From Beijing to Copenhagen, our top Beauty Artists share tips for trendy brows.
It’s a brow world!
From east to west, there’s no shortage of gorgeous Benefit brows in every corner of the world. We asked our top Beauty Artists from Benefit counters far and wide to share their favorite brow tips & tricks.
Store: Dublin Tip: Get creative
"To add something a little different to my look I dotted some high beam highlighter in a line above both brows to create the illusion of glamourous little jewels."”
Store: Beijing Joy City Sephora Tip: Add some flair
“Use posietint to create cute dots above arches and at the end of your brows.”
Store: Magasin Du Nord at Kgs. Nytorv, Copenhagen Tip: Take brows to the next dimension
“After filling and shaping, I love to set my brows using 3D BROWtones in shade 4 for a bit more of a natural finish.”
Store: Ha’erbin Grand Shopping Center Tip: Easy on the tweezers!
“Dot and blend high brow pencil above and below arches to highlight, then use it to cover up any stray hairs…high brow pencil also can work as a concealer!”
Store: Redditch, UK Tip: Define with concealer
"“Apply boi-ing concealer with an angled brush to outline the brow and make it pop!”
Store: Beijing Sanlitun Benefit Boutique Tip: Start strong
The first step to any inspirational brow look is a coat of BROWVO! conditioning primer.
Look to geometry for eyebrow shaping tips & tricks.
A proper eyebrow shape brings balance to the face and lifts your entire look... so in other words, it’s important. But how do you find your shape? Start with a quick, no-fuss brow mapping, then study up on your geometry... hello face shape! Just like haircuts & sunglasses, some eyebrow shapes are just more flattering on one face than another.
Try these tips & tricks from our Global Brow Expert, Jared Bailey:
Slimming a round face can be as simple as extending the length of the brows. Even just a tiny bit past their natural end and Jared says you’ll create the illusion of a more oval appearance. Extend that tail for a fairy-tail ending!
For classic oval-shaped girls, Jared says brow thickness is key. “Let your facial features be the guide. Big eyes, high forehead or full lips? Go for thicker brows. If your facial features are a bit smaller, err on the side of slim.” P.S. this is not an excuse to go crazy with the tweezers.
According to Jared, it’s all about that arch. Square faces are already very defined and angular. Get out of the box by creating a softer, more rounded arch. Just be careful not to go too round... rainbow-shaped brows are reserved for unicorns.
Well aren’t you sweet! The petite jawline of a heart-shaped face directs the focus upwards... right to your brows. Jared suggests you add ease to your angles with a softer, more rounded arch. And keep 'em groomed! A polished brow will bring balance (and potentially romance).
To add fullness to a long face, pay close attention to where the brow ends,” Jared explains. A shorter brow plumps up the face and a longer brow emphasises your horizontal features. So play with it! Make your own happy ending to the browtail.
Learn more about the three easy steps to find your brow shape with brow mapping
Our Global Brow Expert, Jared Bailey, talks arches, getting serviced and glowing skincare!
Lisa G - San Diego, CA
Full eyebrows are the telltale sign of youth. With that advice in mind, there are two ways to look younger: One, fill in your eyebrows. Two, make older friends. I recommend both.
Kristina V. - Tampa, FL
For starters...beauty sleep! Truth is, even the most clever concealer tricks can’t cover some dark circles. Get a full night’s sleep then try lightening the appearance of the undereye versus covering the dark circles. Start with a daily dose of it's potent! eye cream. It hydrates & helps boost microcirculation to alleviate darkness over time.
Jacqueline S. - Chicago, IL
Getting a spray tan is like getting engaged...you should have at least one practice date first! A couple weeks before your trip, go somewhere that offers customization & service done by hand. Just to be safe, avoid any occasion where white overalls & green hair are deemed appropriate.
Amanda T. - San Francisco, CA
Eyebrows bring balance to your face & frame the eyes. Having them shaped by a professional at a Brow Bar will keep you looking pretty, polished and fabulously put together. Pretty is as pretty does, my friend!
Mysti Z. - Oakland, CA
Yes. Perfectly shaped eyebrows can be met with a number of side effects: lingering glances from complete strangers, complements from dear friends and the uncontrollable urge to snap multiple selfies.
Amber S. - Minneapolis, MN
When it comes to the land down under, leave it to the pros. Hairs the deal: A standard bikini wax removes any hair that falls just outside the most modest bikini lines and an extended bikini wax takes that hairline & moves it in a bit further. A Brazilian wax can remove any hair, from anywhere...in the front, the back and even in between!
