What do you do when you’re stuck for an hour at the duty-free section at the airport before the gate for your flight is announced? Spend the last bit of cash of makeup of course!
I ended up going to the Benefit Cosmetics stand and picked up two bits from there. Not sure how many of you have seen a Benefit Cosmetics stand before, but you honestly can’t miss it. It’s so bright and decked out. All the products come in cute packaging, making you stare at their intricate designs endlessly. The attention to detail in this brand is insane – from the box to the tip of the product itself. I’m a sucker for packaging so this was completely up my alley. I mean look at them!
I purchased the Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, that comes in 6 different shades – I got the number 05 – deep. The product features a pencil tip that doesn’t need to be sharpened and you simply just apply it by applying feathery short strokes where you need your brows to fill up. At the other end of the product, you can also find a spoolie-brush which is very handy to distribute the product further inside your brow hairs.
Was it easy to get a hand of it? Not so much, but that’s because I’m used to using powder to fill in my brows. So if you’re a non-pencil user it’s going to take a while. Luckily mistakes are easily corrected and a little bit of the product goes a long way as it distributes quite well through the brow hairs when using the spoolie-brush.
I loved how the colour matched my natural brows and the finished look is definitely natural and not too done up, making you look like you could cut someone with your brows.
Another quick product that I picked up is the 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Gel. There is nothing particularly out of the ordinary with this product, but when it claims that your brows stay in place – it means it! I personally am a fan of the formula, it’s quite cool when you apply it on and it doesn’t flake. Again, it keeps in line with keeping your brows natural looking and not super shiny and too done up which I like. I mean I’m human, I don’t want to look like a wax figure.
Would I go for them again? Probably not, even though I am personally satisfied with the results. I think sticking to my normal lower-end product which would get me pretty much the same results but at a much lower cost. But in all fairness, it did satisfy the need for me to buy some pretty looking makeup products and to say that I tried out Benefit Cosmetics.