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.


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.


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.





{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Marlinde October 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm

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


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


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!


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.


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?


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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