09.19.2016
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Ka-Brow Cream-Gel Brow Color
0.1 fl. oz. for $24
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Last Updated:09.19.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Benefit's Ka-Brow Cream-Gel Brow Color is a pomade-style brow filler that earns our top rating due to its long-wearing, transfer-resistant color, shade range with wide appeal, and ease of use.

We appreciate how the texture has just enough malleability to go on smoothly but won't slip all over the place. As it dries down to a matte finish, you can count on color that stays put.

The gamut of shades (six at the time of this review) cover light blonde to brunette to black hair in varying cool and warm tones. It's a flattering range and the colors are buildable so you're in control of how defined and dramatic your brows look.

The fragrance-free formula comes in a glass pot with a brush built into the cap. While the brush isn't the most amazing quality (you'll want to use a regular size brow brush), it's handy if you're in a pinch.

Perhaps one of the most convenient feature of Ka-Brow is just how easy it is to work with. We found ourselves taking less time than normal to fill in our brows—a welcome change—and it held up through a standard workday, no touch-ups required. Ka-Brow offers versatility whether you're going for statement brows or those that blend in a softer way. Nice work, Benefit!

Pros:
  • Pomade-cream texture has just enough malleability to go on smoothly but doesn't slip all over the place.
  • Dries down to a matte finish for stay-put color.
  • Nice variety of buildable shades for light blonde to brunette to black hair.
  • Easy to work with.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • None.
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Claims
Brush on rich, buildable color! This all-in-one eyebrow cream-gel easily fills, sculpts and defines brows.
Ingredients
Isododecane, Polyethylene, Methyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Barium Sulfate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT. May Contain: CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)
Brand Overview

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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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.