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Benefit Brow Products – Goof Proof Pencil & 3D BROWtones Eyebrow Enhancer

14th March 2017

This post was initially drafted with the title ‘My First Impressions Of The New Benefit Brow Products’. However, it’s been a long time since these were launched and I’ve almost finished them. Oops! Although I’m pretty late with this review, I wanted to share my thoughts.

Intrigued by the new range, I picked up the Goof Proof eyebrow pencil and 3D BROWtones eyebrow enhancer. I wait until I’m going through Duty Free to buy Benefit products as pretty much all have a Benefit counter. Both products cost £20. Although I made a small saving buying them there.

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My beloved Brow Wiz pencil from Anastasia Beverly Hills costs just £15.50 and works perfectly. The decision to purchase these was accelerated by the fact I had gone on holiday and mistakenly not backed a brow pencil. My eyebrows are very sparse, thanks to years of over-plucking back in the early 2000s when it was cool. Even on an almost literal no makeup day, I’ll usually do something to my brows.

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The packaging of everything in the Benefit brow range is pretty distinctive. Mirrored silver casing which is really angular. On first inspection I thought this was just aesthetic but it does actually really help you get a good grip.

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Benefit Brow Goof Proof Pencil

The Goof Proof Pencil comes in 6 shades. I opted for a 5 which is described as being for those with warm dark brown to warm black hair. It’s similar to the shade Chocolate from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The pencil is angled and like Brow Whiz, good for filling brows and drawing hair strokes on. This pencil is definitely less precise than Brow Whiz. I find it’s better for quickly filling brows or traveling with. For a sharper brow I prefer a more angled pencil.

Goof Proof having a slightly blunter edge does make it better for filling the sparse bits in my brow. This product lasts well throughout the day and doesn’t shift.

I do notice that this pencil doesn’t apply if there’s any product still wet on your face. Residual primer or moisturiser will result in a separated application. Whilst this is quite understandable, I have noticed other brow pencils are less affected by this.

On the whole I liked this product and found it worked well in conjunction with my go-to brow products. For me it’s better suited to creating a quick brow look (with a brow gel) which has made it ideal for traveling with.

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3D BROWtones Eyebrow Enhancer

The 3D BROWtones eyebrow enhancer is essentially a highlighter for your eyebrow. This brow gel is intended to add subtle highlights to some of the hairs in your brow, giving them a more natural appearance. As I mostly draw my brows on, they do look a little flat. This product only comes in a couple of shades. The Benefit brow product shades are numbered (1 to 6). I wasn’t sure initially if you should pick the number which corresponds to your brow shade for this product, or go a few shades lighter as it’s a highlighter.

Whilst it would have made sense to me for them to match the appropriate highlight with the shade number, it seems as though you need to colour match separately for this product. I opted for one of the lighter shades. Whilst the applicator is great and does just pick up a few hairs rather than all, this gel for me doesn’t highlight. It’s not noticeable in the slightest.

With that said, I love the applicator! So this has become my go-to brow gel. It’s similar to Gimmie Brow but has a slightly thinner consistency which helps application. It doesn’t dry crispy and I think the applicator helps give a more natural look. This applicator is also great for using at the start of your brow on blonde hairs which normally are too small to catch with a normal brow gel.

In conclusion I liked both of these products, especially the 3D BROWtones gel which I would repurchase (albeit not for it’s intended use). Have you tried any of Benefit’s not-so-new brow products?

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  • Amy
    14th March 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks Tash X

  • Makeup Musings
    14th March 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I’m actually using these at the moment and loving them! <3 xx

    • Amy
      14th March 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Awesome! I’ve been impressed and notice there’s still loads left in both despite months of use x

  • Rebecca
    14th March 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve never tried the 3D BROWtones eyebrow enhancer but I think I’ll try it out when I’ve finished my gimme brow!

    Rebecca x

    • Amy
      14th March 2017 at 4:03 pm

      I prefer it to Gimmie Brow even though that’s not how it’s supposed to be used ha x

  • Amy
    14th March 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I love Gimmie Brow too. That’s a real shame, I hate it when products in a range are really inconsistent!

  • Heather Nixon
    14th March 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I love benefits brow products x

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:46 am

      I was impressed by the ones I tried!

  • Gemma (Miss Makeup Magpie)
    14th March 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve never tried the Brow Tones but I love the brow pencil xx

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:46 am

      It’s a great one x

  • Laura
    14th March 2017 at 5:47 pm

    These look cool, I love gimme brow xx

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:46 am

      Can’t beat a bit of Gimmie Brow x

  • thesundaygirluk
    14th March 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I am so loyal to Gimmie Brow but I think I’m going to have to dig out my 3D browtones and actually use it now that you have said it is great for blonde hairs x

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:47 am

      I love Gimmie Brow too. It’s worth trying it as a standard brow gel, especially if you’ve already got it lying around X

  • TheStyleRawr
    14th March 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Oooh, interesting! I think I’d try Goof Proof but I wasn’t a fan of Gimme Brow so I’m not sure about the other! Your brows always look amazing.

    T x

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:47 am

      Goof Proof is well worth checking out. If you didn’t like Gimmie Brow, it is very similar so maybe one to avoid. Aw thanks T! X

  • Georgia
    14th March 2017 at 8:40 pm

    The Goof Proof brow pencil is one of my favourite brow products x

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    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:47 am

      It’s a great one X

  • Beautyqueenuk
    14th March 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Goof Proof is my go to, the one I am comfortable with x

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:48 am

      It’s awesome to be fair. I think I marginally prefer Brow Whiz but it’s a close one X

  • Kristy
    14th March 2017 at 10:43 pm

    That’s a shame the Eyebrow Enhancer doesn’t actually highlight as that sounds like a really cool idea. The goof proof sounds lovely though.

    Kristy |

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:48 am

      I love the idea! I think it would work on a different toned eyebrow or perhaps a different shade combo X

  • Cassandra Myee
    15th March 2017 at 8:02 am

    The 3D Browtones sounds amazing, I really need to try these new Benefit brow products!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:48 am

      I love the idea of it X

  • Allure La Vie
    15th March 2017 at 9:29 am

    I have tried them both and really love them. I love gimme brow too. Xx

    • Amy
      15th March 2017 at 9:49 am

      Gimmie Brow is a classic X

  • Amy
    15th March 2017 at 9:46 am

    I need to check that out. I had a MAC brow pencil years ago and just hated it. It was really … Waxy? Didn’t apply well and it put me off. Need to check them out now as this was literally 10 years ago (I’m holding a grudge haha). X

  • Karen Williams
    19th March 2017 at 8:55 am

    Love the benefit Brow range. I always need something on my brows.


    • Amy
      27th March 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Same here X

  • Kenzie Harvey
    26th March 2017 at 8:52 am

    I did really enjoy the goof proof pencil when it launched i did find it went quite fast and mine kept falling out, it was fab though as a product.

    Kenzie x

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    • Amy
      27th March 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Ah that’s a shame, I agree though it’s a great pencil X

  • Rachel Stinson
    24th April 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products but I really wanna try that gel now the applicator looks fascinating 🙂 xxx

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