Elf Eyebrow Pencil Review

There are a ton of makeup trends that come and go pretty quickly and I have to say that this eyebrow trend is lasting a lot longer than I originally thought it would. Brands continue to pump out new eyebrow products frequently, always trying to introduce the next big thing. I’m actually not that into doing my eyebrows and I don’t typically spend much time on it in my daily makeup routine. I honestly don’t even think they’re even. I can’t ever tell, but that’s okay because I’m always making faces throughout the day so I don’t think anyone else would notice either. Unless they’re staring too hard, in which case we would have bigger issues than uneven eyebrows. Elf is a brand I’ve constantly been impressed with, especially recently, so I picked up their $2 brow pencil to see what it’s all about.
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They only offer three shades in this pencil and the one I picked up is called Taupe. It seems a little light for me right now, but can easily be built up and might be okay as my hair lightens the more I’m out in the Summer sun. For the $2 that this pencil will cost you, it comes with a spoolie attached to the opposite end and .006 oz of product. Compared to my other favorite NYX Micro Brow pencil, that retails for around $10 and comes with .003 oz of product. I haven’t made it very far in the Elf pencil yet, so I’m not sure how long it will last. The NYX pencil lasted me a long while and the ounce difference might be because the Elf is slightly thicker, as you can see in the picture below.
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I love how precise the NYX Micro Brow pencil is, but I also like that this one is a little bigger because it allows for faster application. The spoolie on this pencil is great. It’s pretty stiff, which makes it easy to control and blends more quickly. Like I mentioned before, and as you can see in the swatch picture below, I think this shade is just a little too light for me. That is probably my only complaint about this is that they need more shade options. I know that when it comes to brows companies can get away with less shade options than what they offer for foundation, for example, but three shades seemed to be very limited.
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The consistency of this isn’t too smooth to the point where you have to be careful not to break the pencil or apply too much, but it’s also not too dry where you have to spend more time trying to build the color up. A darker shade would definitely make it a lot easier for me and they’re so affordable, I might go back and get another one to use them together to create more dimension between the inner and outer corner. I don’t usually set my brows with anything and I’ve never had a problem with this not staying in place. It’s definitely one I would recommend!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them for me in the comments section below this post. Also, let me know if you tried this Elf brow pencil before and how it worked for you. What’s your holy grail brow product?

~Mani Monday~
The red last week was a nice bold change from all the pastels and bright colors I’ve been wearing recently. This week, I decided to go with this beautiful rose gold from Sinful Colors. The shade name is Supernova and one of my favorite things about it is that it doesn’t feel like chunky glitter on your nails. It’s completely smooth and we already know I love how long the Sinful Colors formula lasts.
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What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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