Review | Etude House Eyebrow Tint Gel
My mom went to China one summer and came back with eyebrows. I was too young (elementary school) to fully comprehend what happened at first and I honestly was afraid to ask. I tried to wipe them off several times, until my mom finally spilled the beans. "They're tattooed on, stop it." I guess that explains why she hadn't found out that I'd be using her stubby Revlon eyebrow pencil as eyeliner and lip liner. Did I stop trying to wipe them off? No.
As genetic mutations would have it, I grew up with the same curse of having the lightest of light eyebrows. The sparse hairs were just barely there, which was puzzling when it came time to fill them in: where...do I start...? There was barely an end or a beginning. It became common knowledge amongst my friends that I wouldn't leave my house without my eyebrows in the fear of sending screaming, crying children back into their mother's arms. So when Or handed me this Etude House Eyebrow Tint Gel in Grayish Brown ($12) a few weeks ago, I was excited. "You mean, I don't have to wake up 30 minutes earlier to draw on my brows?!" I exclaimed. "Something like that." He replied, and showed me a swatch on his skin, which he proceeded to try and rub off. To my surprise, it didn't budge. This could change my life, I thought to myself and scurried off.
This was my first foray into peel-off makeup, so I didn't know what to expect. The consistency is sticky, but applies smoothly. The scent can only be described as fruity florals, if that makes any sense at all. One tip is moisturize first to tame unruly hairs, and it helps the tint last longer and apply evenly, which will prevent the tint from looking blotchy. The applicator is very similar to the brush used in Kylie Jenner's glosses, or old school Whiteout. It can be a bit hard to apply evenly, but the end result is always pretty consistent regardless of how messy I apply! I usually brush this on when I'm not expecting packages or visitors, .i.e. Sunday nights during GoT. I have also tested it out overnight and it stayed on for the most part. 1-2 hours pretty much deposits all the color from the gel, so this isn't something that you need to leave on overnight! The tint lasts for about 3-4 days, gradually fading until it's completely gone.
As you can see, the final result isn't going to replace your everyday eyebrow routine, but I have found that it cuts down the time I spend filling them in! If I'm going out, I'll usually fill them in a little bit and brush out the front with some Glossier Boy Brow in Black ($16) and voilà c'est fini!