March 29, 2011

Benefit High Brow Pencil Review, Swatches, Photos

The Benefit High Brow Pencil had me a little worried. Did I really need a brow lifting pencil? What if it gave me the permanent surprised botox look?

This soft matte pencil promises to created a lifted eye look, lord knows mine are already lifted to the skies but I betcha it’ll prove a brilliant find for those with hooded eyes.

But I took note that it has a few multitasking abilities.

A brow lifting and enhancing pencil that instantly adds a lifted look to the entire eye area.

Don’t let this little gem slip away and talk yourself into believing you don’t need it, because I like to think you do!

If your eyes are starting to mature or they already are this can easily create a more lifted, wider awake appearance. The pencil is a matte pale pink which you can swipe under your upper brow, blend out, and it instantly creates a more wide awake appearance.

However, you don’t need to be older or maturing to enjoy its many uses! The pencil works a treat in several ways and you can get a bit adventurous with it if you choose and use it in any number of methods.

  • For example, I dot a very small amount under my eyes and blend it over my concealer of choice to brighten my eyes up!
  • I apply it after a full eyeshadow look to highlight the brow area.
  • I use it on its own for a lightweight color wash that brightens not only my brow but also my lid concealing dullness, veins, or darkness.
  • I swipe a tiny bit down my nose to highlight and on the tops of my cheek bones to highlight these areas.
  • Or I use it as it was intended for to create an arch brow look that makes my eyes look bigger and more awake!

The pencil multitasks in any number of ways and I felt like the pale shade of pink really brightens up dark areas and wakes them up. Although matte the texture is creamy and blends easily and flawlessly!

In some ways this little guy does alot of what eye bright does but in a matte formula.

Nothing not to love here!

  • Anyone in need of a multitasking pencil that brightens as well as lifts the eye area.
  • Maturing eyes in need of a lift!

  • Anyone who already owns Mister Bright (if you have younger eyes and own Mister Bright already you prob don’t need High Brow).

I liked this little pencil and even though I already have a full size Mister Bright I’ve still found some great uses for it. It’s worth picking up if you’re looking for something that offers great options for not only lifting your brow area but also brightening the area up, offering a highlighting option, and just multitasking its way into your makeup life for a number of uses!

Likey lots!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Mary the Muse Militant

    I love the word “matte”. HeHe
    Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday in England so this looks like a treat for me from my dear little horrors. Well, big horrors actually.
    It sounds perfect for me being matte and pink toned and I need a bit of lift for sure !

  • Kayla

    I ordered this last Friday from Sephora’s website. When it gets here, I hope I like it as much as you do!

  • msworld311

    Own it and love it! This is a make up staple for me everyday, I even have my mom using it now. I use it to arch my brows, but will have to try some of your suggestions!

    • the Muse

      msworld it’s rather a fab little multitasker ;-D try it in a few other ways chica ;D! you’ll be surprised!

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    I got this today and my two youngest are going half and half on it for me.
    It is put away for Mother’s Day on Sunday but I did try it out at Boots under my arches and it is a really great product.
    Any more tricks up your sleeve Muse?? 🙂
    Thanks for the review.

    • the Muse

      *wink* I’m sure I can think up more ideas Mary ;-D my pleasure dear!

  • Brooke

    y wud u buy this? u can just buy wet n wild white liner n save crap tonza $$…hell u can get prolly round 6 wet n wild linerz 4 the price of this 1 dumb thing…plz don’t get mad at me i’m just sayin…