Yves Saint Laurent • Dessin Des Sourcils- Eyebrow Pencil • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
i use dis wen i shave mah brows den draw dem bac on
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Silver, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My hair is mostly silver, so brow color with red or gold tones looks off on me. I like pencil for my skimpy brows and prefer a brush on the other end. I have used Lancome's pencil in Taupe for several years and it has wonderful texture, but is a little too gold. Great, but not perfect. YSL in Ash has surpassed my old love -- it's perfect in every way. Well, except it is expensive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Have this in #4- Ash, great grey for Asians with black hair (used with harder stroke). One downside is that a harder hand is needed to get the color needed as the pencil is firmer, but softer than the Shu eyebrow pencil. Great results though
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I purchased this product less than a month ago and oh my existences, do I love it or do I love it? The consistency is perfect; not lax and smudgy, but solid which makes it easier to grasp faultlessness and promptness. I have been trying all sorts of brow products earlier such as Mac, Chanel , Dior, even HnM. This is by far the best, and I have affirmed I am never going to reappearance back to anything else. Also the color is impeccable for the brows as it is grey undertone. Anything else I tried seems to be more red, which gives a more fake and unnatural outcome. Loving it. When it comes to the bucks, I admit it is rather pricey, but sadly I am going to end this review by saying : You get what you pay for.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the most amazing eyebrow pencil! Nothing compares! It isn't soft, it's quite hard which means you can really control how much colour you are putting into your brows. I have colour number 5 as I have almost black hair, it's very very dark brown. It is a grey toned pencil which is great. Most dark brown eyebrow pencils have red tones in them which makes your brows look very fake. This eyebrow pencil is perfect and I recommend it 100%. My only issue is it's $54 here in Australia, so I don't think I can afford to re-purchase it, but when I go to the US I will definitely buy a few! Love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
What can I say? You get what you pay for. I got this in #4 and it is a perfect match for my brows. I have dark brown hair, olive skin, dark brown eyes, and almost black eyebrows. Being half Lebanese, my brows are really the focal point of my face, so it's important that they are properly shaped and filled in. This pencil does the trick and it stays on all day, until you wash your face. The shade looks downright gray but it goes on the perfect shade of dark ash brown. I love that it has a little spoolie on the end to brush my brows with. Used to use Brow-zing by Benefit, which is good, but this is much better. I didn't have as much control with Brow-zing because the brush and pan of brow filler wax are separate, plus I'm not a professional makeup artist, so.....anyway, if you're looking for a great eyebrow pencil that stays on and you don't mind dropping some cash, check this out.
UPDATE: This pencil is still good, but it has dried up somewhat; I really have to press hard and I don't like doing that anywhere around the eye area. Don't think I will re-purchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a great brow product. My hair is dark blonde, but I get lowlights, so I'm always trying to get a good match to my haircolor. Glazed Brown is just that. It's a medium, coolish brown (a notch darker than most brands' taupe) that looks very natural on the brow. And I love the texture--not so hard that it hurts to apply it, but hard enough that it's difficult to overapply. There's a spoolie on the end so blending is a snap. And it lasts all day, even here is sweaty, summer Phoenix. I do have two complaints: 1. it's expensive ($30), and 2. you have to sharpen it, which I need to do weekly. Regarding #2--putting it in the freezer for a few minutes before sharpening makes it really easy, and you lose very little product even if you prefer a very sharp point. But I will repurchase, because it's the best brow product I've found yet.
Update 10/7/12: I've found Shu Uemura's hard formula pencil in seal brown, which is my grail. After having used the Shu, I find the YSL a bit too soft in texture and not as natural in color or appearance. I've changed my rating accordingly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have black eyebrow hairs but sparse areas that need filling. A makeup artist from cle du peau actually recommended this to me in number 4 because of the color and it's ability to give me a natural yet more full looking brow. The pencil is waxy and requires more work then creamier products because you must work in small strokes for the pencil to not get clumpy in your brows. it does contain some shimmer I imagine because it's probably also intended for white/ silver hair folks. it is great quality just a little hard to work with.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
MY NEW HG BROW PRODUCT OF THE CENTURY. My gosh, this eyebrow does wonders for my brows. My brows are naturally gray/ pale black. and I have brought so many shades of eyebrow pencil over the back few years which are either too brown or black, giving an unrealistic look. Then I came across YSL Dessin Des Sourcils brow pencil. It cost like AUS$45 here, it was fricken pricey, however since this is the only gray or suitable eyebrow colour for me, I bite the bullet and decided to buy it. Coming with such an expensive price, I expected a hell lot of this product. It comes in three shades and I have selected shade 4 in Ash in Australia, not really sure about other countries.
