Shawill Coloring Eyebrow Review12:00:00 AM
It's been a while since I posted my first impressions on this cheapy eyebrow pen. (here) And I decided it was about time I make a full review on it after testing for more than a month already.
If you're not familiar with eyebrow pens, think eyeliners but watered-down and made for the eyebrows. It's supposed to be easy to apply, easy for the brows (no hairs sticking to waxy pencils) and natural looking. (you can mimic hair strands because of the pen tip)
As one can expect from Asian beauty companies, cutesey is something we do quite well. The stripe design and pastel pink evokes the sailor-vibe and I quite like it. The pen itself is pretty typical, plastic with a brush tip and ball bearing inside to mix the product.
According to the Sales Attendant there're only two shades — dark brown and light brown. The dark brown is in a blue pen.
Despite being light brown, I find the formula really pigmented for an eyebrow pen.
"But hey isn't the fact that it's pigmented, good?"
No. It's a different ball game when it comes to eye brow products, namely pen types. The "sheer-er " the better. Also when doing brows, you want to slowly get into it so it won't look harsh and too drawn-on.
USAGE / PERFORMANCE
I go in with a light hand and start outlining the outer edges of my eyebrow. Then with a spoolie in hand (or a cotton bud or finger) I spread it out. It tends to dispense a LOT of product especially if you press down or shake it beforehand.
I sweat quite a bit but I wouldn't classify myself as oily so this lasts on me the whole day. Not saying that this is oil-proof though because this melts on my sister (she has really oily skin).
It looks a little patchy because if I keep on lining it it just appears darker and darker almost black so I confine it to the outline of my brows and the ends. I completely gave up putting "hair-like" strokes to the front. To blend everything, make it budge-proof I put on Wet N Wild waterproof black mascara.
Pass on this one. I don't "hate" it but I did try to like it. I really did. It's cheap. The color is natural (if sheered out) and I think it looks okay on the ends of my brows but when I try to draw "brow hairs" on the inner part of my brow it just looks like I DREW brow hairs on the inner part of my brows.
It doesn't come off as natural (in person. Looks quite nice in pictures though.) at all. I don't know if I haven't gotten the right way to do it or I just suck. Apart from not looking natural, it's not oil-proof, waterproof or smudge-proof. (I think the whole point of eyebrow pens are that they're waterproof and/or smudge-proof)
Ugh...I hate wasting money. Anyway, I'll keep playing around with it from time to time, just to annoy myself but for the most part I'm going back to my trusty old pencil.
PS. Have you tried this or any other brow pens? What do you think about brow pens in general?
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