I was looking for a product that would enhance my brows rather than make them look filled-in and drawn on. I had initially tried the True Brunette Gelcreme for awhile per an in-store consult. Sadly, I felt like this color never quite worked naturally with my darker brown hair.
In an online consult, Bold Brunette Brow Set and Deep Dark Brunette Waterproof Brow Gelcreme were both recommended to me. Since MAC had an awesome sale going, I decided to try them both.
First, I tried the Deep Dark Brunette Gelcreme alone. The color matches so much better for darker brown hair than True Brunette. Still, by itself, the Gelcreme felt too drawn on and harsh for an everyday look. I suppose due to the darker color, it's easy to apply too much. It just doesn't look very natural to me either though...it tends to speckle on the skin with thick enough application. By itself, this product was a no.
The Brow Set in Bold Brunette was next. It applies similar to a mascara, darkening each individual strand of hair. I removed some of the excess product at the tip before applying, and it combs through the brows without any clumps at all. It doesn't transfer to the skin with the wand, which is especially nice.
Then I used a brow brush to comb through and shape. The finished look with only the Brow Set is very natural; think your own eyebrows darker, fuller, and more defined. Perfect for a low-key, everyday brow. It even lasts overnight and in the shower beautifully if you don't clean it off! I wanted to check the staying power, and it exceeds my expectorations :)
I decided to use the Deep Dark Brunette Gelcreme with the Brow Set. Sparingly, just to fill in my brows where they could use a little more definition and color. Wow...now that does the trick! I look in the mirror up close, and it still looks quite natural, just a little more oomph. Not speckled at all on my fair skin.
I love the look so much that I decided to keep both without a second thought. The Brow Set can be an everyday quick-fix, like a quick swipe of mascara to make your eyes pop when you can't do the full routine. The products together, however, are absolutely amazing and worth every cent. I highly recommend them!