I’ve spent the last few months playing with both the Precisely My Brow Pencil from Benefit as well as the Goof Proof Brow Pencil. Sephora had a value set which included both pencils for $40CAD (I think they still do!) Both of the tips of these appear similar to the ABH Brow Wiz and also the Brow Definer, two products which people swear by. I love the ABH Brow Wiz, but since discovering the NYX Micro Brow Pencil I haven’t repurchased it since the two are almost exact dupes. I wanted to see if these two Benefit luxury brow pencils were worthwhile for the money, or if I should stick to my drugstore favourite.
Both pencils retail for $32CAD and I purchased both in shade 1, the lightest shade meant for blondes. The Precisely My Brow has 0.08g of product while the Goof Proof Brow Pencil has 0.32g. The Good Proof Brow Pencil comes with a pointed triangular tip when new, while the Precisely My Brow is very skinny and basically exactly like the Brow Wiz and Micro Brow.
To compare, the ABH Brow Wiz has 0.085g for $27CAD and the Brow Definer has 0.2g for $30CAD. The cheaper option and my favourite NYX Micro Brow Pencil has 0.09g.
-Both products are long-lasting
-The packaging is very attractive
-The spoolies work well
-The Precisely My Brow does a nice job defining my brows
-The Goof Proof is good for very quickly defining brows naturally
-The pigmentation is not as good as ABH and NYX
-The tip of the Goof Proof gets rounded and isn’t very nice for defining my arches after a while
-These pencils are very expensive!
Precisely My Brow: 4.5:5
Goof Proof: 3.5/5
Overall the Precisely My Brow Pencil outperformed the Goof Proof in My Opinion. It was just much better at making my brows look defined yet natural, while the angled tip of the Goof Proof lost its shape over time and made my brows like more sloppy. It’s a decent pencik for when you’re rushing in the morning and just need to slap something on your eyebrows quickly, but I felt like my brows we’re starting to look amateur and not well defined. I’d rather spend a little extra time and feel like my face looks good than be self conscious my brows resemble a hot mess.
I’m glad I tried these pencils because now I know I’m not really missing out and am going to continue to repurchase my favourite NYx Micro Brow Pencil.