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Thursday
Dec152011

Benefit Brow Zings

Since Benefit is opening today, I thought I'd direct the spotlight to one of my favorite products from the brand: the Benefit Brow Zings (P1,600). I was quite loyal to my old routine (pencil + powder) but after coming across Brow Zings, well, it was love at first try!

Before, I usually did my eyebrows a shade lighter, a bit blonder. But as some readers said in my light vs dark brows post, darker eyebrows frame my round face better and somehow matches my personality. That's why I've lately taken to wearing darker brows with the help of Brow Zings. 

What I love about the product 

  • The colors look dark in the pan but they never give me scary, harsh-looking eyebrows. I'd say the effect looks quite natural. The wax + powder is pigmented but just enough to shape and shade, not draw on the eyebrows.
  • The wax keeps my eyebrow hair in place. It thickens the hair and shades the skin underneath so it looks like I have lush-looking eyebrows. The powder sets the wax wonderfully and helps fill in the gaps. They work wonderfully together!

  • Awesome staying power. I've used the kit on marathon sweaty work days and I didn't have problems with fading.
  • Medium, the shade I have, matches my hair perfectly! It doesn't look fake.
  • Convenient to tote around. It has applicators and even tweezers included in the kit (not in photos) so you can groom and shade your brows anytime. The mirror is big so you get a good view of your work.
  • Beautiful packaging. It's comes in a matte case that looks sophisticated.
  • It's not cheap at P1,600 but you get 2.65 grams of powder and 1.7 grams of wax. It'll be a while before you run out. It's a classic case of a little goes a long way.

Use the wax first then fill in with powder

What Brow Zings look like with full coverage: defined and sharp

Blended in with a spoolie, you get a softer effect but there's still structure

What I don't like about the product 

  • It takes a bit more work to perfect my eyebrows with this, especially when they're not behaving! It's not a touch and go kind of product. Or maybe I'm just really OC about my kilay.

 

Recommendations

If you have sparse, thin brows, the Benefit Brow Zings can help you get over it. The wax thickens the hair and the powder shades whatever isn't covered so you get eyebrows that look lush and young ala Demi Moore.

I highly recommend this to just about anyone who need an kit to tame, shade, and groom eyebrows on the go!

Verdict

Love it. Look at the pictures above again and it's obvious why. :) Dark eyebrows rulez!

What do you think? Must? Miss?

Reader Comments (13)

Would you believe I don't maintain my eyebrows? They are a virgin! Never been touched!

hearts,
Melai of Style and Soul

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelai

I love the how arched your brows look now, bagay na bagay. ELF and Maybelline provide good and cheaper substitutes for brow kits.

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIvy

I like Benefit brow products especially the Benefit Brow Bar in the US (they should really start selling whatever wax they use at their brow bars) but I can't justify the cost to myself! $30 when I can get a similar one from E.L.F. at 10% of the cost!

Would you happen to know if Benefit is bringing their Brow Bar here as well?

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersab

Hi Liz,

Because the "kilay" is back, I've been thinking of how I can shape my eyebrows perfectly. I've watched several tutorials in youtube but never actually tried to work on my eyebrows. I am clueless about eyebrows, aside from the regular threading, there is really nothing else I do to them. I do not have any eyebrow-related product and in as much as I want to buy this, I'm not sure if I can maximize it. I hope you can also post a tutorial on how to shape one's eyebrows.

Thanks :)

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpurplechef

@melai no better time than now to start grooming them. ;)

@ivy need to have them done now, i am so hairy. -_-

@sab tried the ELF one, and it's not good! :( yes they are bringing the Brow Bar here. :D

@purplechef here you go! http://www.projectvanity.com/projectvanity/2011/7/27/vlog-how-i-do-my-eyebrows.html

December 16, 2011 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

PS reviewed the ELF before and said i loved it, but i ended up selling it. :P

December 16, 2011 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

You look so sultry and mysterious with dark brows!

December 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkurochanizer

This looks interesting! Would love to try this :)

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteenee

Hey Liz, I'm wondering if I can I still use a brown shade for my eyebrows even if my hair is pure black? Thanks!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMikha

@kurochanizer thank you!

@teenee do! it's great.

@mikha yes the brown shade is fine since it's just for filling in gaps. If you find it too light for your brows, check out other shades of this kit! :D

December 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

Liz, so you will not be using the IN2IT Waterproof Eyebrow Color anymore? That's what I've been using for awhile now since I read it here. I would like to try this one too... :)

December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Wow, both brow look great. It's the best brows I've seen you so far. Both the defined one and softer looking one. :)

December 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkalilagirl

Hello, i've been spending so much money on my brows. I have sparse brows. I might just try this!

December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula Pamintuan

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