Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Flawless brows with Benefit Cosmetics

LtoR: Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow, Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof brow pencil, Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, my brow eyebrow pencil, Benefit Cosmetics ready, set, BROW! Clear brow gel

I think it's safe to say that over the past couple of years my brow routine has significantly changed, gone are the days of self plucking, and trying to fill them in with no idea what I was doing and now I find myself spending more time filling my brows in then anything else and regularly visiting my trusty Benefit brow bar for regular waxes and tints.  

When it comes to brow products, Benefit Cosmetics have always been one of my go to brands as let's face it they have been focusing on brows for long enough - they first launched in 1976 - and to be honest I've yet to come across a product I didn't like. Since Benefit launched their highly anticipated new 12 piece brow collection, ranging from revamped classics to new brow products to help create the perfect brows - I couldn't wait to explore their new offerings!

Firstly, I'm going to mention the revamped packaging which I absolutely adore! I love the whole magical vibe and the silver packaging definitely does stand out amongst my makeup collection. I've always liked that Benefit are out there with their packaging and it's just so fun - what's not to love?

Benefit Ka-Brow is described as an all-in-one eyebrow cream-gel that easily fills, sculpts and defines the brow. This little pot is amazing for creating a sculpted, dramatic brow within a matter of minutes! The formula applies so seamlessly and effortlessly, and is even waterproof for up to 24 hours, so you can apply your brows in the morning and not worry about them smudging away during the day, which is a big plus as I'm definitely guilty of rubbing my brows throughout the day. The packaging also needs a mention as it's so handy, the pot comes with a hidden in the lid built-in angled brush, which converts to full-size brush for precise control and is perfect for travelling. 

Benefit Goof Proof brow pencil is a super easy filling and shaping eyebrow pencil, featuring a custom, non-sharpen 'goof-proof' tip, soft colour and a glide-on formula for easy and fast brow filling. The triangular shaped tip is perfect for brow novices as this is just so easy to use and foolproof. The flat tip is great for filling in sparse areas of the brow, whist the thinner point helps to draw singular hair strokes. I love that the pencil also comes with a built-in spoolie brush to help blend the product through the brow for a more polished and natural finish.

Benefit Precisely, my brow eyebrow pencil is an ultra-fine eyebrow pencil which draws incredibly natural-looking, hair-like strokes that lasts for 12 hours. As my brows are on the sparser side of the spectrum I love to use a pencil with a sharp nib, and this definitely hits the spot! I love that you can outline your brows perfectly, and finish your brows with sharp and clean ends. Don't be put off either by the thin nib, as this still fills in the brows quickly and naturally, and it really helps you focus on those areas that need a little bit more product to fill your brows out. This also comes with a built-in spoolie brush, which helps to blend the product through the brow for a more polished and natural appearance. 

Benefit ready, set, BROW! Is a 24 hour clear brow gel which shapes and tames the brow whilst locking on makeup so brows don't disappear. The wand is more like a plastic mascara wand, which is easy to apply and gives a more precise application, coating the brows fully and because the wand is thin I don't end up with any gel around my brows like I sometimes do with Gimme Brow. The consistency of the gel is quite thin, which I didn't expect, however I find that this actually works better in comparison to other thicker brow gels, setting quickly without any crunchy-ness. 

Overall I've really been impressed by the new additions to Benefit's brow collection, I love that there is a product for everyone and whilst the colour selection has expanded finding a colour to suit has never been easier. For example I use shade 3, and this means that I will be shade 3 throughout the whole range.

Have you tried any of Benefit's new brow collection?

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