Review: Benefit's Brow Zings

One can never underestimate anymore the power of really neat and well-filled eyebrows.

Standard issue brows with a swipe of MAC Girl Boy.  Feeling ok na ako nyan

As there have been so many eye brow products in the market and the eyebrows, which I've been okay with as long as they're sorta blonde {thank you, MAC Girl Boy}, I didn't really search for anything else. For most of the time, I used In2It and ELF brow powders and well, they were great at first but seem to just fall off by the end of the day.

A-ok eyebrows in the morning --- how about in the evening?

As a full time career girl, I wanted eye brow powder that would stick until the end of the day.  During the Benefit 'slumber' party, I got a box of Benefit's Brow Zings, a product which hadn't made its rounds online just yet.

A Brow Zings Kit contains: Pigmented wax for shaping 1.7g Net wt. 0.06 oz, Natural-shaded powder for setting 2.65g Net wt. 0.09 oz., discreet tweezers, hard angle brush, blending brush, mirror, complete lesson

First of all, why fill eye brows?

In the top most photo, I showed you a gel-filled eye brow. If like me, you have light-colored hair, gel tends to not do the filling job as powder-based eyebrow make up does. While it was acceptable at some level, brows with powder make it easier for gel to cling onto it, thus giving better-looking, natural, almost perfect eyebrows:

I said almost perfect  because I did not pluck everything {see strays} and the end isn't as filled.

A little better but still not perfect.  Still, filled and brown and much better than before.

Like any normal woman aiming to do good on her makeup, I am still very well on my way to getting perfect eyebrows {must go for threading soon!}. At the moment, I can share with you some of the things I love about this Benefit product:

The Good:

  • The perfect combination of wax and powder. The trouble with going with 100% wax is the danger of looking too Barbie-ish. At the end of the day, we'd still like to look like humans. Brow Zings makes me look like I make mistakes, too. HAHA.
  • Happiness in two kinds of brushes. When I first looked at the insides of the kit, I was doubly confused at what they were for. Until I saw the printout -- an instructional lesson on how to use Brow Zings: {I do use my Charm Eyebrow Brush though.}
  • Packaging. Always a sucker for all things pretty and classy, this Benefit product is high up in that league.
  • Unscented. No waxy, drugstore-esque smell. At all.
  • It will take me a lifetime to finish a box.
  • Comes in three colors --- maybe I'll try Light next time.
  • Doesn't fall off and clings to the skin.
  • Washes off when removed.
  • With the help of MAC Girl Boy, I am able to achieve well-filled, light eyebrows with Brow Zings. Perfect!

 The Bad:

  • Not exactly affordable at over Php 1,000 but like I said, a box is probably going to last you ten years.

Overall Recommendation:

Benefit Brow Zings, are by far the best powder brow makeup I've tried --- though I haven't exactly been using a lot of brands. If one were to invest in a powder-based brow powder,this is my best bet.

What about you, what's your eyebrow powder?