If you have been reading my blog for a while then you may well be aware of my love for Benefit’s Brow Zings. I’ve spoken about this product many times, including in both of my 2014 and 2015 year favourites. If I was actually blogging regularly last year then I would have probably mentioned Benefit Brow Zings in my 2016 year favourites too. It is fair to say that this product has been a love of mine ever since I first picked it up all those years ago.
I actually finally ran out of the Benefit Brow Zings in the older packaging, so I thought it was about time I shared a full review, but also a little comparison between the two versions.
The Benefit Brow Zings is described as being an all-in-one eyebrow sculpting kit, designed with everything you need to expertly tame, shape and set your brows. It contains a brow powder and a pigmented wax. Tool wise, it contains a pair of mini slant tweezers, and a double ended shader and slanted brush.
The first thing you notice is how different the packaging is. The packaging has completely transformed from a simple black compact to a shiny silver compact. I personally prefer the old packaging as it doesn’t attract fingerprints and I just prefer the look of it. The newer packaging works just as well but it does attract fingerprints and feels much larger.
Of course, the packaging doesn’t effect the product itself, and there is a much greater shade range now. There are now 6 shades to choose form as opposed to 3. I have shade 2, which is incredibly similar to the lightest shade from the older Brow Zings.
The first thing you’ll notice if you were to swatch the powder is how soft it feels, exactly like an eyeshadow. The powder is incredibly pigmented, much more than other powder brow products I’ve tried, which if I’m honest isn’t that many as I love this one so much. The shade is a cool toned light brown which works really well with my blonde hair. I could probably wear the lightest shade but I like the extra definition this shade provides.
The wax is a much harder consistency, as you would expect, but it is also incredibly pigmented. It is a slightly warmer toned light brown but works well with the powder. However, other than for testing purposes I don’t actually use this product myself. I stick with the powder alongside a brow gel.
My finished brows last incredibly well, even without the wax or any brow gel. I find they easily last all day, and that I could get away with going out in the evening without even touching up!
As to the tools these are diddy, but I must admit they are handy for on-the-go, especially the tweezers. If I have a stray hair I can easily pluck this without having to search for my full sized tweezers. I find the duo brush quite fiddly but I do like that they are double ended, as they can be extended to a reasonable sized brush. They are soft and do the job, but I do prefer using full sized brushes for my eyebrows.
The tools are unlikely to ever be something that I would use regularly, but they are a definite upgrade from the previous tools, which I lost. They feel more expensive too.
Overall, I really can’t fault this eyebrow palette kit. The powder is absolutely amazing and Brow Zings is definitely my favourite ever eyebrow find. Every now and then I do try something new, but this has and is always the product I go back to. I love how it doesn’t run out for such a long time too, unlike brow pencils I’ve tried. It is a product I whole-heartedly recommend trying if you haven’t already.
What’s your favourite eyebrow product? Is this a product you have tried from Benefit?