I popped into Benefit Covent Garden for a brow wax with Mr Darren Seale, waxing expert and in the process roped in Mr C (he was lucky, it could’ve been a sack and crack).
I’ve never been into the Benefit boutique before and it’s kinda cute, and the brow bar is well equipped with the necessary tools; wax, dye, steriliser!
My brows are fairly neat apart from the fluffy strays which are everywhere! So Darren decided to tint them quickly (only took 2 mins) and wax from below and above, the tweezing away the extra fluffy bits.
I’ve never had a brow wax before unless you count the cold Veet strips which I half heartedly stuck under my brows then pulled off slowly because I chickened out…
Everything is very quick and very efficient. Dye, on and off, hot wax, on and off. It hurt, like OUCH and stung a little, but is quicker than threading with is more of a continual pain.
Mr C also said it was OUCHIE but could live with it (macho macho) and also, Darren said that the key to a neat male brow which doesn’t look waxed is just taking away the strays but keeping the shape straight and broad.
Mr C’s brow:
Now – afterwards my brow was stinging like crazy. It looks like I had a reaction or something and it sort of scabbed over and now is almost back to normal (2 days later thanks to an amazing heal gel I will review later).
The good thing about this is that I have spoken to the team at Benefit and they may incorporate patch tests so that future clients won’t end up with a sort brow-sore hehe.
Oh here’s a better picture of my brows after (I had a make over, pictures of that too follow but you can see the shape Darren did for me):
To be frank, I am a bit scared of brow waxing now but I do have delicate skin. Other ladies (and gents) have been fine with it, so I’d suggest if you are sensitive like me, to get a patch test first.
To make an appointment with Darren or enquire about prices (they vary) call the boutique on 0207 379 0316.