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So here's my take on the "best- ever" brow set shade from MAC.
Actually, I didn't like it. :(
Off topic:Can I just commend my photo on top?! The lighting is so perfect and it looks like something you'll see on MAC's website. #Choz
Before I reveal my thoughts, let's look at the specifics first. MAC's Brow Set is a tinted brow mascara that can darken or lighten your brows. As the name implies, it really sets your brows, and keeps all hair strands in place for neat- looking beauty arches all- day long.
Wand's size is good enough to fit brows in all shapes and sizes. However, the wand has a tendency to collect globs of mascara so you would need the help of an angled brow brush or brow comb to take off the excess for a cleaner looking brow.
Consistency is mousse- like, and it spreads easily and dries up quickly too. Girl Boy is a gold-bronze shade that will fit fair- skinned ladies, and ladies with light colored hair. However, for morenas, it will look a bit off and fake, most especially if you have dark hair.
A lot of my beauty blogger friends use it on its own, but I find that it works best if you use it on top of a brow powder. (as pictured above) Girl Boy acts as a sealant, and it adds a nice touch of gold to my brows. I use it when I'm sporting smokey eye makeup looks because the shade sorts of dulls my brow's natural color, thereby emphasizing the eye makeup more.
If used on its own, it sort of flattens my hair strands and emphasizes gaps, making my arches appear thinner and sparser. (As pictured above) You can also see the color sticking out of my brows if you look closely, and it doesn't look nice!
Here's a comparison pic.
I therefore conclude that Girl Boy is not for everyone. And I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, in spite of its popularity.
It will work best on:
1. People with thick brows, and who don't need much definition