We haven’t had much newness from Illamasqua lately so I’m really happy to see the new Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel. I guess the advantage of a gel is the precision result you can get – if you’re good with a brush then you will always be able to get a natural looking result by replicating individual hairs. I’ll put my hands up right now and say I am NOT good at this! Personally, my preference is always for a mascara wand type applicator to take the precision element out.
However, I’ve given the Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel a go and while my results aren’t perfect (because I’m rubbish at it, basically), I can see how good it can look. I used Strike which is for brunette brows and it did an excellent job of darkening and defining my brows without making them feel crunchy! I do like the colour selection here, particularly the inclusion of grey (Stare) and auburn (Glimpse) – not everyone has a variation on brown! There’s also, as you can see, one for blondes.
The colours do seem to come out darker on application than they appear in the pot – I was a little too handy with Strike so I’d advise going cautiously at first and then building up to a density that you like. I’m really impressed with the finish – nobody would know it wasn’t my natural brow colour.
If you want to ‘fine stroke’, Illamasqua has their Fine Liner Brush (£19), but otherwise, a slim, flat edge brush is fine.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
The Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel is £18.50 (I can see this lasting nearly forever because you need so little) and launches on 12th February.