Monday 15 August 2016

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil review

Eyebrows and Benefit are two words that are a match made in heaven. Benefit know brows. They are good with brows. You know that you could walk up to a Benefit counter, sit down, not say a word and know that you will leave with the best brows on road (see my Benefit Brow Bar experience post). So when they released a new range of eyebrow products, beauty fans got excited. Understandably.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Today I have one of the new releases to show you all: the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil. There are so many options from the new Brow Collection range for different types of eyebrows, whether you have sparse brows, shapeless brows, unruly brows, whatever. The Goof Proof Brow Pencil is described as being the best option for patchy brows.

It has a simple to use, non-sharpen tip that comes in a sort of diamond-ish shape (more on that in a minute) and has a creamy, glide-on, waterproof formula for quick and easy eyebrow filling and shaping that also lasts for up to 12 hours. It comes in a range of six shades from the lightest, platinum blonde shades down to the deepest black (the one featured in this post is shade 5). Sounds good, right?

It comes packaged in a super pretty silver, double-ended pencil with the actual product on one end and a spoolie brush on the other, both covered with funky, geometric caps.

Now let's get into how this bad boy actually works.


Like the name states, the application of this pencil is supposed to be easy-peasy and goof proof.

It may be a little confusing the first time you apply it if you are used to the regular, pointy pencil tip, but once you get the hang of it it really is far simpler and faster to use. The fatter side of pencil shape is perfect for filling in the wider areas of your eyebrows quickly whilst the pointed part of it great at working around the arch and the thinner side of your brows.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 5
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 5

The shape makes it flexible enough to fill in patchy areas easily by simply gliding the pencil over the brows. Nice!

When you're done with that part, the spoolie brushes through the hairs well to disperse the product evenly throughout to create a more natural finish. The brush is also handy if you slightly over apply as it will work it through to tone the intensity down a notch.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil shade 5 swatch
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil shade 5 swatch

Even brow beginners should be able to get the hang of this pencil without too much trouble. So far so good.


Once on, it doesn't budge or smudge easily which is fab. Nobody wants smudgy eyebrows. Even on hot days I've had no issues, so you can feel content if you are looking to avoid smudge.

The colour payoff is pretty great. It's not too overpowering, so there isn't a sudden, thick, bold line going onto your face, but it is enough to get the job done with the minimum amount of strokes. If you go over your brows a few times you may find yourself with far more pigment than you need. This pencil is all about putting in the minimum amount of effort without the loss of results.

The thing I love most about the Goof Proof Brow Pencil is not specific to this product alone, but the entire range of Benefit eyebrow products. The range of shades available is fantastic. I know I can't be the only person in the world who struggles to find the perfect shade match with eyebrow products that companies tend to love to provide in generic light, medium and dark varieties, but with these I finally can. I finally have that match, and so can you.

I have to say though that if you are unsure as to which shade will match you, taking a trip to a Benefit counter is a good idea to get a feel for the variety of shades.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Overall, I am really enjoying the Goof Proof Brow Pencil. Whether you have been using eyebrow products for years or if you've never used them before, this pencil is a great item to try out. I love the simplicity and speed of this. If you don't have the time to spend a long time on your eyebrows but want a great finish, you can achieve that with this.

You can purchase the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil as well as the rest of the Brow Collection from Look Fantastic.

What are your thoughts on the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil? What is your favourite item from the brow range?
Let me know in the comments below!

Zoe. @Beautifinous

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