I feel like the definition for "HG" differs in the cosmetics world and I myself don't use the term because I think that a person's preference will vary over time w/changes to their skin/age/look preference. HOWEVER, this might just be the product to warrant me to use HG for once.
MAIN POINT: If you have black brows and hair, don't want an overly bold defined brow, and refuse to spend forever "facing" (my shortcut term for doing my makeup), then this will be your HG too.
WHY: basically, I GET THE COLOR STRENGTH AND FEATHERNESS FOR A NATURAL BROW IN LIKE 10 SECONDS w/its triangle shaped slant tip. The gray/black is not too dark to make your brows look tattooed (but is buildable if you do want it dark), you don't end up w/a distinct outline, there's no color changing, and even on my oily skin it lasts all day (provided you don't try to rub it off). Plus, if you want to use the spoolie, it's not too soft nor flimsy but won't scratch you either.
FINAL THOUGHT: I've been switching products for brows...pencils, powder, multiple stepped products for the past 7 years since developing an allergy to my former product. My search is finally over until the dreaded day Lioele d/c's this product.
[*side note: to the reviews that experienced product changing or faulty packaging, have you considered the possibility of counterfeit? I've read that brands like Lioele, Missha, etc have their share of fakes which is why I don't buy from ebay. Just a thought just because I've had mine for over a year and haven't had those experiences.]
Honestly, I don't know what the fuss is about. I am Asian, my hair is not completely black. My hair is kinda dark brown and my natural eyebrow color is light black. However, I shave the endings of my eyebrows because the shape goes down, and use an eyebrow pencil to draw the eyebrows the shape I want and to fill in the beginning parts which I do not shave. I ordered 2 of these pencils because of the good reviews here.
However, it looks very fake and unnatural on me because I have dark brown hair and very light black color in it only (I do not color my hair - it is my natural color and I am 100% Asian). My skin is NC 20-25. Pretty fair smooth Asian skin. I have always used MAC's "Lingering" eyebrow pencil and bought this because all Asians claimed it looks so natural and good on Asian eyebrows. I must be the exception then. I stick to my MAC's "Lingering" which does not have reddish color in it! It is kind of brown/grey/light black and looks natural on my face and goes well with my hair color.
For those of you who have hair like mine, I recommend MAC's "Lingering" instead.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this eye brow pencil!!! I was about to buy the Hourglass arch sculpting pencil which would've set me back $30+, but I luckily remembered that my favorite youtube guru (frmheadtotoe) uses a similar brow pencil for her eyebrows. I purchased this from Amazon.com for only $10.60, s&h included. I use this fill in my brows and the gray black is perfect for asian coloring... my brows look full and so natural! This is my HG brow pencil and I am confident that I will be repurchasing this when the time comes. Highly recommended!
Best eyebrow pencil I've ever have! I have black hair so it was really difficult to find some black eyebrow pencil that would not be so black (asians know what I'm talking about) and to create my eyebrows not to look ridiculously..this pencil just has done it! The colour is perfect..really grey black! I bought it from ebay for 7$ i think..so it was super cheap! Just love it!
I bought this for about $8CAD off of Ebay. It comes with a little spoolie at one end for you to brush out your brows. The pencil itself is a triangular wedge shape, no sharpening necessary. Looks very natural and isn't too harsh. I have black hair and I feel the grey black makes my sparse eyebrows more defined without looking like I painted them on.
I might try the other similar ones by other Korean brands but right now loving the ease of this much more than my Anastasia brow powder
I absolutely adore this eyebrow pencil. I don't use many eyebrow products, so I'm not too versed in its relative price nor performance. But I do know it's a good product because it's easy to apply and lasts all day. The grey/black was a perfect color match for me. I also own the MAC eyebrow pencil, and this one is so much better in comparison performance wise, not to mention it's less than half the price. I'll definitely be repurchasing this one!
Best. eyebrow pencil thing. ever. I used to use Rimmel black/brown eyebrow pencil but I hated how reddish it was on my black eyebrows. (My hair is dark brown but my brows are more sort of dark-dark ash brown/black.) Anyways I was a bit skeptical of putting something grey on my eyebrows but it's actually awesome, and the little triangle shaped pencil thing is the best because you can get a really fine line on the ends of your brows, or you can use the chubby side of it to fill your brows in. It has the perfect consistency, stays on all day and doesn't look really *obvious* on your eyebrows. I didn't realise how glaringly in-your-face my old eyebrow pencil was until I tried this - it just looks like natural eyebrows (to me, anyway). Love it. SO HAPPY. FIVE LIPPIES.
My favorite brow pencil! It fills my brows well and my brows look natural with this. The brush is also really good. I will repurchase!
This pencil gives a really natural looking shape and fill to your eyebrows. I use the thinner triangle tip to taper off the ends of my brows. Only downside is that it doesn't stay that well, over a few hours the grey color fades, so I need to set it with some eyeshadow. The packaging is really nice and elegant, black and silver. I wish that the tip of the pencil stayed just a bit sharper because there is no way to really sharpen it. The price is super reasonable! I got mine from ebay for about $13.
Edit: I wish the product had better staying power. It is a light grey color and when I try to extend the ends of my brows to a thin line, the color is so light grey it doesn't look like hair. I've also noticed some flakes of black pigment that lie on top of the grey color.
The best eyebrow pencil everrr! No doubt. If you're asian with not-so-full eyebrows and you want natural yet full looking eyebrows, this eyebrow pencil in this particular shade is the one for you! The colour is perfect and not too harsh and sooo natural. And for the price, it is a good buy!
I bought it from zalora for RM29.90 which is roughly $10 and the shipping is free. Arrived within 2 days.
I've tried the ever so popular Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Black Brown but honestly, I prefer this one more mainly because I don't like the brownish tone on my eyebrows, doesnt look natural at all. It is also lest pigmented than the rimmel's making it hard for you to over-do your eyebrows, also the reason why I prefer this over the rimmel's. You can however deepen the colour gradually by giving it more strokes.
The spoolie at the end of the pencil does its job. What more can you ask for? This is definitely my holygrail product. I would never go out without this, even on days without makeup.
P/S: I've heard NYX has a good black eyebrow pencil as well for cheaper, might as well try that out in the future! If you live in the US, that would be the best bet for you since you can get it easier and save shipping cost.