Beauty product of the week: Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil

Mia Steiber 8 February 2019 NEWS

Not just your average brow pencil. This one's a winner.

Why we love this product

With so many brow products out on the market, it's hard to find one that really stands out from the rest. This one does.

Benefit has long been an intuitive company that actually understands the smaller, fine details that make a product great. And the Precisely, My Brow Pencil is just that, intuitive.

First things first, the formula. It's a semi-stiff pencil that allows you to draw a precise and defined line if you prefer to draw on hair-like lines. But if you prefer more of a wash of colour to fill up brow gaps, you can blend it out easily with a spoolie. A double-duty brow definer, you can get the effect of a sharp pencil and a powder from this one product.

The next key thing for me is that it's waterproof. And it actually is waterproof. I wear this to go swimming and I still come out with my brows on. Is resists any contact with water and according to the pack can last 12 hours. That said, it still comes off easily enough. I gently wipe one or two times with my Face Halo and it's all gone.

The shade range is extensive for a brow pencil. This one comes in eight colours with a mixture between cool and warm tones. I don't know about you, but I love a warm colour on my eyes but not on my brows. So it's great to find a product that offers some darker colour with a cool undertone instead of the usual ruddy browns I have to contend with.

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But probably my favourite thing about this pencil is the packaging. As an editor constantly on the go and running between meetings, I'm usually putting my makeup on between morning calls, on the bus or at my desk when I have a free moment. My essential products all live in my handbag. And anyone with makeup in their handbag will know what a pain it is when the top has come off one of your lip liners and there's pink smeared all through the bottom of your bag.

The lid to the Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil does not come off unless you want it to come off. It clips in and stays like that. Why all other products can't do that is beyond me. It's also packaged as a twist up. No sharpening required, which is a lifesaver. I don't keep a sharpener in my bag. It also has a stiff spoolie on the other end for blending, which also has a clip on lid. Genius.

If you want a brow pencil that does the basics plus that little bit extra, this is it. This one has not left my handbag since I bought it.

Affordability

The Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil is $43 in Australia. It's not the cheapest product out there but I would definitely buy it again, so I guess I think it's worth it.

Where you can buy it

You can buy Benefit in Australia at Sephora or Myer.

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