Born with the gift of gab, Jared Bailey comes fully loaded with quip, candor and bedazzling advice on Brow & Beauty Services. As a licensed aesthetician & our Global Brow Expert he’s made it his mission to achieve “arch” excellence for every gal around the globe. After a near decade in the beauty biz, it’s safe to say he’s certainly well emBROWED.
Our Global Beauty Authorities Annie & Maggie Ford Danielson, tell us what it's like to grow up flush with benetint, lots of laughter & perfect eyebrows.
At Benefit, we believe laughter is the best cosmetic...and who better to spread the giggles than the daughters and nieces of co-founders Jean & Jane Ford. With benetint in their veins and “backstage beauty” banter in their ears, Maggie & Annie Ford Danielson are natural pros at spreading the feel-good vibes while talking makeup tips. The new generation of sisters officially joined Benefit in 2008 and have since become our Global Beauty Authorities...a vibrant duo that travels the world to share fast & fab beauty fixes with goodtime gals everywhere.
Full of glitter & beautiful inspiration...here are a few of the sister’s favourite “growing up Benefit” memories!
After 25 years at Benefit, Athina spills the beauty secrets she’s gathered from working alongside founders Jean & Jane Ford.
Aesthetician: Athina, Fillmore Boutique, San Francisco
Right now I’m obsessed with hydrated, sun-thirsty skin! Dry is not a good look for summer! To avoid it, exfoliate with refined finish facial polish, follow with ultra radiance facial re-hydrating mist, then finish with total moisture facial cream. Don’t forget your dream screen! A silky matte broad-spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen. Oh, and drink lots of water, not soft drinks. Your body (& skin) will thank you later.
To get the perfect wing reach for your they’re real! push-up liner, start by aligning the pen to the outer corner of your nose. With a light hand, dab a small line, then take your pen and fill in your wing. Repeat on the other side. The best part about this trick is that you get an even wing on both sides!
I was lucky enough to work with our founders, Jean & Jane Ford, and they taught me two things: First, the customer always comes first. Second, to look amazing all you need is some concealer & foundation mixed together with a little self-confidence!
Our UK offices boast all kinds of surprising bits & bobs, from pink foosball to a friendly hound!
Meet Kiran, a Benebabe with a sense of humor who starts a party in the powder room.
It has to be funny videos/vines...I love them! At one point I did become slightly addicted to watching them. Crazy dancing ones are definitely the best. Also, ACCENTS. I love when someone impersonates one and if it's genuinely good it has me giggling for a while. The phrase ‘easily amused' is springing to mind...
Definitely wiggle the mascara brush instead of using stroke-like motions when applying. I only started doing this myself last year and couldn't believe the difference in my lash length. It intensifies the eyelash length and makes them look a lot fuller & thicker. Also, putting sellotape on the side of your eyelids to get that really dramatic & clean effect...especially when you're doing a smoky eye. That's my favourite.
I have to say that when I'm getting dolled up, a lot of old school songs are blasted from my iPod. My favourite would be something sassy & flash, so basically...Destiny's Child, “Say My Name.” That always gets me in the mood for a night out...except when I get too into it and poke myself in the eye with the mascara brush, resulting in an uncontrollable watery eye and ruined makeup. Yay.
Savoury everyday of the week. Olives, nachos, hummus, tapas...basically anything. You name it & I'm there. I have an especially huge love for sushi.
I have a few essential beauty products that I always have on me. The first is concealer. I am a bit of a concealer queen so I tend to have my favourite in my bag just in case my dark circles decide to make an appearance. No honey, not today!
Second, lipstick. Love a good nude lippy and it's obviously super important to top off throughout the day. Thirdly, mascara...and in particular, Roller Lash. After a long day at work, lashes can look a bit dry & thin. A couple wiggles of Roller Lash and my lashes look fuller & thicker again.
Meet Kaitlin, a Benefit fan-atic who’s always up for beauty truth & a double-wing dare.
What makes me LOL the most is hearing other people genuinely laugh at something...it's my absolute favourite thing.
Hmm...secrets are meant to be kept, but who doesn't love to hear them? When I wear a nude or pink lip I almost always wear a shade lighter in the center of my upper & lower lips to make them appear larger! Shh!.
My favourite music to jam out to is the Calvin Harris Pandora station. The music is so upbeat and never fails to get my day/night going while I’m putting my look together.
SWEET! Always. I have the world’s worst sweet tooth...no denying that!
I can't leave the house without my Benefit Hoola Bronzer & Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara! You never know when you might need a quick touch-up and they always come in handy.