Filling in my Eyebrows | Benefit Brow Zings


Hi Ladies! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I've been so bored applying for jobs and watching crappy daytime TV all week. Boo! I swear blogging has been the only thing to keep me sane in my unemployment so thanks for commenting on my posts and cheering me up guys, it means a lot to me. Anyway, I won't depress you anymore and I'll move on to the good stuff - Eyebrows, yey! I've been asked quite a lot about my eyebrows lately and what I use on them so I've decided to put together a little post about my eyebrow 'history', how I got them into shape and how I fill them in.

I don't know if it's just me but eyebrows are one of the first things I notice when I look at people. I really believe that well groomed and defined eyebrows can make so much difference to our overall appearance. It can also take years off you if you are an older lady as a clean arch can actually act as a mini face lift without the surgery. It wasn't until around two years ago when eyebrows became a beauty focal point that I began getting them waxed professionally and using products on them. Up until then I had completely over plucked them myself and left them au natural. As you can see from my photo above, in 2010 my brows looked a sorry state of affairs. They are very thin from over plucking, sparse and generally not attractive. However, compare them with the 2012 photo and you can see that they have dramatically improved. This is thanks to me leaving them alone to grow, paying for a 'HD Brows' treatment and using some clever beauty products to fill them in.

If you have never had or heard of the 'HD Brows' treatment then I can't recommend it enough. It is definitely the queen of all eyebrow treatments as it consists of seven steps including tinting, waxing and threading to get your brows looking flawless. I haven't actually had mine done for a while which is why they are looking a bit poopy again in my 'before' photo but as soon as I have money I will be booking myself an appointment. After the treatment my brows looked super defined and groomed. (See 2012 photo - this was taken just after the HD Brows treatment).

So now your up to date with my ever changing brows, this brings me on to the product I want to talk about in this post; 'Benefit Brow Zings'. I'd read a few rave reviews about this particular kit which contains a wax, a powder, two brushes and a teeny pair of tweezers. It had been on my wish list for quite some time but as its a fairly expensive product (£22.50), I could never justify it. However, when my birthday came around this year I decided to bite the bullet and use some of my birthday money to buy it. I figured it would be an investment and something I would use every day which made me feel better about the high price tag. I also thought it looked super cute and as a sucker for pretty packaging, I was inclined to buy it even more. I decided to go for the 'Dark' kit but there is also a 'light' and 'medium' kit available so there should be something to suit anybody. I quite like a dark brow which is why I went for the darker kit.

Since purchasing this product back in July, I have used it every single day. Seriously, this is the best eyebrow product I have ever used. I used to use a standard brow pencil but looking back at photos of myself I can see that it looked very unnatural in comparison to the Brow Zings. The reason the Brow Zings looks more natural is because it is a wax/powder combo instead of a pencil. Pencils are known for creating very harsh and defined lines whereas a powder adds the same definition without looking too harsh. The purpose of the brow kit is to apply the wax first to keep stray hairs in place and then apply the powder to fill in sparse areas. I must admit, I often neglect the wax as I find I don't have time to apply both but I use the powder every day and find it quick and easy to achieve well groomed, defined brows. I use the small brushes provided to apply the product and although they work perfectly fine I eventually want to get a MAC angled liner brush to replace it. 

As you can see from the before and after photos above, the Brow Zings has given my brows a much more defined and groomed finish. I feel much more confident when my brows are looking good and would probably prefer to leave the house without foundation than without my brows filled in. It is a staple part of my daily makeup routine and I can't see myself using anything else for a long time. This kit will last me an absolute life time as I only need to use a teeny tiny bit each time. Therefore the pricey cost is in my opinion completely justified. If you want to get your hands on this product, it is available here on the Benefit website. 

I hope you all have a great weekend and have some nice plans. My two crazy aunties are currently on their way up to Newcastle to stay with me for the weekend so I am very excited to see them and have a jolly old time. We are going to the comedy club tonight so that should be a good laugh. 

 Have you ever tried Benefit Brow Zings? Do you use a product on your eyebrows or keep them au natural?

