Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

20 November 2018

What do you get when you cross two of the biggest names in the local beauty scene? A collaboration that's sure to revolutionize how we do our daily lewks!

I have been a huge fan of Ellana Cosmetics even before I even started blogging, I even used to be an Ellana Beauty Advocate and sold their products to my officemates! (I told an in-depth story here.) Meanwhile, Project Vanity remains one of my favorite beauty websites and I am continuously amazed at how its founder Liz has grown the site and even put up her own skincare brand. And now, Ellana and Project Vanity have teamed up and brought us the new Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel!

This package arrived yesterday and I was so excited I took a break from my never-ending to do list and put these to the test.

The Project Vanity x Ellana Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel is a revolutionary product that promises life-proof, last-all-day hold, in shades specifically suites to Southeast Asian skin and hair. Aside from being sweat-proof and water-proof, it is also infused with marula oil to encourage healthy hair growth. I am thrilled about this because some eyebrow products made my previously bushy eyebrows thinner and sparser.

The 4 gram-gel type pomade is housed in an acrylic jar with a matte metallic Project Vanity-pink cap. So chic and it's light enough to squeeze into your everyday makeup kit and tote anywhere!

The Project Vanity x Ellana Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel comes in three shades: Light BrownRed Brown, and Dark Brown. You can even use two or more shades for natural brow shading! Here are the swatches:

Project Vanity x Ellana Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel in (from top to bottom)
Light Brown, Red Brown, and Dark Brown
Red Brown is more suited for those with colored hair, while Dark Brown can also be used as an eyeliner!
On the left: brows without Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel
On the right: brows with Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel in Light Brown
What a difference tamed eyebrows makes!

Completed lewk. ♡ 

And because I wanted to test its claim of being life-proof, I put the back of my hand with the swatches under running water. True enough, it didn't budge!

So I rubbed on it.

It stayed put so I rubbed on it some more; as you can see on the photo there was some smudging but I am still very impressed because I used a lot of force. I don't think I would be rubbing my eyebrows that forcefully though so I am very happy with this eyebrow gel's staying power.

I did my laundry when I got home and washed my undies by hand. The swatches looked like this after. Very impressive!

As you may know, I moved to a condo unit closer to my workplace so I don't have to deal with traffic anymore. Here is how my eyebrows looked like after my 30 minute-walk to the mall adjacent my condo where I dropped by to grab dinner.

This is my officemate/ friend Jean with the Project Vanity x Ellana Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel in Red Brown.

All in all, I am very happy with this product and would recommend it to everyone who values great looking brows and dedicates time to making sure their brows are on fleek. My only wish is for a mini slanted eyebrow brush to have been included (at the bottom of the cap, maybe?) for on-the-go brow makeovers. Still, it's Php 499 well-spent considering how much some brow products with the same promises cost.

You may grab yours now from Project Vanity, Ellana, Shopee, and Lazada, and at select Ellana counters starting tomorrow. If you would rather see them in person first before purchasing, they will be available in all Ellana counters nationwide starting on December 10.

Happy brow life-proofing! 

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