Who doesn't like finding a bargain? Spending a fraction of the money on a superior product? I'm in. I've decided to start a little 'Save vs. Splurge' series here on the blog to discover what products are worth the splurge, and which aren't. I may even save you a dollar or two along the way.
First up we're talking brow setting gel/ clear mascara. I've never really been one to set my eyebrows until recently. Something finally clicked and now it's part of my daily routine, tamed brows all day long. My budget friendly offering is Australis' Clear Mascara, retailing at $10.95, and the more spendy option; Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel (shown here is a sample) at a slightly steeper $39.
I'm going to cut straight to the chase and say that Anastasia's offering is a better product. It sets brows hard all day long, they literally won't budge. But is it worth the splurge? $39 for a clear gel seems a little steep for me. The Australis offering doesn't set anywhere near as hard, it allows for a little more movement but I think I might actually prefer it. Whilst Anastasia's is the one to go for if you've got unruly brows and want to keep them set in place all day long, the Australis option just seems so much more natural and I'm never left with completely unruly brows at the end of a long day.
I'll be sticking to my much more purse friendly Australis Clear Mascara in the future. Have you tried any of these?