Glossier Boy Brow: Clear vs Brown And Why I Use Both Shades

Glossier Boy Brow Product Photo
Glossier Boy Brow Spoolie Size

Glossier Boy Brow is a firm favourite within the beauty world, and for good reason.  The waxy-creamy formula thickens up your brow hairs while softly holding them in place – perfect for achieving natural-looking, fuller and fluffier brows.



This formula is great for people who don’t like a brow gel to be too stiff and crunchy feeling, but maybe not so good for those with unruly brows that need a stronger hold to be tamed.   I have pretty average brows and it holds them in place decently well. Your hairs will move if you brush against your brows the wrong way though (my eyebrows end up a riot if I’m pulling tops on and off over my head).  Another thing I love about the is that it doesn’t, smudge or transfer throughout the day, even on my oily skin.


Boy Brow is super simple and easy to apply due to the tiny spoolie applicator.  I tend to comb the product through my brows backwards against the direction of growth first, then style them into place.  This way, I get thicker looking brows because I’ve coated the back of the hairs too. You do need to be a bit careful though, as quite a lot of product comes out on the spoolie at one time.  It’s not really an issue for me, as it’s easy to just take a bit of the excess off using the rim of the tube.


Glossier Boy Brow Clear
Left Brow: no product. Right brow: Boy Brow Clear
Glossier Boy Brow Clear vs Brown
Left Brow: Boy Brow Brown. Right brow: Boy Brow Clear

shade range

Glossier Boy Brow is available in 5 shades: clear, blond, brown, black and auburn.  I have the shades Clear and Brown – which I use to achieve different looks – but both suit my fair-medium hair.


When I’m going for the fluffy, naturally full look I tend to use the Brown Boy Brow – I just make sure not to overdo it.  I love how quickly it transforms my brows with minimal effort.  The formula makes my brows look much fuller and a bit darker, so they really don’t need any other product in them.


If I’m going for a more structured look, I’ll fill in my brows first with the ^Benefit Precisely My Brow or the ^Beauty Pie Superbrow Luxe Precision Pencil then use the Clear Boy Brow to thicken my brow hairs and keep them in place.  The clear shade is also perfect for no makeup days, as it just adds a little oomph to your brows but is pretty much undetectable – the perfect no makeup makeup brow product.

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