Have you been struggling to find a brow gel that works for you? I really enjoy the tinted variety to give a bit of volume and definition to my brows. Most often I pair them with a eyebrow pencil, my favourite is and always has been the Le Sourcil pencil. I use it to fill in very sparse areas and then brush through a tinted brow gel for additional definition and hold. I have tried four tinted brow gels so far so I thought that was a good number for me to include in a comparison post.

As always I have made up a little table below that compares all of their features, shade range, application, cost etc as a quick reference guide.

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I feel like Glossier Boy Brow had a real popular moment about 3 or so years ago and I still really enjoy using it. Unfortunately it dispenses too much product as the formula is runnier compared to the others. This means I have to take some product off the brush before applying it which is a nuisance. The final result is really lovely though, no flaking and it really does fluff up the brows. I took a star off its overall rating because it is really hard to get it to Australia. I have to use a forwarding service which is a pain in the A and costs a bomb. After I have finished my last tube I will not be repurchasing it anymore.


Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows comes with a skinny spoolie type brush and it dispenses a controlled amount of product which allows you to work with it in stages. It’s hard to go overboard with this one and I really like its precision. I often use this on its own, without an eyebrow pencil, because it does a great job of not only coating the brow hairs but filling in the sparse areas too.

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(L to R) : Glossier Boy Brow, ILIA Essential Brow, Hourglass Arch Brow, Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows

ILIA Essential Brow Natural Volumising Brow Gel was re-formulated and re-released a few months ago but I was a little disappointed with it. The original formula flaked on my brows as did the new formula. I’m not sure what has changed really. As I apply it it’s ok but when it dries it starts to flake. It’s not one I reach for very much anymore.

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My top pick would have to be the Hourglass Arch Brow Volumising Fibre Gel. It has a one up from the others because it has little fibres in the gel, so it gives a lot of oomph, fluffiness and extra hairs. It has the largest shade range out of all of them and I like the brush a lot. It dispenses just the right amount of product without flaking.

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Top to bottom: Glossier Boy Brow in Brown, ILIA Essential Brow in Medium Brown, Hourglass Arch in Dark Brunette and Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows in Super Model.

Keep an eye out on my Instagram Stories to see me apply all 4 of these and hopefully this will be a helpful guide for you as well. Do you have a favourite brow gel? Let me know in the comments below or email me and connect with me on Instagram. To listen to the latest Fluke podcast, please visit iTunes.

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