NYX Micro Brow Pencil - is it worth the hype?
I'm always reading about different eyebrow products that sound really good, but I've always stuck with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade for the past year and a bit. I still have quite a bit left, but I wanted to try another product. I've read really good reviews about the NYX Micro Brow Pencil, so I went ahead and bought it. I've tried maaaany different brow products throughout the years that I've been filling in my eyebrows and the ABH Dipbrow Pomade is the favourite that I've tried.
I've wanted an eyebrow product that'd be good for those natural makeup look days. When I wear my ABH Pomade, it doesn't look natural whatsoever. People compare this NYX brow pencil to the ABH Brow Wiz (which is a product that I really want to try). I can see the similarity in what the packaging looks like, but I've never used the Brow Wiz.
Product description on the Boots website: Build full beautiful brows with our ultra-thin Micro Brow Pencil. So precise it coats even the finest hairs with color for a natural-looking finish.
The packaging is a sleek, black and white, thin tube which is double ended. It has a spoolie on one end and a pencil on the other end. It comes in a black and white box. The pencil itself is really small, which makes it easier to get into small parts of my eyebrows.
I had forgotten what using a brow pencil is like as I haven't used one in over a year. I've never used a spoolie before. I've used a different type of brow brush, but never a spoolie. This spoolie works really well.
Using the pencil is very easy. It's easy to control and glides on smoothly. It's pigmented, but is also buildable. I like to build it up sometimes because I feel like the shade I got is a little too light for my eyebrows. To get the product out, you twist the pencil. Due to the thin pencil, it's easy to create the look of hairs. This product is also very long lasting.
There are 8 shades available (on the Boots website) and I struggled to choose what shade to get. I had to order online and really had no clue what shade would be good. I always have to google products and guess what shade to get, so I bought the shade Chocolate. The shades available are: Taupe, Blonde, Auburn, Chocolate, Ash brown, Brunette, Espresso and Black.
I'm so impressed with this product. I think it's worth the hype and I very much recommend it. NYX is a brand that I love and I really want to try their brow pomade as I'm keen to see what that's like. This Micro Brow pencil is £7 and I'll for sure repurchase it, just in a darker shade. I still love my ABH Dipbrow Pomade, but I like having a pencil too.
Have you tried this brow pencil? What is your favourite brow product?