Lots of Love,

P.S - I posted my giveaway on Wednesday so if you haven't entered yet you can enter here. It's open internationally and there is 15 products up for grabs, oohhh!




54 comments

  1. Definitely need to try this! xo

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  2. Looks great on you! I probably need something cooler toned. xx

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  3. I've started doing my eyebrows because of YouTube and I'm so happy right now. It's crazy how much difference does it make. You look lovely :)xx

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  4. I will deffo be purchasing this!

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  5. You can get this exact same palette but half the price from Sleek, i've used both and they are both great xx

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  6. Wow this is amazing, your eyebrows look lovely :)
    Really well defined & shaped.

    I'm a new follower :D
    Kerys xxx

    www.littleboblab.blogspot.com

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  7. Hiya Kayleigh!
    Hope you're ok?
    You do have lovely eyebrows Mrs!
    I have never used this kit but I use my HD Brows one instead- i totally agree, eyebrows make a face; The first thing I've always noticed about people is their eyes so it stemmed naturally from there a couple of years ago and I have been obsessed with them ever since.
    I love dark brows too, I just think they frame your face so much better than light kits- go hard or go home haha.
    Anyway I shall love and leave you.
    Pop over for a chat soon!
    Laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. kay, your eyebrows are perfection my dear :) you're certainly right about pencils looking harsher, ive switched to using mac eyeshadow to fill in my brow and i was amazed at the difference. i have that mac brush you want too, its amazing, you should deffo invest :)
    lovely post! im glad blogging is cheering you up whilst youre looking for a job :) xx

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  9. I love my Brow Zings, I don't know what I'd do without it! xx

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  10. I never used to do anything much to my eyebrows, but recently started filling them in, and can't believe the difference it makes! I've been using an MUA brow kit at the moment, but I'd had my eye on this for a while after seeing everyone rave about it! Think powders are so much easier than pencils etc! Love your blog :)

    Rosie x
    www.withlove-rosemarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. have you used the hd brow palette? if you have which one do you prefer? x

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  12. I love a good defined brow, I think it gives the face more structure. I normally use the Rimmel brow pencil but I think I'll be purchasing this soon. x

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  13. I need to try this! My eyebrows are forever awful and untameable! xxx

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  14. ooh I really want to try this,I'm currently using smashbox which is quite good but I like the look of the little kit you get with benefit x

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  15. love this product, your eyebrows are gorgeous! xoxo

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  16. The product looks great on you!

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  17. aah I so want to get the HD brows treatment! Your brows are lovely, I have a larger brow set from Benefit which includes this product so I'm super excited to start using it! xxx

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  18. Great post have read many reviews on this product and it is defo on my wish list!

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    Sophie
    xx

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  19. Ooohhh glad you done this post!
    I have wanted to try these product for ages :D

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  20. Loveee your brows! I'm very jealous :) I think a trip to benefit tomorrow is in order! :)

    Http://throughchelseaseyes.com/ xxxx

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  21. Fab post lovely. I have been wanting to get my hands on this kit for ages, but never wanted to splurge. Your eyebrows look fab. I really couldnt imagine not doing anything with my eyebrows now, on there own they look so sorry for themselves haha xx

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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  22. Great post! I had my make up done by one of the Benefit Girls when I was purchasing some make up, she used this kit on me but I completely forgot what it was called! Definitely on my wish list now!


    www.jemapparel.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  23. I always judge people on their brows haha ;) I use Sleeks brow kit :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  24. there is so much difference! xx

    www.ajumpinmargaretslife.blogspot.com

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  25. Your eyebrows look amazing! Such a big difference between the before and after, too!

