So I've already talked about the new Benefit launch of brow products in the last couple weeks. I did a more in depth review of the Ka-Brow product. So I'm not going to talk to heavily about that. I did get the Goof Proof pencil and the 3d Brow Tones though and I wanted to discuss both of those with you. For reference all 3 products are $24 each. There are roughly 12 products in the whole collection including tools, brushes and all.
First up lets talk Goof Proof pencil. This pencil on first glance is like a prettier version of the ABH Brow Definer. BUT on closer look it's not exactly angled, it's more diamond shaped kinda as opposed to triangular, with the longer part being the tip of it. I'm gonna get straight to it and tell you that I like this a lot. I think I like it a bit more than the ABH Brow Definer to be honest and I never thought I would say that. This is SO easy to sculpt the brows with where as the Brow Definer is so easy to fill the brows with and give some shape too but not harshly sculpt. This deposits color easier and the shape of the pencil stays pretty thin so it literally GLIDES on the skin. Where I feel like after the Brow Definer has been used quite a bit you have to work harder at getting it built up or shaped the way you want it. Now in saying that, I know this is called the Goof Proof pencil but I have gotten a little crazy with it and made mistakes, it's easy to clean up and it boils down to me not paying attention really. However, it does make brows easier and it's super quick and easy to blend out or clean up but just note it will very easily deposit color where you don't want it if you aren't paying attention. So I use shade 5 just like in the Ka-Brow. There are 6 shades so ideally I would like to see more shades but whatever. I think it's a really good product none the less. Plus the packaging for this entire collection was inspired by "magic wands" and lets just say...I have a Gryffindor scarf in my closet. Soooooooo.......well done Benefit, Well done.
Next up is the 3d Brow Tones. Now these come in 2 shades. I got shade 2 because it was lighter and I heard that if you wanted it to be more noticeable on the brows, to get the lightest shade (2) even if you have really dark hair. So that's what I did. It is noticeable, don't get it twisted it is noticeable when close up. Which you wouldn't want it to be noticeable far away. In pictures of close ups of my eye makeup I see it better than when I look in the mirror. I don't mind how it looks, I just don't feel that it makes it look any more dimensional or more natural looking which is what I've heard several people say that it does. Perhaps it does for them and that's awesome, for me however I don't view it as a game changer or really that much of a help. I like it and I'm gonna keep it but it's something that I sometimes forget to use or that I don't give much thought to. So it's neither here nor there for me. I think it's a very cool concept but it's just not "up-ing" my brow game for me like I thought and hoped it would. Also seeing as I got the lightest shade and it's just noticeable enough I'm guessing the darker shade wouldn't have been noticeable hardly at all in which case I would've been very bummed.
Lastly is the Ka-Brow which I've talked more in depth about in a previous post, which I will link here, so I'm just going to update you on it now. I still don't like the brush but I took some scissors to it and it's vastly improved. I still think it's great for sculpting a brow with a lot of detail. I prefer the Goof Proof to the Ka-Brow personally because it's easier to work with and easier to blend, but if you really want a pomade/gel/cream brow color I would still recommend this one.
So that's it. These are available online and in store at Sephora and Ulta. Remember to use Ebates and get you some cash back on your purchases, if you don't know what Ebates is I'll link that post here.
Promo codes for Sephora:
Till Monday July 11th, you can get 5 samples instead of 3 at check out and a medium goof proof is one of the options
Code VIBOMEGA for the Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan in Tantric with a $35 purchase. *For VIB and VIB Rouge only as of right now*
Code: Sparkle for 1 Summer Essential mini choose 1 of 4 options with a $25 purchase
Code: Bouncy for a mini First Aid Beauty Mask
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