Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil is not your typical brow pencil. It has a unique slant tip for quick, precise definition. I had always found it difficult to fill in my sparse brows in a way that looks natural. This brow pencil has made it much easier for me to apply color (quickly) without a heavy hand. The pencil is somewhat waxy, which makes the color last much longer than most brow pencils. It doesn’t fade or smudge. My shade is Mahogany, which is the best color for my brows.
Pros of the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil:
- Ideal for novices and clumsy people;
- Fastest way to fill in brows, great for people in a rush;
- Softer, natural look;
- The other end of the pencil has a good brow brush for taming eyebrow hair;
- Comes in 8 shades.
Cons of the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil:
- Very expensive: US$42
The problem with brow pencils, brow powders and brow gels:
Over the years, I have owned many eyebrow pencils and eyebrow gels. The problem with brow pencils is that the fine, sharp pencil tip makes it easy to apply the color precisely, but it tends to deposit too much color unless you work very carefully and slowly with a steady hand. I have never mastered the art of filling in my brows in a manner that made them look naturally full. Most of the time, I’ve been in a hurry and I’ve drawn lines that were too strong and obvious, and ended up having to smudge them up to make my brows look natural.
I hate brow gels. I once applied a brow gel then I got stuck in the rain without an umbrella. The brow gel came down the sides of my face. Never again!
The best brow product I’ve had, before this Bobbi Brown brow pencil, was the Shiseido brow powder. It is easy to apply with the small brow brush, but because it’s a powder, it does not last long in hot, humid weather.
The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil is a significant improvement over other brow products and despite the high price, it’s a must-have for me. If you are already an expert at filling in your brows, you won’t need this pencil.