Brows are huge now. Just like back in the 90s most of us were after that “the thinner – the better” look, today, it seems, that it’s the opposite. While I did indulge in over-plucking then, I will not be overdrawing my brows or getting them micro-bladed now [They grew back , and I am happy with how they look]. Even a few years ago it was hard to find good shades and products for brows, unless it was a pro brand, now even a high street one would suggest a 3-or-more steps eye brow routine.
And while I personally have a lot of different products: pomades, shadows, liners, all sorts of pencils, I prefer a very thin eye brow pencil. That is to use on myself. I love a dark and relatively thick eye liner so thick and dark eye brows, on top of that, would be an overkill for my face.
This is why NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown is probably my favourite eye brow product now. It is very thin so allows you that precise application.
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil Soft Brunette (here), NYX, Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil in 4 (here), Shavata Double Ended Eyebrow Pencil, the cool toned shade (here) and Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Brown.
The formula is not too soft, but not too harsh either, so it’s perfect for filling in any gaps and adding a bit more definition. While a lot of people say how it lasts for only 2 months, Micro Brow Pencil lasted for 6 for me (I’ve bought it in January) but that is because, as I’ve said, I do not use a lot of it.
So, if you want an affordable (£9 from Cult Beauty and Amazon) eye brow product with a very precise tip to fill in tiny gaps and add a bit of definition, this one is really good. I also have to add that I love the design, and the spoolie is really nice.
However, if you want a “full on” brow, you may try other products (with thinker applicator and creamier formula) as it will be quicker and easier, in my opinion. I like the Hourglass pencil, Anastasia shadows and Bobbi Brown gel.