My eyebrows have a mind of their own. No, I’m not joking – my beautician couldn’t believe her eyes the first time I turned up, one week post-wax, with brows just as unruly as they’d been before. Since I can’t afford to spend £60 a month at the salon, I’ve since given in to the daily plucking and shaping that it takes to keep them looking even vaguely acceptable. So you’ll understand why, with so much of my time devoted to them, my eyebrows are VERY important to me. I like a bold brow (well, with hair like mine I have little choice – but we’ll pretend that was a conscious decision), and am constantly on the lookout for new products and taming methods to try.
I couldn’t believe my luck, then, when Benefit (one of my all-time favourite beauty brands!) recently announced that they are introducing a line of 10 different brow products. They’ll include old favourites such as Brow Zings and Gimme Brow (which I already love and use daily) plus a whole host of new additions, all presented in beautifully luxurious packaging. The range is available in the UK from 24th June, but Elle Magazine are currently offering a FREE ‘Goof Proof’ Brow Pencil with their current issue. I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough, and you can see the results below!
I found the pencil incredibly easy to use, as the tip is cleverly shaped to offer both a more defined point to create a sharp line, and a flat edge for filling in the brow and adding body. The colour is perfect for me as I have naturally dark brows and prefer a striking look, and I was impressed with how quickly I was able to achieve the finish I wanted. This would be perfect for beginners, or for using before work when you’ve slept through your first 5 alarms (guilty!).
What are your favourite brow products? Let me know in the comments!