Weekly Must-Have: Benefit Speed Brow

Weekly Must-Have: Benefit Speed Brow

When I first tried Benefit Speed Brow, I actually thought that it was a brow growth serum mixed with a brow gel. How genius! I thought, This is the product I’ve been looking for. I used it diligently for weeks – morning and evening – and I was so impressed with how efficiently it tamed my (seriously) unruly brow hairs.

You can imagine my surprise when I learned that Speed Brow did not actually have any growth serum in it, and it would not make my brows grow to epic Cara Delevingne thickness (is there actually a product that does this and tames brows?). I immediately ceased my evening application… but I did continue using this as my go-to brow gel. That’s how good it is at keeping brow hairs in place. It also provides a hint of tint, which the company touts as an “universal natural looking shade.” Maybe the tint is responsible for making me think my brow were growing to full Brooke Shields circa Blue Lagoon thickness? Regardless, I was hooked.

Here’s the thing about Benefit’s Speed Brow: The applicator is small enough to brush over eyebrows with ease… and without unfortunate mishaps. I have long been a fan of Anastasia’s Tinted Brow Gel but the applicator brush is so large it covers my eyebrows and ends up leaving marks on my brow bone. I still use this gel when I want color that packs a bit more of a punch, but on the whole, Speed Brow has definitely taken its place. Then you have the formula: Lightly tinted with a hold as strong as glue, but without the crunchiness or white flakiness of using a strong-hold hairspray. It literally is the perfect brow gel to tame those pesky hairs… Now, if only it actually did make my brows grow in the process.


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