Like any makeup product, never judge the product by the colour you see it as, TRY IT FIRST, because some might come out lighter or darker. I always recommend to go out to a local counter and try the product there, if you can or want to.
#3 Glazed brown- Medium earthy brown colour (Great for people with brunette and black hair colour, sorry this colour might not work for girls with blonde hair)
#4 Ash- Light ashy gray colour (Amazing for people like black hair like mine)
#5- Ebony- Light deep gray/almost black colour (Works well for those whose natural eyebrow are almost or complete black and just want to add a little oomph and life back to it)
The brow pencil also comes with a Christmas tree/heart shaped eyebrow wand or brush, very convenient to blend and brush away any harsh lines.I have none negative things to say about the product, but if you are preparing to buy Shade 4- Ash, you might find it contain glitter.
Let's be honest here, eyebrow junkies like me out there have probably once came across those eyebrow pencil that feels waxy and the product is so stiff that hardly any colour comes out. Well, have I got good news for you, YSL Dessin Des Sourcils brow pencils doesn't. WOOHOO! I can't stay it glide on like butter or the pencil itself is soft or creamy, there are still room for improvements. The brow pencil itself is very buildable, so you could keep filling your brow, until you reached to your desire colour for your brow. I have a very unusual brow, the first half of my brow is full and almost black, but the ends of my brow is sparse and light gray. So I would usually focus my eyebrow pencil on the ends of my brow, to give it a youthful yet natural look. By only doing the ends of my brow, makes me more concern about its colour, it's really important for me that the colour will blend nicely with the rest of my brow. Dessin Des Sourcils really helped me make my entire eyebrow look complete and full, without it look too overdone or unnatural. Sometimes, if I feel a bit fancy or want extra colour, I would go over the brow pencil with a brow gel (Ardell brow sculpting brow) or maybe even some eye shadow or brow powder/wax. Dust a light shimmery white or creamy colour to make the arc of your brow pop and give it more dimension and life.
For this brow pencil, I reckon it only lasted me for 3 to 4 hours max with any touch up or refilling. If you choose to top it off with a brow gel, it would probably last much longer. This wonderful product lived a short life for me. Sharpening the pencil itself, is a pain in the ass for me. It just WON'T sharpen whatsoever. Don't get me wrong, if you are willing to spend your time and money on this product and it can work for you, do go ahead and purchase this, but they are SO many better and of course cheaper dupes and brow pencils out there. I'm like sitting on the fence for this brow pencil, but I wouldn't be purchase this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I LOVE the color of this pencil! I used to have lorac brown pencil but it has a reddish tint that i hated because my eyebrows are not that brown. they're more of a black color. So i decided to spend the money and im glad i did! I bought it in Ash and it works really great. The application is a little hard because you kinda have to tug at your skin which bothers me. The price is expensive, and i wish it came with a sharpener since its already expensive. Other than that i really like this product <33
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This it the eyebrow pencil I already use for over more than 2 years now. Sometimes I tried another one to compare but I always return to this one. Why? Its has for me the best colour, stays all day, easy to use, you can use it for a long time (for me about 6 months). Just don't let the pencil fall cause it breaks easily from the inside.. besides that its a great pencil
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Green
I have been searching for a brow pencil in gray since Maybelline stopped making their gray pencil.
Tried the Anastasia eyebrow pencils and they are too dry
and hard to use.
The Yves Saint Laurent eyebrow pencil is great for those with silver (white) hair. I purchased #4 Ash. It's a pretty gray color.
The price - $28.00 - is awfully high but the pencil should
last a long time. It would be nice at that price if a sharpener was included.
The pencil stays somewhat creamy and applied easily. Really, there is no other choice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm a fan of this pencil. I've pretty much accepted that I can't really skimp on eyebrow pencils. I tried using the drugstore ones, to no avail. They were either rock hard (so I'd be stabbing at my face trying to get the product off), the wrong color, wouldn't sharpen properly, or awful in other ways.
