I have medium brown hair and this taupe pencil works great for my brows. The formulation is a bit waxy and dry, but once you apply and comb out with a spoolie it ends up looking and feeling very natural. Lasts all day too.
PERFECT SHADE for any hair color, blonde, brown, black. This is my go to product to fill in my very light eye brows and get asked many questions about every where i go. Use it alone or set it with an eyeshadow, will look beautiful either way. Has an "ashy cool" tone which is great and very hard to find compared to all the ones with reddish undertones. Seriously one of a kind color for only 99 cents. Wax keeps eyebrows in place as well. I have bought this since senior year in high school and 4 years later, I'm still in love like the first day. It is a MUST try product! :)
I award it the unviersal pencil. I've been using this everyday starting this summer and it's wonderful. I use it to fill in my brows (then brushing it out), cream in smudgy top eye shadow, and draw on freckles. I've also used this color for my eyebrows when I had blonde hair and also now, back to having ash brown hair. Being one of the last of my summer "barely-there" makeup routine, I can run out the door with tinted moisturizer, light bronzer, then pocket mirror my eyebrows and eyes on the go. With my short hair, getting ready can really take me 5 minutes.
One note is, this liner is soft, waxy and will smudge within a few hours if it's not set with eyeshadow/powder. But it's not a very noticeable color, so if it smudges, it won't be completely out-there panda eyes.
I have been wanting my eyebrows to be a bit lighter and better shaped, so I trimmed them down, lightened them, and bought this pencil based on the reviews. When the pencil is sharp, it gives great strokes and creates a nice eyebrows shape without looking too fake, even up close. My trimming ending up being a loooot of my brows off, and this pencil filled it right back so that I looked like I have some again.
I took off a lippie because if you touch where you placed the pencil, it will transfer. I have not tested it with sweat or water, I assume it will not do well. Perhaps if I set it with a powder, but that's an extra step I'm not looking for while doing my brows.
Good color, great price.
For the price, this isn't bad. I will buy it again as a cheap replacement for better brow pencils but I do not plan on using this often.
- Great color for filling in dark blond to brown eyebrows
- Waxy texture helps keep brows tame
- The cap is really cheap and doesn't stay on the back so be careful not to lose it if it falls
- Breaks when it is sharpened... Store this in your freezer and then sharpen. (Some pencils may not break but mine did)
- Waxy texture makes it look "obvious" so it should be used sparingly
Overall I'll buy it again because its so cheap but there are better pencils out there and it might be worth it to just save up and get a better quality pencil.
My HG brow pencil, and only 99 cents! Its almost too good to be true. This is the perfect color for filling in brows if your hair is anywhere between blonde and medium brown. It's a true taupe without any red tones, which is hard to find. Will buy again.
I use this as an eyeliner, and I just ordered four more this morning (the taupe is hard to find around here). As I've gotten older, dark brown and black liners are too harsh and make my eyes look smaller. This shade of taupe defines my eyes without being too dark or closing them in -- it's a subtle, almost glowy definition that just makes my eyes look wonderful. As far as my brows go, well, I've never tried it on my brows, but I definitely will, after reading the positive reviews here. This product is a great example that just because something is inexpensive doesn't mean it's cheap!
I can't tell you why this works but it just does. It's a medium neutral brown which I normally would not ever think about buying but when applied, it just looks so natural on me. It is important to me that my brows look natural. I'm NC40-42 with thick but sparse brows. I use this by making tiny chicken marks on the sparse areas and it magically makes my brows so much more flattering. I would rebuy this..in fact, I need a backup because sometimes I can not find mine.
Great pencil for subtle details, like the edges of my brows (I have black hair, so this barely shows up) and my lower lash line (for a very natural look). 10 hours later, I can still distinctly see this pencil on my lower lash line, so it has GREAT staying power for something that's only $1! The pencil itself is hard and very easy to sharpen/draw with, and the color is a faint, grey taupe. I think it's a neutral color and works on both warm and cool skin tones, but that's an educated guess because it works great for me (NC25, very warm).
Totally HG for me. I use this everyday for my brows. It's very natural looking, not fake at all. Color matches perfectly. Other brow pencils that I have tried are either auburn-redish or a weird blackish brown that looks fake on me. For .99 can't go wrong and you can find usually find it in any drug store.