Rated 3.81 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Easy to use, a little too sheer
I received this light brown Benefit microfilling brow pen for testing, complimentary, as part of a product testing program. I was not paid for my review and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
I did not get the color I need, unfortunately, as the light brown did not have nearly enough pigment. My hair is dark brown but my eyebrows are light brown, and typically a dark blonde or light brown brow pencil is enough to darken my brow without looking like sharpie. However this light brown is REALLY light, more suited for someone with very blonde hair. It IS buildable and I was able to go over a few times to darken it enough to get a nice amount but doing so you lose that "microblade" effect of the 3 pronged marker tip. It claims to be smudge proof and waterproof. I would say more "resistant" than proof. First day I used it I ended up spending a lot of time outside, got quite greasy and sweaty and that evening there was very little left. I also experimented with what point in makeup application I used it to see if one way is better than another. Usually if I'm doing full makeup brows are one of my last steps. This way I don't worry about powdering them by accident, stray foundation etc. That did NOT work out well. I had the least pigment placement, the tip got gunked with products and had the least staying power. So it had to be used first before any other face products. Now with it being summer, hot, and all the social distancing I've been pretty lazy about much face makeup like foundation, concealer etc, and this works very nicely to give a groomed but natural brow appearance. It's hard to overdo the brow because it is so sheer, so going over until I get the amount I want is simple and not too time consuming. Unlike some makeup products I would say there is not a steep learning curve. I would be inclined to purchase this in a medium or dark brown and try it out for more full makeup looks.
Most Helpful Critical Review Too light for dark brows
While I like the idea of this type of product, it gave me neither natural looking brows nor brows that looked microbladed. First, I have to say that the color options are not great. I received the darkest color they sell and I would barely call this color dark brown, more medium at best. So if you have actual dark brown brows, or even black, this product isn't for you. I run into this alot with brow products, specially from benefit. Which is a shame considering they are supposed to be a front runner in the brow game. Their darkest products are never dark enough. Their 'dark brown' or 'black' is never the real color. Always a medium brown at best. That being said, this product still wasn't great. The liquid and points didn't create clear crisp lines but rather faded lines that mostly bleed together. They were too light to see but even if they weren't , they were not brow like strokes that look like hairs. I received this product for free to review.
Reviewed by 488 customers My new favorite
Judy N from Fairfield, OH
I was skeptical at first but pleasantly surprised. This product goes on easily and can I build on the color to get the intensity I want or need. Also pleased that it's not messy. I was afraid that a pen could be messy and easy to get too dark. I don't want to spend a lot of time putting on makeup and this pen meets that requirement. Good variety of color choices. This is a product I will buy again.
100% do not recommend
Manda from TN
I have fair skin and dark brown hair so I bought the darkest shade. It looked sooooo light on me, it didnt give me the microblading effect at all because the tip is enormous. I returned this
100% do not recommend
Manda from TN
I bought the dark brown to match my dark hair. I could barely see any color when I used this. The tip was huge and didn't give me a microblading look at all. I returned it
Sona from Scottsdale
Wasn't that impressed with this. The color is not dark even tho I got the deep brown one and it goes on light
Alma from Dallas, Tx
Had to return it. A complete fail for me.
Jeanslover from Orlando
Not for me....returned.
Awful. Don't buy
Kaylen s from Byron, il
The photos and reviews looked great and made me purchase and there's no color pay off and I will never purchase this again.
BEST brow product
Jess from Missouri
Love this brow product! It looks so natural and it's so easy to use.
So easy to apply
Halo girl from PA
Quick and easy to apply
Sally from California
This product was to expensive for its worth. It did not go on easily. Have to spend extra time trying to get some tint on my eyebrows. The pointed bristle bends easily. Uneven lines.
My go to brow products!!
Sabrina from New Mexico
I got this after I watched a YouTuber's (iluvsarahii) video on the product. My brows are filled in for the most part but I do have some "bald spots" like the top of my arch and the ends need filling in. With this pen, it is SO easy! So easy that I can use it and I don't know how to do makeup, just the basics. I tried it on my wrist first to see the difference with a light stroke compared to a normal one. A light stroke still gives you enough color. It is long lasting, been through snow and rain with it and it only came off when I washed my face with cleanser. I've tried a few brow products before, drug store brand and prestige brand and this one is forsure my favorite and worth the purchase!
great in theory, but the delivery is off
NikkiNaildit from Tennessee
got it because I was intrigued by the 'hair like' brush ... unfortunately the product is thin and not very pigmented. even on my forearm it still didn't deliver. sad day.
Could be better
Km from Dallas
I tried this for the first time instead of using the brow pen and I prefer the brown pen over this. It is good for the thicker part of my eyebrow but doesn't cover well enough where it is thin and it doesn't look even.
Alex from Charlotte Nc
I was definitely not in love with this product. I love the idea of it but I think it got the wrong shade. I got blonde but needed soft brown. More color options for our dark blonde gals would be awesome.
Watery. No pigment.
Marsupious from Minnesota
Didn't look like I even had it on. Very watery and not pigmented.
Not worth buying
Coco from Rialto, CA
Don't waste your time buying this product. The "hair" like pen doesn't leave "hair" mark on your eyebrows. Instead it just leaves a wet feeling on your eyebrows.
The answer to thin brows .
Decorbuff from Orlando
Always wanted a better answer to sparse brows than an eyebrow pencil or some of the liquid products that you can't control. This is it.
I would buy again
Tippy toes from Florida
Makes your brows look like they have been micro planned
Waste of money
Emiboo from Massachusetts
Pen was super watery and not colored at all. Did absolutely nothing. Was so very disappointed in this product.
almost perfect !!!
empressofhearts from Long Beach, CA
use a light touch, fill in by adding more ... looks very natural
Jess from Cleveland
Stays on all day and the color is great.
Not worth the cost
brzyg from WY
I am a natural blonde, have light brown eyebrows. The color for blondes really isn't enough to make any changes. It almost seems like it's empty until you brush it onto your inner forearm then you can kind of see. The darker colors may be better but blonde is useless
Katie from Ohio
It's okay, it gets the job done. But it isn't anything special and it doesn't look like a micro bladed effect.
Not really micro filling
Caityk13 from Washington
There is hardly any pigment in this thing, and it does not have the microblading effect it claims to have. It dried out within a week and absolutely sucked.
Alysha from Fayetteville, AR
I don't know if it's just my pen or how it is but it seems like it isn't very pigmented. I can use it to fill my brows but I can't use it to mimic brow hairs outside of the eyebrow - it's just too light and looks out of place. So I can't shape my eyebrow the way I wished to unfortunately.