So ladies, here we are with another review from my favourite make-up brand, Benefit. I seriously cannot get enough of Benefit and probably own, or have tried, nearly everything the brand has to offer! Today I’m going to review one of my favourite products Brow-zings – a product I cannot live without!
First, let’s discuss how important eyebrows are to your face. People often forget these bad boys and I don’t understand why. Pencilling in and shaping your eyebrows makes such a huge difference to your face. It can open up and brighten your eyes, making them look bigger, and can even make older people look younger. The higher the arch, the bigger your eyes look and it is so easy to do! Just look at the difference in these two pictures of me. Eyebrows make such a huge difference! Ps – please excuse the picture.. It was from about three years ago! Hahahaa!
Browzings is the equivalent to your standard eyebrow pencil but, in my opinion, is one million times better. It consists of a darker wax which you mix with a lighter finishing powder to give you the perfect natural look. It also comes with a mini application brush and also a mini set of tweezers so that you can pluck away any stray hairs! I find the application brush is too small for me, so I use The Body Shop’s Slanted Brush to apply it.
People find it difficult when starting to use eyebrow pencils and shapers to get that perfect natural arch, but when I first tried out the Browzings at my local Debenhams the make-up artist there showed me a simple and effective way to achieve that look, and I thought I would share it with you. The look consists of three simple steps:
Firstly, line your make up brush up in line with your nose pointing upwards to reach the tip of the eye brow and place a dot there, this is where the arch will begin.
Secondly, place your make up brush at the edge of your nose and angle it at about 45 degrees so that it lines up and goes directly through the centre of your eye and place a dot there. This is where the highest point of the arch will be.
Lastly, line the make up brush from the tip of your nose passing over the far corner of your eye and place another dot there. This is where the arch will end.
Then you simply join up the dots! Start with the wax and draw a thin line from each dot before adding more layers to achieve the thickness you want. What I love about Browzings is that it goes on effortlessly and smoothly, unlike pencils which give you a much harsher, unnatural line. Use the brush to curve at the top, and apply as much as you need to give you definition.
You then do the exact same with the finishing powder which is used to set the wax and makes sure your eyebrows last all day. This powder works wonders as it smoothes over the wax again enhancing the look to give a flawless finish. It also makes sure your eyebrows last all day. I use this product every day and it never comes off. Even after a vigorous work out in the gym my eye brows are still as I applied them earlier that day. It’s a miracle worker!
Brow zings is available in three different shades for lighter, medium, or darker skin tones and costs £23.50. Although this is a little pricey I have had mine for months and am still not even half way through it. You don’t need to apply too much and as I said, it is so long lasting that you don’t need to worry about reapplying it every two hours.
Lots of love, Jessie. xoxo