Benefit Brow Shaping Kit

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Eye brows. They’re funny things really but get their shape wrong and you will know all about it. I’ll be honest I’m useless at getting a good shape and always have them professionally done. My preferred choice is threading. I think it gives a neater shape for me and I think it hurts less.

I’ll let you in to a little secret. I’m not a natural blonde which means I have quite dark eye brows but the ends aren’t quite dark. This means they look quite uneven. I’m not a fan of drawn on slugs. I really don’t like this look at all. I very much prefer the natural make up look. A strong eye, a little blush and a nude lip. I’m certainly not a really smokey eye and red lipstick girl. I never have been.  My preferred eye brow kit is a powder. After trying most counters in my local department store, I settled on the bros shaping kit from benefit. The colour (light) seemed the most natural and even on a Saturday afternoon the girls on the counter were so helpful. I just couldn’t have faulted my experience.

The brow zing kit cost £24.50 and will last forever!

What would my top tip be for buying brow products? Go and visit the beauty counters and try out different products and take time before you buy a product. Make sure you feel comfortable. I know one counter wanted me to have slugs above my eyes. This was just not me, I looked like a clown in my opinion and it  just didn’t go with the natural look that I prefer.

eye brow palette

By no means am I an expert when it comes to make but what I do know is to take advantage of the knowledge of the ladies on the beauty counters and try a number of options before you buy. But try them for the day to see if you like the look and also to check if the product likes you. Then go back another day to buy the product. Ask for tips how to apply the products then go home and practice, practice and practice.


  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    22nd February 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Your eye brows look great! Mine are a bit of a mess at the moment.

  • Elizabeth

    22nd February 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Fantastic eyebrows! I am a natural ginger with invisible eyebrows so they’re quite minimal in effort. 😉

  • Joanna

    22nd February 2016 at 11:32 AM

    I use the MUA brow kit to fill in my brows as mine are so fair u cn hardly see them. I’ll have to have a look at benefits one.

  • Michelle

    22nd February 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Your eyebrows look great! I’m not good with eyebrows either so a kit is useful. Every now and then I go to make up stores and have a look around and ask the ladies about their products. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I get a free make-over:) Visiting your blog from #bloggerclubuk Facebook

  • StressedMum

    22nd February 2016 at 1:09 PM

    I am terrible with my brows, I usually get fed up with them and pop into somewhere when out shopping. I would love to be able to do them myself x

  • Sarah Bailey

    22nd February 2016 at 1:21 PM

    I have to say I have no idea how to tackle my eyebrows – I end up making them look awful! x

  • Sarah

    22nd February 2016 at 1:42 PM

    I never really do my eyebrows, I always fear I’ll end up looking silly but I think with this brow shaping kit it’d be easier as it look more natural. Your eyebrows look lovely. xx

  • Sarah – Craft Invaders

    22nd February 2016 at 2:17 PM

    I’m not great with eyebrows either, and I have really dark hair so anything I do plucking wise is really obvious if I make a hash of it. When I do get them done, I always think I should keep up with them as they look much better!

  • Laura

    22nd February 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Eyebrows are the only thing I still get done at the salon! They make such a difference when done right. I have HD Brows so use the powder pallet from there. I’ve tried the benefit one before but think I was sold the wrong colour as it always looked wrong!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    22nd February 2016 at 5:13 PM

    That looks great, I need to invest in one of these.

  • Grant R

    22nd February 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Around six years ago, I hit a milestone. I was at a barbers and after my haircut had finished, the barber said “would you like me to do your eyebrows?”
    My first thought was “would I like you to do what to my eyebrows?”
    Apparently I’d reached an age where I needed something done to my eyebrows. Just over a week ago, for the first time ever, I agreed to let them do whatever to my eyebrows. They ran a set of clippers over them. All of them were shaved down to a relatively short length.
    I hate it. My eyebrows weren’t quite Dennis Healey or Patrick Moore but they certainly had more character than the shorn stubble I have now. I’m disappointed in myself.
    Lesson to all men. If you do have the odd wiry or unruly eyebrow hair, let your OH deal with it with something like this brow shaping kit. I guarantee the end result will be far more satisfactory than an over-zealous barber with a set of clippers.

  • Tots2travel

    22nd February 2016 at 7:24 PM

    The art of framing your face. I don’t remember my mother’s generation doing this, but the generation before did. The changing face of women.

  • The L’s Mum

    22nd February 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Eyebrows are just one of them things that are difficult to get right yourself. I get mine waxed normally and then fill in when I wear wake up… I haven’t tried the benefit kit but will definitely give it a go as it sounds perfect for me. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jenni

    22nd February 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Your eyebrows look great. I get mine threaded, I love the shape you get from it. I have poder put in them at the salon but don’t use it at home x

  • Emma White

    22nd February 2016 at 8:15 PM

    see yours look great mine are like caterpillars and I have to go and get mine done as can’t get them right myself

  • Hannah Wood

    22nd February 2016 at 8:44 PM

    I love this brand so much and have fab items to offer do like eye products too.

  • VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood

    22nd February 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Interesting product! Will have to look into it.

  • HelpfulMum

    22nd February 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Great tips. I have only just started making an effort with my eyebrows. Yours look great!

  • The Lodnon Mum

    22nd February 2016 at 8:56 PM

    I used to own this palette and it does literally last forever! Unless you lose it like I did.. but it’s great!

  • Rachel

    22nd February 2016 at 9:07 PM

    My brows are my worst feature, they have almost grown back after being butchered a few years ago x

  • Lilinha

    22nd February 2016 at 9:35 PM

    I keep meaning to get a brow shaping kit. I was actually talking to a friend a few days ago that I need to look after my brows a bit more! 🙂

  • Ana De- Jesus

    22nd February 2016 at 10:09 PM

    I use powder too and am quite good at filling in my brows. The only problem I have is that it does not stand out on camera enough when I am doing shoots so I need to make them darker without making them look like slugs lol!

