I rarely review eyebrow products here on the blog, but I am short of obsessed over my brows. Well, I have a lot of it, and it’s been a constant fixation of mine—how to shape it? thin? thick? trim? pluck? So in line with that, I cannot stop checking out new brow products that would define and redefine my brows. Essential, essential!
This one has been on one too many of Pixiwoo’s videos—naturally, I was intrigued! But then it took some time before Avon Philippines brought this in; I learned that it’s finally here from Project Vanity.
Avon Perfect Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, Php 149 (on sale)
Okay, physical details first: dual ended—pencil on one end, spoolie brush on the other, 1.4grams. I love dual-ended brushes—so convenient, and as far as brows go, you shouldn’t go without a good brush over.
The color perhaps is what makes this pencil special, the dark brown shade isn’t really dark, it’s taupey/ashy without the brassy/reddish tone (hate that!). The texture though is quite soft, and loses its sharpness after a few uses. I personally like harder pencils because you tend to get more precise lines. I also noticed a bit of splotching/solid bits when you draw/drag the line quite hard. However when used with light, feathery strokes, this texture gives a hazy, soft finish to the brows. The first two photos are from when I use the pencil lightly, for a natural brow look:
This is for when I want bold brows, a bit shaped and angular. I build up the product, brush it in place, draw some more, and brush some more. Believe me, I can be at it forever! Doing my brows take a third of my makeup time, I think!
An Artechoke Hearts/Farts? Hearts! This is real cheap (it was on sale) for a great brow product. The color is a lovely shade of brown, versatile and should work for most, if not all, Filipina coloring. The brush is sturdy and works well in blending and diffusing the pigment. Though I would have loved a harder, more consistent texture, this doesn’t change the fact that this colors, defines and enhances the brows almost perfectly. Go, get one! I hope it’s still on sale!