Best Eyebrow Pencils That Make Gorgeous Eyebrow
I have always loved playing with makeup and trying out different brands and colors that would match my complexion. Being Asian with the usual black hair – my possible color choices are fairly limited. My most recent problem however is finding an eyebrow pencil that would work well with my eyebrows. Since they’re fairly thin, I need something that would create a thicker look without looking unnatural. I’ve probably tried a lot of eyebrow pencils from different brands and although most of them have been disappointing, I’ve found a few that really works for me!
Mac Eyebrow Pencil
Mac brands are a bit on the expensive side, but I figured it would be worth it and it was! I bought the Mac Eyebrow Pencil Spiked and I immediately saw why the product is considered one of the best. For one thing, the pencil is thin enough to provide detailed shading. It’s perfect for my thin eyebrows since its easy enough to manipulate. Macs are also self-sharpening so I don’t have to worry about the edge getting dull. I bought it for $22.99 and the color is just right for my dark hair. I applied the eyebrow pencil in the morning and did some errands. It still looked great around noon but I reapplied anyway for definition.
Shu Uemura Hard Brow
Shu Uemure is another expensive brand; I bought mine for $23. What I love about this brand is that it’s barely visible when placed on skin but catches on to hair pretty fast. This means that even if you go beyond the eyebrow line, it wouldn’t be too obvious. It also lasts for a long time and is very easy to use thanks to the “flat” shape of the edge. The only problem I have is sharpening this pencil;it can be a tricky to get that “flat” shape perfectly. Nevertheless, I am totally in love with this product. I bought a Stone Grey color but the Seal Brown is also good.
Nyx Eyebrow Pencil
Since Mac and Shu Uemura were so expensive, I decided to look for something more budget friendly. I found Nyx which cost about $6 and the results were good, especially since the pencil comes with this built-in brush that helps me groom and spread the color around. Unlike the Shu Uemura, it’s a self-sharpening model so I can use it whenever I want. The ingredients said it also contains coconut and soy bean oils to hydrate the hair. For this one, I bought the dark brown color and from what I noticed, it stayed perfect throughout the day so I didn’t need to reapply.
Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil
Maybelline is quite popular so I decided to buy one in brown. The first thing I noticed was that it blends perfectly with the eyebrows. It’s creamy enough to spread around and I went through the whole day without having to reapply them. Even a bit of sweating – which tends to mess up my brows – didn’t do enough damage to the color. The product is also safe for sensitive eyes and contact lenses but since I don’t have both, I really can’t verify that.
Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer Eyebrow Makeup
Another inexpensive eyebrow that I found was Revlon. I took the taupe color and was impressed by its dual ended feature. One end lets you highlight the brow bone while the other is for darkening the eyebrows. There’s even a grooming brush that lets me perfectly blend the colors, making it look more natural. It also lasts for a very long time although I had to reapply once during the day. Since it only costs around $8, I had no problem using it every day. Since us Asians all have dark-hairs in different shades, my choices for eyeliner color were fairly limited. If you’ll notice, most of the colors I bought were dark brown, light brow, charcoal or taupe. The rule is that you should buy a color that’s one shade lighter than your brows. Do that and you’ll be fine! I’m still trying out a few more eyebrow pencils but so far, these ones are my favorite!