New Benefit Brow Products - A ReviewFriday, September 02, 2016
I recently purchased some of the new brow products launched by Benefit which you may have seen in my recent Benefit brow products haul post, I picked up 3 of the new products and since writing my haul post I received a large sample size of another new Benefit brow product so I am going to include that in this review post too. The products are not listed in any particular order I will just list them at random, tell you about each product, how I have got on with it over the last few weeks and show you how it looks, so without further ado, here's my review.
Benefit Gimme Brow
The Benefit Gimme Brow is a very hyped product in the blogging world but is a product that I hadn't ever looked into buying, Gimme Brow is a water resistant tinted brow gel that contains tiny micro fibres that adhere to skin and hairs, creating a natural looking fullness and definition. It comes with a tiny brush applicator meaning it is easy to coat all the brow hairs, Gimme Brow comes in 3 shades 01 Light, 03 Medium and 05 Deep, I have the shade 01 Light.
When I visited the Benefit counter to purchase my products I spontaneously had my brows waxed and tinted too since they had a cancellation and the sales assistant said that all I would need to use on my brows after having them waxed and tinted was the Gimme Brow, I was a little sceptical that my brows could look ok with just brushing some brow gel through them but I was pleasantly surprised and absolutely loved the look of my brows when using the Gimme Brow. Before I had my brows waxed and tinted at the Benefit Brow Bar, I had pathetic brows, they don't grow and are sparse and they were also blonde so looked non existent and despite practising with numerous different brow products I just couldn't seem to make them look nice, hence the reason for my visit to the Benefit counter in the first place, but I can honestly say the Gimme Brow looked lovely and was enough to make my brows look good after the waxing and tinting. I am so impressed with the Gimme Brow and can see why it is such a hyped product and will definitely be re purchasing once I am running low, it is a simple and fool proof way of doing my brows and them looking nice with minimal effort, it's a fantastic product and I highly recommend it if you haven't tried it yet. You can find the Gimme Brow on the Feel Unique website HERE for £18.50 including free delivery.
After using the Gimme Brow
Browvo Conditioning Brow Primer
The Browvo Conditioning Brow Primer is a nutrient rich eyebrow primer, it can be worn alone to condition and smooth the brows or worn under brow products it enhances and extends the wear of the products. The primer contains keratin and soy proteins known to help brows look thicker, healthier and fuller. The primer is a clear gel like product that is easy to apply to the brows via the applicator, to dispense the product, twist the bottom of the tube once to dispense the correct amount for one brow, the applicator has a rubberised applicator with bristles to brush the product through the brows.
I bought the Browvo after the sales assistant, Olivia who served me told me that she and others who worked on the counter had noticed their brows had grown a lot since using the primer, the primer doesn't claim to make your brows grow but Olivia said her brows had grown and a lot of other staff members had noticed their brows had grown and thickened up too. Since my brows are pathetic and just don't grow I snapped the primer up but I am disappointed to say that after using it for the last 6 weeks it has made no difference at all to the thickness of my brows and they haven't grown any more than they would normally do so I won't be re purchasing it. I have used the primer every night before bed, leaving it on overnight but I haven't noticed any difference in the thickness of my brows at all, I have also worn the primer under my brow products and on days when I'm not wearing any makeup just to smooth my brows, it is a nice product but I won't be buying it again I'm afraid. If you do want to try the Browvo primer, you can find it on the Feel Unique website HERE for £21.50 including delivery.
Precisely, My Brow Brow Pencil
This is the product I originally visited the Benefit counter to purchase, it is an ultra fine brow pencil that draws natural looking hair like strokes that last for up to 12 hours. I love the packaging of this pencil, at first I wasn't sure but it has definitely grown on me, the pencil looks like an arrow and has a twist up pencil on one end and a spoolie brush on the other.
