Just Frame it {eyebrow pencils}

May 5th 2010
For me its all about the eyebrows! I cringe when I see over tweezed brows. I know for some that the hair doesn’t grow back but a little bit of help is all you need. My favourite beauty product to fill in brows are pencils. In the past I’ve used powders and gels but I find that pencils are easier to work with and more precise. However, not every brow pencil is created equal. Here are a few favourites & not so great brow pencils.
For reference I have chestnut brown hair (at times with caramel coloured highlights).
  1. My ultimate favourite is MAC Eyebrow Pencil in shade Lingering, twist style pencil, easy-to-use, good thickness of pencil, not too soft & not too hard texture.
  2. Almay Brow Defining Pencil in shade Dark Blonde 01, great dupe of MAC’s lingering pencil above. Twist style pencil, great medium texture, and bonus is the mascara style brush (which I wish the MAC had).
  3. Quo 3-in-1 Brow Pencil in shade Medium, a good on a budget pencil. I don’t care too much for the wax end part of the pencil nor the cheap brush attachment. Not as soft in texture as I’d like but works well.
  4. Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil in shade Natural Taupe. Too soft in texture, smudges a bit and the shade is too muddy looking on me. Not as sharp as I’d like the pencil to be.
  5. Beautique Eyebrow Pencil (from Sally’s Beauty Supply) in shade Brunette. An ok pencil, smudges and a bit too soft. Better off as an eyeliner pencil.
  6. Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in shade Ultimate Brown. I expected greatness from this pencil and it failed. Too hard texture and thus hard to work with.
There you have it! A perfect brow is a perfect face frame. A few times a year I’ll also bleach my brows a shade lighter. Another option is using a clear mascara as a brow gel to keep them in place.
What is your favourite eyebrow product? If you use any.
(image: Versace Fall’10 via style.com, all of the above purchased by me)
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