Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Review: Benefit Brow Zings in Light

Recently I have been paying much more attention to my brows. Last year I stopped plucking them so they would grow out and then I had them re-shaped and tidied up at a local beauty salon - for the first time ever! The beginning bit of my brows are very sparse due to an unfortunate over-plucking incident when I was in my early teens. Blogging has really opened up my eyes to how much difference a more filled in and defined set of brows can make to your face.

Before buying Brow Zings I'd tried some MUA Eyebrow Pencils and the Look Beauty Brow Perfect Kit, but none of the colours seemed to match my eyebrows and gave me that overdone drag queen look. Then at the Benefit event I attended recently, one of the lovely Benefit ladies did my brows with Brow Zings in Light and I was sold. My hunt for the perfect brow colour was over!


Benefit Brow Zings costs £22.50 and contains a pigmented wax for shaping on the left hand side and a powder for setting on the right hand side. The kit also comes with a mini pair of tweezers, a hard angle brush for the wax, a blending brush for the powder, a lesson booklet and a mirror. It is available in three shades; light, medium and dark.

First of all I shape my brows with the wax, however I use my Real Techniques Brow Brush as I find it easier to shape them with a larger brush head. I then fill them in with powder using the mini blending brush. The colour of this powder is almost perfect for me, it's very natural and can be built up really easily. I absolutely love the finished result. Plus it lasts all day!

Top: Wax / Bottom: Powder

In the above picture I have applied Brow Zings to my eyebrow on the left, leaving my eyebrow on the right au naturel, so you can really see the difference! The only thing I think is missing from this kit is a fixing gel or wax, so I bought a clear mascara to use after Hannah from Midnight Violets recommended it, which seems to work pretty well.

The Verdict
If you're on the look out for a new brow kit I highly recommend going to a Benefit counter, having a look at Brow Zings and asking for it be demonstrated on your own brows. I'll be honest, before trying this myself I couldn't understand the hype about this product and I certainly didn't think it was worth £22.50. But now this is my new favourite Benefit product because it delivers 100% what I wanted colour wise, although I do wish it came with a fixing product! Plus it's nice and compact, so perfect for travelling.

What do you use on your brows? Have you tried Brow Zings?

Beauty Bird xx


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  1. I use Soap & Glory's Archery - it's a brown pen and crayon that is really natural. I find wax uncomfortable to wear and it can be easy to over do it, but Archery makes it effortless ;) Brow Zings looks great on you though! x

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    1. Yay another Archery lover xx

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    2. Thanks! I'll check out Archery though xx

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  2. I've had my eye on this for the longest time, keep ummin and arring between the shades for myself. Definitely need to pick this up though, heard so many amazing reviews on it :) at the moment i use a Rimmel Pencil but i'd love to try out a palette :)

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    xx

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    1. If you can get to a counter Benefit could definitely recommend the best shade for you! It's a fab little kit xx

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  3. I brought this product in January I'm in love with it!
    I got this in shade medium.

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    Sophie
    xx

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    1. I didn't quite expect to like a brow kit so much!xx

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  4. I've seen this but don't really understand the hype. I got a good one from GOSH and it works just as well.

    Beth
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    1. I didn't either before I bought it! It'd be interesting to compare it to other similar, cheaper ones xx

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  5. Really nice on you, I use a Shu Uemura brow pencil which I'm obsessed with!

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  6. I use Benefit speed brow and FashionistA brow powder on the top, I have brow zings in the stash, unopened! hahaha xxx

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    1. Do you have a Benefit counter at home?! ;-) xx

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  7. Looks lovely on you :) And thanks for the mention - pleased to hear the clear mascara's working for you :)

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  8. Love your brows with this! They still look so natural. Next time I'm on the hunt for a brow product I'm deffffff giving this a try xx

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    1. It's the most natural colour I've found yet!xx

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  9. Hi Sasha, I actually own this and used it religiously.. I do love it but then I found 'Archery' by Soap & Glory, and I will never go back.. next one for you to try xxx

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    1. Archery is next on my list to try, thanks for the rec :-) xx

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  10. Brows really suit you :) I use the same kit/colour but I use the powder first and then set it with the wax! I use the real techniques detailer brush for the powder & the brow brush for the wax :) (I lost the mini brushes within the first week haha) I've had mine over a year & there is still loads left but I think i'm going to buy the kit in medium soon- bit bored of them in light now haha. xxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks! Going to try doing it the other way round now you've mentioned it! Yeah I can imagine this would last for ever!!xx

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  11. This looks great on you! I might have to try this!

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  12. I think that's the hard part Sasha - finding the perfect colour - looks like you've found yours though - looks great - I seldom leave the house without my brows on! I use my HD brow palette or Rimmell Professional Brow Pencil! xx

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about HD Brows! Never tried any Rimmel brow pencils xx

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  13. You brows look so awesome. I am obsessed with getting this Benefit kit. x

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  14. I really need to invest in a legit brow kit, usually I just use the closet brown eeyshadow. Your brows look great!
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    1. Brown eyeshadow is a great alternative way of doing it if you can find the right colour!xx

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  15. I use the Sleek brows in light, I've not tried the Benefit one, but it looks very similar and for a fraction of the price!

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    1. I haven't looked at the Sleek one. So many recommendations to look at if I decide to get something else!xx

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  16. I love your blog!
    Can you love me?

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  17. I swear by this everyday now. I wasn't always a fan, as I thought personally using both powder and gel made my brows too dark, but now if I just use the powder lightly it gives great coverage. Great post chick x
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