National Brow Day offers and Benefit Set

Benefit has positioned itself as the brow brand of the nation, and to celebrate National Brow Day (today, Octrober 2), they launched the  Limited Edition Blockbuster Brow Set. Yes, it's another brow set from Benefit, but it's a brilliant one - and great value. It actually launched last month, but it's still available and it is SUCH good value. It contains FIVE of Benefit's best-selling brow products (full size), and one brow tool. It … [Read more...]

NEW Benefit Brow Contour

Is it just me, or are we actually TOTALLY obsessed with eyebrows? They are certainly big beauty news, and Benefit is the world's number one brow brand, so, if a new product is coming, it's coming from them. Benefit has so many eyebrow products, it's hard to know where to start - and here comes another one! This one is Brow Contour Pro - a 4-in-1 Contour Pencil. It's like one of those old four colour pens (Clarins did this style first last … [Read more...]

Brows, brows, brows!

Frida Kahlo is as famous for her monobrow as her art. Her art was mostly of herself, right enough, so that famous brow featured a lot. She created it with a little help from a Revlon brow pencil - you can see it, and a whole collection of her belongings, including makeup and clothes, at the current V&A Exhibition - Frida: Making Herself Up - in London. One week to go until Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up opens! Tickets for the … [Read more...]

Classic Beauty Salon Treatments

Inspired by Bobbi Brow's #CantLiveWithout campaign, highlighting classic Bobbi products - we wrote about this on the blog this week - I decided to pick a few classic beauty salon treatments available on 5pm Spa & Beauty. We're all creatures of habit, and we all love to indulge ourselves with our favourite beauty salon treatments, from eyebrows, and lashes to Shellac nails, and massages. Here's a few of our faves on offer on 5pm at the … [Read more...]

Benefit Brownanza Brow Wardrobe

There's one of the bakers on this years Great British Bake Off who is a bit more style than substance, isn't there? Steven - he makes amazing cakes, pastries, loaves, etc, and  they look so cool, but sometimes they just don't taste that good. Benefit can be a bit like the beauty world equivalent. Sometimes their products look So fabulous, but when you use them, they're a bit, well, 'meh'. Over the years they have had some amazing looking … [Read more...]

Brows by Benefit and YSL

I have quite a brow history, it has to be said, and I have had long spells where they have been neglected. Recently I have been flitting between the Chamomile Sanctuary Spa in Edinburgh, where they are lovingly threaded, and Benefit, where they are waxed and shaped. I love threading, but I also enjoy the Benefit Brow Bar experience, and they are kind enough to offer me complimentary brows. My recent experience at the Debenhams BrowBar in … [Read more...]

Sleek Makeup Brow Intensity

Sleek Makeup's Brow Intensity is, well, intense! Brow products are launched all the time, all pretty similar, but this one is like nothing I have seen before. I am not a fan of the results - way too intense for me, but if you want a new brow product to try, it's worth a whirl. The innovation comes in the application. Pull out the wand, and you think, at first, it's a regular mascara-style brow wand, but what's that bit at the top? Er, … [Read more...]

Brows Are It say MAC!

MAC has just launched a brand new brow collection with everything you will ever need (other than your own threader/waxer/plucker) to keep your brows on point! Brows shape your face. You need them!  MAC Senior Artist Cher Webb told me over lunch recently that she would take brows over mascara and lipstick on a desert island anytime! I agree. We sat down with Cher and asked her her views on brows, whose brows look the best, and how to get the … [Read more...]

BeneFit Bling Brow

Benefit have come up with a new brow service for the party season - the Bling Brow! I'm not sure about this one, I have to admit. It reminds me too much of the 90s when it was 'de rigueur' to stick crystals all over your face, and attach them to your hair. We even wore bindis. For shame!! The last time I saw it, at Chanel AW12 shows, pictured below, the whole brow was covered in crystal, but that's not what's on offer at Benefit, unless you put … [Read more...]

The Brows Have It!

Brows are having a beauty moment - again! Craig Alexander Wilson chatted through some his fave brow products on the 5pm Beauty Spot the other week, and I've been trying out two more NEW brow products from Bobbi Brown. Bobbi says 'brows are the unsung heroes of the face,' and she's right. I have massacred my poor brows over the years - cut them right down, shaved them off and pencilled them in, dyed them, over-plucked them and generally been … [Read more...]