I am mad for brows at the moment, ever since I realised my brows are a little short at the ends and need some extended for some va-va-voom.
So I got this Benefit Instant Brow for half price from eBay.
This comes in two shades. Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. I bought the Medium/Dark.
The pencil is a creamy/waxy texture. I am more of a hard brow pencil kind of girl, as I find the result more natural and softer overall.
I have to say, I am not madly impressed with this pencil. It is a very soft textured waxy pencil – just sweeping on one brown seemed to warrant a sharpen because it wore down so easily. Because it is so soft, I would be worried about smudging and running, especially as I rub my eye area a lot.
I also find it a little too pigmented. Its too easy to get a dark, strong line which looks unnatural. I prefer my Nars brow pencil in Jodphur, which has colour but is hard textured so it isn’t overkill, and for a very natural brow, Shu Uemura’s Hard Formula, which releases colour when it comes in with the oil on the brows.
Do you like it? This isn’t my first choice for brow pencil at all – hey, sometimes I have to do the make up in the car and you know I’ll end up looking like one of the Jonas Brothers.
Verdict: Big fat MEH.