Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil. I love a good eyebrow pencil. Eyebrows help frame your face. This eyebrow pencil comes in 5 shades: Black (093), Sand (453), Brown (593), Chesnut (553) and Blonde (653). The shade I am currently using is 593, a medium brown colour (not as dark brown as the sand colour). This pencil comes with a brush on one end, Pencil on the other and a separate sharpener.
I like this pencil because it is easy to handle. When using it, I am able to easily draw on the shape I desire. The product from the pencil does not get deposited on the skin by large amounts (unless of course you press hard). It’s just like sketching, you draw short fine lines and not one hard line. This way, it also looks more natural. Each end of the brush comes with a cover. Unfortunately as one of the lids is plastic, it broke around the edges of the opening. When I do travel with it, the plastic cover falls off. This is quite inconvenient, because even though it does only protect the brush end of the pencil, my brush could get damage or some of the product on the brush will stain my bag. The brush is absolutely handy. After using the pencil end, I will use the brush to help make the drawn-on brow look more natural. Very convenient, as I do not need to carry too many things with me when on the go. The tip of the pencil has only broke once after sharpening it about 3-5 times.
One thing I did not like about this product was the fact that it oxidised on my skin. The colour is meant to be a brown colour. This is suitable for me at the beginning of the day but by the end of the day, I end up with red eyebrows! I should have bought the darker colour (Sand). Unfortunately, with no testers at the stand, I was unable to see which colour was suitable for me and had to rely on the salesperson. However, this product does not disappear at the work day, even when I do become oily at the end of the day or slightly sweaty from running for the train. Of course, don’t wipe your brow at any time, I certainly haven’t tried.
I would love to try this product again in the “Sand” colour because I am happy with how it goes on, how well it lasts throughout the day and the convenience of the brush. I am hoping that with the Sand Colour, it will not oxidise too much till it turns brownish-red.
Where to buy:
Myer, David Jones, online