter @LashBar, @LashPerfect, @Hi_Brow and @BrowPerfect_ for news and promotions! More info on LashPerfect can be found on their website. No excuses for unruly brows of lashes now, ladies!