The Best 5 Products From Benefit's New Brow Collection

7 October 2016

The highly-anticipated drop of Benefit's latest brow collection was something I was really excited about and I couldn't wait to see the sexy silver packaging as well as the array of added shades. After receiving the products I was left with a few questions, however: a) where do I start? b) what will I actually use? c) who knew there were so many products you could put on your eyebrows?! I thought some of you might've been in the same boat and felt slightly overwhelmed by the sheer number of products, so I'm gonna break things down and shed some light on what can stay on the shelf and what needs to make its way into your every day makeup bag pronto.

The Easy, Fool-Proof Brow Pencil
You might have seen me raving about Soap & Glory's Archery 2-in-1 Brow Pencil countless times and the new Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil (£18.50) is virtually the same product - which might actually be why I like it so much, come to think of it! With a nifty little nib that's the perfect shape for both naturally filling in sparse areas and drawing fine hair-like strokes without ever having to sharpen, it's holy grail status for me thanks to its convenient packaging (I see you, spoolie on the end!) and professional results.

The Under-Arch Glow-Getter
I'm always popping a tiny bit of The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer on my pinky finger and running it along my browbone to match my glowy cheekbones so it was natural for me to gravitate towards the Benefit High Brow Glow Pencil (£17.50), the shimmery version of the original matte High Brow. A gorgeous champagne colour with a subtle hint of pink, it adds definition to your brows and light to your face in a really naturally pretty way.

The 'My Brows Ain't Going NOWHERE' Set
If you've got naturally fuller brows or you're like me and you never touch yours so they have a tendency to get a little wild, this is like invisible, non-flaking eyebrow glue. I used to look in the mirror and realise that my brows were sticking up in about four different directions after pulling a turtleneck on, but that's a thing of the past since discovering the Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! (£18.50). The name makes me want to do a Mel & Sue from Bake Off impression, and the product itself is a winner. If you can't stand being able to feel makeup on your face then you might want to move along, but if you want your brows to stay in don't-move-a-muscle place then buy it, apply sparingly and do an ASOS turtleneck haul.

The Time-Saving Old Faithful
Ah, Benefit Gimme Brow (£18.50). I just love you. After years of use I can quite happily say that it's one of the best eyebrow products on the market, and if I was pushed to choose one brow item to use for the rest of my whole entire life then I would 100% choose this. The tiny wand makes it incredibly easy to wiggle through your natural hairs, coating them in fibres and immediately making your brows look more full, defined and polished. My favourite thing about this is that it genuinely looks like you've filled in your eyebrows with a pencil then set them in place when really, you've brushed through them in a matter of seconds.

The Stay-All-Day Definer
Benefit Ka-Brow! wouldn't be my first choice as I'm definitely not talented in the brow department (seriously, how do people do those 'ombre brows' that you see all over the Instagram Explore page?!) and feel much more comfortable with a pencil or a tint, but after giving the waterproof cream-gel formula a whirl I'm practically converted. I still love the ease of a pencil, but for photoshoots and events where I want to look more put together I've been reaching for this as it gives you a much thicker and more defined finish. It comes with a built-in angled brush which is pretty cute, but if you still find it a little fiddly then your application is going to be much more controlled with a full-size one like this.

Overall I think Benefit have done such a fabulous job with this brow launch, I love that they've added a ton more colours to their range (I'm Light 2, fyi) and the packaging is gorgeous. Some of the products seem a little gimmicky to me - I'm looking at you, Browvo! and 3D Browtones - but that's not to say that they don't have their place... brows are a real 'thing' these days, after all! 

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