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on 4/13/2015 1:26:00 AM
More reviews by curlycuesue
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I've purchased this product twice. Based on the 1st product, I give it 5 lippies and WOULD purchase again. However, based on the 2nd product, I give it 1 lippie and WOULD NOT purchase again. Let me explain: I purchased both products on ebay from the same seller (in Korea). The gray black color matches my brows exactly (though my hair is dark brown so in comparison, it's a bit too gray/cool, but that's another issue). I love that there's a spoolie (with a cap) on one end. What's also great is that to use the product, you twist the product out of the barrel, but it can also be twisted back into the barrel (unlike some pencils where you have to twist up only a certain amount, otherwise you risk getting it chopped off or smushed by the cap). And even though the triangular shape takes some getting used to, I find it easier to work with than a fine point brow pencil (e.g., Anastasia Brow Wiz) and deposits color onto my brows quicker. Additionally, I only paid about $6-7 for the pencil which comes with a good amount of product, definitely usable for 4-5 months. The one thing that I find annoying is the silver cap covering the spoolie comes off quite easily, and I oftentimes find it rolling around in my makeup bag. But here's where the similarities between the 2 pencils end. My 1st pencil has the softest spoolie I've EVER used. Unfortunately, my 2nd pencil has the harshest, stiffest spoolie I've EVER used. I first thought maybe it'll soften over time, but it's still as prickly and harsh as when I first started using it. Also, I used the 1st one until there was about 1-2cm of product left, and it broke off. Unfortunately, the 2nd one was already broken before I even used it! So now I have to keep the pencil upright, otherwise the product comes sliding out of the barrel. I'm assuming/hoping my 2nd one is defective and not a reflection of a drastic decline in quality. However, I'm currently reading some great reviews about the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow pencil, so maybe this is a good opportunity for me to try something else. If I do order another Lioele brow pencil, I will update this review. :)
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on 12/1/2014 4:06:00 AM
More reviews by jcq
Hair: Black, Other, Other
My daily essential for eyebrow. The shade gray black is perfect for my black hair with right amount of pigmentation to never overdo my brows, and lasts throughout the day on my oily skin. Decent spoolie to help blending.Cons: the cap broke off easily, and once the pencil tip became blunt, it's kinda tricky to draw sharp edges. I'd say this is more suitable for thicker, Korean brow style.
on 6/21/2014 10:51:00 AM
More reviews by UHDPA
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I love how natural it looks!!! I usually brush it out with a brush after making light strokes...The packaging looks very nice but it is very weak and flimsy. The cap on the spoolie end broke off after a week and the spoolie itself came out soon after. I do not mind though because the pencil itself is amazing. It might be not pigmented enough for some people and it has no wax in it, kind of a dry feel.
on 5/18/2014 11:35:00 PM
More reviews by Strikingreality
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Fine
Like many of the reviewers here, I am Asian and I have black hair, and I love this product. This is my first time using a grey eyebrow product (as opposed to brown), and I am surprised by how natural this looked on me! I love that it is a twist up pencil, which meant there is no need for sharpening,. The triangle shape is lovely - I can use the long edges for drawing across the eyebrow, and the pointed edge for my ends. The spoolie is very good as well at diffusing the colour, so that it doesn't look too harsh. I got this at a REALLY good price at my local version of GMarket Korea (qoo10.sg), which makes this even better value and would not hesitate to buy again. In fact, I am now getting a back up, just in case I should ever lose this!
on 4/25/2014 7:42:00 PM
More reviews by Kemmae
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Only recently have I been paying attention to my eyebrows. I tend to run out of the house before I get to them, but lately I've made it a point to be more vigilant. I have Asian eyebrows and the color of this pencil is perfect for them. The spoolie at the end is handy for brushing them into place and the pencil itself is easy to use and pretty pigmented. I'm glad I found such an easy product to use.
on 3/31/2014 5:07:00 PM
More reviews by eversojenny
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
This is THE best pencil I've ever used for my non-existent half brows. What? Half-brows? Yes. Half-brows. My brows have no tail/end... but that's another story for another time. If I can't go to my local H-Mart (~$8) to stock up on Asian goodies, I buy the Lioele Artist Autobrow Pencil for about $12 for a pair on eBay. Either pencil works well... can't tell the difference between the one found in-store vs the one on eBay. BUT I will say shipping takes a little over a month (I'm on the US east coast)..As an Asian woman with God-given black eyebrows, grey HONESTLY looks the absolute best and most natural on me. I've many of shades of brown (different brands) and they all look decent (I have naturally light hair for an Asian (French ancestry)), but the grey color ALWAYS looks best. I've learned my mistake... I ONLY ever get grey or a taupe brown that leans grey.Moreover, the Artist Autobrow formula is the most flattering and natural product I've tried. I have EXTREMELY oily skin during certain parts of the year and sometimes my oils expose my pores and my brows look painted on... I can get away with it for roughly 6-7 hours after applying. It doesn't look THAT bad, but by that point I let my hair down so the tails of my brows (my issue areas) are covered.All in all, it's a great product at a great drug store price.
