Wow Your Brows with the Benefit Brow Book (+ giveaway)

We can all agree that our style evolves over time. In highschool I wouldn't leave the house without eyeliner. During my college years I went through a blush phase, where I would apply a dash of pink shimmer to make cheeks glow.

However, a couple of years I came to realize the importance of brows. If your eyebrows are tinted and shaped to frame your face and complement your eyes, you'll look amazing no matter what look you are going for. I can now happily leave the house without any makeup on, as long as my brows are on point.

Grooming your brows doesn't have to be that cumbersome. In fact, Benefit Cosmetics has made the entire process easier. You can now go to almost any Sephora or the official Benefit Boutique in Toronto (2614 Yonge St) to get your eyebrows waxed, tinted and filled!

With eyebrows, sometimes your "worst" problem can gradually turn into something beautiful! If your eyebrows are too thick or maybe even sparse and won't grow as quickly as you'd like, the specialists at Benefit's brow bars can make suggestions on how to groom them properly to achieve the results you'd like.

It's also a good thing to remember that even after waxing and tinting, you may have to do a few little touches daily for the full brow effect!

I typically start each day by brushing my eyebrows with a spoolie, then I go in and fill in where necessary using Benefit's Brow Zings Shaping Kit, then top it with the Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. For quite some time I was into the dark statement brow, but now I'm going for an effortless look where I have a prominent arch, but the front is a bit lighter and kind of faded.

Enter for a chance to WIN the Benefit Brow Book!

This is a VERY special giveaway.

A while back I went to an event held for media by Benefit Cosmetics and we all went home with this incredible book called The Curious Case of the Brow Dilemmas. It's a super fun pop-up book, but the best part is the very last page featuring some of Benefit's brow products!

The book includes:
  • Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Shaping Kit
  • Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in 2 shades
  • Benefit Cosmetics High Brow Glow A Luminous Brow Lifting Pencil

We're giving ONE lucky reader a chance to WIN this amazing brow book with the goodies inside. To be eligible, you MUST follow SummerxSkin and BenefitCanada on Instagram and indicate you did this using the Rafflecopter widget below. You can collect extra entries through other options as well.

This contest is open to Canadian residents only and ends on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Good luck!


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Refresh Your Routine for Fall

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Back to School Essentials (+ giveaway)

There are two types of people in the world: ones that get SUPER excited about going back to school... and then there are those that don't even like it being mentioned! Either way, I think we can all be a little positive and at least enjoy shopping for all new supplies, clothes and beauty products.

I wanted to make the going back-to-school process a little easier by offering one lucky reader a care package courtesy of COVERGIRL, Pantene, Olay, Gillette Venus and Walmart. Keep reading to find out how to can enter to WIN!