Friday, 22 April 2016

NYX Micro Brow Pencil - Reviewed!

Yes, i'm back talking about another brow product. They are seriously one of my favourite products to test which is funny since for the longest time I did nothing with my brows. I made a Boots order a while ago and needed to get something so I had free delivery (this always happens) so I thought I would get something from NYX. I hadn't tried much but when I spotted this brow pencil it looked like the type of product I would enjoy. 
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Blonde
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Blonde
The packaging is very slim and comes in a black plastic with white writing. I'm all for simple packaging and it is so compact it takes up hardly any room. It claims to define and fill in sparse brows for a natural look, as well as coating even fine hairs with product. 
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Blonde
The product itself is a double ended pencil; one end being the pencil itself and the other being a brush. I always love this design and the brush is so handy to neaten the brows before you use the pencil and after to remove an excess product. The mechanical style pencil also means no sharpening or wasted product. The texture of the pencil is a little dry so you have to press on fairly hard for the colour to show up. This isn't a bad thing as you don't tend to apply too much product, but it isn't the easiest pencil i've used. 
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Blonde
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Blonde
The pencil comes in 7 shades. I have the shade Blonde which seems to be the best shade for lighter coloured hair. It is a little warm toned which is a shame as some of the darker shades are a lot more cool toned which I prefer in a brow product. When I first swatched the pencil I could tell the shade wasn't going to look as natural as I would like. If I look closely I can see the colour in my brows as it isn't as ashy as my natural colour. It is so noticeable but might be more on sparse brows. 
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Blonde
Creating a brow colour for blondes is always hard. I'm sure I would love this pencil more if I had darker hair as it would be easy to find a good match. Sadly, the warm tones of the pencil means I find myself reaching for other things on a daily basis. The texture also isn't as waxy as I would normally choose which makes the application a little harder. The wear time is good and I found my brows still looked in place and defined by the end of the day. 

It's a nice brow pencil that wears well and comes in a decent shade range. However, I wish the blonde shade was more ash toned; if it was I would prefer it a lot more. If you're brunette you may love this, if you're blonde it might be one to skip. 

NYX Micro Brow Pencil retails for £7.00. 

Have you tried this brow pencil? What is your favourite brow pencil for blondes?

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