I'm LOVING the new ka-BROW! from Benefit. Starting with the design.. I'm a fan! I honestly even like the brush that comes with it. I find I can make really small hair like strokes, that look realistic. I love the idea of getting a new brush with each bottle I buy, too. I think the shades are very realistic, as well. No reddish tint, at all. I have the medium brown color & I find that I can build it up, in the way you can with say the "It" universal color pencil. I've been using the ABH products forever, but it's never just perfect! I have to use the ABH clear brow gel, pencil & pomade & I'm never 100% satisfied! I find that shading & contouring are necessary when I do my brows to look their best. With my ABH products, it takes several to achieve that. This however, took only this one product. The formula is a lot better than dip brow, which I would say is the most comparable. It has a smoother texture & I don't have to do all the brushing to blend things together. It's taken off a considerable amount of time off of my brow routine. I've been rehabbing my brows for the past year. No waxing/threading & minimal plucking. (why oh why, did I abuse my brows in the 90's/00's??) I'm so mad at myself for doing the irreversible damage. Everyone used to say that my eyebrows looked like Brooke Shields & I hated that, now I'd do anything to get them back!!! This product has made my day to day routine do-able & I'm not ducking & diving from every mirror, anymore. I find that this is waterproof & I don't sweat it off like I do ABH, during our 115° days. The miraculous thing about it is it's not stiff! It glides on smoothly & turns almost powder like, but not quite as soft. You can definitely see definition.
My 18 year old daughter forgot her brow pencil & powder a few weeks ago when we went for college orientation. So, I let her use this. At first, she was skeptical.. She's a brow WHIZ. She's known for her perfectly done brows. Little did I know, she stole it from me & hid it! She finally gave it back, but only when I promised to buy some for her! She agrees.. WAY better than anything she's ever used. So, it's Mom approved & Teenager approved!!!
The brands I've been currently going between, For reference: ABH (whole line), Hourglass, Clinique, Benefit Powder Palette (light/dark, wax & highlight), Smashbox, MAC & Estee Lauder. The 2nd best to ka-BROW~ is my Benefit Palette because it's got the same cool tone coloring. But, this beats them all! Bravo Benefit ka-BROW!!! Buy this IMMEDIATELY!!! xo