The Best Eye Brow Pencils I have used

October 8, 2016

A makeup chat with girlfriends leads to this topic today – which makeup item I cannot live without, and my answer is the brow pencil without any hesitation. It is one boring makeup product but critically essential. In this post, I am sharing some of the best and my favorite brow pencils I have used.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Taupe – Comes with a grooming brush on the other end. A beautiful taupe brow pencil  that is neither too brown nor too gray. The slanted triangular tip is a new favorite, as it is very easy to define and sculpt the brow shape as well as the arches with this design, and you can also control the thickness/thinness of the strokes. It has nice pigmentation and it lasts about 6-7 hours on me.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 3 (bought here in Australia) – Very similar to the Anastasia that also has a slanted triangular shaped tip, except that the color leans more of a warm brown on me. It is slightly more pigmented and only takes about a few seconds to fill out the whole brow. Both the formula and design are very pleasant to use, and big thumbs up for its outstanding long wear performance (about 7-8 hours).

Chanel Crayon Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in 30 Brun Naturel (comes with a sharpener, link here in Australia) – Love it. I bought this after hearing some celeb makeup artists rave about it. It is pigmented in a medium to hard formula so it still gives a soft finish for the brows without looking ‘drawn on’. It glides on easily, and the lasting power is about 6-7 hours on me.

IT Brow Power Super Skinny in Universal Taupe (bought here in Australia) – This pencil has an ultra fine micro-tip that is designed to create hair-like strokes. It is pigmented and hard enough for mimicking real brow hair and it gives a natural looking result. The downfall is that since it is so skinny it takes a while to fill out the entire brow compared to the normal sized tip. I normally like to use it for defining the brow head in an upward motion.

Kanebo COFFRET D’OR Brow Designer in Light Brown – Very similar to my holy grail Shu Uemura brow liner that has been discontinued. It has a medium round tip that gives a quick and precise application and a natural finish. I particularly like the sponge applicator at the other end as I can use it to smudge the color and the edge for a softer finish. It is really convenient and a must-have brow pencil for me in the makeup bag.

Shu Uemura Eyebrow Liner – One of my old holy grails that I have been using for years but unfortunately it’s been discounted, and has now been replaced by the Brow Sword. I got this in Seal Brown color as I think this is the most perfect taupe color for brows, so I’ve included it in this post for color reference.

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Generally speaking, if you prefer soft look brows, then go for the pointed tip such as the Chanel. The triangular shaped pencil makes the brows look more defined and sharp.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Marlinde October 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Hey,
I love how bright your pictures look first of all! I have been considering both anastasia and benefit for my new brow pencil but it is so difficult to decide! I think by reading your post I should go for the benefit one! The chanel pencil sounds really good too xx

Marlinde x

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Blush & Pearls October 8, 2016 at 5:15 pm

I love a super thin pencil and softer pigment for creating a natural brow, so the IT Brow Power Super Skinny would be my pick!

Angela / Blush & Pearls

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Nicole October 9, 2016 at 2:12 am

I can’t live without a good brow pencil either. My favourite are the ABH Brow Definer and NYX Micro Brow. I definitely want to try the Benefit one and IT Cosmetics!

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Ashley Laughlin October 9, 2016 at 4:12 am

I want all the brow products! I love brow looks. I especially want to try the ABH brow definer, becuase I’ve loved the brow wiz for ages.

http://thebookwormbeauty.com

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J October 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Surprised not to see Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford or Suqqu eyebrows products included in your post. You don’t recommend them?

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Reika October 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Hi J, Suqqu doesn’t make eyebrow pencil, but they make the best brow powder which I absolutely love. I like the Tom Ford brow sculptor too, but it’s very overpriced for a brow product so I think the Benefit and ABH are better options as they are very similar. With Bobbi Brown, I really like their latest brow gel which will be covered in another post 🙂

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