‘Try on your perfect brow’ and the Brow Contour Pro pencil from Benefit

I came across a fun online tool on Benefit’s website this week. It lets you ‘try on’ different brow shapes and styles your new brows directly onto a photo which you upload or take directly on the site.

I couldn’t resist giving it a go.

The screenshot below shows my ‘new’ brows after I tried all the different options. A bit of fun but pretty helpful too, I think, if you’re going through chemo and need some help filling in thinning/patchy brows.

You can try different styles of brow and see what looks best directly on your face, without the mess or fuss of doing it for real.

The website suggested I make an appointment at my local Benefit store for a brow wax (I tried not to be offended, haha!) and also that I purchase the Brow Contour 4-in-1 brow pencil. The pencil sounded pretty interesting so I decided to check that out next…

Well, that looks pretty good to me! I’m really starting to notice great eyebrows lately and wondering how to get the look for myself. This pencil looks like a good place to start.

Here’s the instructions…

As with any new product purchase, I’m extremely picky when it comes to ingredients. I popped on over to the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database to check out whether this product was listed. It’s not, but I did spend a little bit of time pasting in every one of the following ingredients (I know, but I’m pedantic) to check for toxicity levels.

That ingredient near the end, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, particularly freaked me. Eh, cyanide?! Now why would I put that on my skin?

This is what the EWG’s Skin Deep website had to say about it:

It was rated as 1-4 on their hazard score key:

None of the ingredients reached the ‘high hazard’ score, they were all either ‘low hazard’ or ‘moderate hazard’.

Investigating all the ingredients in every product is not for everyone, I understand that! But I do think every new product you purchase that you could potentially be using every day is worth a closer look. The EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database is handy for investigating individual cosmetic ingredients. Once you’ve done the research, you can make a decision on whether you can be happy using the product. Better to know exactly what goes on your skin than not, right?

The brow pencil looks great to me, I’m definitely thinking of buying it or putting it on my Christmas list. Would you give it a try?

Finally, there are also some really great brow how-to videos on the Benefit website, I love these three in particular, for thin & skimpy brows, shapeless brows and patchy brows.

This is not a sponsored post. Opinions all my own.

Written by Happy Magazine Editor, Holly Kennedy.

1 Comment

  1. Catherine
    October 13, 2018 / 9:49 am

    I was devastated when I finished Chemo and my eyebrows and eyelashes all fell out. I was bald after the first chemo session, but the loss of my brows knocked my confidence completely. I called into my local Boots in Tullamore and Maeve from Benefits was amazing, she showed me how to draw back in my brows and even a stencil to help with the shape. Benefit also works with my local Dochas centre to have Girly Nights for Cancer Survivors and friends showing make up tips and helping with make up queries. Cannot recommend the Benefit Staff enough for their compassion and help when I really needed it ❤️❤️

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