Monday, 29 September 2014

Brow This Way: Gimme Brow Dupe?

Another new Rimmel review today! A few weeks ago I picked up one of their new 'Brow This Way' coloured brow gels in Medium Brown. After Benefit's 'Gimme Brow' caused quite a bit of fanfare when it launched this year, I thought it would be interesting to compare the two.
The Rimmel version comes in 3 different shades (plus a clear one, which I'm ignoring for this post as it's not really comparable to the others). As you can see from the pictures, they look a little bit like a mini mascara...

You brush these onto your brows for an instant boost in thickness and volume. I have to admit, when I first heard about this kind of product (NARS were on it years ago) I thought I'd never see the day where I wanted to try one, but as I've gotten more confident with my brows, it's something that I've grown to love.
Compared to the benefit version, the brushes are GIANT. This is one of the main downsides for me, as they aren't dinky enough to really be subtle with your brush strokes. When using these, I often get a bit of gel where I don't want it, due to the wand being so big and carrying more product than you need. The formula is also quite different to the benefit version. It's quite a bit more pigmented, so they aren't as subtle. Benefit also offer a cooler, more ashy tone too (see below comparison), which is what a lot of people are looking for when it comes to brows. The Rimmel ones are slightly warmer.
Yes, these are similar products, but we definitely don't have the dupe on our hands that I was hoping for. The giant difference in price point still makes the Rimmel versions appealing (£3.99 compared to £17.50) but they aren't quite as good.

Have any of you tried these yet? What do you think?
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  1. Think I'll definitely try the Benefit one instead. The wand is massive and I think cooler toner definitely look better on brows. Have you tried the Maybelline brow gel?

    Mary @ beautyonthecheap.net

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    1. I agree about the tone of the Benefit one looking more natural. Most people's brows are ashy-coloured as opposed to warm

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  2. After reading this I'll probably go for the Benefit one as I don't like a warm brow shade! The clear brow gel from Rimmel however is actually really good and a staple in my current make up routine!

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  3. I didn't tried the Rimmel ones yet, but I'm obsessed with my Benefit gimme brow. The color is perfect for me and with my shaky hands I don't think the Rimmel ones are going to work great.. I'll stay with Benefit, but I'm stil really curious. Maybe Í'll give it a try!

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  4. The benefit ones seem much better although I might give the Rimmel ones a go just to compare :)

    Hayley-Eszti

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  5. Love the Gimme Brow mainly because of the small brush making it easier to work with. Think I'll stick with it, love the effect it gives!

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  6. I tried the clear one and it just didn't give enough hold :(

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  7. I bought the Rimmel Brow This Way and I'm very happy with it! The dark brown shade matches my eyebrows perfectly. The brush is quite large, but since I have big eyebrows to begin with, I actually like it because it's fast to apply. I've never tried the Benefit one though, so I can't really compare, but I really love the Rimmel one.

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    1. I'm with you on this- the dark brown is spot on for my brows too. Plus at £3.99 compared to£17.50 i think it's a bargain!
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  8. Good post!

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  9. I havent tried the Benefit one but I really like maybelline one which has a smaller more rounded brush making it easier to use
    Beth x
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  10. I think i'm gonna try these!!!

    Kisses

    Tiff

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  11. I've this Rimmel one in shade Dark Brown and I'm really impressed (and scared :P) by it's pigmentation! :)

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  12. I just bought the dark brown and really happy with it, as it doesn't come over warm on me at all. Bargain price! Xx

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  13. I actually quite like it for the price but the brush is super annoying, I tend to wipe of a lot of the product when `I use this. Looks like I need the benefit option ;)

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  14. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I haven't tried either but I've been starting to do my brows more often so this is really helpful!

    Kim
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  15. Never used any thing on my brows but I think I need to learn how!
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  16. I'm looking forward to trying this. I've recently just upped my own brow game and this seems like the ideal product to use while I continue my quest for the perfect brows.

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  17. It must be so hard to manoeuvre such a giant brush on brows! I like my Benefit Gimme Brow colour too, so I'll stick with them I think.

