Happy Wednesday, as we greet the middle of the working week, I want to talk about my current eyebrow pencil that I’m working through. This is the Revolution Pro Microblading Effect Precision Eyebrow Pencil, which I own in the shade ‘Dark Brown‘. This can be found in Superdrug and online for £4.00, which is definitely the more affordable end of the market.
I picked out ‘dark brown’ for my eyebrows as I have dark brown/almost black hair, and like to use an eyebrow pencil that’s roughly a shade lighter than my eyebrow hair. This is so my brows don’t look too heavy and bold, as I prefer a fairly natural looking brow. I picked mine up from my local Superdrug, after swatching the darker shades to find my best match.
The pencil itself is split into two parts: on one end the pencil itself, and on the end a spoolie. I personally don’t require a spoolie with my eyebrow pencils, as I like to keep a mascara wand aside for brushing through my brows. However, I know for a lot of people, the spoolie will be a huge plus. The pencil part is a twist-up mechanism, and like a lot of pencils it will wear down really quickly. I do think having the spoolie on the other end is a nice touch, as it’s great for traveling or for just reducing the number of items you need to pack in your makeup bag.
As far as claims go, the thin box the pencil is packaged in includes some simple claims on the back, which read as follows:
“PROFESSIONAL PRECISION EYEBROW PENCIL
NATURAL AND EASY TO USE
TO CREATE REALISTIC BROW HAIR FOR NATURAL FILLING OF BROWS”
It’s fairly simple as far as claims go, but natural looking brows are exactly the kind of look I aim for with my brow products. I have dark and long brow hairs, so I typically need to make sure the gaps between the hairs are filled in to help them look more polished. I don’t normally try to change the shape of my brows too much, other than just making them look smoother. This tends to mean filling under the brow, but otherwise that’s the most I change about the shape.
As far as the shade goes, it’s ever so slightly too warm for my natural brow hairs, but as my hair gets bleached slightly red in tone during the summer, it’s something I can work with for the time being. If I were using this during the autumn or winter, this would be too warm, but for now it’s bearable.
The pencil is quite soft in terms of application if you’re light-handed, but can definitely apply more pigmentation with a heavier hand. I prefer to use to a lighter hand, as my brows are already quite full, and I try to even out the shape of my brows, rather than compensate for anything I lack. The spoolie is nice for brushing through the brow hairs, and does help soften the colour if you do make a mistake.
As you can see photographed above, my brows still look fairly natural, but they also look defined. I always use my brow powder and a brow gel, which are the GOSH Brow Kit and the L’OREAL Brow Artist Plumper. I have reviewed both of these products, so if you’re curious about these products, I will link both of them here and here, respectively.
I find it lasts all day when using all three of these products together, and as part of an overall brow routine, this a really great component. I rarely use a brow pencil on its own as I like to do my full routine on a daily basis, but I do trust this pencil to last all day if I were to do my brows in a rush. When wearing my full brow routine, I do find this pencil is stubborn to remove, so that’s also something to bear in mind if you want a more fuss-free end of your day.
This comes off easily with a cleansing oil, but if you’re like me and prefer to use micellar waters for your most reached-for makeup remover, you will find it takes a bit more work. I find that I need to take a cotton bud and soak it in micellar water and run it through my brows to make sure I clean my brows entirely. My brow hairs seem to create too much of a barrier for the cotton rounds to soak through the hairs and melt the makeup off.
Aside from the colour match being slightly too warm in tone for my natural hair colour, I think this is a really nice product. If you happen to need brow products with a warmer undertone, I think this line is worth looking into, as it performs wonderfully. At £4.00, this is definitely affordable for a lot of people’s budgets, so even though you can expect to work through the product quickly as is normal for brow pencils of this type, replacing it at £4.00 a pop at maximum isn’t a bad thing for me. Of course, you can also wait for there to be a sale to buy it at a reduced price.
I plan to use the testers in-store when they have all of the shades available to test (at least one of the testers were completely used up when I bought this one) and see if I can find a shade that’s a better match for my brow hairs. If not, it’s a shame, as I do like this product a lot.
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