“Eyebrows speak louder than words.”
Declaration: Yes, we may be sounding a tad bit exaggerating, but don’t you beauties agree? Touted as one of the most underrated features of our faces, don’t they also help you feel beautiful and empowered? Don’t get us wrong; in no way are we effusing an incredulous sense of vanity, but let’s get real! In retrospect, don’t we subserve our threading aches as worth it after all?
If you women understand the working of the visage well, you would know far too well that no two brows are the same; some may be thick, others thin or sparse. Who remembers Princess Mia’s iconic eyebrows transformation from the teen flick, Princess Diaries? Apart from the basic grooming, you may have your own ideas pertaining to an idyllic shape. Whether you’re looking to alter the shape of your brows or fill in sparse strips, an eyebrow pencil will be your best friend. Trust celebrity makeup artist Daniel Bauer to dish out his expertise with élan, “The shape of your brows has the biggest impact on your overall look. And the eyebrow pencil is the best product to lift a brow, extend and define them.” Need we say more?
Extremely easy to use, these makeup pencils can uplift your look within a short span of five minutes. No wonder, so many fast-paced millennials drool over these wonderful objects. Given their wavy texture, they can create a wholesome illusion, adding dimension to each strand of hair. And, what’s more, you can effortlessly carry it along with you wherever you go- from a 9-5 workday or an evening gala.
Ground Rules 101 – How to Apply an Eyebrow Pencil?
For your eyebrow pencils to help you render the final fruition perfectly, whiz a whiz, enhancing those naturalistic eyebrows, you must swear by our beauty bible guidelines (dramatic much).
- Always use thin, short strokes that brush upwards and downwards, emulating the direction of your hair growth.
- Choose a colour that compliments your hair and skin tone. Go for one or two shades lighter if you have dark hair. In another stead, a darker shade adds character and finesse to your brow if your hair colour is lighter. Furthermore, don’t the latter just add a sense of poise and gravitas?
Our Top 6 Favourite Eye Brow Pencils
Apologies for the wait, but we promise it’s worth it. After singing praises about these wondrous, yet mystical makeup products, it’s only befitting that we take you one step closer to the reality of you nailing this look. And, how we may do so? Well, well! Read about our top recommendations of the most effective eyebrow pencils, and get ready to achieve your flawless, captivating eyebrows. After all, isn’t “Life too short for bad brows?”
1. NYX Professional, Makeup Micro Brow Pencil:
Claiming to be a superior brow pencil, you can truly build beautiful eyebrows with this ultra-thin Micro Brow Pencil. Due to its astute precision of coating the finest of hairs, it helps to achieve a natural-looking finish, thereby giving a fuller appeal. It is available for INR 700.
2. Maybelline New York, Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil:
A brand that is ageing like fine wine, it continues to manufacture stellar products. Irrespective of how dry or sparse your brow spectrum is, there’s a shade for you in this line. Boasting of featuring a built-in spoolie brush, it creates ultra-precise, hair-like strokes for defined and ‘au natural’ eyebrows. For its commercials of INR 327, it is available in 6 shades and can transcend you from a corporate vibe to an edgy, smokey vibe.
3. Etude House, Drawing Eyebrow:
Another go-to brand, this pencil oozes quality whilst drawing neat and clear brows. Thanks to its custom tip, it instantaneously shapes, highlights and fills in sparse areas. Its long-lasting, richly pigmented and smooth gliding formula makes the application process seamless. Adding a cherry on top, its custom spoolie is with a precise width to easily mix the colour. Spoiling us rotten to choose from 7 colours, this truly is worth INR 208 and more!
4. L’Oreal Paris, Brow Stylist Definer:
This ultra-precise brow stylist definer adds some spunk to our eyes. The custom tip and spoolie brush work wonderfully together to give an extremely radiant, wholesome look through your brows. What’s more, lauded for being waterproof, it will weather all storms (pun intended) and stay put. It is priced at INR 979.
5. Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil:
This U.S. cosmetic mogul is quite popular in our country as well. With a “goof-proof”, playful tip, soft colours and a glide-on formula, it fills brows swiftly and effortlessly. The pencil has a spoolie-brush at the back and its 12-hour waterproof formula is for real. It is totally worth the steep price of INR 2320.
6. Miss Claire Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil:
Who said savers don’t get to have fun? Are you on a tight budget, but have a high beauty standard? If yes, then Miss Claire is your go-to brand. Available for INR 71, it provides natural-looking coverage for fuller arches. Its smudge and waterproof formula ensures a stylistic, long-lasting wearability.
To sign off, who’s excited to buy purchase their eyebrow pencils and get in touch with their effervescent selves? Well, we won’t stop you! Apart from their home websites, you can feel free to splurge on:
- Kiwla Health Beauty
Aren’t these marvels just like your true friends- through thick and thin? It’s time to wing it, you beauties!