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on 10/6/2016 12:38:00 AM
More reviews by maeveoh
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
So sad they're discontinuing this stuff. As a redhead with actually invisible eyebrows, Instant Brow in light was the perfect thing. I love this pencil because it's softer than all other pencil's I've tried-including Anastasia's brow definer- and the color was subtle, making it hard to screw up. I've used these pencils all the way down to the nubs probably at least 6 times in the last few years. I'll miss you Benefit Instant Brow!
on 5/26/2016 4:19:00 AM
More reviews by ImABiscuit
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
I have Brow Zings in my makeup kit and knowing I like some Benefit's products and recently had the need to buy a new eyebrow pencil. I recently purchased this product through Myer's flagship store last week.I use my Brow Zings when I have time to apply the product (takes me good 10-15 mins of perfecting my brows) and I like using eyebrow pencils when I'm in a rush. My usual go-to products for brows are:Essence eyebrow pencils in dark brown shadeIT Cosmetics Brow Power in universal taupe. Benefit's Instant Brow Pencil came in a dainty box that feels glamorous and the dual-sided pencil is in the box, being the end is the product and the other a spoolie. I like the feeling of the spoolie if you ask me, the brush is quite soft and the product, on the other hand, is buttery soft and very creamy.When I swatched and tested this in the store, I loved the product's blendable and smooth application while remaining to be quite waxy to stay put throughout the day. I bought the product and gave it a test run for a week till I decided to write a review of it.I like how easy it is to make your brows soft and natural with this product. The colour matches my hair and skin tone perfectly and the volume and fullness this product gives my brows. I have quite thick eyebrows and it fills the gaps in perfectly. The gripes I have with this product were having to sharpen them constantly every single application, the pencil not sharpening as pretty as it should (though the product perfectly works on my sharpener) and my product is already sliding in and out of the pencil. It was quite a surprise to find my product already halfway out of the pencil. It is also pretty quick to finish the pencil and it makes me feel cheap regarding the product. I don't want to find myself constantly in their store buying this product at all. Probably, I might end up buying another high-end product till I am satisfied with my eyebrow product or go back to my Essence brow products again.
on 5/2/2016 2:53:00 PM
More reviews by Shireenlouwill
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I personally didn't get on with this. The pencil is lovely when it's sharpened. But gets blunt very quickly even with light use, and as iv had to sharpen it every use almost.. the whole pencil had almost disappeared within about 3 weeks... doesn't last for the price.
on 2/18/2016 2:25:00 AM
More reviews by snkatha
Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine
This brow pencil sucks! It hardly gives off any color and I got it in the brown gray colo. Then it's really hard to sharpen! I tossed it in the bin. Don't bother with this one 😐
on 11/21/2015 3:00:00 PM
More reviews by jlin0913
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
You really need a light hand to use this pencil. I like the spooly on the end but it was just really difficult to use especially when you're in a hurry.
on 11/18/2015 10:40:00 PM
More reviews by lozzie88
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I like the way this looks, but it will be lucky to last me a month. I've sharpened it each time I use it as it uses so much product as its so soft. It's a very expensive way to use an eyebrow product. Better to spend more money on something that will last longer.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/25/2015 9:02:00 PM
More reviews by allykat1339
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Other, Medium
I actually really like this product, I naturally have full eyebrows, so I don't need to use a whole lot of product on them. The waxy texture is very easy to blend and it looks great on my eyebrows. I would recommend this for someone who doesn't need to do a bunch of filling in, and just is going to use it for a little definition.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/1/2015 10:44:00 AM
More reviews by ReenOma
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This pencil is really waxy and goes on easily and smoothly. I have a very light hand so putting on too much is not a problem for me. That being said, a lot of product is being used when I am doing my eyebrows. I can see this pencil being gone in about a month or even a little less if I used this pencil everyday. It's just way too expensive for this price if this pencil goes away that quickly! 2 uses and I already have to sharpen the pencil.Also, there isn't a good range for the shades the offer, it's pretty much between black or white..The medium shade is a bit too light for me while the deep is a bit too dark for my taste.Though the spooly at the end does a great job of grooming and blending.
on 2/28/2015 3:18:00 PM
More reviews by hooliganBeauty
Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This a a tinted wax that runs out very quickly, I thought it would be less waxy but it's good for making a shape and putting powder over it so it doesn't slide anywhere. But sharpening it losses alot of products so take the wax with a bush for a more precise shape without wasting it all
on 7/17/2015 2:36:00 PM
More reviews by cvtngy
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I've gone through 3 sticks of this brow pencil to absolutely ascertain that it is not great. The consistency of the product is very creamy and applies too much pigment for my taste. Also, application of the pigment tends to not be very uniform or even. I often have patchy parts that I have to fill in more, or parts that are too dark that I have to blend out with the spoolie. Because I used the spoolie so much and the product was so creamy, the spoolie ended up getting gunked up quickly from the excess product I would blend out.There is also not a great range of shades. I have black hair, but find the black color (I believe it is called 'Ebony') to be too harsh while the next lighter color (a brownish color) has too many red tones. At $22-$23 per pencil, there are much better alternatives out there.
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