Brow Set by MAC looks like your typical brow gel or a mascara. The packaging is simple and practical; the brush is something I am not a big fan of for two simple reasons. First it is a bit too large for your eyebrows and second - it picks up way too much product and does smudge all over the place as I have realized later on.Now Brow Set comes in four colours only: clear (transparent), blonde, taupe and rich brown. I am quite convinced that there is a shade missing and that is a good grayish brown for those of us who have got pitch black hair. I know that most make-up artists believe that it is nicer to use a slightly lighter shade on your brows (as opposed to your real hair colour), because it frames the face better and most of the time doesn't look as harsh as a darker shade would.
Considering I have a very black hair (which only looks brownish under direct sunlight) I was recommended the darkest shade in the range which is called "Show Off". Unfortunately the colour is way too warm and red in undertone, which doesn't suit my hair or face at all. If you have warm brown hair with hints of red - this is a perfect shade for you, but if you're like me and your hair is more on a grayish/cool undertone side - don't bother investing in this shade whatsoever.
Show Off in particular has got some iridescent touch to it, the colour is not matte. You do see those tiny shimmer particles once the product is on and I am still not sure whether I like it or not.As I mentioned earlier, unless you are buying a clear version of Brow Set - beware that the coloured version might smudge all over the place. It might be ok when you use a blonde shade, but when it is a dark brown - it is a whole other story.The texture of Brow Set is perfect nevertheless; it is neither too wet or dry and it does hold the brow in place all day long. Your brows don't feel crispy when you touch them and overall I believe if the wand was smaller, this would be a genius product. If you don't want extra colour - go for the clear version and you will be more than happy with it!
ritika caroliView Profile
This is favorite clear mascara form MAC.i use to set my eyebrow hairs in place both before and after i set them with coloured brow mascara.it seems very light weight,and the wand is perfect as it coats every single brow hair.It adds a peculiar sheen to my eyebrow hair which i love.It holds my eyebrow hairs in place,gives them shape and style and it stays on all day long.At times i have used it to define my lashes as a mascara and it works quite well for that too giving me most naturally defined lashes. A must have from MAC!