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  18. I usually stay away from brow gels because everytime I look in the mirror my eyebrows look wet as if I dipped them in water.
    Xx
    PeMi
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  19. i found that the benefit gimme brow was a bit too subtle but a shame that these are too big to work with!

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  20. Great review Fleur, I've been tempted to get a brow gel for a while now and haven't been sure what to go with! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  21. I do quite like these, however I haven't tried Gimme Brow, so I am definitely biased! Now you've pointed it out though, the brush is pretty big... Gimme Brow might have to go on the wishlist!

    Karina xx

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  22. Oooh, I need to try this. Have been dying for a dupe! http://meowemily.blogspot.com/

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  23. I haven't tried it before but I do want to try it!

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  24. I have the Medium Brown one and really like it! I haven't tried the benefit one though so can't compare them.

    Hannah x
    BLAB

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  25. So glad you reviewed this product. I love the Benefit Gimme Brow and think I'll stay put with that one after reading this.

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  26. great review and comparison :)

    emily xx

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  27. Although they're not dupes, I really want to try something similar to the gimme brow but ust can't stretch to the budget of it, I might try this and see how they go with me!x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  28. Thanks for this review. I think I'll rather try the one by Benefit.

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  29. I definitely need to start putting more effort into my brows! x
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  30. I haven't tried either of these but I'm loving the Model Co More Brows gel at the moment. It's got an ashy tone and has a tiny brush like the Benefit one - perfect for shaky hands. For those of you who prefer the darker brow but aren't a fan of the Rimmel wand, the Maybelline version has a really small applicator as well.

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  31. That close up was definitely an effective photo - my eyebrows are not that thick so I don't think I could even get away with applying the Rimmel one.
    Anjna Harish

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  32. I use this product and love it. Found it works perfect for me x
    Emma | Everything Beauty

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  33. Great post, thanks for sharing your thoughts & cool photos xx

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  34. Great review of the product! Really useful comparison

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  35. Bummer that they're not as good, but I do like how Rimmel has one additional shade option!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  36. Great post x
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  37. Thank you for the comparison and great review! I think I'll try the Gimme Brow instead.. I don't like the giant brushes :/ x
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  38. Brow gels kind of scare me, haha. These look super thick and seem like they'd be messy to put on!

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  39. Thanks for this, I've been looking for a good dupe...

    Check me Out!!!

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    Tyana
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  40. I'm a brow newbie so these were perfect for me! I really like them but I havn't really tried anything else to compare it to. It always seems to pick up way too much product though !
    Distant Dreamer

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  41. Not sure about the warmer brown colours as I have really, really dark brown brows :)

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  42. Can't wait to try them.
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  43. I think I'm definitely going to buy the benefit one, the colour and size of the wand seems perfect!
    Great post!

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  44. The Benefit one looks so much better, I'd end up with it all over my face with that big Rimmel brush haha! Sophie xx

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  45. I think i like the look of the Benefit one more. You're right the brush is far too big.
    Great post.
    <3
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  46. Great review. I think the Rimmel price tag is definitely appealing.

    Sugar Sweet Style

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  47. Nice review I was thiking about buying product like this and I would probably go for Benefit.
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  48. I did try the Benefit Gimme Brow, but I have red hair. Their colour selection for me just was not cutting it. I don't need ashy tones really, I need the warmer shades. I wish the brush was smaller on these Rimmel ones, because their colour selection sounds a little more like what I'm after.

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  49. I gave these a go two months ago and used it only a couple of times and haven't touched it ever since! The brush is away too big and makes more mess than what it's meant to do! Can't argue with the price though! I bought mine in the darkest shade as it was the only one available in my superdrug so I look quite funny with super dark brows and delicate face makeup haha x

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  50. Maybe I'll try this!

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  51. I have very deep dark eyebrows so I doubt that any of these shades would suit me unfortunately! :/

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  52. I love the benefit brow stuff, personally I think the maybeline brow mascara is a pretty good dupe!

