Me Benefit Gimme Brow-vertEveryone has something they must do as daily as part of their beauty routine, or they simply do not feel right.

For me, it is my eyebrows. Some may find that strange, but I just feel shoddy without them coloured in.

This is why I have been very excited to try out the Benefit Cosmetics, Gimme Brow* brow-volumising fibre gel.

I have been a ‘Benefit girl’ for many years now, so I had a lot of faith that this would be another one of their wonder products, especially in light of its 2013 Allure best of beauty award.

Being a (somewhat ginger, I blame the Irish in me) brunette I opted for the medium/deep shade, there is also a light/medium alternative.

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Benefit claims an, “innovative brush-on fiber gel that adheres to skin & hairs, creating brows where before there were none. It builds easily for thick, lush arches, thanks to a tapered brush for blending & precision tip for shaping.”

I have to say, I was very impressed with Gimme Brow. I usually swear by my Beautiful Brows Kit and I was concerned about it running out, but Gimme Brow is totally on the same level.

If anything, it is nicer to have it in a gel format as opposed to powder when it comes to application.

Gimme Brow is super easy to use, you can layer the shade on subtly, or add pressure to your strokes to take full advantage of the shade (as I do, dark and intimidating eyebrows seem to be a thing with me).

I applied as recommended, in short pressing motions, combing across the length of my brow and using the tip of the brush to define shape.

 

 

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For a more natural look, it is advised you “start at the inner edge of your brow and move outward. Repeat to add more volume.”

What I like about Gimme Brow, is that it lasts throughout the day and as promised, was water resistant, natural-looking and buildable. The latter quality being the most appealing, as it is suitable for all intended looks.

Currently Benefit are hosting their Bold is Beautiful campaign, raising money via their brow waxes for women’s charities Look Good Feel Better and Refuge.

100 per cent of the money raised will go to charity and you’ll also receive a full-sized Gimme Brow of your own! If that isn’t an incentive, I don’t know what is!

The campaign only has a day remaining so be sure to get your eyebrows waxed to perfection and donate to an amazing cause!

What do you think of the new Benefit Gimme Brow? What item of makeup can you not leave the house without?

Stephanie xox

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Department store Debenhams and beauty company Benefit Cosmetics have teamed together against the fight for cancer!

The support of the collaborative duo is in aid of the Brow Arch March initiative, a nationwide fundraising event for charitable organisation Look Good Feel Better.

This will be the first annual Brow Arch March and the charity have hopes to raise over £150,000 across the United Kingdom.

The event, dubbed as “the gal’s answer to Movember”, will last throughout March and is available at fifty Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bars within Debenhams stores.

For a £5 donation, beauticians will wax and shape your eyebrows, for a fraction of the normal price of £11.50.

Funds will be used to support and raise awareness to the visible side effects people face during their cancer treatment.

Actress Kara Tointon is also leading a walk on Sunday the 9th of March in London as spokesperson for the event.

“Sadly, cancer affects the lives of so many and the charity plays an important part in helping to regain a sense of control and normality”, she says.

To participate visit or ring your desired Debenhams store to book an appointment, one hundred per cent of  proceeds from the initiative will go to Look Good Feel Better.

 

 

Beautiful Brows Kit Before and After

Beautiful Brows Kit review

Beautiful Brows is a cosmetic company with the right ideals, knowing eyebrows to be ‘one of your most important assets’. A statement I agree with wholeheartedly.

The are dedicated to giving their customers the perfect eyebrow shape, definition and colour, manufacturing high quality and exclusive products for eyebrow maintenance and care. Something I believe to be essential to do as to frame the face and feel great!

The Beautiful Brows Kit* is their most popular product, an essential kit for any woman that contains the following items:

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So, what did I think of the BEAUTIFUL BROWS KIT?

  • Eyebrow powder – The powder is highly pigmented and does not crumble with use, giving a lovely rich colour with every use.
  • Three eyebrow shapes – The shapes are sleek, natural and bold reusable stencils to create your desired look, I opted for bold as I have quite naturally large eyebrows and wanted to maintain my own shape. These stencils give you the option to vary your look as you see fit and are each noticeably different in size.
  • Duo applicator brush – This labelled brush has a small and firm angled end and a soft rounded to create definition. I used the angled end first and the rounded afterwards to ensure even coverage across my brow.
  • Eyebrow highlighter – The highlighter is a soft and neutral shade to make your eyebrows stand out.
  • Highlighter brush – This labelled brush is soft, sweeping the highlighter under the brow to highlight the shape of the brows.
  • Soft grip tweezers – These tweezers are angled and made from stainless steel with a rubber casing to ensure precision when plucking your eyebrows into shape.
  • Magnifying mirror – The mirror is just perfect for doing your eyebrows on the go and contained within the kit.

All the above can be bought separately online and the kit is refillable so you can always keep the compact handy or take items out as you need them during the day! The compact is very sturdy so perfect for those always on the move.

The Beautiful Brows Kit is also offered in a variety of shades to match your eyebrows to your hair perfectly:

Beautiful Brows Kits Pigmented Colours

(Slate – blonde to fair, Light Brown – fair to medium, Dark Brown – medium to dark, Chocolate – dark and Black – black)

I opted for the Dark Brown as a person with auburn and brown hair and believed it to much perfectly, giving enough pigment to make my eyebrows really stand out. It was a good match, and as long as you follow the guide you should easily find your perfect shade for you.

Overall, I find this kit essential, it beats my eyebrow pencil any day and the powder is both long-lasting and wonderfully pigmented!

Do you do your eyebrows as part of your daily routine? What do you think of the Beautiful Brows kit? 

Stephanie xox

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This Beautiful Brows Kit was exchanged for an honest review