after about 2 years, it's become the length of my palm. Since this length is a perfect travel size, I have been contemplating on buying another eyebrow pencil and saving this one for on-the-go purposes.
I like this product, but it has not been perfect. If you're on the fence about buying it, my review will definitely help.
- It is a pencil that needs sharpening. Maybe some people prefer this. I do not because I'm lazy haha and sharpening is more of a hassle.
- After sharpening it, the pencil will have a more waxy texture than before, like a crayon versus a color pencil. I did not like this change in texture because it was harder to control and I'd sometimes smear on too much.
- Brush sucks. It's stiff and hard. I never use it.
- Not precise. If you have sparse eyebrows and plan to draw them in, this babe is not your gal. You'll enjoy a thin, automatic pencil such as the Maybelline or Anastasia Brow Wiz ones.
- Cheap. (about $3 to $5 depending on retailer). Great price for something that will last a long time.
- Good staying power. This does not claim to be waterproof or anything, but I think the waxy texture makes it more resilient to water. After washing my face, the product will sometimes still be seen on my brows.
- It comes in three shades: hazel, dark brown, and black brown. I've heard a lot of people with blonde or brown hair like hazel. Dark brown has a reddish hue though, so be careful about that. I really like the black brown: it's almost black but warmer than a plain black or grey pencil and fits my hair/eyes perfectly.
And also, the gliding power is good at first but get's worse after sharpening. Some people love the gliding power though, so I may just be using a crappy sharpener.
Despite the cons, I will probably repurchase this because a lot of other drugstore brands I've researched do not have a color that fits me. And as of right now, I don't plan to splurge on a more high-end brow product.
I hope this review was helpful. I'd love to know your HG brow pencil, or your thoughts on this one.