I tried Glossier’s new Brow Flick to see how it compares to their best-selling Boy Brow, here are my honest thoughts...

Sparse brows, sorted.

12 Jun 2019

PRODUCT

Glossier Brow Flick, £15

THE HYPE:

Glossier has a pretty bulletproof record as far as eyebrow products go. Since Boy Brow launched just three years ago, it’s quickly gone on to establish its cult status as the grand master of brow taming and spearheaded the return of a fuller, more fluffed-up look. It also happens to be the brand’s best-selling product, so it makes sense that their second foray into the brow arena has raised some (very well-groomed) eyebrows.

REVIEWER:

Elle Turner, freelance beauty writer

BEAUTY BIO:

I like a fairly natural looking brow. Full, defined and fluffy, but not too heavy. And while I’ve mastered the 'brushed-up' bit (many thanks, Boy Brow), as far as filling and shaping goes (*whispers*), I don’t know what I’m doing and have a tendency to over-fill the sparse areas, then go back with a wet wipe. So, I reckon I’m in need of something intuitive, simplistic and impossible to overdo.

THE REVIEW:

At first glance, this looks like a felt tip liner (my strong suit, since I’m a dab hand with a cat eye). Colourwise, you’re pretty covered, with three shades – black, brown and blonde – that work across all hair tones. The ultra-fine nib allows you to sketch in brow hairs one stroke at a time. Applied super lightly, it gives dinky featherlight hairs that blend really naturally into sparse areas. The trick with this though, is not to go in too heavy-handed. Press slightly harder and the lines appear much thicker and bolder (which means it is possible to overdo it if you’re not careful).

THE VERDICT:

It’s more of a commitment than its predecessor since rather than combing your brows through with a couple of slicks of colour, this requires more precision. But used lightly, it gives a beautifully defined natural-looking shape, that, once dry, does not budge.