Wunderbrow – Perfect Low-Maintenance Brows

wunderbrow blonde brow gel

You’ve heard me say enough times that I simply can’t be bothered with high-maintenance eyebrows; to be quite honest, I don’t even like the look of high-maintenance, perfectly-shaped eyebrows. Not on myself, at least. So I’ll be damned if I’m going to spend half an hour getting them right in the magnifying mirror, surrounded by brow powders and tweezers and waxes and a sense of dire foreboding.

But there is something to be said, quite definitely, for a spot of quick grooming – brushing unruly eyebrow hairs into shape can lift the whole eye area. Plucking out a few stray fronds, here and there, can shave years off, especially if the shape of your brows pull your eye shape downwards or makes you look sad. Plucking is a whole other ballgame, and I’m not going into it here – drastic reshapes should only be administered by the true professionals, in my opinion, and there are few of them about! (I trust a couple of seasoned makeup artists, that’s about it. Not helpful, I know, but I’ll endeavour to put together a list of contacts, if anyone’s interested.)

I’ve been sidetracked! A spot of quick grooming, yes – works wonders. I like to use a clear brow gel, even on an “off” day, just to get the hairs moving in a more positive direction, but if I’m doing anything at all with eyeshadow then I like to darken my brows very slightly and make them a bit fuller, and the plethora of new tinted fibre-gels on the market are brilliant for doing just that.

Benefit’s Gimme Brow (£18.50 here) is exceptional – good, small wand, a believable build-up of fibres that give nice volume and a realistic, slightly ashy shade option that works well for blondes. Rimmel have also come out with something very similar at a fraction of the price – Brow This Way, which is £3.99 at FeelUnique here. I thought it didn’t launch until next year, but it seems to be available in a few places already.

wunderbrow blonde brow gel

Wunderbrow, however, knocks all other easy-brow products out of the park: it’s a one-step brow beautifier that adds definition, volume and properly fills in sparse areas. It’s a brow gel with bonus powers. A supergel. Now it says one step, but really it’s two, because you paint on the Wunder stuff with a little paint brush and then you use a spoolie, included, to comb it all through and disperse the product and make it look more natural.

Wunderbrow goes on as a liquid but seems to thicken up and get progressively more waxy as it’s brushed into the eyebrow hairs. Which is good. It clings. It boosts. It absolutely fills in the bad patches. Here’s my face before the Wunderbrow:

wunderbrow in blonde

and then after:

wunderbrow in blonde

There’s quite a difference, and I didn’t even really concentrate that much when I did this initial test. If I had been paying attention, I might have started my brows a little further out, but hey ho. Such is life. At least I didn’t have jam on my mouth, which is what happened last week, forcing me to scrap around one hundred and fifty painstakingly-produced photographs of my face with various foundations on.

Now the Wunderbrow is supposed to last for a few days, and it does, so long as you don’t do your full cleanse across your brows. It survives a swipe with the micellar or a quick wish-wash at the sink, but a balm and a flannel? No chance. It certainly has more longevity than a normal brow gel, though, so well worth a look if you need makeup that survives adverse conditions or long, long shifts at work.

You can find Wunderbrow at Amazon here – it’s £19.95. If you want to see it in action then it’s included in my latest Youtube video (contains an advertorial for Amazon, before you click!) here and the brilliant makeup artist Caroline Barnes also demonstrated it in our eyebrow video earlier this year, see here.

If I had one tiny criticism, it would be that the blonde shade is ever so slightly warm and I’d prefer it to be on the ashier side, but it’s only really noticeable under close scrutiny. Worth bearing in mind, though, if you’re very very fair.

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8 Comments

  1. December 20, 2016 / 3:38 am

    The sound and description of this product are surely enticing! However, I’m too addicted to fill in my brows in the morning different shape each time that it has become a ritual, I just cannot abandon it! The color looks great on you, though.

  2. Melissa
    December 20, 2016 / 4:22 am

    I agree with only trusting only a few pros with eyebrow reshaping. Kristie Streicher (L.A.) graced my brows. She had me grow mine out for 8 weeks before she would even see me. She tinted mine and plucked a few, but it made a massive difference. She’s known for The Feathered Brow™. Her work is on instagram, and if you’re ever in L.A., I highly recommend that you see her at STRIIIKE.

  3. December 20, 2016 / 6:41 am

    That sounds nice. But I wonder: Who would want their brows to last through a face cleanse? Surely I can go to bed with ungroomed brows?

    • December 20, 2016 / 10:03 am

      For me it’s more that they will properly last the day, I suppose. But I’m guessing there are a few people who would quite like that they didn’t have to re-do them! x

  4. December 20, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Step by step process. I like it.

  5. Elena
    December 20, 2016 / 11:47 am

    It’s so refreshing to see people who haven’t jumped aboard the HD, massive, scary, hyper-groomed, sometimes-worse-than-drag brow trend. Each to their own and all that but I can’t wait until it dies down. I would love to see recommendations for brow-reshapers or facialists/masseuses etc.

  6. Evie
    December 20, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Sorry Ruth, but I bought this after seeing it in a video of yours and I hate it. The colour is horrible and it doesn’t seem to last any longer than other brow products on me. Much prefer the Benefit Gimme Brow.

  7. January 28, 2017 / 1:09 am

    Wow what a difference. May just have to try this!

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