I could not wait to review these new Benefit brow collection products! I’ve been teased and tortured by all the sneak peaks on social media, and y’all don’t even know the level of restraint it took for me to snap these pictures before tearing apart the packaging. 🙂
Benefit recently released these new-and-improved brow products, and I’m pretty sure there’s something here for everyone.
First up, there’s the Goof-Proof Brow Pencil.
I wanted to try the $24 Goof-Proof Brow Pencil first because it’s what I would typically use for my brows — a brow pencil. I like the ease of just doing a few swipes with a pencil and then blending it out with a spoolie.
The level of pigment surprised me! I mean, you definitely want to use a light hand when filling in your brows with Goof-Proof because this smooth, creamy pencil is no joke.
It’s flat and rectangular, unlike most brow pencils, and it took me a couple of tries to get used to the shape. But I like it. You can use the wider end to quickly fill in your brows or the thin edge to get more precise.
I still haven’t *quite* mastered it yet, but I love the pigmentation and the sturdy brush at the other end.
Although this is one of the softer brow pencils I’ve ever used, I haven’t had any issues with it fading throughout the day.
I tested these Benefit brow products over the course of a week or so, and here’s a quick snap of me trying Goof-Proof:
Next up is $24 3-D Browtones. I pretty much always wear some sort of brow gel because my brows are bushy as hell, and I need something to tame these bad boys! So, while brow gel isn’t new to me, I was really intrigued by 3-D Browtones, which is described as a subtle highlighting gel for brows.
I LOVE the idea of this. It’s like a brow highlighter to add a very subtle tint to your brows and soften them a bit.
After I fill in my brows with a brow pencil, my brows are DARK, so I love the look I can get once I add this brow gel. I think if you have dark, thick brows, you’ll really like using this to soften your look a little.
I’ve tried lighter brow gels in the past (MAC’s brow gel in “Boy/Girl” was a favorite), but the 3-D Browtones give a much more natural look because the gel is pretty thin — and I mean that in a good way.
And now, say hello to $24 Ka Brow! (the surprise hit of the collection).
I typically prefer brow pencils to brow creams, but Ka-Brow! is just REALLY good. Like, shockingly good.
It seems like the typical brow pomade, but it’s not. It’s actually a cream-gel that has an almost powdery finish, so it dramatically helps my brows stay in place after using it.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s waterproof and meant to last for 24 hours? I didn’t test that claim, but I can say that I’ve worn Ka-Brow! through a full workday and a barre workout, and my brows were still in place.
Plus, the tiny brush that comes in the handle (genius, btw!) makes it so easy to apply this sparingly. I never thought I’d find a brow pomade that would work with my thick brows, but this one does. I love how chiseled (but still natural) my brows look after using it.
Last up, we have the $32 Brow Zings.
Benefit’s Brow Zings come with a mini-tweezers, a dual-sided brow brush, brow wax and brow powder (which are covered by a clear plastic sheet that’s labeled). I gotta admit that I’m pretty unfamiliar with brow wax/powder duos, so the little illustration on the back of the box is super helpful.
I use the angled brush (the little brushes above are actually one folded in half, so they’re much easier to maneuver than you might guess) to trace around my brows with the wax. Then I use the flat brush to fill in my brows with the powder.
I find that this creates the softest look of all of the products here because the brow powder is a true brown, and my hair is black. The brushes and the products make it so easy to create a very natural-looking brow. That being said, I recommend this more for thinner brows, because if you have thick eyebrows, it just isn’t necessary to fill them in with powder…unless, of course, that’s your thing.
Here are swatches of everything:
Overall, I’m very impressed with the Benefit brow collection, and there are actually several more products available on the Benefit website! I have the dark brown shade in all of the products shown here, but most of the products come in six shades, so there’s a jet black option and several lighter shades as well. I’ll be reaching for Goof-Proof Brow Pencil, 3-D Browtones and Ka-Brow! (in that order) the most.
What do you use to tame your brows?