Benefit Gimme Brow Light/Medium Review | February Product Of The Month

Apologies for the ever so slightly late product of the month for February, but I am sure you will totally understand when I say it was because I was waiting to get my eyebrows threaded before sharing it with you!

I have brunette hair, yet for some reason very fair brows.  It was only in recent years that I started to colour my brows with product to try and help define my naturally fair brows against the contrast of my dark hair.  I couldn’t help but wonder why I wasn’t doing it years before! Personally speaking, I am not a fan of the dark, heavy, almost painted on brow that seems to have become popular over recent years , and that was what had initially put me off trying this product.  However, as my brows are particularly sparse and fair, I decided I would try this out and was delighted when I was given this as a gift at Christmas.

Benefit Gimme Brow is available in two colours – Light / Medium and Medium / Dark. My shade is Light / Medium which is perfect for my fair complexion. It is a nice natural brown colour that translates well once applied.

This brow volumizing fibre gel promises to adhere to the skin and the hairs for fuller looking brows.  To use, I gently stroke the brush tip along the brow to define the shape.  I then use a brow comb to brush the fibres through the hair and neaten up the finish.

My reasons for awarding this my product of the month are not only because I think the product is easy to use, but also because of the ability to actually stay where I apply it! I don’t know about you, but I have very oily skin that gets worse as the day progresses (I can only thank working in a warm office environment for this!) and I have found on the odd occasion I have used other products, that the product works its way across the centre of my brows! The Benefit Gimme Brow Gel will not create a full brow look, and will not create  hairs that are not there, however it does thicken up any brow hairs you have that are in need of a little extra volume.  I think this is a really natural way to enhance brows and for that reason, is a winner in my book.

You can purchase Benefit Gimme Brow for £18.50 from Benefit counters or stockists.  You get 3g of product and I have used it more or less every day since Christmas and I have plenty left.

I hope you found this post useful.

Talk to you all soon x

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Review

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this mascara. In fact, you could say this mascara has been on my mind for weeks. So you can imagine my excitement when I finally bought it last weekend.  I’ll be the first to admit I love anything that comes in pretty packaging and this certainly fits into that category.  The vintage style wand handle and the retro pink colouring make this just too good to store in your makeup bag. It’s certainly acceptable to leave this mascara out on your dressing table when it is as pretty as this!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara wand

The Benefit Roller Lash Mascara promises me curl and lift, describing it as being a ‘hair roller’ for my lashes. I was intrigued to try the Hook ‘n’ Roll formula that grabs, separates, lifts and curls . I tried this out on Saturday so am now in a position to share with you all my thoughts.

The wand itself is plastic –  I don’t usually buy these out of choice.  I always find I have to work harder to get the desired amount of product on my lashes. The brush is curved with bristles of different lengths – on the bottom they are straight and on the top curved. The bristles have little hooks at the base that work similar to that of a hair roller – they catch the lashes to curl and lift them.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara- Finished application

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara- Finished application

I found this mascara a little time consuming to apply.  That said, the mascara itself is a wet consistency and this helps to evenly coat my lashes.  With a little work I found it applied evenly from root to tip and the brush did not catch my lids giving me those dreaded smudges on my eyeshadow.  Did I notice a curl? Yes, slightly. It certainly fanned my lashes out and opened them up nicely. Would I buy this mascara again? Not immediately but that is purely because as I have said I am not really a fan of a plastic wand but there is no doubt that for those days when you want to make an impact and have the time to expertly apply then this mascara fits the bill.

The mascara comes in black and is priced at £19.50.

Have you tried this mascara? What did you think to it? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!