The Precisely My Brow pencil comes in 6 shades 01 to 06 and I have the shade 02 which is a good match for me, having blonde hair I find it hard to find brow products that aren't too warm toned but I am happy with shade 02. I really like the pencil, it is super fine meaning I can draw hair like strokes and fill in my sparse brows too, the pencil is easy to use even for someone like me who struggles when filling in my brows, the spoolie is really handy for brushing my brows through before and after using the pencil and once I have filled my brows in, the pencil doesn't move at all, the first time I wore it I had my makeup on for 10 hours and my brows looked exactly as they did when I applied the pencil when it came to taking my makeup off.
After using the Precisely My Brow Pencil
I am really pleased with the pencil and will definitely re purchase once I have run out, if you would like to try it, you can find it on the Feel Unique website HERE for £18.50 including free delivery.
Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
I received the Benefit Goof Proof eyebrow pencil as a sample via Twitter, I chose the shade 02 the same as the Precisely My Brow pencil. The Goof Proof is described as a fool proof brow pencil which for me is brilliant because I really am not the best at filling in my brows and I do struggle, when I visited the Benefit counter I tried the Goof Proof but purchased the Precisely My Brow because my brows are very sparse and I liked that I could draw in individual hair type strokes, but I am happy to have the Goof Proof pencil in my collection now and I have used it quite a lot.
Goof Proof comes in 6 shades 01 to 06 and I chose 02, the pencil is shaped in a triangle shaped pencil and is twist up on one end and has a spoolie on the other end (mine doesn't have the spoolie as it is a sample)
I really like the pencil it is easy to use and is good for adding some colour and shape to my brows, my hair is naturally blonde, it is dyed lighter than my natural colour but it is naturally blonde so my brows are very pale and this is a great pencil for adding some colour, I can just take the pencil over my brows and then turn it over and use the pointed end to fill in or draw the tail part of the brow and I also do that to straighten up the front of my brows too, then I brush my brows through with a spoolie afterwards and they're good to go.
After using the Goof Proof pencil
I would purchase a full size pencil in the future as it is really easy to use. If you would like to try the Goof Proof pencil, you can find it on the Feel Unique website HERE for £18.50.
Overall Thoughts & Favourite Products
I am really happy I purchased the products from Benefit and I'm thrilled to have the Goof Proof pencil I got as a sample, they are all great products but some are definitely stand out products more than others. The product I liked least out of them all is the Browvo primer, it's a nice product but I don't need it and it doesn't really do anything for my brows at all other than smooth them, I was hoping my brows would grow but they didn't but it was only the sales assistant that said her and other staff members had noticed their brows had grown a lot since using it, the product doesn't actually claim this, it's not a bad product but I personally don't feel I need it and wouldn't buy it again.
I absolutely love the Gimme Brow and will continue to re purchase that, when my brows are freshly waxed and tinted this is all I use on my brows, it a fantastic product and super easy to use, and I can get away with using just the Gimme Brow for around 3 weeks after having my brows waxed and tinted, it is long lasting and doesn't move from me applying it to removing my makeup, I love it!
I also really like the Precisely My Brow and the Goof Proof pencils, both are really good at achieving different things, the Precisely My Brow is good for filling in sparse brows and drawing in hairs and the Goof Proof is good for simply running through my brows to add some colour and shape to them. I would re purchase both pencils but I am not quite sure which is my favourite just yet, I have recently found a great dupe for the Precisely My Brow pencil too so that is swaying my decision somewhat (blog post coming on that dupe soon) but both are fantastic pencils it just depends how you like to fill in and shape your brows.
The absolute stand out product for me has to be the Gimme Brow and I can see why there is so much hype surrounding it, it is a brilliant product and I am so glad I gave it a try. My brows need waxing and tinting again and I am looking forward to being able to just run some Gimme Brow through them and I'm done, it is fabulous!
Phew! This has been a super long post but I hope it has also been a helpful post too, if you have any questions about any of the products or the Benefit Brow Bar waxing and tinting please ask me in the comments below and if you have tried any of the new Benefit brow products, let me know in the comments which product or products are your favourite.
Thank you for reading, much love as always