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  53. The MUA Dark Brown Brow mascara is an ashy tone, although the wand is also way to big for a controlled application so I've been taking a mac 266 through the wand and using that to apply the product, it works well :) xxx

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  54. I was interested in trying these as gimme brow just seems so pricey, but maybe i'll have to make that splurge!?
    chloe xxx

    http://thatbeautyblonde.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. I haven't tried either of them, but I really want to try Gimme Brow. Everyone says it's so fool proof! xo

    EsraSevgi.com

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  56. Great review, I really enjoyed reading it xx
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  57. I love the Benefit one! But I agree, I don't think the Rimmel one could compare

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  58. I've tried the Rimmel product and have been using it regularly but I agree I'm not blown away by it.
    I haven't tried Benefit's, but I think £17.50 is just TOO extravagant for an eyebrow product!
    Great post! X

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  59. Yeah... I have heard other people saying the Rimmel ones were not that good. I'd rather the brush was as small as the benefit one. So even though I love Rimmel's products, I think I'll pass this one.

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  60. Huh, reminds me of Bobbi Brown's and Benefit's! I guess I'll stick to my choices.. hmm.

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  61. I think I might stick to my Gimme Grow! It's a bit more natural looking xx

    The Sunday Chapter

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  62. Benefit all the way
    Sorry Rimmel but not today

    Lovely review
    It didn't make me spew

    (My rhyming isn't great haha)
    x

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  63. Not sure I could even think about straying from Gimme Brow. It has become an absolute staple. Would be nice to find a dupe at a decent cost but, Gimme Brow is so worth the money. xx

    Meggy @ The Bordeaux Bedroom

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  64. I've yet to try Gimme Brow and all of these dupes coming out are definitely tempting me!

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  65. OMG! This looks so good. I will definitely purchase this once this comes out in Canada, hopefully soon.

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  66. Got to try these! :)

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  67. since I am kinda obsessed with eyebrows I gotta try these ;)
    Much love form
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  68. I've wondered about these since I saw them in store but did think they looked a bit bulky and odd colours, definitely going to try the benefit one instead!

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  69. I always love your honest in your posts, Ive got the Maybelline ones I like them at the mo .. www.zairacantara.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. I have so far only tried brow pencils. I really want to try a gel based one, however after this review i guess the rimmel is not the right one to give it a first shot. Benefit is one of my favourite brands, however i think i would be quite sad to let it go to waste in case its not right for me. Any good idea for a budget one to give it a shot?

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  71. I love gimme brow so I def gotta try this to see if it works out for me. Thanks for sharing!!

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  72. I haven't tried these and I'm not sure that they'l be my cup of tea. I am on the hunt for some brow products though. I've just ordered a brow kit from Clarins which I'm excited to try.

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  73. I've never used a brow product like this before but now I'm definitely considering it. Might try the Rimmel version as an entry product and if I like the general effect I'll give the Benefit one a go! Thanks x

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  74. How big the wand on these are is so disappointing.

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  75. I do love the Gimme Brow, so would have loved if these were a dupe, but it doesn't sound like it!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  76. Was thinking about trying this the other day, but seeing the gigantic think I might just stick to Benefit

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  77. I haven't tried the one by Benefit yet, but I never really thought about trying them out. I don't think I'm all in for a brow that's too strong. But I might go try the Rimmel ones just to get a feel for it without emptying my wallet!

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  78. I think I'm going to give these a try cause the reviews I've seen have been 50/50 so far! Good post!


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  79. I think I'll hold out for Gimme Brow. It just looks so fantastic!
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  80. i really wanna try them! xx

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  81. Oh thank you for this review I agree the price makes them more attractive , maybe they may work better for someone with a thicker brow ? I probably would still give them a go because they aren't too expensive. I am still trying to find something for my brows that works for me so I'll try anything haha . Good post <3

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  82. I just started trying rimmel and absolutely love it. I'm not a make up expert that's why I appreciate your review.
    I love rimmel

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  84. I'd love to try doing my brows this way but I don't know whether I'd find it hard. Is it easy to be neat with these?

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