Saturday, 17 November 2012

Benefit Brow Zings






After about a year of stealing my sisters Benefit Brow Zings, I decided it was time to buy one for myself. You'll see in previous posts I've mentioned that I've used this but only because I always sneak into my sisters room and use hers oops, she also uses it on me every time she does my makeup. Until now I was using either a Bobbi Brown or an MUA brown eye shadow to fill in my brows as I love having a dark, defined look. I only started filling in my brows when I was about 17 which was with a Rimmel Brown eyebrow pencil and before that I just used to leave them. Looking back now on pictures it looks so strange not having my eyebrows filled in as now I can't imagine leaving the house without them done. Eyebrows frame your face to I think it's important for them to look good. Sometimes I wish I had thicker brows, as you can see above without them filled in they're really sparse with no shape to them. Although I am quite lucky as I don't have to pluck them much, I just usually have a few strays underneath.

Brow Zings is a complete eyebrow kit and includes:

  • Pigmented wax for shaping
  • Natural shaded powder for setting
  • Tweezers
  • Hard angle brush
  • Blending brush
  • Mirror
Brow Zings comes in three shades; light, medium and dark. I went with the dark as my eyebrows are naturally dark brown. When I'm doing my eyebrows, I start off by tweezing any stray hairs. In the instructions you are given with the kit it says to use the shaping wax first, however I like to use the powder to give my eyebrows the shape I want and then use the wax on top to set it (In the picture above the wax is on the left and the powder is on the right). I use my New CID Cosmetics angled brow brush (which I got in my brush kit when I worked for them) instead of the brushes that come with it and sometimes if I'm in a hurry I skip the wax step and it still lasts all day. 

Overall, I love this product and I've been using this every single day since I bought it, it's so much better than the eyebrow pencil or shadow that I used to use. It is a bit pricey at £22.50 but for a product that will last you ages and one you use everyday I definitely think it's worth the money. What do you use to fill in your eyebrows? Have you tried Benefit Brow Zings? I definitely recommend it!


12 comments:

  1. I use mystery eye shadow by MAC but have been thinking bout getting this for ages, might put it on my Christmas list :) thank u for sharing xxx

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  2. I have a brow kit from elf that is so similar to this (minus the tweezers) and cost less than £4! is does the trick fine with a powder and wax and I don't think I'd use anything else now! brow kits are SO much better than using pencils! xx

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    1. ohh really? I'll need to try that x

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  3. Hey Melissa, great product review, I love a bit of Benefit! I really like the variety of posts you have on your blog, its a good mix. I wonder if you would like to follow each other? x

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  4. Your brows look great! I might give the ELF one a go
    X

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  5. i've been looking for a new brow kit... i don't know whether to go with a cheap one and save some £ or invest in a more expensive one, but i just one something that really really suits my brows. this seems great :) my eyebrows are also really dark.


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  7. I only started filling mine in when I was 18 after chicken pox left me with a hole in one :( but looking back I'm like oh god why didn't I start earlier?? Haha. Currently I'm using an Avon pencil thingy but not sure what I'll use when it runs out :( xx

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  8. I love Benefit's Browzings!
    Definitely have to invest in this again!!


    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  9. You have great eyebrows, really defined yet soft. there's nothing worse than eyebrows so precise they look tattooed on!

    Lea x

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