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Review : Glam21 One Shot!!! Skinny Eyebrow Pencil - Anastasia Brow Wiz Dupe?6:39:00 PM
Today we're highlighting my most used eyebrow pencil lately. This Korean product has been tried and tested and tried again within the past month or so and I think it's about time to introduce you guys.
This Skinny Eyebrow Pencil (in Lingering Mocha) is part of Glam21's One Shot!!! line same as the lip gloss + lip tint + lipstick + balm hybrid I reviewed here.
Glam21 one of Coswel Korea's brands, is a mid-range priced product (approximately) that rivals that of other high-end brands in Korea. One of their aims is to deliver amazing quality at a reasonable price-point.
0.028 oz / 0.8 g good for 12 months after opening.
As you've read from my title, you might be asking is it really a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz? To be honest, I don't know...
But! Based on the video reviews and pictures I've seen all throughout the blogosphere and YouTube community it's extremely close and it's highly likely they have the same sized pencil "lead" one that is very skinny and tiny.
Compared to my Ellefar (Daiso) retractable brow pencil (top), it's about half the size in width (or is it diameter?) which I find pretty amazing since it hasn't broken or snapped — It's surprisingly solid and firm despite its looks.
FORMULA / APPLICATION
As I've mentioned, the texture of the pencil is more firm and solid than let's say, Nichido's famous (creamy) brow pencils or The Face Shop's Design my Brow (non-retractable). Because of that coupled with the size, it's easy to shape and be as precise as you can when creating natural looking strokes.
Look at that nasty brow hair that clung to the spoolie.
It's also a hard kind of wax texture that doesn't pull on my eyebrow hairs unlike those soft creamy-waxy ones that some people here generally like to keep "their brows in place". I also like the dense, firm and non-scratchy spoolie. I know that's weird because usually these are scratchy but I found that this works so well compared to others I've tried whether they're attached to a pencil or not.
- Long lastingWaterproof
- Easy to draw (use)
Long-lasting and Waterproof - CHECK. Yes this pencil lasts long on me. It doesn't smear when smudged even when I spritzed my face with water and even when I sweat (unless you really rub your skin hard which I doubt you want to do).
BUT it does smear when smudged with oil. I found that when I use my oil cleanser (Biore) it washes off pretty easily. So I have to warn you oily-skinned girls, wear a good primer and/or set your face with a good powder before or after using this OR just skip this altogether.
First image : No product. I'm also growing my brows out. #excuses
Second image : Just the pencil lightly filled in.
Third image : Glam21 + Pinkies Collection Black eyebrow pencil and Maybelline's Brow Drama Gel in Dark Brown.
The colour still works well on me with my dark hair. It's lighter yes, but the cool undertone of the brown makes for a very natural brow look. It's not dark like the rest of my hair, but recently I realized that whenever I use pencils with the same colour as my hair (Black/Dark Gray), I tend to look, nene-ish (teeny-bopper-ish). As I've said it's good at defining and I like it for shaping or making the outline for my brow since it is light it's not super harsh.
Apart from being brown and light, there's no worries about smudging or sliding off of my face all day. Keep in mind my skin type isn't oily, I only get oily on my t-zone normally and I don't have really oily lids.
It's also easy to use and looks natural, even if having lighter brows isn't the most natural for me.
It retails for PHP 949 at ABOUT FACE PH (formerly PURPLE TAGS PH). It comes in Fling Brown (lighter than this) and Stud Charcoal ( dark charcoal gray) the latter I think would suit me more.
PS. I personally prefer a more natural brow. I only do the #onfleek highly defined pageant brow if it's a super special occasion. And that's my reason for the "a little unkempt, but it works" brow work... And I call myself a beauty blogger. #shame #notreally
PPS. I wish Glam21 would offer refills in the future. I personally don't like having to buy a new one for 949 every two or so months.
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