NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


Out of control brows have you flustered? NYX Professional Makeup's Control Freak Brow Gel offers a new way to tame them fast. The clear formula works well over powder or pencil to seal the deal and make a statement with your brows that you will be proud of. The unique non-sticky formula is comfortable to wear all day and can also be used as a clear mascara that defines, separates and enhances the natural curl of lashes.


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Water/Aqua/Eau, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA.

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NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
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  • "My eyebrows are light in color, very thin and are hard to manage. This made it easy, the gel is clear, so I use a powder to add a little color and correct then after I use the clear gel and they stay perfect all day. The price is also a plus." in 49 reviews
  • "Brought this product to see how they would compare to the Anastasia Beverly Hills line. And can I tell you I am SOOOOO pleased. I have very thick eyebrows and I'm funny about them looking too "done" and too wild. Happy that I took the chance and purchased this product. Keep it up NYX!" in 22 reviews
Jenny S.
El Dorado Spg, MO
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I usually have good luck with NYX products, but this one is terrible. I grabbed it because I have a hard time finding clear brow gel for the days I don't want bold brows and just want to shape them into place. The first time I used it, it was okay. I liked how it didn't make my brows appear to be wet and darker than they actually are (I have that problem with the ABH one). I did not like how crunchy and stiff it made my brows though.. I wore it throughout the day, and within several hours, it was no more. My brows were back to being their natural shaggy selves. The second time I used this, I had the same results, except within a few hours, it was peeling off. It looked like I had a sunburn and had flaking skin that was getting caught in my brows. I've tried to use it several times since, and it has had the same result.. I suppose it is satisfying to peel it off of my brows though. I have a feeling it is doing this due to Spring now being here and Missouri being terribly humid, I really don't know though. 

I would not recommend this product to anybody, but I'm giving it two stars because I do enjoy peeling it off of my brows.
Katy B.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have naturally thick, dark eyebrows so I am fortunate that I don't have to pencil in my brows or anything. I did however want to control them a bit more because they are relatively thick and unruly. I bought this product at Ulta to solve that problem and while it does keep them in place, it also flakes and globs, and makes it look like I have awful eyebrow dandruff when I totally don't! It's super frustrating that I want to like it and spent the money only to never use this product and it not to do what it's supposed to effectively. 0/10.
Gabby M.
Brenham, TX
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel is a product that you get what you pay for. It does the job but has some flaws. I like that it keeps my brows in place all day but I felt the product getting hard throughout the day and felt "crunchy" if you know what I mean. The gel also felt pretty watery which can be a good or a bad thing. I personally like eyebrow gels to be a little thicker but a more watered down gel could last you a lot longer. If you are looking for a more cost effective way to to go this can definitely save you some coins.
Jennifer F.
Hudson , OH
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have really liked this brow gel lately. I have rather thick and unruly brows so a clear gel is just what I need. It doesn’t get white and flakey like some clear gels I have tried and it does seem to keep my lashes in place without being overly stiff. My brows are so unruly I could use something with a little more control actually, but this does keep them looking natural which is perfect for a no makeup- makeup look which is my usual go-to.
Ashley S.
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
NYX knows what they're doing when it comes to brows! I recently started using this product when I had a makeup job for a maternity shoot and ran out of my usual product. I grabbed this on a whim and it turned out to be a great buy! I can't say much about its level of brow control, as mine aren't unruly in the least, but it will definitely lock in any product underneath it and keep it looking fresh all day.
Alicia H.
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have pretty thick and full eyebrows, so I rarely use product in them - I just try to maintain shape. I wanted to try something to keep them in place, without any tinted color, and this is where my search had brought me. I bought this and I will never turn back! It's a great gel that really keeps everything in perfect shape throughout the entire day. It's clear, so it doesn't add any color, and the gel doesnt turn into a hard mess. It glides effortlessly through the hairs! The plus side is that it's cheap, but it doesnt diminish from how well it works! A definite buy and a staple in my bag.
Taylor F.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
WOW. Wow wow. This clear gel shapes unruly brows and is a nice complement to my current brow routine. If you have too much on the wand, it can dry a bit crusty, but that’s a minor complaint compared to how this manages my brows. And, for the price point, I can’t possibly go wrong. A nice alternative for anyone who likes to have affordable options for great brows.
brenna f.
507 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I very rarely do anything to my eyebrows, im still learning how to draw them on and how to get a shape i like. I had a collab pic that I did and I used then then used a blue eyeshadow to fill it in and it turned out wonderfully. It was the first time i liked the shape and the way it looked. Im so glad i tried this out its a must have! Its the one with my full face.
Ashley S.
Kissimmee, FL
7 reviews
I have very unruly eyebrows. I have tried every kind of gel, wax, and pomade that’s supposed to keep it in place and they all are either too heavy or leave a residue. This brow gel is light and truest dries clear so that it doesn’t interfere or change brow color. It also doesn’t interfere with the color product I use on my brows daily! 
Shayna K.
Lincoln, CA
287 reviews
This is a good eyebrow gel! Gets all the hairs in place and they stay that way. I use it both with my eyebrows filled in or on their own. My only downfalls were the fact that it goes on with a lot of product so my eyebrows are wet and later when it dries there is white steaks in my eyebrows. Idk if it was just me but I still use it every day.
Rachel T.
133 reviews
I need a great eyebrow gel I love Anastasia but my wallet is already crying at the idea of spending 20 dollars on that. Is this comparable? Or is it weak? What's another good one if not this one?
Melissa B.
1,062 reviews
Does this dry up flakey?Ive tried eyebrow gels before but it ends up becoming a mess,flakiness and peeling occurred!
Nafeeza H.
Waterbury, CT
5 reviews
Is this really drying?
Marta G.
200 reviews
Does this eyebrow gel ever flake up? I've used an eyebrow gel before that gave my brows some weird white flakes
Megan D.
129 reviews
How does this compare to high end brow gels?

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