on 3/17/2014 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by Diadore
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
I love this brow pencil thingy, it's so easy to use since I'm a noob at makeup. It's hard to mess up your brows with this pencil and if you mess up, just blend with the spooly and voila, the mess up is gone. The color matches my black Asian hair perfectly and it looks natural. Definitely repurchasing :D My only con is that the cap for the spooly side will not stay on and I know that I didn't break it... I think it's just mine though. Update: Although I do have pitch black Asian hair, I find that it's very easy to go too dark with this color. A few strokes and I end up with sharpie eyebrows. Swatched, it looks like a light grey shade, but on the eyebrow hairs, it's so dark! I went a shade lighter and it definitely suits me better.
on 3/15/2014 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by theartyard
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
I got this on ebay for something like £4? Definitely worth it !I used to use brow powder because I thought using pencil would be unnatural.Pros:-Defined brows-Very natural looking (for people with black eyebrows)-Easy to use-spooly works really well at blending and making brow look as natural as possible-cute packagingCons:- can't think of any!
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on 2/24/2014 7:08:00 PM
More reviews by jtbeautyx3
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this eyebrow pencil yet! I've had it for a few months and just to reiterate what everyone else has said, it's hard to find eyebrow products catered towards us Asians with black hair. My eyebrows are very full just EXTREMELY light so it's a constant struggle to find something to fill them in without my eyebrow hairs looking all crazy. This is my go to brow pencil - it gives just the right amount of tint and looks very natural. Overall, it's an average product, not phenomenal. I find that the pencil itself is actually quite thick which is useful when my eyebrows are full but when I get them done, I find it difficult to use this pencil. I wouldn't repurchase because Anastasia just released the Brow Wiz in Granite! Finally, they show grey brows some love! I've been loving that one a lot.
on 2/24/2014 5:27:00 PM
More reviews by RustGospel
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
Judging by the reviews already posted, I guess it's safe to say that finding appropriately colored eyebrow pencils for those of us with black hair is A STRUGGLE. Many browns appear too red, taupes too sandy, and well, black just too darn stark looking for some of us. Grey products have most certainly been my salvation ever since I discovered that they exsisted at all but just because some pencils are the correct shade doesn't mean that they are all created equally. For starters, the consistency and color of this pencil are perfect. Lioele's Aritst Eyebrow Pencil in Gray Black is, well, gray! For people with black hair! They made it pretty easy on us with the shade name, huh? This pencil is pigmented while still being very natural looking and it's neither too hard nor too waxy. It's just right. As mentioned, the color is a nice shade of medium gray and is truly undetectable on my eyebrows at all. There are no weird undertones that peek out once the pencil is applied either and it wears all day without incident on me. The pencil mechanism of Lioele's Artist Eyebrow Pencil reminds me a lot of the Hourglass Arch Brow and I'm genuinely thinking that these are truly a dupe for the uber expensive Cle De Peau La Beaute Enigmatique Eyebrow Pencils as well. Not only do the pencils' cases look exactly the same but the shades also appear to be very similar. That said, you can find this neat little pencil on eBay for around $7 dollars which is several times less than either of the aforemented pencils are. Sure, it takes a good while to ship from Korea but considering the price compared to other similar pencils and the rarity of the shade, I think it's a great deal. The actual pencil is triangular or wedge shaped and is really excellent for getting a very soft fill across a wider area, particularly so for those with brows that are more sparse and carry less of an arch. For my own brows, which are quite thick and a bit more angular in shape, I prefer to use the pointed tip which on my pencil has become blunt and less effective over time. Don't get me wrong, I like this pencil a lot but for my particular brows, I can't help but think I prefer narrow tapered tips on my auto pencils more because they make it easier for me to mimic hair in spots where my own hairs are a little lacking. I guess it's worth mentioning also that I'm not the biggest fan of the spoolie attached to the end of this pencil. I'm glad that it's an actual spoolie versus a useless comb or something like that but the bristles are a little too soft and flextible for wrangling my wiley eyebrows. That said, if you're in the market for a nice gray eyebrow pencil and don't mind the shipping time, I say go for it! It's about the same price as the NYX Charcoal Auto Eyebrow Pencil, which while the NYX pencil is perhaps more readily available, in my opinion it's just not as great quality as Lioele's. Will I repurchase or not? Hmm. I can't really say. I like this pencil quite a bit but I'm still on the hunt for an HG. I guess time and what my budget allows will tell!
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