This is the best eyebrow pen/colour/method I have come across.
The best feature is undoubtledly the formula - it is translucent. Unlike so many other eyebrow pens/pencils/powders/gels, this comes out only translucent on the first stroke. This means that you can fill in patches in your eyebrows and have it blend perfectly, but also build up colour to extend/shape your brows. It is the most natural looking, blendable eyebrow product I have come across.
Another great feature of the formula is the colour tone. It is a very natural, dull brown (which blends into my darkish brown eyebrows perfectly). Lots of other formulas I have come across have too much red or black in them, resulting in rich coloured, unnatural looking eyebrows. This colour is perfect for me.
The brush good too. It is small and stiff enough to draw perfect clean lines but bendy enough to curve where I want it to.
I've tried many different eyebrow products, but this is my favourite.
I got this brow "pen" in the colour Medium, though to be honest, I would have preferred "Light" but they were sold out. I am very wary of doing my brows. I know a lot of people say it's the most important part of their eye makeup routine and that brows frame the eyes, etc., etc. but the first time I had my brows done by a makeup artist, I honestly felt I looked like Groucho Marx. I was SO self-conscious. And this feeling continues. On those rare occasions when I do fill in my brows, I'm so concerned that I look weird so I take great pains to keep it subtle (hence my preference for purchasing this in the shade "Light").
So, having said that, let me just also say that this is a great brow product. It has a fine brush tip and the product dispenses much like a lot of those "automatic" eye liner pens. The results this fine brush gives are very subtle and natural looking. I don't have to worry too much about "overdoing" it and having brows that look too dark or heavy. It's sort of a fool-proof product that reliably gives great results. I would gladly repurchase this.
My HG eyebrow pen right now.
It's really easy to use and gives a natural look. Then packaging makes it really easy to control. The pen is thin enough that you can make natural looking individual strokes if you like. The shad is also natural looking. I find that a lot of the eyebrow products out there - there is too much of a red tone in it. Since I have jet black hair, it doesn't match my hair whatsoever. With Stila, I find that it has more of a natural grayish tone.
1. Longevity while in use - I've tried pretty much ALL the eyebrow products known to man and this falls second to longevity on my skin (only behind MUFE Aqua Brow). It stays on all day however if I were to jump in a chlorinated pool and do some major swimming, some would fade. So when vacations arise I reach for MUFE Aqua Brow instead. 2. Longevity in the pen - The product dries out pretty quickly while in the pen. At MOST I get 3 months out of 1 pen. Therefore I always have a backup on hand in case I forget how quickly it dries out. I find that the Anastasia pen doesn't dry out as quickly - however I am not a fan of the colors offered.
3. Darkness of shade - I like my eyebrows to be pretty much black. At Sephora they only have Light and Medium. I wish it would be darker. When I want it darker I pat a little MAC Carbon shadow on top.
This product only worked for 3 days before it dried up. Since the cap is tight, it seems to have other issues.
The color of the "light" was great for me ( grayish brown ) but I tried a replacement for the first pen and it didn't deliver enough product either.
I am surprised this product doesn't have a higher rating. I have been using it for a week now and I totally love it! It comes in a pen design with a fine felt tip. It comes in two colours, light and medium. I bought the medium since I have darker hair/brows and the colour is fabulous.
When the SA told me about it, I was very skeptical as I pictured it like liquid liner and I thought the look would be very harsh and fake looking, but it's exactly the opposite. Somehow the colour comes out in a very subtle but buildable form, so you can really contol how dark you want it to be. The final result is very natural looking, and the colour has NO RED in it at all!
More importantly, the colour stays on all day! I am surprised that people say it disappeared during the day. I have an oily forehead, and the colour does not budge or smear or wear out. In fact I need make-up remover to take it off. If I just wash my face, it still stays there. In the past I have used pencil and powder, but this beats both easily.
One tip though, in order to make it look natural, when you use this, apply it in light feathery strokes as if going over the individual hairs in your brow. Do not go sideways from the start to the end of the brow.
The only con to this product is the price, it costs $27 CA, and I have no idea how long it will last, but still I know I will keep repruchasing, because I think eyebrows are an important focus in the face.
Maybe I'm just a creature of habit (Benefit Brow-Zings devotee); maybe I just don't get the hang of this. I don't know; but I'm just not a convert.
The reviews that claim this is pigmented, to me, are mind-boggling. At this point, my pen is at the 5 month mark, but even new, the pigment just didn't seem to be there. I'm blonde, with pretty sparse and lighter than my natural colour brows (medium blonde naturally with light blonde brows) and this takes MUCH longer to use and fill in brows with this versus any pencil I've used (Chanel, Benefit, Maybelline) or the aforementioned Benefit powder. I also think the colour may be a bit too ashy on me, as well, but I'm not going to dock points for that.
I'm also not convinced this lasts any longer (or Stays All Day) any more than any other brow product. I've worn it to sweaty clubs and bars but wasn't blown anyway by the performance at the end of the night. For dance, again - average. Full workday - average. It doesn't fade away within an hour, but it ain't outstanding.
An average product, with average pigmentation and longevity. With a not-so-average price tag. Will not rebuy, but I am trying to use it up.
I was on my way to the swimming pool and a stila makeup artist was in the store I was shopping at. I told her I was looking for something that would giveenough definition but would look good with my sparse brows and not look painted on. She recommended the brow product. I told her if she put it on and I went swimming after and it stayed on , I would come back and buy it. I looked at myself in the mirror after she put it on and fell in love instantly. I am quite dark hair however have warm tones in my hair. I use the shade light, and it really does stay during swimming / sweating / everything
Love this product. I am still getting used to it and am trying new ways to use it to look more natural... But my once over plucked eyebrows adore this product! Definitely worth a try. I will be buying this again I am sure!
I purchased this more than a month ago and I love it! I've read reviews (internet) stating that after a month the product runs out but for me it's still usable and I use it every day. I have a medium-tan complexion, so got the medium color - it's great and it's pretty much waterproof (and foolproof). When I workout or swim I dab the skin/my eyebrows instead of wiping - lessen the chance of it coming off, and so far this works well. It's quite expensive but personally I think it's worth it - it cuts down the time I spend on filling in my eyebrows = less time getting ready in the morning (I spend most of my time on my brows b/c they're sparse and thin). I think if you have the money to spare then try this out. I recommend this for those that want to achieve a natural look.
I purchased this product with high hopes. I have very thin, sparse eyebrows and needed something natural looking to define them. I was shocked at the price $27, but bit the bullet and purchased it in medium. It took a few attempts to achieve the shade I wanted. I went to my spin class with the product on, finished my class an hour later and the product was completely off, I had to go to the nearest drugstore and purchase a brow pencil. I returned the product a day later and am not impressed.