Having presentable-looking eyebrows is a must for me, however, since I became a mom of two and without a yaya, I could barely have myself pampered nor fix my own brows like the way that I used to when I was still single. This is why, I make it a point to have a pampering sesh at least once a month! One of the services that I look forward to is having a brow waxing session monthly to keep them groomed..
Shaping your brows is one of the quickest things you can do to polish your overall look and open those beautiful eyes.
I had my a Brow Wax session in Benefit PH at SM Megamall. It is Benefit's signature brow arch service which costs Php 700.00 (up to Php1,900 depending on what services you'd like to avail).
I had been to Benefit Brow Bar twice already (scheduled every month for maintenance) so I will be talking about those sessions. I was asked what look for my brows would I like to have at the end of brow waxing session: contoured brows or feathered brows. On my first visit, I chose the feathered style and on my second, the contoured brows look.
Above was my before and after during the first brow wax session last month.
I had an eyebrow microblading and microshading session done last June 2017 but after more than a year, 80% of it has already faded. There is still some shade left that still gives my brows some shape but of course, I still need to use makeup to fill it up to make it look polished. You may also notice that my brows look bushy with stray hairs around. On the right photo, you can see a more polished brows.
What Celine did was waxed the stray hairs to give my brows a nice shape. Afterwards, she used Benefit brow makeup products to beautify them.
A brow wax session last for an estimate of 30 to 40 minutes.
First, the eyebrow area will be cleansed and sanitized.
Second, markings will be drawn around your brows to achieve the perfect arc.
Third, Benefit Cosmetics exclusive eyebrow wax (not for sale), will be applied on the stray hairs before pulling them away with a waxing paper strip.
Fourth, their exclusive Aloe Soothing Gel will be applied on the waxed area to minimize redness, pain, and itchiness.
Fourth, the gel will be wiped outand let the skin dry.
Fifth, eyebrows will be groomed and filled in. You may choose a look that you want either feathered brows or contoured brows.
On my second brow wax session this month of January, I chose to have a contoured brows look, for a change. I like how Celine did it in a way that it matches my red lips and red top! Haha! It made me look bolder, more fierce and polished.
Before the procedure, it is a must to keep your eyebrow area clean and makeup-free. A brow wax session could be painful for some but for me it only felt like a tingle, no big deal. In a score of 1-10, I rate the pain level a score of 4. It could be that I have a high pain threshold or maybe I got used to shaving and plucking my eyebrows in the past.
After the brow wax session, you have to wait for 4-6 hours before washing the eyebrow area with soap and water.
Benefit Cosmetics have LOTS of eyebrow makeups to choose from. For a feathered brows look, the Fool Proof Brow Powder and 3D Brow Tones mascara was used on me. But for the contoured brows look, the Brow Contour Pro pen was used, one pen contains two shades of brow pomade and two shades of cream stick concealer! Wow!
Brow Contour Pro for contoured brows
Fool Proof Powder and 3D Browtones for feathered brows
Celina Astrud, Benefit PH's National Brow Artist a.k.a. The Brow Boss did my brow wax service. She's really good, her hands were light which maybe why my brows didn't hurt much and she's also fun to talk to during the session, it made me feel at ease. We finished after 30-45minutes max. You may contact her in her Instagram @browsbycelina to book an appointment.
What I like about Benefit's Brow Wax Service?
- Reasonable price for Php700 (recommended once a month)
- Waxing session wasn't painful for me at all
- Well-groomed and perfectly shaped brows fit for my face was achieved
- I like that Celina taught me how to use eyebrow products properly to achieve this brow for everyday look.
Do I recommend Brow Wax service?
If you do not know how to fix your brows yourself or you want to learn which eyebrow shape fits you well, yes.
What makes it different than the other brow waxing service that I tried was in Benefit, they assess your face shape and the natural shape of your brows before waxing it. They make sure that it fits you well first before anything else.
Below are some of the eyebrow makeup products that caught my eye:
Visit Benefit PH at SM Megamall, Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, Mall of Asia, Rustan's Shangri-la and Makati, ATC, BGC Central Square, SM Seaside Cebu, SM North Edsa, SM Aura, and Rob Magnolia. Check out their Instagram @benefitph.
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