ghost brows |gohst brouz|
1 A phrase which has come to mean “sparse brows,” but in my particular case describes brows that start dense above my nose but fade away as they taper toward my ears : ooh, that girl’s got some ghost brows!
Chock it up to Halloween and/or my overactive imagination, but I’m convinced I’m being haunted by a kleptomaniac makeup ghost — one with a weird brow fetish! For real, though!
Something wicked this way comes…
But whatever malevolent force is at work, it motivated me to try the Benefit Instant Brow Pencil ($20).
I ain’t afraid of no ghost…brows!
This dual-tipped brow saver’s been a member of the Benefit fam for quite some time. On one side, a soft pencil to fill sparse brows; on the other, a spoolie brush for brow blending. It comes in three shades — Light, Medium and Deep. The one I use is Medium, a creamy dark brown.
I usually don’t use brow pencils because the ones I’ve tried have made my brows look too harsh for my taste, but this one creates the same soft, natural look I get when using an eyeshadow and an angled brush.
It’s just soft enough to be easy to apply, and the spoolie side sure helps. I can fill and blend both of my brows in about a minute flat. The product stays put all day long without migrating, and I think it also looks pretty great in pictures (I’ve been using it all week in my Faces of the Day).
I’m tempted to give up the search for Concrete and my 266, but I’m a little concerned by how quickly I’m going through this thing. A pan of Concrete would easily outlast this at the rate I’m going (I’ve been sharpening about twice/week). I’m guessing it won’t last more than three months, tops.
While Benefit Instant Brow may not last as long as other brow filling products, it’s a joy to use — easy and effective — and I appreciate not having to deal with a separate brush. It’s a little on the pricey side at $20, but if you’re a brow challenged babe who’s always in a hurry, you might give it a whirl.
PRICE: $20, available in three shades
AVAILABILITY: Benefit counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
Do you use Pandora? Don’t laugh, but since I stared using Lush Goth Juice I’ve been paying homage to Robert Smith by listening to a Cure playlist on Pandora. And, HELLO, it’s rocking my world. Pandora’s suggested related songs I haven’t heard in years from groups like New Order, The Smiths, Morrissey — so kewl! Earlier today I heard some INXS, and now I’m full-on ready for the weekend.
Tabs, are you ready to par-tay?! Let’s rock!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,