Benefit Gimmie Brow Volumizing Fiber Brow Pencil Review: Depth, Dimension and Volume
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Ever since I started laminating my brows regularly, I stopped liking the way typical brow pencils filled in my sparse areas. I want soft brows – not harsh. But then Benefit came along and changed the game with Gimme Brow+ volumizing fiber eyebrow pencil. Unlike the pencils I’ve been sidelining, this one promises a combination of fiber and powder to create depth, dimension, and lightweight volume. Powder in a pencil?!
There are 12 shades to choose from taking into account the undertones. Redheads will be delighted to see a Warm Auburn shade and there’s even a Cool Grey. Unlike Benefit’s other pencils, this one is a legit real pencil that needs to be sharpened, instead of a retractable pencil. At the opposite end of the pencil is a spoolie for blending formula as needed.
Speaking of the formula, it contains silk cotton fibers to volumize, fill and define, and powder particles blended in to create natural-looking depth and fullness.
I don’t know what I expected but I’ve never seen a pencil give off such a powdery finish. To compare it to other Benefit favorites, Precisely My Brow, Pencil ($25 at Sephora) gives that ultra-fine definition, while Goof Proof Brow Pencil ($25 to Sephora) has a thicker tip for quick filling and shading. The Gimme Brow+ volumizing fiber eyebrow pencil looks like a typical pencil.
Now my eyebrows can get very hairy, but there are still some sparse areas. I am currently in between brow lamination so the hair is totally unstyled.
With very little effort, I filled in the empty spots and the powder formula actually made my brows fuller. It’s pretty crazy that an eyebrow pencil can do that.
If you love full, fluffy brows like me, you’ll love it Gimme Brow+ volumizing fiber eyebrow pencil. If you prefer a more defined brow with more dramatic edges, you’ll probably prefer Precisely My Brow, Pencil ($25 at Sephora). This is also true if you have very a few eyebrows. You will need a more defined edge to draw them.
But for me? I skip pomade and micro brow pencils in favor of this OG style. I added some of my favorite brow gel give shape and I officially have a new duo. Just be sure to keep a decent pencil sharpener around.