  • Emma T

    22nd February 2016 at 10:39 PM

    I’ve got wonky brows so I really should fill them in a bit – I’m trying to let the one shorter side grow a bit on the end to match them up, but I’m not sure it’s going to. I do need to get back to threading them though.

  • Miranda (Anosa)

    22nd February 2016 at 11:11 PM

    I remember trying this kit out and I loved it but I must confess not to have used it for a while now as I am lazy when it comes to doing makeup or just touch up my eyebrows

  • Fashion and Style Police

    22nd February 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Great post. I get mine threaded once a month. Will check this.

  • WhatLauraLoves

    23rd February 2016 at 12:07 AM

    Your brows are looking fabulous! I haven’t tried this kit before but it looks virtually identical to the Sleek brow kit xxx

  • Codie

    23rd February 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Looks great! I use the Work The Colour kit and it’s taken me a while to get the hang of it – and even now I’m not totally happy with them! When this one runs out I may have a look at Benefits x

  • Natasha Mairs

    23rd February 2016 at 11:06 AM

    I don’t have a brow kit, I just use a brown kohl eyeliner. Only cost me £1.99 and works wonders.

  • Steph

    23rd February 2016 at 11:49 AM

    I have my eyebrows waxed every 6-8 weeks, as and when they need tidied up. I honestly don’t understand why brows are such a big deal nowadays – I’ve never used any sort of makeup to ‘enhance’ my brows as I don’t really think it’s something worth bothering with…

  • Emily Underworld

    23rd February 2016 at 12:19 PM

    That Benefit brow kit looks so good, I need to try it!

  • Ana

    23rd February 2016 at 1:01 PM

    I love shaping my eyebrows. I think, I spend more time on my eyebrows than any of my makeup routines. I normally use mac eyeshadows or any eyeshadows. It also works wonders.

  • Katy – Hot Pink Wellingtons

    23rd February 2016 at 1:31 PM

    I’ve recently handed over the upkeep of my brows to the professionals as I have been guilty of massively overplucking. I’m trying to grow them back in, and we’re slowly regaining my natural shape, but in the meantime I like to fill them in with a pencil. I’ve used this Benefit kit in the past (and it really does last forever!) but my current favourite is the HD Brows pencil, kept really sharp, and you can just draw in the individual hairs you’re missing. It’s great!

  • Laura

    23rd February 2016 at 3:01 PM

    I love Benefit products for brows! I’ve got one of their brow mascaras and it works wonders so think I’ll upgrade to this when that runs out 🙂

  • Alex Lamb & Bear

    23rd February 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Brows are so important to finish off your make up etc. I’m lucky to have a best friend who’s a beautician so she shapes and tints my brows then I maintain them with my benefit brow product (not the same as this one but very similar). x

  • Louise

    23rd February 2016 at 8:34 PM

    I love this kit, I’m a huge fan of benefit palettes and I’ve always found their eyebrow items are really good x

  • Lorraine

    23rd February 2016 at 9:15 PM

    I’ve gone from no brows to hairy brows to in between. These days I just use my eye shadow palette and that works just fine. I wouldn’t invest in this just because everyone has their own method when it comes to their brows and finally found one that suits me.

  • Zoe L

    23rd February 2016 at 9:48 PM

    This looks great, I can never get good looking brows so think this would be something useful to try

  • Ali

    23rd February 2016 at 11:00 PM

    I could do more with my brows, this kit looks fab, I’ll check it out thank you!

  • Leanne

    24th February 2016 at 8:09 AM

    I’ve heard good things about he benefit kit. I use a soap and glory eyebrow pencil for my brows!

  • Tara | C&CO.

    24th February 2016 at 7:43 PM

    I am on the look out for some tools to help me work on my eyebrows, thanks for this!

  • Tracey bowden

    24th February 2016 at 9:50 PM

    I like your eyebrows and I’m not a fan of slugs either lol. I would love to try this as I prefer to use powder too

  • Cassandra Mayers

    25th February 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Ive never used a eye brow kit before. I agree that the Slug look doesn’t look great!

  • Amy Hunt

    26th February 2016 at 1:13 PM

    I’ve seen these before, luckily I have crazy big eyebrows sister has tiny little ones and she swears by her brow kit! xx

  • Lucy Melissa Smith (Hello Beautiful Bear)

    27th February 2016 at 10:26 PM

    I don’t suit heavily defined eyebrows either – it’s just a trend and we have to do what looks and feels right for us. I use powder too (just a cheapie from Rimmel).
    You brows look lovely, I think you definitely made the right choice and your tips about trying at the counter first are really useful 🙂

  • Charlene

    2nd March 2016 at 8:51 AM

    I also love threading and a powder. Annoyed that so many others have got into threading because it’s pushed the price up! I have some massive chunks missing so I fillthose bits with pencil and then go over with a powder. #BloggerClubUK
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  • Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    5th March 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Your eye brows look fab – well done you! Sounds like a really good product & looks so natural too. Thanks so much for sharing with blogger club uk x
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  • Notmyyearoff

    24th May 2016 at 2:30 PM

    I really want to invest in something like this and this has all sorts of really good reviews!

  • Sabina @MummyMatters

    28th October 2016 at 12:38 PM

    I loved the look of this kit when I had my brows done at a Benefit Brow Bar. I have taken so much better care of my brows since then and often receive compliments which is always nice 🙂
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  • Emmalene

    16th March 2017 at 6:02 PM

    It’s amazing how much better a face can look with just a bit of eyebrow shaping! I use a dead cheap set from Superdrug but it does the trick perfectly!

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