About The Body Shop
“The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick in Brighton, England. It all started as a small shop providing quality skincare products in refilled bottles and with the belief that business could be a force for good and the world – our source of beauty.”
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding The Body Shop’s cruelty free status over the past few years. When they were sold to L’Oreal, many people considered The Body Shop to be no longer cruelty free. Thankfully, they were sold to Natura in 2017, a cruelty free Brazilian organisation. You can read more about this here.
The Body Shop Brow Gel Review
I bought this clear vegan brow and lash gel because I was looking for something a bit understated. I also loved that it was a multi-purpose product. I could use it on my lashes to get a curl without using full-on mascara and ending up with panda eyes at the end of the night, as well as using it to tame my brows. I’ve been using Eylure’s permanent vegan tint for lashes and brows (review here), which is why I was going for shape over colour.
Personally, I found that this worked much better on my brows than it did on my lashes. It helps them to stay in place all day (although it isn’t totally foolproof). It also gives them a bit of a wet-look, which darkens them slightly and makes them stand out a little more.
The formula doesn’t have a particularly distinctive smell. The consistency is just how you’d imagine a brow gel to be, it’s not quite as thick as a mascara, say. The thing I liked least about this product is that it comes in a clear bottle. Over time, as I apply this just after tinted moisturiser (or occasionally a brow pencil), the liquid has taken on a light brown colour and it looks really unattractive. I know that’d happen no matter what colour the bottle was, but I’d rather be oblivious to it!
All in all, I’d have to say that this brow gel was a little underwhelming. There was nothing wrong with it, and I’ll keep using but I don’t feel as though it’s any different or better than any other gel product.
The Body Shop Clear Gel Price & Range
There isn’t much to say for the range of this product, it only comes in one colour – clear! Now that I think about it, it’d be interesting to try this product with a tint. It could add a little more definition!
I’ll happily keep using this product until it’s finished, but I don’t think I’d pay £10 for it again. I feel as though I could get the same thing for £1 in Primark (minus the positive ethical standpoint). I also kind of feel that I don’t look much different wearing it. Yeah, it keeps my brows in place, but will anybody notice if I have a hair or two out of place? Probably not.