Anastasia Clear Brow Gel: is it worth the hype?

anastasia beverly hills brow gel dupe essence clear brow gel
Highend vs drugstore, the never ending dilemma. I am a sucker for polished and elegant packaging but as a general guideline, I definitely prefer performance over looks. I am always on the look out for affordable products that do the same job as high end products, but sometimes, it is just worth it to spend the extra bucks for a products that is simply amazing. This is the case for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel.

My everyday brow gel for the past 3 years has been the Essence Lash & Brow Gel, it is available in the drugstore and is incredibly inexpensive. However, i always needed to put it on last, after all the rest of my makeup was done because the brush picks up a lot of product and the brows stay wet for a couple of minutes after application. Now this was nothing weird to me, as this is the effect I always observe with drugstore brow gels.
Then in my September Beauty Box came a deluxe sample of the Anastasia beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel and my whole prospective changed. Less product on the brush, much faster drying time and brows that don’t budge for a whole 12h day. I am still impressed every time I use it. The only thing that puts me a bit off is the fact that the brows feel hard when you tough them, as if you had scrunchy hairspray on them. I am not super bothered because they still look natural, but not enthusiastic about it either. Oh ya, and then there’s the price. This wonderful clear brow gel retails for 22$ on Amazon (here) and 28€ at Douglas (here). Now the difference of the american and European prices is already irritating as it is, plus with the fact that Amazon ships safely and inexpensively, I think I will purchase the full size from the US when my sample is finished.
So is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel worth the hype? I say yes!
Do you use brow gels? What is your go-to brow product?

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  • I've never used a brow gel but this sounds amazing aside from the hard feeling – that sounds a bit weird! I don't think I'd mind my brows taking a minute or two to dry to be honest as I generally do brows then other eye makeup 🙂
    Lovely post, it's nice to have the comparison!

    Jess xo

  • I have never used any brow gel but this one sounds great… I think I would try the Essence one as its super affordable and good for trying

  • I totally agree! Great post!

  • Wow, this sounds great..not really sure if I would be ok with the hardening effect though. 🙁

  • I am addicted to brow gels and my current one is from Rimmel 🙂

  • I still haven't tried any of Anastasia brow products. I want to try, but the price is up there! Maybe after I have finished up my Benefit gimme brow, will I try this one. Thanks for sharing! xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  • Haven't tried this before but I do read a lot of positive reviews, including yours. Might as well include this on my to-buy list

  • I have been eager to try the Anastasia eyebrow range for a while! I hear the Brow Wiz is supposed to be a good product too. Lovely review thank you 🙂 x


  • I don't care where it comes from as long as it works. However, I can't help but do be drawn in by the beautiful packaging!

  • I'll admit I do pretty much nothing with my brows – they're completely neglected!

  • I have that Essence brow gel and really like it. I've heard that the Anastacia one is amazing but like you I just thought a brow gel is just a brow gel so it's good to know that this is good and worth the hype! x

  • I don't use them and would never use them, the wife has one but what brand it is I have no idea.