There is no denying that this is the season of the bold brow. Think classic Brooke Shields, or model of the moment – Hilary Rhoda.
Yet, tell that to my brow lady, who during a conversation about how converting to Catholicism has affected a mutual friend's bikini waxing regime, (well, we like to chat) waxed off what was almost my entire eyebrows. I couldn't even raise them in disgust.
So, feeling like a victim of surgery gone wrong, or a WAG, or both perhaps, I was all ready to mourn for my long-lost brows, when the lovely Benefit girls told me they have a new brow range, that's just the ticket for victims of brow theft, like me. Just read more
Benefit are thankfully launching their new, dual-ended brow pencil, (£12.50), in the UK, for easy peasy catwalk brows, even for the eyebrow-challenged. It'll be out in September, and has a fantastically smooth texture and very-natural range of colours.
Their new perfect brow kit, includes Speed Brow, (£11.50) a quick set brow gel that tames unruly brows and adds a hint of color, and an under-brow, highlighting pencil, (£12.50). There's also the newly repackaging Brow-Zings, (£21.50), which is basically perfect brows in a compact.
As well as being very impressed with the pencil, I was rather partial to the Brow-Zings kit as well. The compact includes pigmented wax for shaping, a natural-shaded powder for setting, some great, mini tweezers, and two tiny brushes – one with a hard angle for shaping, and the other a softer blending brush.
The brushes were, admittedly, a little fiddly, but the dark wax colour, which looked slightly scary in the pot, came out super-natural. Despite being afraid of ending up with that old-lady-with-painted-on-eyebrows effect, my brows looked normal – only better – thicker, fuller and with more definition.