Growing a pair.

Benefit Brow Zings: £24.50's worth of need-this-in-your-life, surrounded by stuff you probably don't need.

As it was Valentine's day yesterday, it only seems apt to talk about the most important couple in my life (after Breana McDow and Matthew Helders, of course): eyebrows.

It's hardly a surprise that the girl who spends a large proportion of her life between Essex and Liverpool has a fascination with the face framers, but it took me until the age of twenty-one to realise just how crucial the bad boys were to making your face look just so. After watching Jazmine painstakingly paint hers on using all manner of techniques including spit, I thought there had to be some kind of worth to this massive exertion of effort. I popped into the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, came out with a little grey bag containing Benefit's Brow Zings, and I've never looked back.

At just under £25 this isn't exactly cheap, but if you consider I used it nearly daily for a year and a half before it ran out the cost per use is minimal. It comes with two brushes (which are a bit naff, but I'm yet to find ones I like enough to replace them with), teeny tweezers, a subtly-coloured wax to be applied first and a powder to fill in your brows with afterwards. I use the light shade, and have got no idea who dark is aimed at, as this one's pretty deep. Since Eloise wrote her review, they've changed the wax formulation to it having hardly any pigment, so you needn't worry about it being too red-toned for you.

The first time I tried things out things didn't go too successfully. Since, I've learned that I prefer a much thinner arched shape, which extends outwards, this being quite a good example. I'm hardly an expert at it, but would recommend cleaning your brushes regularly as product build-up means it can be pretty tricky to get the exact shape you want.

If I can stick with something for two years and not have any inclination to look elsewhere, it's clear that this is true love - and who am I to play with brows at this time of year?


  1. i love this product too, and i completely agree that the price is pretty steep but it really does last a long time! id love it if youd comment back xx

  2. Have you tried the real techniques eyebrow brush? Tis loads better than the brushes that come with this.


  3. This product looks very interesting, like worth trying, thanks for sharing :)

    Lu |

  4. I love this product - a little goes such a long way that both my mum and I have had ours for over a year and still have a lot left! x

  5. Eyebrows are crucial in making your face look normal haha :)

    Emma |

  6. I've been back and forth about whether to invest in Brow Zings or not but you've confirmed I should take the plunge! Especially if it's going to last a while :)

    Beth / Bethany Georgina | UK Lifestyle Blog

  7. Love this product! Used it for years before moving onto the Illamasqua brow cake in Thunder!x


Hello, I'm Rebecca: social media exec, new-ish coffee drinker and loafer-wearer.
Want to get in touch? Email me.
Want to find out more? Read my about me.



Blog Archive

Follow by Email

Powered by Blogger.