Get the Lily Collins Big Brow Look with Benefit Cosmetics.

Clearly, I got brows on my mind. Can we talk about Lily Collins for a sec? Beauty-wise, the girl can do no wrong. Gorgeous big eyes and the face of an angel, and of course, those brows!

Oh, my, god, Becky. Look at her brows. They are so big.

Lily Collins Bold Brows with Warm Rosy Glow
Source: LA Times Magazine

Since Benefit is a brand of brow experts, it’s only fitting that I use my favourite Benefit products to showcase my very own Lily Collins-inspired big brow look. Benefit Brow Bars are well known in North America to shape brows into ones that suit your own face! In Canada, there are three Benefit Brow Bars within Sephora: one in Montreal at Dix 30, and in Toronto at Sherway Gardens and Yorkdale Mall.

So, let’s talk about how to get those gorgeous, full brows, shall we? I personally have a lot of brow hair, but they are quite sparse near the centre of my face. Here’s a before.

Brows Before

First, I fill in these sparse spots with a brow filling product like Brow Zings in Dark ($36). This gives me the precision to shape and extend my brows along the outer corners.

Benefit Brow Zings and Gimme Brow
Benefit Gimme Brow and Brow Zings

Benefit Brow Zings application
When applying Benefit Brow Zings, first apply the wax, then the brow powder.

Next up: my new, can’t-live-without product: Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep ($26). *angels singing*

Benefit Gimme Brow application
Using Benefit Gimme Brow

If you crave more volume on your brows (yes yes YES!), Gimme Brow is the one product for you. If you’re a lazy girl who’s always running late with only two minutes to get ready, Gimme Brow is an absolute must-have. In a pinch, my two minute face is under eye concealer, sheer lipgloss and Gimme Brow. Instantly bright and awake face! For this look, I applied two layers of Gimme Brow to get my biggest brows, evah.

Benefit Gimme Brow application close-up

For the rest of the face, I used the following products.

Benefit Products Used
Boxed Powder in Rockateur, Girl Meets Pearl, Longwear Powder Shadow in Nude Swings, Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit, Hydrasmooth Lip Colour in Swing Thing

To get the look, I highlight the face with Girl Meets Pearl. Using my clean fingers, I just went crazy with Girl Meets Pearl: the middle of my forehead, down the bridge of the nose, on the top of the cheekbones and brow bones, cupid’s bow and chin. Yeah, pretty much everywhere. Girl loves her glow, can you tell? 😉 On the apples of the cheeks, I applied the beautiful rose gold Rockateur.


The eyes are also ridiculously simple. With a finger, I swiped on Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow all over the lid, on the inner corners and along the lower lash line. Then I follow up with the pretty peachy nude Nude Swings Longwear Powder Shadow. I have BADgal Waterproof Eyeliner on my waterlines (top and bottom) and lash lines. On the lash lines I smudged it with a brush for a softer effect. My bottom lashes got a coat of They’re Real Mascara. My top lashes aren’t real. 😛

Benefit Brows After Close-up
Oh hello, lash extensions from Fembotika, who else!

For the rose-gold lips, I stamped on Hydra Smooth Lip Color in Swing Thing and spread it out with my fingers. Then I applied Girl Meets Pearl (again!) on top. So pretty! It’s probably not lip safe (it tastes kinda bitter), but for this look I just couldn’t help myself! Glow all the things!

The finished look

The poor girl’s Lily Collins LA Times Magazine cover, LOL!

The problem with big brow looks isn’t the brows themselves, because let’s face it, they’re fabulous! The problem — as in most cases — is men. 😉 Whenever I wear my brows on the bolder side, Mr. Geeks makes a comment along the lines of “Your brows are too thick” while making this face –> x-|. Wuh eva.

Cartman says Whatever whatever I do what I want
Preach, Cartman.

Just like bold lipstick, thick brows may just be a “girl hot” thing. And you know what? I’m totally okay with that. 🙂

Tell me, have you met a guy who loves the big brow look on girls? Have you tried Benefit Gimme Brow yet?

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  • Oh I’ve always been super jealous of girls with fuller brows, as I was born with a very pitiful amount of brow hair! Looks like I’ve got to take a look at Gimme Brow. I most probably have to fill my brows in first, but a little volume and something to keep the hair in place sounds like a sweet deal!

    • Hi Sunny! Yeah it catches some of the baby hairs, too, so it really helps to build the volume that way. I love that it’s never crunchy!

  • suits you really well! I recently got the gimme me tinted brow gel and I love it! Really fills in those sparse parts

    • Thanks Kassandra! I love that you love it, too. 🙂 Such a good all-in-one product.

  • Lily

    I haven’t tried this! I NEED TO try this. Wait, scrap that. I NEED THIS!! Look at your brows. Beautiful 🙂

    • You need it! NEED. Thanks Lily!

  • You are perfect!! Love your hair in these pics, too!

  • I am SO in love with Benefit Gimme Brow!! I hope that they come out with a warmer light brown-ish version or at least another shade in between so anyone can use it! I love the formula the most and that I can fill in my brows without a whole lot of thinking about it! YOUR brows though – ummm can I just say I am jealous and I would love to have them? I love how full they look and I love the shape of them! Big Brow Envy is what I have! (You can quote that to Mr. Geeks 😉 )

    • Agreed! They need to come out with a version for redheads.

      My brows as they are now took about 6 months to get at their fullest, and I just took care of the strays underneath. I’ll need to dig out some old pics of my unkempt eyebrows; pretty funny! That was a LOT of hair…

  • Your brows look amazing! You look gorgeous.

    • Thanks so much @smittensophie:disqus. 😀

  • Vanessa

    “The problem with big brow looks isn’t the brows themselves, because let’s face it, they’re fabulous!” HAHAHA 🙂

    Love it. And don’t think I didn’t notice that cat shirt 😉

  • I was going to mention your lashes! Heh. 🙂 I looooove full brows. Thankfully, my girlfriend does, too. 🙂

    • Ha nice! Thank goodness for girlfriends! 😛

  • Donna Marie

    LOVE! That is all.

  • This is so good, I don’t even have words. Your brows look amaze balls and I’m going to buy that Benefit Gimme Brow stat!!!

  • It looks gorgeous on you! The only thing my boyfriend would complain about is me wearing too much make-up (for him that’s when I wear foundation, ha!) or wearing lipgloss/lipstick when I want to give him a kiss. He actually prefers I don’t pluck my brows because he likes mine full… and I can’t be bothered with plucking them, so.. it’s like a match made in heaven. When it comes to the brows anyways!

    • Wow first guy I’ve heard who actually likes a full brow! Hang on to this one. 😉 Do you like your foundation full coverage Natasja? I like the coverage undetectable for myself.

      • Haha, I certainly will ^^ I actually wear light to medium coverage foundations as, like you, I prefer it to be natural, but he’s just not used to it. He prefers me without it, so that’s a good reason to dislike it 😛 haha.

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