I’m looking to step up my brow game. I have naturally thick brows. Currently I use Benefit Gimme Brow but I need a little something extra to fill in the gaps without giving my sharpie brows. Everyone basically loves the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil but I haven’t tried it yet. It’s $27 and I find it steep for what it is. Insert hunt for drugstore priced solution here… the find Annabelle Skinny Brow Pencil for $8.99!
I chose the shade Universal Dark even though I have medium-light coloured hair. My brows are darker and I don’t find that colour of this pencil to be black. It’s just a deep brown. I like the colour a lot because it doesn’t have red tones in it. My hair colour is more ashy not red so using a brow pencil with red tones makes me eyebrows look like I took a pencil to them! I find this to be an excellent colour match for me 🙂
In the past I have used more traditional brow pencils and like many beauty reviewers have found that the point is just too thick. Having a thin point really helps you fill in those small gaps without getting product all over. I really love the size of this pencil.
The pencil also includes a little comb at the end of it. It’s useful for brushing out your brows. I have a little brush thing dedicated for this that has more bristles and I kind of prefer that but if I was travelling the little comb that’s included would do the trick!
Overall – great product for less than $10! I’d re-buy it in a heart beat. It lasts all day, goes on naturally and is a great match for my eyebrow colour. I still use my Benefit Gimme Brow gel with it to hold my insane brows in place or for those less makeup days where you don’t want to over do your brow. It’s almost out though and I’d love to find a drugstore alternative that is also cruelty-free (if possible) for it. And of course, keep it under $10 🙂 Suggestions are welcome!
PS When doing some Google searches on Annabelle Skinny Brow Pencil there were some calling a dupe between it and the Brow Wiz from Anastasia. As I said, I can’t make that claim but if it’s true then damn!