I love the Taupe color,but it is very dificult to sharpen. I returned it to Sephora and the SL told me I was using the wrong sharpener. I was actually using the Lancome sharpener but the point kept breaking. The brush on the other end works very well for blending. I read some other reviews which suggested putting it on the freezer before sharpening so I might try it again because the color did look great on my brows. I am currently trying Sephora's brand eyebrow palette. I tested Anastasia at the store so if the Sephora brand does't work that is my next brow brand to try. Still searching for the perfect brow color!!! I also started to use a product called Latisse for growing lashes longer which I have been putting on my brows which is beginning to work.
Ok, so let me start off by saying that this pencil, imho, is awesome. Now let me also say that I am a Lancome Brow Specialist. However, before you assume that I am completely biased, I want to emphasize that this pencil is unique because it is a powder-pencil. It is a brow powder in a pencil form. This allows it to be very natural-looking in texture; most pencils have a waxy or creme-like texture and because of this, they tend to not blend easily, streak, drag and sometimes even pull out hairs. The color can work on many blondes and brunettes; I dye my hair soft black and use this everday. It is more of an ash tone, so if your hair has some red or copper to it, you'd be better off with one of the other colors. The pencil is a good length and has like a spoolie brush attached to the end, which is great for blending out after you have filled in. One VERY important note: be sure to have a good m/u pencil sharpener if not the Lancome one, now this is going to sound like a total scam and maybe it was even designed to be this way: the pencil, if used with a crappy sharpener will crumble and be eaten up because of its texture. Also, because upon sharpening you will see that it's held together by this plastic lining around the whole thing. So, if you can't get any of your sharpeners to work with it, (which is a complaint we get all the time because the beauty advisors forget to tell the customers this) get the Lancome sharpener, it's like $3. Overall, good quality and will last you a very looooong time.
Yes it is expensive but it has a great color and the wire brush really blends the color well.
This is the most awesome brow product I have ever used. And I'm qualified to say that, because I've tried many brow fillers, enhancers, etc. over the years. This pencil just has everything you would need-- it fills in the brows naturally, the formula doesn't budge all day (even with oily skin or sweat), and the brush on the opposite end smooths everything out perfectly. I think the key here is the powdery formula, it simply holds in place until you wash it off. I would recommend with any brow color that you use a shade deceptively lighter than your hair color. Even though I have medium brown hair, the taupe shade works well & doesn't make brows look too harsh. I also like that Lancome has many different color options, instead of just the regular "light, medium and dark" shades of other brands. Before this I was using Benefit's Browzings, and even their "light" shade was way too dark for me. It also melted under the hot summer sun. So Lancome is my new HG for brow color. continued >>
I have been using this happily for brows for years! Taupe is good, but occasionally I will use Sable. However, I just discovered by accident (when a chunk of pencil tip fell in the wet sink) that if you moisten the tip ever so slightly it fills in even better and goes on smoothly. I've tried other powders and pomades for brows, but I always come back to this. Convenient to have the brush on the end too.
I am really surprised at all the great reviews for this product as I
found it to be really poor. On a humid day, or if you are inclined to sweat this will melt right off of you!
This is my second favorite brow pencil, first being KA'a precision brow pencil. This was the first brow pencil I ever purchased, and it's a great product. The MA tried to give me a darker color (I'm NC30 with dark brown hair and eyes), but this color looks so much more natural on me. I have repurchased this and would recommend to anyone.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pencil. Its a pencil but with all the power of powder. I got my brows done at the Lancome counter and the girl used this pencil and I loved the results. I have dark brows (dark-brown almost black) but they are sparse. I thought that taupe may be too light but the color matches PERFECTLY. I love that the brush and pencil are together.
I first brush my hairs up and then fill in my brows. I dont use the exact end of the pencil but the side of it in short strokes to make it look more natural. Once my brows are filled in I go over them with the brush again to blend the color. The results are natural looking fuller brows.
My pencil has lasted FOREVER. The best sharpener for these pencils is the Lancome one.
Definitely will be buying again
AWESOME! Defined brows, yet not overbearing. You'd think Taupe would be for blonde-haired peeps. Nope I'm asian with black hair and taupe WORKs for me. I don't like to go dark for my brows bc it looks too clownish. this pencil has the flexibilty of a powder, but precision of a pencil. My HG brow tool for life! although, i still want to try the Chanel brow sculpting pencil one of these days.
Love this pencil & have used it for years. It provides the best of both worlds: the ease of a pencil & the natural look of a powder. When you sharpen this pencil for the first time you'll freak out because instead of seeing a curled shaving of color & wood coming out of your sharpener, you'll see fine powder falling out! Bizarro. It is powder in pencil form.
I have light/yellow-based skin with hair that used to be deep brunette but is now mostly grey. Taupe is ideal. Lasts a very long time so priced fine in my opinion. continued >>