|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had been using the Sleek eyebrow pencil in black, but I was getting a bit miffed with some days having good brows and sometimes not, this was down to whether the pencil was sharp enough, however if you like your brows very black this is the pencil for you...
Right, now onto this MAC pencil, when I first bought this I thought it was broken, despite twisting and twisting, I only got a a little bit of lead coming through, disappointed I called Mac customer services (freephone and based in USA orCanada) and they sent me a new one out free of charge, when that one arrived I realised I had been using it wrong and so now i have two!, what I like abut this is that it does not need sharpening and it gives great definition, I willl see how it lasts to see if I will repurchase again
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I like my brows very defined, with a drawn on, gradient look to them. Before purchasing velvetone pencil I was using a cheap eyeliner pencil- yes you read it right, an eyeliner because it was very creamy and blendable.since I believe my brows are the most important part of my ritual (apart from skin!), I thought I'd bump it up a notch and pay a visit to mac. I tried their normal brow pencil(the kind you sharpen) but it was very hard to work with, not very blendable but when I tried velvetone it was thick, creamy and blendable. I couldn't wait to try it out but when I did , I was disappointed. Went on greyish-black, and the texture of the crayon was very hard like lead. I see other people are saying its very creamy and blendable but I don't see that. Maybe I got a bad one? -seeing as the one I tried at mac was exactly what I was looking for. Won't repurchase unless it does a serious 360 and becomes easier to work with!
EDIT-- i feel so stupid! i was telling my sister about this pencil and she said try sticking a pin in it to see if it will crack so i did then i realized i had to twist the pencil up! the whole time i thought the plastic bit was the pencil, with a lead like texture. creamy texture, think pencil makes it easy to work with. good, nothing special but i will repurchase because i want a luxury product for my brows!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Just received this in the mail. I have very very dark brown to black eyebrows and I've been looking for a pencil that matched. Most are too black or too light. This is a great brow pencil. Easy to hold and control and doesn't go on too heavy. It's a twist pencil instead of the traditional crayon style. It blends in great and looks natural. I just started using Lorac Take A Brow Powder and for a quick fix this is the great product but for more natural looking brows I think I'll stick with the powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a really great pencil, that is very blendable, and buildable. I got this pencil because I died my hair recently, and my other pencil didn't match so well anymore. The pencil I had before, which has been a favorite for a long time, is MAC's Taupe pencil. Now that I combine these pencils though, I think I basically have the perfect receipt for natural brows, even when looking up close. I use the Velvetone to add definition, and fill in brows, then Toupe to blend and apply on the outside corners. It's perfect. I'll definitely be stocking up on this pencil.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Love this. absolutely love it. it's a black eyebrow pencil so anyone who's fooled around with black eyeliner on their brows would be scared of a black brown pencil (looks hideous!). BUT the fact that the pencil is so thin, and the texture is not as creamy as an eyeliner makes a HUGE difference on how it applies and how it looks.
Im so glad i swapped for this because i was so scared of the blackness but it looks freaking great and so natural.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used to buy other eyebrow pencils but once I found this one, I haven't strayed. I love how thin it is because it allows me to make tiny strokes instead of bigger pencils which leave me constantly trying to erase unintentional marks. I tried spiked but it was a little too brown for me and velvetone is perhaps a bit too dark without blending. Yet, once blended in and a small amount of powder, I'm happy. The price is a bit expensive but that is sort of true with all things MAC. I still buy this product so I suppose the price doesn't bother me that much.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Hazel
velvetone is the best eyebrow tool i own. let me just say that my eyebrow's are the thing i take the most time and care with, they are the most important part of your makeup routine, you can leave the house with barely no make-up as long as your brow's look good. i have tried spiked and stud, they are both good but i use to much with those, spiked is dark enough but i still use a lot. stud is actually too light and doesn't match my brow powder. velvetone is perfect, because its nice and dark, i can get away with using a little bit. i underline the bottom of my brow and finish off with the tail, nice and dark. then i take my 266 and blend upwards a little bit until its natural but still defined. if you are like me and like that dark drawn on eyebrow, this is perfect for you, if you like a more natural brow, go with stud or spiked. either way macs brow pencils are amazing. i don't think they are worth the price, but i get a deal on velvetone so its all good :) let me know if you have any questions about this, i would be happy to help!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It does its job. If you work it in right it looks fine. I have been using typographic and it does essentially the same thing. The packaging is somewhat inconvenient. It self sharpens but it is so skinny I'm afraid of snapping the pencil when i take the topper off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have black hair and brows and light skin (MAC C3) and have been using black brow pencils for several years. My old HG was Rimmel, but it would turn grey because of my oily skin. This is an automatic pencil with a very thin point. It is supposed to be used for drawing on individual hairs, but I just trace the natural arch of my brow and blend it with a brow brush. It doesn't change colors on me nor does it smear. It's a bit expensive at $14, but the fact it doesn't turn grey on me makes the price well worth it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Nothing too fantastic about this product, but it does get the job done. It's your basic flat black pencil liner but in a slimmer, twist-up type packaging. The only thing that sets this apart from other twist-up pencils is the skinny size. It's about half as thick as regular pencil liners, facilitating a slimmer point for filling in/drawing on brows. This pencil does the job for me as far as my brows are concerned, but I think there are plenty of other cheaper pencils out there that would do the job just as well when sharpened frequently. Even though I prefer a less natural, more drawn-on look, I still have to use my 266 MAC Angle Brush to blend it out a little bit. I would not recommend this product if you are going for a more natural look, but if you like a very precise, dense, drawn on type of brow, this will probably work great for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
now i have tried almost all the eyebrow anythings out there, and this is definately the most natural one ever! it has a super fine tip (if you've tried nyx, it's just like those) so you never have to sharpen. and the pencil is very hard, so it goes on lightly for a more natural look (hope that made sense). even though i got this in the darkest shade, it's still didn't go on as black as you'd think. i love this thing, and since drawing in eyebrows is my daily routine, this is definately going to be repurchased. and i'll actually be able to get a free lippie with the back-2-macs i'll get from these=)