Benefit Brow Bar Brow Waxing Review/Experience (Greenbelt 5)
To tell you frankly, I was unimpressed with Benefit's Brow Waxing service the first time I tried it so it never occurred to me to go back (one of their brow artists over waxed my brows). They were on a soft opening then when I tried the service so maybe that was a big factor, but that did not erase the fact that I was unimpressed.
I was told recently that Benefit had already improved their on- counter beauty services by a huge lot so I thought "Hey, why not try them again? Everyone deserves a second chance!"
And so after a year, I decided to try again Benefit's Brow Waxing Services, specifically at their Greenbelt 5 branch. Chronicling my experience below!
Hello, we meet again.
Welcome to Benefit's Brow Waxing table. Brow Waxing can be divided into three parts: Cleansing, Waxing, Grooming. Benefit uses a special pearlized wax with moisturizers that's specifically made for facial waxing.
Safety first! Before proceeding with the treatment, Benefit will ask you a few questions regarding your skin and health conditions (if any), and your current skin care regimen as well via this questionnaire. Please be honest when answering the questionnaire because it is for your own safety!
TIP: If you've just had a peel or are currently using Retinoid and other whitening/peeling creams, inform the aesthetician right away to prevent complications.
Let the brow beautification session begin! Click READ MORE for my complete experience and review!
First, my aesthetician for the day, Amy, applied these markers on my brow--she said that it's for her to determine my brow's perfect shape.
Next, Amy mapped my brows--she said that it's for her to determine the areas that she's going to wax and pluck for my brow shape to show.
Now that Amy has determined my brows' correct shape, based on the mapping, it's time for the main event: waxing. First, Amy tested the wax on one of my inner arms and asked if I was okay with the temperature or if it had to be cooled down for a little-I was okay with it so I told her to go ahead and wax. Good job, Benefit, for implementing precautionary measures such as this one.
Before proceeding, I informed Amy that I wanted thick- looking brows and she obliged. When it's your turn to have your brows groomed here at Benefit or anywhere, I would suggest that you tell your aesthetician your preferred look and shape so you won't end up disappointed with the result (unless you grant them the freedom to give you a totally new look). What's beautiful for your aesthetician may not be beautiful to you so tell them the look that you want so you'll leave feeling happy and good.
How was the pain level? I'd give it 5 out of 10. It's virtually painless, but I felt discomfort when it came to the brow bone just because it is one of the most sensitive parts of the orbital eye, but for the rest of the areas, I did not feel any pain. It also helped that Amy would gently press on the treated areas right after waxing to ease discomfort. IMO, brow threading, even if I've been doing it for 3 years now, is still a bit more painful than this one.
Then again, the level of pain depends on your tolerance.
YAY! Clean brows! :D
Amy gave me a brow hair cut after waxing. She also plucked out some really tiny hair strands that the wax had missed.
After the wax, cut, and pluck, a cold compress was applied on my brows to alleviate pain and redness as well as shrink pores. Never experienced this one before in Benefit and good thing they decided to add this extra-it really helped my skin recover from the treatment.
Final stage is grooming. Amy used Benefit Brow Zings in Medium to define my brows.
And I'm done!
Thick, arched, defined brows-just the way I like it!
The treatment was done in 20 minutes flat--maximum is 30 minutes (for Brow Waxing only) and this is dependent on your grooming needs.
I observed the skin around my brows for two days after having the treatment to know if any problem will arise and thankfully, there was none.
Say hello, Amy! Look for her if you're going to have your brows done at Benefit Greenbelt 5!
I enjoyed my experience this time: it's fast, precise, sanitary, and Amy, my aesthetician, is very skilled, polite, and open to talking and being quiet as well, which I really liked. I see myself going back for this treatment! :)
Brow Waxing is P600.00 at local Benefit Cosmetics boutiques.
P.S. Benefit Cosmetics Philippines granted me a VIP card for their Brow Waxing services, but I did not reveal to the Greenbelt 5 staff that I am a Blogger/VIP until the treatment was finished for me to experience how they normally treat regular customers and write a review that's purely based on that.
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