Benefit Raising Eyebrows

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Everyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with eyebrows. I mean obsessed. Not only do I spend a lot of time fiddling with and perfecting my own, but it’s always the first thing I notice on other people. When I heard that Benefit was releasing a book all about brows, I knew that Raising Eyebrows by Cameron Tuttle had to be mine.

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This book is okay. I was a bit disappointed, because I was hoping for more information on eyebrow trends through the decades, instead of just a couple of sentences. So this book is not for anyone looking for a more historical read on eyebrows and trends. It’s mainly a guide about shaping eyebrows and what the different products are.

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My main issue with Raising Eyebrows is that a lot of the book is dedicated to pushing Benefit’s eyebrow products and their Brow Bar. Not that it should be a surprise considering the book was put out by Benefit, but it was a bit excessive. The author tells you to make an appointment at your local Benefit Brow Bar at least a dozen times throughout the book, which can get a little annoying to read every few pages.

What do you think about cosmetic brands publishing books? Are they really just pushing products?

5 thoughts on “Benefit Raising Eyebrows

    1. Danielle Post author

      Thanks! It’s not a terrible book, especially if you like to read beauty books. And visually, it’s so cute. But they do push their own products a bit too much for me.

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  1. Heavy Hedonist

    I’ve read many beauty books put out by companies over the years– Avon, Revlon, Bobby Brown (well, she has a company) and though most of them put in a good word for special items, I haven’t felt cheated by them.

    For a better idea of brows through time, check out the pictures and methods in Kevyn Aucoin’s books– you’ve probably read them though.

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