I bought this because I was hoping the lift side could be a dupe of Benefit EyeBright. I now have EyeBright and they're somewhat similar. Eyebright is lighter and not as sticky. Anyway, onto the review for this.
I like the lift side, it's great to brighten up under my brows. It is a bit sticky though, but I think that's good to act as a base for your highlight.
The fill side...is way too creamy. I have to be very careful when using this, and I find that if you don't set it with a powder or gel, it's definitely going to rub off.
The packaging...I'm not very fond of this. The sharpener lid is terrible and nicks the product, so I took the lid off of my other e.l.f concealer and put it on both sides. It's okay this way but I can't tell which side is which!
Overall, this is good for light travel, but there are better brow products out there.
I actually find that the 'filler' is perfect in softness. Ok - maybe a little too soft, but it really isn't a problem for me. I have it in Light which is a great match for me even though I have a little darker hair. It glides on really nice, and it makes my eyebrows look amazing! I just sweep it over my eyebrows twice each, and I'm good to go.
The highlighting side isn't bad either. It can be a little cakey, but if you warm it up a little with your fingers, it isn't a problem.
I would have given this product a perfect 5 if the brow filler side wasn't so darn soft. Otherwise, it's great. The color "Dark" is a very nice dark brown that leans to the cool side. The problem is that it's just too creamy to be used straight on brow hairs. It's workable if I use a very light hand, blend with my fingers and then run a brow gel through, but that's fairly time consuming. However, since I refuse to let products go to waste, I've found that this makes a nice smudgeable eyeliner. The lifter side, however, is well worth the money even if you don't use the filler. It looks like a dupe of Benefit's High Brow. The color is a light fleshy pink (no shimmer) that really brightens up the face. I like to use it under my brows, as suggested, and also in the inner corners of my eyes. It blends like a dream! The packaging is nice, also. One end is capped and the other has a built-in sharpener. Full price is $3, but ELF always has sales going on (I got mine half off). I highly recommend this if you are looking for a brightening pencil.
I got this in dark. Very, very creamy. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. Used with a light hand, I think you'll be very pleased with the results.
Even if you don't like the "filler" part, the "lifter" part is in itself worth the money. It makes my eyebrows look clean and polished. Love it.
I gave it 4 lips only because the filler is SO creamy it's a little difficult to know the exact right pressure to use it. haha
I love this product. I find both ends very creamy and easy to apply however I recommend using brush for the filler part because you could easily put too much product on the eye brows. I really like it it's easy to apply and the lifter part does its job, it's very creamy and the color is beautiful. I recommend this product to everyone. The only con I was able to find is that the cap on the filler part got loose and it opens easily. The sharpener works well too. Overall a great product.
I have each of the brow tools (brow kit, treat and tame, arch kit, tweezers) from ELF and I like them all. I did find both ends of this to be creamy, but just be light-handed or use a brush. The color is perfect (I got medium for my light brown hair color). The sharpener and cap make it convenient for travel/purse when I can't carry the Brow Kit compact. I recommend this and most of the products from ELF.
I have had such a hard time trying to find just the right thing to help me with my brows. Thanks to this my search is over. The lifter is light enough no blend into my skin tone but does give a pro like arch to my brows. The filler is creamy and I use a brush to apply to brows and it fills them in without making them look drawn on or cartoony. Bouns with the built in sharpener. Plus for the price you can't go wrong.
I like this stuff! the texture is very creamy but that's ok you just dont press on it..just barely touch your eyebrows with the pencil and blend with a brush..i got it in dark and is perfect since i have dark eyebrows and dark hair. the lifter is also creamy but I put some on the under my eyebrows/browbone and blend it with my finger and then do my eyebrows..it really works and is soooooooooooooooooo unexpensive!!! ☺
I really love this product! I agree, it is a creamy deep texture, but this is what I was looking for, but didn't want to spend $$$$. I found exactly what I was looking for. It doesnt seem to be creamy on the hair brows itself. It just adds a more dramatic look to them which I like. You also have to make sure you get the right color. I have this in dark, and it is like a deep brown.
The Ivory Lifter I like very much also, now this is a little tricky for some women. If you know about makeup than you should have no problems here, dark women or fair women, it doenst matter. You write some ivery under your brows, and you get this loud uneven color. All you have to do is blend it in like its a cream eyeshadow. And viola! you will get a brow that looks like it was just freshly arched! It looks really good if you dont want to wear a highlighter color like me most of the time.
this is really nice eyebrow filler. it gives a natural color with no any issues. i love it so much for a dollar!