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  26. iv been wanting to try this for a while looks great xx

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  27. Your brows look bloody amazing! I fill mine in with en eyebrow pencil, and I have to say it's kind of like my holy grail product :D I cannot leave the house without doing my brows :D xo

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  28. always wanted to try this but i seem to be happy with my pencil so cant see the point in changing! does look good though, maybe one day ill splash out!

    livedwithlove.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  29. Love this been an all time favourite since I purchased it back in January!
    Such an amazing product :)

    alex
    xoxo

    honeyteaandbiscuits.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. it sounds so easy ! and it looks great on you ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. And I thought I was the only one who looks at people's eyebrows first (and teeth.lol).
    Eyebrows frame your face, I cannot stand bad eyebrows. It's one of my pet peeves.
    You have such lovely eyebrows now. Will put it on my wish list :)
    Currently, I'm using regular eyeshadow and it works for me, but I always love discovering new products for perfect eyebrows!
    X Deja
    Deja Zu

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  32. You have such gorgeous looking eyes doll! Benefit is sadly leaving South Africa :'( but at least we can still buy it online. Thank you for your beautiful blog xxx

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  33. your eyebrows look amazing!!

    xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. I really need to buy this, I always steal my sisters and I love it! I hate looking back on old pictures and seeing my horrible sparse brows, so much better now that I fill them in. p.s blogging kept me sane while looking for a job too, it took me 5 months with loads of rejections so dont get disheartened you'll get one soon! :D
    xxx

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  35. great post! i tried it once, but i got the wrong shade so it looked ridiculous!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my giveaway to win 30 beauty products inc. essie and more! it's worldwide too!

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  36. I've been applying just a matte eyeshadow ever since my favorite eyebrow product ran out but now I think I might have found a new future favorite, maybe? Looks pretty good.

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  37. I haven't heard of this product yet but you (like always) have tempted me to try it out! I have been on an eyebrow binge at the moment, and am getting sick of my Anastasia brow pencil. May have to check this out :)

    Follow back doll!
    http://alisvolatpropriisx.blogspot.com/

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  38. I always notice people's eyebrows too; bad eyebrows are worse than bad shoes! I just use a Rimmel eyebrow pencil and some clear mascara for mine, but this looks really good, so maybe I should upgrade! x

    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. I literally could not live without my Browzings xo

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  40. I love the lip color in both the photos and your eyelashes are amazing!


    -Ezi

    ikintoo.blogspot.com

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  41. Omg I adore HD Brows and got them done a few times last and this year, but decided £20 a month on brows was just too much especially while im learning to drive. Ive never tried the Benefit brow zings but I have the Sleek brow kit and its very similar, I love that the wax has colour to it. x x

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  42. I never used to take care of my brows, but I must say since I started my brows look so much better and now I can't live with out filling my brows. I'm currently Using Urban Decay Brow Box, it's great. The benefit box looks very similar to Sleek brow box. xo

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  43. You look gorgeous! I must try Brow Zings, what's not to love about Benefit ha xox

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  44. I am obsessed with your blog, I think I just spend 2 hours reading every post! haha I sound like a stalker. Seriously though, I love your blog design. It's easy to read and I really enjoyed it!

    <3 Julie
    www.ohsokansas.blogspot.com

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  45. I agree, I feel naked without drawing my brows on! :P

    http://trappedinafashionparadise.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  46. I love my BrowZings, they are the best!

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. My eyebrow hairs are so gappy I've been using a great no7 pencil it looks so natural but doesn't haven't the staying power for nights out so I'll definitely be trying this! Thanku. xx

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  48. I love defining my brows.
    Its a must do!! If I only have time to do the bare minimum amount of make-up in the morning then I HAVE to do my brows (along with foundation and mascara!!)
    I only use a pencil at the moment and it takes a lot of time and precision to get it looking good.
    So I am very glad that you have done a post on a wax/powder alternative I am making damn sure I try one of these kits out!!

    Your blog is as helpful and interesting as always :).

    http://aroseamongstthornss.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxo Rose.

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  49. wow, I really want to get my hands on this, because my eyebrows are so gappy! this will be defo on my wish list! Great post babe! Love you blog

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  50. Hey dear!
    Wow, this post was so helpful as I was looking for a good eyebrow filling kit for a while. Do you know if it exists in an even darker colour? :)
    Thank you so much
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  51. I swear by this everyday now. I wasn't always a fan, as I thought personally using both powder and gel made my brows too dark, but now if I just use the powder lightly it gives great coverage. Great post chick x
    Heroine In Heels

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