Jul 16 2015

Lashfood Browfood Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix Review

 

Being an avid fan of Benefit’s Gimme Brow, I recently finished my 5th or 6th tube. However, instead of repurchasing, while browsing Sephora, I decided to try something new: the Lashfood Browfood Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix.

 

LashFood BrowFood Review

 

LashFood BrowFood Review
 

The concept of the Browfood Gel Fix is much the same as the Gimme Brow: a volumizing fiber gel for the brows. The Lashfood version promises to “define, thicken, and groom for a natural-looking finish” featuring thickening microfibers that help to create lush brows. You can clearly see the fibers when you take the applicator out of the tube.

 

LashFood BrowFood Review

 

The lightweight formula also promises “to lock in color for up to 12 hours and can work alone or over brow pencils without flaking or hardening”. Unlike the Gimme Brow which only comes in two shades (Light/Medium or Medium/Deep), the Gel fix is offered in three shades: Dark Blonde, Brunette and Dark Brunette. Having black hair and brows, I went with Dark Brunette and I’d say Medium/Deep and Dark Brunette are pretty comparable.

 

LashFood BrowFood Review

 

The mascara like wand is dual-sided, with one end being flatter featuring short bristles and the other slightly curved with longer bristles. Lashfood says that these shorter bristles provide precise control for thinner brows while the longer ones allow for effortless application for thicker brows. My natural brows are quite thin (and no, I didn’t over pluck as a teen, this is just the way they are) and I found that I could use both sides of the wand, but the shorter side was easier (less coloring outside the lines). Although the wand on the Gel Fix is much smaller than a traditional mascara wand, it is noticeable larger than the spoolie on the Gimme Brow.

 
LashFood BrowFood Review - Browfood vs Benefit Gimme Brow
 

LashFood BrowFood Review - Browfood vs Benefit Gimme Brow Brush

Benefit Gimme Brow (Top); LashFood Browfood Gel Fix (Bottom)


 

Like its beloved counterpart, the formula of Browfood Gel fix blends pretty seamlessly with my natural brows. Toward the inner part of my brow, which requires some building, the tint is more noticeable against the skin. But with my brow situation, it really can’t be helped no matter what I use. This formula also sets the brows nicely without leaving a crunchy finish. Lasting powder is a little less than the promised 12, about 10 hours, after which I notice some slight fading, particularly in those areas where there is less hair for the product to cling to. Thicker browed gals probably won’t have this issue.

The reason I love thickening brow products like this is because they make fast work of my brow routine. I do use powders and pencils on occasion, as well as the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade, which I love. But these application methods require a little more effort, especially on my thin brows. I have to be very careful not to make them look too drawn in (they look a little this way no matter what, which is the downside of sparse brows). With the Gel Fix and like products, I can get my brow routine done in seconds. They won’t look as defined as some other methods, but good enough and well-groomed.

In the demonstration below, I’ve applied one coat of the Browfood Gel Fix. On both brows, this takes less than 30 seconds. If I’m wanting to spend a little more time, I’ll apply an additional 2 coats and then clean things up with some concealer. These extra steps require one minute of my time, max. If I want to take things even further, I’ll use a pencil to further define the brow (I do this with Gimme Brow as well). As you can see (hopefully) the product thickens brows, as promised. For comparison, if you want to see how some other products work on my brows, check out my brow routine post.

 

LashFood BrowFood Review Applied to Brows
 
LashFood BrowFood Review Applied to Brows

 

In addition to its volumizing attributes, on account of the “thickening microfibers”, the Browfood Gel Fix is also “infused with Nano-Peptide Complex, a powerful peptide blend to support long-term brow rejuvenation”. I’ve only been using the product for a few weeks but I have notice my “strays” growing back faster than usually. I don’t do much grooming, on account of the thinness I’m dealing with, but I do pluck the strays that are outside of the designated “brow area”.

 

Anyway, it’s mostly those strays I see growing back at a more rapid rate – lending me to believe that this might work to stimulate growth for those who have over plucked in the past. That being said, I think, like with the hair on your head, very few things are, if any, are going to create hair follicles where there never were any to begin with. The best that I hope for is to condition and make the existing hairs more healthy – which I think this does do.

 

The Lashfood Browfood Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix retails for $24.00 USD and can be found at Sephora. I’ll probably end up going back to my Benefit Gimme Brow at some point, but this one is also a definite keeper! I’ll be reviewing another brow gel voluminizing type product in the near future so stay tuned.
 

 

 

 

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  1. A very interesting product. I would love to try a brow gel with fibers in it sometime. 🙂 xo

    1. You should. I don’t know of any drugstore ones, but if you do, I’d love to look into them!

  2. Wow – the Brow food has worked really well with your brows 🙂 The wand looks huge though – and so many hair fibres on it! I wasn’t a huge fan of the Gimme Brow but I have quite full brows anyway so I tend to stick to filling any gaps with brow pencils 🙂 x

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    1. The wand is kind of larger than I prefer but I make it work. I wish I could use pencil more often but they just turn out looking too “filled in”. 🙂

  3. Good to hear this one is working so well for ya!

    1. Thanks, Melissa! I’m glad its working too!

  4. Neat! I’ve never hear of this product before but I’m intrigued by it. It looks great on you!

    1. Thanks Jen, every little bit helps my poor thin little brows, hehe.

  5. I’ve never tried brow products but this sounds incredible. Will have to give it a try! x

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do hun!

  6. I’ve never tried a brow gel before. I’ve used a clear gel that’s supposed to stimulate hair growth, but I haven’t noticed any changes yet. I’m a former overplucker. 🙁 I would definitely try something like this though. I’m always up to trying new things. Well, usually lol.

    1. Which brand is the clear gel you are using now? I’d be curious to know. 🙂

      1. It’s Ardell. It only cost like $4 so I was expecting any miracles lol.

        1. Thanks!

  7. I really like the finished result.

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    1. Thanks, hun. Me too. 🙂

  8. wow it made your brows look amazing! I feel like I need it now 😀

    1. Aww, thank you, Laura. That makes me happy because my brows are such a struggle for me! x

  9. I have really sparse brows myself (not from overplucking but just genetics) but haven’t ventured into any brow gels with fibres because I’m worried they won’t look natural. But this really made your brows look amazing! The shot of the wand with the fibres though… looks like little bug legs!

    1. Lol. It does look like little bug legs, hehe. I actually think the brow gels with fibers look more natural than just the gels alone or powders. But this has just been my experience. I don’t know of any drugstore options either, do you? Have always been interested in discovering a budget alternative. 🙂

  10. Interesting. It looks pretty good on your eyebrows (:
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      • Kimmy on September 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm
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      Thanks, hun. I’ve been enjoying it. 🙂

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