Friday, 8 February 2013

Benefit Instant Brow Pencil

My eyebrows without anything on
My eyebrows with the Benefit Instant Brow Pencil on

I’m a big fan of this Benefit Eyebrow Pencil as it is so quick and easy to apply. I use it on a daily basis as I’m normally in a bit of a rush when getting ready in the mornings.

The eyebrow pencils come in three shades: light, medium and dark. I have used the medium one here (which is actually quite dark) and it’s a great colour match for my eyebrows, defining them without making them look like they’ve been drawn on. Also, it has a handy little eyebrow comb on the other end, which is great for those last minute touch-ups.

It’s really fast to apply (very befitting its name: “instant brow pencil”). I use an eyebrow comb to make sure my eyebrows are neat, then a setting gel (Urban Decay eyebrow setting gel is my favourite- see blog post here for more info) to ensure that the brows don’t stray. I wait for the setting gel to dry and then apply the eyebrow pencil. I put more on the thicker part of the eyebrow closest to the nose, and then thin it out and blend the further out I go, in order to make it look natural. This one has never smudged or come off throughout the day; I would highly recommend it.

It provides a great, even looking fill and colour to my eyebrows. I must admit I never used to bother using anything on my eyebrows but now that I do I can see what a huge difference it makes; it really does provide a frame for your whole face and improves your whole appearance. 

All in all, the Benefit Instant Brow Pencil provides a natural finish and requires minimal effort.

Does anyone else use Benefit’s eyebrow pencils? What do you think?

Price: £15.50 (Available to buy here or here)
Rosy x


  1. I use a Jemma Kidd eyebrow palette but I like the look of this too! Filling in your eyebrows definitely makes such a big difference!

    1. It really does- wish I'd realised it earlier! I've not tried the Jemma Kidd one, will look out for it! Thanks for commenting :) x

  2. I used this for months and months and really liked it but then I discovered the browzings kit and just completely fell in love. I've been using the kit for a few years now (more than one haha) and just keep the pencil for on the go touch ups.
    Poppy @ lets drive far away x

    1. Aw I know, I'm a huge fan of Brow-zings too! Always use it when I've got a bit of time, like at the weekends! I used this pencil before I discovered that too, but kept buying it as it's so quick to apply and when I'm getting ready for work it's great- don't have time to fiddle about with Brow-zings then! And yes it's handy to carry around during the day :) Thanks for commenting hun! xx

  3. Oh wow this looks great. The eyebrow pencil I've been using is from MAC but it's finished :'( wanted to try another one but didn't know where to look but now I do :) xoxo

    1. Thank you! Aw that's such a shame that they finished the MAC one- I bet it was a good one too! Glad I could help and hope this one is just as good for you :) xx


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