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High Brow
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$20
Category:Makeup > Concealers & Highlighters > Highlighter
Last Updated:05.01.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

High Brow is meant to highlight the brow bone for an “instant brow lift”. Applying any lighter eyeshadow to this area will have the same effect, and you won’t have to deal with the downsides this pencil has: it needs routine sharpening, the creamy texture drags slightly, and unless you apply sparingly and blend very well, it can look opaque and heavy (sort of approaching drag queen makeup).

Unless you’ve been utterly disappointed with trying to highlight your brow bone with powder or cream eyeshadows and want something different, there is no reason to waste money on this pencil.

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Benefit At-A-Glance

Strengths: Worthwhile foundation and powder options; excellent assortments of blushes and a good bronzer; nice brow-enhancing options; several beautiful lip colors; excellent illuminating products.

Weaknesses: Skincare products could use more innovation (many contain potentially irritating fragrance and have bland formulas).

Benefit was developed by twins Jean Danielson and Jane Blackford, whose initial claim to fame was a stint as the Calgon twins back in 1960s television commercials. They opened their first cosmetics store, The Face Place, in San Francisco circa 1976, and then, perhaps recognizing the need for a name with more impact, The Face Place became Benefit in 1990. From there the line took off and expanded its presence beyond the Bay Area to include national department stores and, eventually, Sephora boutiques.

Benefit's makeup philosophy is outrageously fun, or its product arsenal centered on impossibly cute names and a lexicon that aims to make beauty enjoyable. Benefit single-handedly started the trend of selling makeup and skincare products with ultra-cute appellations for less than ultra-fancy prices. As with most lines, there are enough missteps and problem products to shop carefully, but Benefit shines in several categories, including foundation, bronzing powder, blush, and shimmer products.

Unfortunately, some of the products simply can't live up to their promises. This is mostly true of their skincare formulas, where the showcased ingredients are either present in itsy-bitsy amounts or the claims attributed to them are very exaggerated. Despite this, if you're in the mood for a fun experience and can manage to choose products wisely while enjoying the whimsy, Benefit deserves a look.

For more information about Benefit, call (800) 781-2336 or visit www.Benefitcosmetics.com.

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02.10.2015
make-up staple

I disagree with review, my make-up bag holds very few items, but this is a staple. As a TV news anchor I need longlasting shadow that is not shimmery, and has buildable coverage for camera and evening makeup. It is a sort of invisible beautifier, similar to YSL touché éclat, that makes you look fresher and younger, without looking made-up. Use it under the brow blended outwards, outer an inner corner of eyes - pearlised milky pink lifts the complexion and makes the whites of eyes brighter.

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