26 October 2016

Brows For Days — Benefit Cosmetics

One of many exciting launches from Benefit Cosmetics is their brow range. Introducing their new and relaunched range for all things brow envy. I’ve been a regular user of their Gimme Brow Gel for quite a few years now and have repurchased it over and over again. It has always been one of my most reached for brow products (though, now that I have tried Glossier’s Boy Brow that is fast becoming my number one favourite, Benefit’s Gimme Brow still remains a favourite).

Aside from base and complexion products, brows are my favourite when it comes to makeup products. I love all things BROWS and of course when I was kindly invited to Benefits Magic Brow’s Tour event a few months ago, I knew this was something I couldn’t miss. The event was held at Benefit's counter in Perth Myer City, where we met with a few Perth bloggers, Benefit’s PR Co-ordinator, Ela and Benefit’s National Brow Artist, Hannah. It was such a lovely day learning all about the new launches as well as having Hannah demonstrate her pro tips and tricks of the trade.
The Benefit Brow products I received: 
High Brow Glow 
Precisely, My BrowPencil – shade 5 
Goof Proof Brow Pencil – shade 5 
Brow Zings – shade 5 
Gimme Brow – shade 5 
Ka-Brow – shade 5
Within these few months I have been testing out all of the brow products and I am most definitely a fan. My favourites are of course, Gimme Brow (in a new shade 5  I was using their old shade range which was called Medium/Deep), Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Ka-Brow. I find the shade colouring within Benefit’s brow collection amazing, there is definitely a shade to match everyone. It ranges from cool to warm tones and light to dark. For myself I am shade 5, though I can also use shade 6 too. 
Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Ka-Brow are exactly what I am looking for in both brow pencil and brow pomade form. I’ve tried so many and although I have many favourites such as Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil, Anastasia Brow Wiz (which is very similar to Benefit's Precisely, My Brow Pencil), etc. I must say that I much prefer the formula of Benefit’s Goof Proof and Ka-Brow, it is both long-wearing, smudge-proof and natural looking. The shape of the Goof Proof is a diamond tear drop which makes application to the brows a lot easier. The texture isn’t too soft or too hard and applies the right amount as you draw on each stroke, building up the intensity. 

Ka-Brow has a unique formula; I find it to be not too pigmented, though still a rich colour, which is great. I own the Anastasia Brow Pomade and really didn’t like it. It is hard to work with and you can easily go over board with it, not to mention the formula dries up really fast. Ka-Brow has a creamy formula that creates a subtle texture to the brows, allowing to build up pigmentation to your desire. It is everything a brow pomade should be, for a while I was quite put off by brow pomades until I tried Benefit’s Ka-Brow.
The texture to Gimme Brow is something else, it contains fibres that adhere perfectly onto your brow hairs as well as tinting and taming the skin/hairs. As you can see I still own the older packaging (on the left). The new packaging of silver and a sleek exterior makes for such a fun look. I also adore the pink font! Though, the packaging isn’t to everyone’s taste, I really enjoy the relaunch and it makes it so easy to find your Benefit products within your collection with this type of packaging – it stands out. I get somewhat of a futuristic 80’s vibe from this packaging, something you would see from Back to the Future. LOVE!!!
The only product I don’t find myself reaching for is the High Brow Glow, mainly because it isn’t a product I use all too often in general. If I was to highlight my brow bone, I usually use a shadow or a highlight for this. Though this can make for a great eyeshadow base, or inner corner highlight to your eyes.

Have you tried any of Benefit’s brow collection? What are your favourites?

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