Budget Beauty: Brow mascaras under P400
You should have some extra money saved up after taking your pick from our top brow pencils under P200. But what if you have colored hair? Brow pencils are often only available in traditional blacks, browns, and ash blonde, so if you got an exciting dye job, it can be a bit of a challenge to find brow products that match your new hair color. Thankfully, brow mascaras are made to give your arches a more complementary tint or for simply making them appear softer. We have some recos to fit your budget!
Nichido Tinted Brow Gel (P238 at department stores)
This is the one to spring for if you're trying brow gels for the first time and still learning how to use them. The brush is easy to maneuver and the product is buildable. It has shimmer mixed in the pigment, but nonetheless, the color selection itself is accommodating and allows it to be used without the need to apply a pencil first.
Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Eyebrow Gel (P349 at Watsons)
This is the newest brow gel to hit the local market, having just been released the other week! It's also the very first brow product from Pink Sugar, and it has the unique ability to also condition your brow hairs, thanks to addition of coconut and aloe vera in the formula. We're still trying out this newbie but already love the fact that it has a Taupe shade (in addition to Blonde and Brunette) for creating natural-looking brows that aren't too dark.
Etude House Color My Brows (P378 at Etude House)
The Etude House Color My Brows is one of their best-selling products, and is almost always out of stock in stores. The mascara wand is quite simple with a wide base which tapers at the tip. So far I’ve tried the darkest shade, which oddly has shimmer in it, but I believe the others are shimmer-free. It also stays put all day! Tip: Remove excess product on the wand before using to avoid patchy application.
Maybelline Fashion Brow Coloring Mascara (P249 at department stores)
If you prefer US drugstore brands, Maybelline’s got your back. Admittedly, the brush is weird. It has this ball-like tip that is honestly a bit difficult to manage, but you do get used to it. The formula and pigmentation is amazing, however, and makes this a worthwhile buy. If the ball-tip really annoys you, you can just cut it off to make the wand more user-friendly!
Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (P250 at department stores)
This brow mascara is said to be a dupe for Benefit's Gimme Brow, because it also features a tiny wand. The lasting power is superb!
The Face Shop Color My Eye Brow (P395 at The Face Shop)
This brow mascara has a pretty interesting brush: it has a short-bristled side and long-bristled side, which are used to coat brow hairs and diffuse the product respectively. It feels like a somewhat thick gel, and has great staying power! The shade options include Blonde Brown and Natural Grey.
Do you use brow mascaras? What other brands produce great quality brow mascaras that fit our P400 budget? Do share in the comments!