Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Battle Of The Drugstore Eyebrow Pencils

A downside of being blonde is when it comes to finding a good eyebrow pencil, especially from the drugstore is a pretty hard task. I've been testing out a good few over the past year or so and thought it was about time I shared which are bad, good and pretty near perfect. 

Starting off with the not so great. The NYC Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil in Taupe. This one is so cheap and you get lots of product for your money, it's just under twice the size of a normal eyeliner. The shade is so bad, it is a touch warm but can be worked with. The problem is I find it hard to create a precise look with it. It's okay for adding colour to the brows but not so good at filling in gaps. The next is the Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel. The shade of this is problem the worst out the bunch. It is also hard to get going sometimes, you almost have to warm it before use otherwise you are just scratching at your brows. This one is more precise but still not perfect.
Onto the good, first the MUA Luxe Power Brow in Fair. I love the idea of this one, it's a twist up brow pencil on one side, which means no sharpening, and a highlighter on the other end. The brow pencil is waxy but not too much so you can fill in any gaps easily, you can also even out the colour of your brows without them looking over done. The highlighter is nice too. The problem? The actually product falls out the packaging if you're not careful! The best way to avoid this is to wined the product fully down after use and take the cap off slowly, not ideal and a big flaw with the packaging. The other good one is the Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in Dark Blonde, this one has a great colour, it's cool toned so looks natural on the brows. It's not to waxy or stiff, the tip isn't as precise as I would love which is it's only real downside. It comes with a brush on the other end which is also handy.

So onto the near perfect. The Collection Eyebrow Definer in Blonde has been my favourite for a while. It's cheap, retractable so no sharpening, which also means no wasted product. It's waxy so easy to apply, it's precise so you can fill in any gaps easily. The colour is also pretty good, it's cool toned and is still a favourite but I think I may just prefer this next one a little bit more. The L'oreal Super liner Brow Artist in Blonde. This one has a almost taupe feel to it, again cool toned so looks natural. It's very precise so you can achieve neat brows easily. It also has a wax on the other end which can be used to set the brows in place and a brush on the cap. It ticks all the boxes, not the cheapest but it definitely gives the best results. 

So that's it, I would definitely recommend the L'oreal and Collection ones. If you've tried any of these I would love to hear you opinions on them. What is your favourite eyebrow product?


  1. I used up my L'Oreal one pretty quickly, I guess with you only getting half a pencil worth it was going to be used up fast, I did like it a lot though. I might give the collection one a try.

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  2. I lived by the rimmel pencil in hazel but recently swapped it out for soap and glory's archery, a bit more expensive but such a good pencil (with a handy tint on the other end).

    S xo.


  3. I love my HD Brows, but will definitely try your recommendation!

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