Those that know me well will know that I can be stubborn. If everyone is saying that you just have to try something then I’ll be the one that’s cynical and thinking that it’s all marketing hype and refusing to consider it. Even when the hype is about a brand as well known and successful as Benefit and whose products I already own and cherish – I’m still that stubborn.
Still as you will no doubt have guessed I’ve started writing this today because I want to tell you about another couple of Benefit products that are impressing me right now – and I’m using everyday. They are the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil and the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara.
Goof Proof Brow Pencil £18.50
Now I’m guessing that if you’re a blogger, make-up artist or a friend of either of these then you’ll have got your self a sample of the Goof Proof Brow Pencil recently. Benefit had another of their twitter sample sharing sprees and so we all got a mini version. So apologies to all those of you who’ve seen this and made up your own mind about it but here goes.
Most recently I’ve been using brow gels like the Benefit Gimme Brow (reviewed here) and the Rimmel Brow This Way (reviewed here) but in the past I’ve been most successful with doing my brows with twist up angled brow pencils like the Eyebrow Stylist from Sleek. This Benefit version is every bit as good but with one further enhancement – the shade is a slightly better match for me.
Benefit describe it as having “a custom, non-sharpen “goof proof” tip, soft colour and a glide-on formula for super easy eyebrow filling.” It’s also 12 hour waterproof and comes in six different shades. They recommend using thir Ready Set Brow Gel on top. (Another product I need to try if I can get over my stubborness!)
Roller Lash Mascara £19.50
This was an occasion when I actually recognised that Benefit had produced some of the best mascaras that I’ve used. You may have read about my experiences with They’re Real mascara and primer which I love.
So I went to a Benefit counter to take a look and get some help with a decision over whether to buy They’re Real again or whether the Roller Lash might be better for my lashes. After a bit of a chat and a mutual appreciation of Benefit in general we decided that the formula and (just as importantly) the brush, would be the best for my tiny lashes.
I’ve been using it every day since and I’m really loving how it makes my lashes look and how my eyes look wider. It doesn’t stick my lashes together either. It is a little bit of a chore to remove at night but I’d rather that than have it smudging under my eyes during the day.
So like it says in the title I’ve been feeling the Benefit again – maybe I should just stop fighting the hype where Benefit is concerned!
What do you think? Are you put off by too much hype or do you just splash the cash as soon as a new product is feted in the press? Or do you only do that for Benefit?
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