Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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A gel that defines the eyebrows and helps them to grow in the right direction.
Boots No7 Lash & Brow Perfector
Member Name: TaniaD5786
Boots No7 Lash & Brow Perfector
Advantages: encourages brows to grow in the right direction, Neatens them up.
Disadvantages: Expensive, packaging deteriorates, doesn't make a visible difference to eyelashes.
I have been using my No. 7 Lash and Brow Perfector for quite a while now. I can't remember my thinking behind buying it but I do remember that I had a £5 off voucher to spend on No. 7 products and I used this to purchase the Gel.
This product is a clear Hypo-allergenic gel that enhances and shapes your lashes and brows whilst conditioning and costs £9, although with my £5 off voucher it only cost me £4. No. 7 often have other offers on their products, such as 3 for 2 and a free gift when you spend over a certain amount of money.
The gel comes in the same packaging as a mascara, with the a clear plastic tube containing the gel with gold writing on it stating the name of the product and on the other side a brief description of the product. Unfortunately, through regular use, this gold colour has faded and is now unreadable. The screw top lid containing the mascara style wand is black with the No. 7 logo on it in gold. This fans out ever so slightly at the top and contains a white sticker on the back with the barcode (also faded over time). Through the tube I can see the mascara style wand, the cloudy (originally clear) gel with lots of air bubbles and a rouge eyebrow hair! The bristles of the wand go around the brush in a helter skelter style, to the left of the No. 7 logo they are long and to the right they are short. I am not quite sure why but I originally thought that the longer bristles were for your eye lashes and the shorter ones for use on your eyebrows but now I am not so sure. Over time the packaging has deteriorated and now doesn't look particularly good. I would have been a little disappointed if I had paid full price for this product but on a more positive note, at least I can see when the gel is running out. Which even though I have had it for a long time and use it every time I wear makeup, won't be for a while yet as I have more than ¾ of a tube left.
Initially I used this as a clear mascara but it didn't make a noticeable difference to my eyelashes without the use of eyelash curlers and only a minimal difference with the use of curlers so I gave up on this and decided to see what it was like as an eyebrow gel. I started using the short bristles to brush the brows upwards and then outwards, moving stubborn hairs into place with the end of the wand. I used the gel in this way until my sister (a makeup artist) did my makeup for me for a wedding and she used the end of the wand to hold the brow hairs in place with the gel with short strokes. I have used it this way ever since. On the eyebrows, the gel makes the hairs slightly darker and holds them in place avoiding rouge hairs going in the wrong place. This product lasts well, although you do need to be careful that you don't brush them accidentally as they can move from where you originally put them.
You get the best results from this product if you use it regularly as it encourages the brow hairs to grow in the right direction and sit where you want them to. I would agree that it conditions both the eyelashes and brows. This has become one of my makeup bag staples; it improves the look of my eyebrows whilst conditioning them. On the down side, the packaging looks cheap after a while due to deterioration and the product is rather expensive. I would definitely use a brow gel again, but would look around for a cheaper alternative before buying this one again, as since I have bought this I have seen similar products for nearly half the price. Failing this I would make sure that I buy when No. 7 have a 3 for 2 offer on, or I have a voucher for the No. 7 range.
Summary: I like this product and would use it again, but would look around first for a cheaper alternative.