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Benefit Brow Zing dupe (for half the price!)

So we'll all lusted over Benefit's loud, fun and atrociously priced products. I am guilty of fangirling for a few in the past but I don't get the hype now. They're strictly okay and can be very easily duped in my opinion. Instead of having them on my wishlist forever, I've found a cheaper alternative for Benefits Brow Zing that does the job just as well if not better.

Presenting KIKO's Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit. I haven actually been using this since a while now without paying much attention to it and realised how much I love it. You had to know! Available in 2 shades to suit all hair types, it's subtle formula makes drawing brows so much easier especially if you have a heavy hand or are not used to filling your brows regularly.      

The quality of the brow powder is soft and velvety. It glides on without any tell tale lines so you really cannot tell that you've filled in your brows. I like to use the cooler toned power at the starting of the brows for a softer finish and the warmer toned brown at the arch and edges. The chocolate brown wax is again subtly pigmented to set the brows in place while adding a little bit of colour.

This is also the first time I am using the tiny tools that come along in the kit as they are actually usable and of decent quality.

Now I don't have really unruly brows so the kit above is enough to get me cracking and out of the house in minutes however if you suffer from brow hairs that are a pain in the backside to keep in place, this Eyebrow Wax is a godsend. I like how it's clear making it wearable for all hair colours.

It's strong enough to draw all hairs into place and with a matte finish so they don't look oil slick and glossy. If you have thick, dark brows (in which case I hate you!), this is all you'll need as a part of your eyebrow routine. Also helps clear unsightly foundation residue that so many people ignore. *yikes*

Damn you Brow Zing. I've found someone better. Don't keep make-up items on your wishlist for ever. Just find a dupe and spend the change you'll save at Starbucks!

Unknown said...

I love eyebrow stuff, makes me so happy haha. I need some new stuff! :)

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Gauri said...

Lovely..lucky you get it there!!

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Need to try this!

Lima said...

I've not tried the Benefit brow powder.

I currently use the HD Brows palette in Vamp which I purchased off a blog sale, get in! Before that I filled them in with a matte brown powder (BRUN) by MAC


Sheefa F said...

@Halima - Ooh I love 'Vamp' by HD Brows. It's a little expensive but totally worth it :) Need to try Brun by MAC!




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