Then, I found MAC's Lingering which I really liked, but I swear to God it lasted me 2 1/2 weeks. I'm not slathering it on too thick and often, either! I'm suspect of the plastic container it comes in, where you have to twist it and more pencil comes up...I bet there's only like 1 inch of pencil in that damn tube because it lasted WAY too little for me. Maybe I could put up with that if it was way cheap, but it was $14.
ANYWAYS, I finally found this one and like it a lot. The colors are great, very natural and not abrasive looking, the crayon goes on really lightly and settles into my brow hairs quite well, and it comes with a little brush too to comb my eyebrows. Also, it sharpens well. I can't tell you how important that is...a lot of the other ones I was trying would crumble and break off when I tried to sharpen them and I couldn't get a fine point at all.
Yea, this one is expensive but it's good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I would never have expected a simple pencil to work so well. I thought MAC's Lingering was natural, but compared with no. 4 (Ash) it has a reddish tint to it, plus it finished much more quickly than any other pencil I've used. Ash is absolutely perfect for my medium dark but reasonably sparse eyebrows. Shame it's very expensive, but I will keep buying it unless I find the same quality and colour in a cheaper brand. One small complaint: the cap for the very useful brush at the bottom end is exactly the same in shape and colour as the cap for the pencil, which is a little annoying.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Until recently, this WAS my brow pencil of choice. I'll still buy it if
my favourite cannot be found. And this is saying something as I can barely justify spending this much on a brow pencil.
When Maybelline's Brow Pencil in Grey was discontinued (WHY?!), I tried many brow pencils including Chanel's and none worked better than Dessin Des Sourcils. It's hard enough to feather in some colour in patchy areas and soft enough to add pigment quickly so brow grooming didn't take too long. Make sure you select the correct shade. I chose "Ash" and it works well, looking natural even though my hair is dark. (There's nothing more aging than brows that are raven-black).
So ~ what IS my current favourite, you ask?
NYX's Brow Pencil ~
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
HG brow pencil, as it is for many others. My mother was who originally bought this, and was so pleased with it that I asked to try it. OH MY. I'm saving money to buy another one for myself, especially because I have really few and veeeeeeeeeeeeery thin brow hairs (totally opposed to my 'scalp' hair, if that makes sense) and if I want to give my brows a shape (just that, forget arches) the outer half practically disappears. This pencil allows me to fill in the areas where my hair should exist, without looking reddish, waxy or just artificial. Plus, I have an exact colur match for me. What else could I ask for?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
First - *slaps self on wrist for spending $30 on a brow pencil* Yikes...I can't believe I allowed myself to spend that much. But, it was my bday yesterday and I suppose I gave myself a gift.
Second - This is pretty awesome. I have it in color #3 - you can see my coloring/hair color on my profile pics. I was looking for a neutral light brown. This works exactly as I wanted it to. It feels as though it has a little wax to it - which is great, it keeps my brows in line. Also, I have seb derm in my brows, so I'm hoping it will do a great job of keeping that at bay as well.
I feel like I've tried SO many brow products. Most recently, I was using the Milani Brow Fix Kit which I thought was amazing (still do!). It's the best powder product I've ever used for brows (please feel free to check out my review on that as well!). I had tried pencils to no avail - I couldn't find one that looked natural. This one is soft and fills in nicely, is easy to work with.
EDIT: this is really awesome, with a really less than awesome price tag. I have found that the Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer in Light Brown is a DS dupe.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I use this in shade number 5. I like the colour because it's not too dark or too brown and it's a grey tone in it. Usually it's difficult to find a good brow pencil for everyone tends to be too warm. I've been using this years already.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: I prefer the "universal" cool shade called "Ash." Almost a taupe. Quite natural on me (I'm N15.) Like that it has a brush on the end for blending.
CONS: Wish they made one like this just a hair lighter. Price.
ALTERNATES: I know it's almost blasphemy to compare "ELF" to this brand, but I love ELF's eyebrow wax/powder duo (in medium) for a close color dupe to this.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased this blind based on the reviews here and am extremely glad that I did. I bought it in No 3 and held my breath that I got it right. Phew! This is a beautiful natural looking brown which is so easy to use. The colour of the pencil to look at prior to application is nothing like it looks on your brows. Love this one. Having tried loads of other brands I think this is HG status for me now.
UPDATE: Having used this for a few weeks now I am amazed at how fab this is. It does the best job ever yet still manages to lok natual. I LOVE THIS!