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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Product Review: ELF Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Ash

For someone who has sparse or thinly dispersed eyebrows like mine, it is necessary to use eyebrow makeup to make them look more groomed so they can frame the face nicely. I have tried a few and here is something I took my chance on when I saw it sold online. I was in dire need of a clear mascara to use for my brows so I figured this will do since it has clear and tinted gels. I have been using this on and off for a few months now and here is my review.

Product Description taken from the ELF website:

Create manicured and styled brows that are beautiful and defined. Treat your eyebrows with a hair re-growth, vitamin infused gel formula to help stimulate hair follicles so your once thin and sparse brows become thicker. Tame eyebrows with a fiber enhanced eyebrow mascara formula for fuller and more natural looking brows. The special fiber infused mascara grips onto even your finest brow hair to create a beautiful healthy and enhanced look.


Use the “tame” mascara to brush onto eyebrows to define and keep them in place for a fuller and more tailored look.
Use the “treat” gel to condition, repair and restore the eyebrows.
Use alone or underneath makeup.


Tame Ingredients: Water (Aqua Purificata) Purified, Alcohol Denatured, PVP/VA Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, TEA Carbomer, Mica, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499)

Treat Ingredients: Aqua(Water), Acrylates/C10-30alkylacrylatecrosspolmer, Polysorbate 80, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

What I like:
- I never really gave Treat a chance to do its job in aiding my brows to re-grow and no longer be sparse simply because I am already using something that does an amazing job at it. I had the intention of using this as a clear brow gel to set the brows and keep them in place. It does an OK job. Nothing really fantastic since it was not designed to work that way. I also sometimes use it as a base for my brow pencil and it works as well though still nothing remarkable.
- On its own, Tame with the shade being Ash, makes me look older and add years to my face when used alone. That could very well be due to Ash not being the right shade for me. It was the only shade available online at the time of purchase so I settled for it. However, I like using it to set my Skinfood Choco Powder Eyebrow Wood Pencil since it tones down the darkness of the latter product.
- Keeps the eyebrows in place for a couple of hours though not evident on my EOTDs because I only use the pencil on them.
- Has 4 shades to choose from - Light, Medium, Dark, and Ash. I now see other shades on eBay. Snap!
- Inexpensive at Php 250.

What I don't like:
- Not locally available at ELF counters (my last visit was yesterday and the sales assistant gave me a puzzled look when asked about this product)
- The shade Ash makes me look older and sort of makes my brows seem blurred from afar.
- Does not stay for a long time, say 3-4 hours at most.

Overall rating: 3/5 It does not tame my brows as much as Revlon Brow Fantasy does. Don't get me wrong. It works but not as good as my darling Revlon.

Will I buy again? No. I'll stick to Revlon Brow Fantasy.

Left: ELF; Right: Skinfood Brow Pencil + ELF

Have you tried this product?

Happy Thursday, everyone! :)



  1. Interesting product. Thanks for the review :)

  2. I once used their clear brow gel, and it started smelling funky after a short while. I gave up on ELF's brow gels after that.

  3. I use an eyebrow gel by Blink, a local chain of eyebrow salons. Does the job for me!

  4. Thanks for the review Pammy! I also want to try this product but it's not available locally. Lucky for you you were able to buy it online. :) Is the Revlon Brow Fantasy available here in the country?

  5. It seems to have a more greyish cast than the Skinfood one. I've never tried this before but I do use ELF's other eyebrow kit! The one with the duo wax and powder... it's a wonderful kit :D

  6. I was eyeing on this one for a long time, buti nalang ni review mo. Thanks!

  7. i love this one from elf! i even got a back up of it hahaha... but i got the light shade so i think you should really get the right shade for you Pammytweet! this can really be a good dupe for Mac Browset! ;)

  8. Ngayon kng nalaman ELF has this pala. I am using their eyebrow kit and the in2it brow set powder and i am using this one with water para makapit.

  9. Thanks for the review! I have been waiting for this product to show up on the elf counters in malls. At least now I'll know what to expect. =)

  10. interesting product, the treat part. though i'm a korean products lover, i prefer the side where the elf product is applied, the right brow ;-)

  11. That looks like a great product!! I think I'll check it out too bad we don't have elf here tho

  12. This is already available on ELF counters here in Cebu, I saw the Medium shade here. Awesome review sis.

    1. where exactly in cebu sis? ive been eyeing for this one and im afraid in getting it online i might end up buying the wrong shade. =)

    2. where exactly in cebu sis? ive been eyeing for this one and im afraid in getting it online . i might get the wrong shade. sayang din naman. =)

  13. @Maya Sophia Eep! That's something I should watch out for. I hope the formula of this one is better. :)

  14. @Jamilla Camel Lucky you've found something that works for you. :)

  15. @Morbidfrank Yes! Revlon Brow Fantasy is very much available here! SRP is 575 bucks. :)

  16. @Rainy Days and Lattes Agree. Though the Skinfood brow pencil's shade is black-brown so I guess that's why it looks more natural than Ash. :)

  17. @aringkingking In case you decide to try it, skip this shade and settle for other sades instead. Haha! :)

  18. @ur_prettyprinces Yeah, having this in the wrong shade is a huge factor. But I think I'll stick with the one from Revlon since it has both a brow pencil and a brow gel. It rocks! You gotta try it too, Tweetykat. :P

  19. @Sweethestia I like the wax on that Eyebrow Kit! Yun lang, ang dali maubos than the powder. I wish they'd sell just an eyebrow wax. :)

  20. @Jackie It's honestly not a bad product. Pretty average in my opinion. Guess it's just really not my shade. Though I really do not expect anything from the clear gel or Treat after reading reviews that it did nothing to help their brows grow. :D

  21. @Georgina Eeeh, it looks like I have abo onn my brows when used alone. :(

  22. @Marge Hmmm. I guess that would also depend on your skin tone and the color of your hair? Maybe you can rock it! :P

  23. @Diana Oh shoot. That's a bummer. ELF has a lot of nice products now considering it's a drugstore brand that sells their products inexpensively.

  24. @Hollie Oh goody! I hope it's already available on other branches here in Manila. :)

  25. Sana they sell it in other shades! Kasi I'm sure it's going to be saleable considering how expensive MAC and MUFE is! Sana as good quality din!!! Thanks for the review hindi naman mukhang old sa photos ! parang natural lang

  26. @Askmewhats I think Light, Medium, and Dark would be better than this shade. I think the quality is pretty decent but not as good as those from MAC and MUFE. Naku, pics can be deceiving, para talaga ako may abo sa kilay if used alone. :P

  27. My mom uses nyx eyebrow with stencils, and i guess it works for her. :)

    i use lash mantra for a speedy eyebrow regrowth. makes your lashes longer and fuller too :) 100% organic


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