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Almay Brow Pencil 802 Brunette 0.01 oz
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on 2/27/2017 10:13:00 PM
More reviews by LookAtMeImKaileeC
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I've never been a huge fan of Almay; it has been one of those brands that never really jumped out at me and doesn't get a lot of traction in the YouTube beauty community either. With that said, this Brow Pencil is criminally underrated. I've had some of my best brow days in the three weeks I've used this, and this is coming from someone who just worked through an Anastasia Brow Wiz (the gold standard of brow products if you're going by popular opinion).I got this in Brunette; it is a dead-ringer shade for Anastasia Dark Brown. The shade range leaves a lot to be desired, but if you're medium-brown haired or darker, this should be a good match. It isn't so pigmented that you have immediate block brows, the color builds nicely and looks very natural. It is rather stiff and not waxy or patchy, which is what you want in a brow pencil. The real test is that this lasts through full days and doesn't get ugly as time marches on. I don't know why, but brow products tend to get patchy on me after the five hour mark. This still looks good after a full work day. For $7, what more can you ask?The packaging is meh. Rather cheap, the spoolie end broke off after a few uses, but guess what, the same thing happened with my Anastasia, so I'm not deducting any lippies because I didn't for that pencil, either.A few weeks ago I was all set to drop another $21 on a second Anastasia Wiz, and please don't misunderstand, that's a great product as well, but why drop that much money when you can get just a good a product, and just as much product, for 1/3 the price? For someone who goes through brow pencils very quickly, I desperately needed to find a dupe, and a dupe I did find!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/30/2016 3:08:00 PM
More reviews by mucarmennemrac189
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
the pencil, pigment, and lasting power of this pencil is comparable to high end, however the spoolie end of this is shit. i've bought about 5 of these pencils and around halfway through usage of this pencil, the spoolie will fall out of the barrel of the pencil. so the spoolie brush itself is fine, but it just cant stay attached to the pencil. there are only 2 shades of this, brunette and blonde, and i like to mix both shades. i dye my hair brown, so i go theough 1 blonde pencil for every 2-3 of the brunette shade
on 6/14/2016 4:25:00 PM
More reviews by glowing500
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Yes, this is an awesome brow pencil. I bought this ONLY because of the great reviews here on Makeup Alley and "thank you" to the great people who left a review for this product. I never would have purchased it without Makeup Alley. This is an automatic pencil so you don't need to sharpen it. It's not dried out like a lot of brow products are and the pencil itself is thin so it allows you to make tiny strokes to fill in the brows. I first fill in my brows with this pencil then I go over the entire brow with some powder from the ELF brow kit and then fill everything in with the wax from the ELF brow kit. The results are PERFECT brows every time. Go buy this pencil and rock those perfect brows all over town!I'm not sure how much product is in the pencil but I plan to buy several so that I never run out of this great stuff.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/7/2016 1:58:00 PM
More reviews by makeuplover172
this is the best drugstore brow pencil I've ever used, it only comes in 2 colors though, but I mix both the blond and brunette shade together for the color I like. it stays on all day and the spoolie brush is not too stiff, which I like. I also like that it is an automatic pencil and it has draws super thin to make it look natural.
the cap on the spoolie side, however always cracks and slips off, causing me to lose it and have nothing to protect the bristles.
it is around $8 but almay is frequently on sale, I hope they never discontinue this.
on 12/11/2015 3:29:00 AM
More reviews by rosymel
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is the best brow pencil I've used, hands down. Goes on smooth, with a thin tip so you can do light, feathery strokes. It looks very natural and lasts all day. I don't use a lot of it at a time--I just have a few thin spots in my brows--so one pencil lasts me a while. I would be very sad if this were discontinued!
on 10/18/2015 5:33:00 PM
More reviews by TheMickster
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine
I've been hunting a new eyebrow pencil to call my HG after Annabelle changed their formulation/pigment recently. I had been using Annabelle since I was 14 (now 26) so I am very disappointed to be stuck in a situation now where I cannot find anything as perfect for my brows. This product comes pretty close but unfortunately the color is off (to warm and reddish-I bought the dark blonde) andWhere I shop there seems to be only 2 shades of this-light and very very dark-nothing in between. I can tell it won't last as long because it's a twist pen, not a pencil I can sharpen. I like the less waxy formulation of this product. It can give a very realistic result if only the color matched. It is on the drier side so a little more pressure is required to get a deep color. The staying power is pretty good and lasts most of the day if you are sure to follow up with a powder over top. The spooly is nice but I prefer my own brush in my set. The price seems cheap but in all reality $7.98 for such a tiny amount of product is pretty ridiculous. I am back on the hunt for something of better color and longevity. All in all it is pretty great if it can match your brow color. It would work for thick or thin brows, full or sparse, and definitely to fill areas if required. So if you are lucky enough to find a match and don't mind running to the store and paying $6-$10 every week or two, this product might be for you. Otherwise avoid.
on 7/23/2015 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by catherinreely
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
This Almay Brow Pencil in 801 is a total dupe of Mac Fling eye brow pencil and it only costs $6! I went and bought 3 of them because it is soo good and it will save me money on having to buy the mac one for awhile. Perfection!
on 3/9/2015 12:46:00 AM
More reviews by veelui
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
just picked it up today and tried it out when I got home.
super thin pencil, IMO a bit hard to grip, but this is a good brow pencil. I love how it is brown b/c I have dark semi-full brows, if that makes sense. it softens the look without being too light.
packing comes with the wand detached, and crayon is twist up.
product is easy to use and is pretty cheap, and I hope it never gets discontinued
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 1/6/2015 8:46:00 AM
More reviews by caribbeangeisha
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is one of the best drugstore brow pencil I have come across, easy, precise and matches my natural ashy brown brows. If used with small feathery strokes, your brows will look perfectly groomed without overpowering the rest of your face. I will definitely buy more backups of this stuff. Please Almay, don't discontinue this! ( I'm rarely impressed with brow products!, but this is my HG)
on 11/28/2014 11:18:00 PM
More reviews by Queenbre715
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
In my opinion this pencil is an exact dupe for Maybelline Define a brow in Dark brown, The waxy texture is the same, the natural black brow color is the same also the price is the same. Hopefully Almay doesn't discontinue this product because I can't afford to spend 16 dollars on a Mac eyebrow pencil.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
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