MOTD: All Matte Everything

Before you read this, just know that I am aware that I need to invest in a better camera to capture my pictures. My cell phone just doesn’t cut it when I need to zoom in and showcase the colors I used. I’m sorry!!!! Okay, continue.

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been able to play with my palettes. Maybe it’s cause I don’t normally wear eyeshadow to school, which is where I spend the majority of my time… Either way, this look is the result of boredom, and also because I wanted to practice my blending skills.

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essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara Review

I have been on the hunt for an eyebrow gel for a long time. The problem with my brows is that they tend to droop because the hairs are relatively long. So even if I’ve defined the shape of my brows with my products, throughout the day, you will see some hairs falling out of formation!!!! (If that makes sense LOL). I’ve tried a couple brow gels before but there was never one brow gel that I really liked. I was at Superstore recently and when I got to the Essence shelf, which I always have to stop at, even though they never have any new products at my Superstore, the Make Me Brow eyebrow mascara caught my eye. It claims that it colours, fills and shapes your brows and contains fibers for naturally fuller looking brows. And ya girl is all about cutting corners and killing three birds with one stone! So I decided to pick it up. I’ve also heard about other products that have fibers in it for fuller looking brows or eyelashes, so I was curious to see if it would actually work. There were only two options for colors – blondy brows and browny brows – so I obviously went for browny brows. It was also only $3! Whatta steal.


In the picture above, the top photo is my natural brow with no product in it, and the bottom photo is my brow with just the eyebrow mascara in it. As you can see, the brow mascara doesn’t give you a crisp, defined brow, but it does make your eyebrow look naturally full because of the dark colour and the added fibres. I think the people who would really benefit from using this product on it’s own are people who want a very natural looking brow or for people in a rush. If you’re going to run errands or going on a trip and want something quick and easy this would be perfect. This would also be a really good product for those just starting out with makeup or people who are intimidated by doing their eyebrows. This product is a really good for helping you ease into doing brows and it’s very hard to mess up using this because the pigmentation is very light.

Although this product is meant to be used alone, I personally prefer dark, uniform eyebrows, so using just this brow mascara isn’t something I would do on a day to day basis. As I mentioned though, it is a really good brow gel. My brow hairs tend to get long and kinda droopy if I don’t set them with something, and this is perfect for me. I apply it with a very light hand and very gentle strokes to avoid build up. It dries matte and doesn’t make your eyebrows feel hard or crusty throughout the day, unlike other brow gels I’ve tried, so it’s a really natural finishing touch. In terms of the fibers giving you fuller looking brows… meh. You do get fuller brows but it isn’t like a CRAZY difference.



  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Very easy to use and really good for beginners
  • True to it’s claims (colours, fills and shapes your brows)
  • Perfect for people who want a natural look
  • Does a very good job at keeping your brows in place


  • Only comes in two colours – blonde and brown (however, essence does have a clear brow gel / mascara so if these colors don’t work for you, that’s another option you have)

All in all I really like this product. I think it’s so easy to use, very inexpensive and does a really good job of keeping your brows in place and making them look naturally enhanced. I think anyone can use this product and be satisfied with their result! Try it out, let me know what you think of it and hopefully you won’t be disappointed 🙂

💖, B