Thursday, February 23, 2012

Benefit Brow Bar

Hey lovelies,

So I had my first ever appointment today with the Benefit Brow Bar and it was great! I've always wanted to try them, but I kind of thought there wasn't too much they could do with my brows, and also, I was just a bit freaked out at the thought of trying somewhere new in case it all went pear shaped.

I forgot to take a photo of the brow bar, blogger fail!
But here's one from the Benefit website.

I usually go for threading, which is where the stylist shapes your brows and removes unwanted stray hairs using a piece of thread. It's usually got better control than waxing, but for some reason, she messed it up slightly a few months ago and she took too much off my right brow. I've been trying to grow it out but it's really hard because I hate when it gets all in the end, I just decided to give the Brow Bar a shot and see if they could do anything to help.

It was a great experience, I called for an appointment and went to Myer at Chadstone (and as a bonus, I get Myer One points too when I go to the Brow Bar), where I met the gorgeous Benefit brow specialist, Rebecca. She talked me through the process and I signed an agreement indicating that I wasn't using any medications that could affect the process. Then she suggested I tint my brows, which I wouldn't normally do as they're pretty dark already, but I was quite game to try something new, so she put a chocolate brown, vegetable based dye for a couple of minutes. It was actually quite pleasant, it didn't have an overly strong scent and felt quite cool on. Then she had a little consult with me about what I was after, and we decided to just change the shape slightly while we wait for the right brow to grow out.

Rebecca mixing up hair dye, isn't she gorgeous!

Look at all the brushes/mascara wands!

So she did the waxing, plucked out a few strays, trimmed the newly shaped brows a wee bit and we were almost done...She finished by fillling in the brows a bit with Brow Zings (great product, I now need to add that to my wish list), and a bit of face powder to cover the redness and I was done. The whole process only took about 15 minutes or so, I think. :)

I really do like my brows a bit better now and I'll definitely be visiting the Benefit Brow Bar fact, I've pretty much decided to visit every 3 weeks...I like how professional they are and they're extremely friendly and helpful. :)

My 'new' brows!

Have you tried the Benefit Brow Bar before? Are you tempted to now?

Much love,


  1. Ohhh sounds good. I've never used them before, but really want to. Its just so hard getting into the city, especially childless!! My brows need serious love!! :(

  2. My brows haven't been touched (other than by me) for so long. I just can't be bothered but they've been annoying me more and more lately that i think i will get them done again.
    Yours look really good! Did you notice a difference with the tint?

  3. Definitely give them a try! They're a lot more affordable than I thought they would be!

    Amy, I understand, isn't there one in the suburbs near you? The good thing about the brow bar is you can leave a pram next to you!

    V, I know what you mean, sometimes I can't be bothered either but I hate the look of regrowth! The tint made them look fuller! It was pretty cool, I think it'll only last about 2 weeks though.

  4. Your brows look fabulous! I've never been to the Brow Bar, but I have one close to me that I've been wanting to try. I think I just need to come to terms with the fact that I'll never be great at doing my own brows lol! Love your blog:)



  5. Thanks, Ashley. You really have to, it's so much easier than doing your own!

    I'll pop by to check yours out soon! :)

  6. I used to go regularly but stopped because I couldn't get the same person each time and I wanted consistency. Make sure you get the loyalty card which gives you every 6th wax free. Browzings

  7. Is on my wish list too (sorry the iPad messed up my comment). Enjoy the brows xx

    1. I know, I love the Brow Zings. I get either Rebecca or Alani so I'm quite happy with the consistency at Chadstone. :)

      Thanks for the tip!

  8. Ho much does it cost?

  9. Replies
    1. Off the top of my head, I'd say about $40 for upper lip and brow waxing!


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