First Impressions - Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil
Benefit recently launched their new and improved brow collection. Whilst browsing through duty free and coming across their beautifully displayed stand I managed to pick up one of the products to try from their collection. The Precisely, my brow pencil in the shade Medium (4.)
The pencil comes with two ends, a spoolie on one end and the pencil at the top of the product. This pencil provides a rich smudge proof color with a custom control grip. It claims to last up to 12 hours whilst being waterproof giving you natural defined looking brows.
In terms of colors, they have 6 shades to match your eyebrows. There are more darker shades than light which seems to be pretty standard with most eyebrow pencils these days. For me I struggled a little bit as I have colored hair meaning that I wanted dark eyebrows but not so dark that it looked weird against my skin. I found that the difference between 3 and 4 were a mile apart. I bit the bullet and went for 4 as I could just use fewer product to get the brow color to match.
In terms of application the pencil was a little rough on the first use, as it is a non-sharpened tip I was a little surprised by this. It doesn't have that soft feel like the Soap and Glory Brow Archery pencil has. I did little strokes, filling in the gaps within my brows. And then used the spoolie end to blend it through my brows and to put them into my desired shape. Again the spoolie seemed to be a little hard at first. But after filling them in I was seriously impressed by how they looked.
I will admit that expecting the product to last 12 hours+ whilst going into a pool can be a big ask. But for a new product to claim 2 things as big as this it is important to still test the claims. But after those two tests I am impressed by the product.
The last part I want to talk about is the packaging, Benefit are known for their different and sweet packaging and this product was no exception. Personally I like it a lot, I thought at first that it would just be a bit fiddly and I will admit it isn't the easiest product to stand up. But to have as an item in your makeup drawer or maybe on a vanity it is an eye catching design. Also to mention how lightweight this product feels as well. I was expecting by the lids on either ends that it would weigh the product down a little and make it uncomfortable to use but it works in their favor in fact.
Well there was my first impression on one of the new benefit eyebrow products. If you like any other of their products from that collection or have any other products you would like to recommend me to try feel free to comment them down below.
Until next time, Chloe!