Happy Wednesday, today I want to review a product that’s been in my makeup routine for a little while. This is the Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil, which I use in the shade ‘Dark Brown‘.
I bought mine from Superdrug, and it retails at full price for £6.00. This is still a fairly inexpensive brow product, although I have bought even cheaper. The price didn’t really put me off though, as I was particularly interested in the new releases (new at the time…) from the Revolution Pro line.
This fills the pencil category of my brow routine, which has become either the first or second step in my brow routine, depending on how much effort I feel my brows need. If I am making more effort, I usually use a brow mascara beforehand to help add some colour and structure to my brows, then use a pencil afterwards to fill in the remaining sparse areas, and add any extra shape I feel my brows need.
The packaging itself is very simple and sleek: a dark body with golden caps. It’s very pretty and eye-catching, but not tacky. I suspect this is more obvious on the lighter shades, but there is a strip on the brow pencil end to ‘swatch’ the shade. As I have one of the dark shades for my very dark hair, it’s not very obvious. In fact, I didn’t realise it was there for a long time because it blending with the dark packaging so well.
It is a tall pencil, which stands up nicely in an acrylic makeup display. If you’re like me and prefer to store your brow products in a drawer though, this is too tall to lie down in my collection. This isn’t a big deal, but if you’re a bit fussy like me and want to keep your makeup categories organised together, this is something I felt was worth mentioning.
It’s split into 2 ends: the brow pencil and the spoolie. I think this will be very appealing for a lot of people as having a spoolie and the pencil together is something a lot of people look for. I’m personally indifferent, as I use separate mascara wands for brushing through my brows anyway. The spoolie itself is what I consider to be thin to medium in width, so good for anyone who doesn’t have super thin brows. It could work for thinner brows, but you may find it’s a bit awkward to work with. But I’ve definitely worked with thicker and bulkier spoolies/mascara wands.
The brow pencil end is also what I consider to be on the thin to medium side. For the thinner brows out there, this might feel a tad awkward to work with. If your brows are not on the thinner side though, this is very nice to work with through the brows. I have medium to thick brows, and enjoy using this in my brows.
Swatched on the back of my hand, you can see that there is some pigmentation, but it’s not so intense that it’s over-the-top or excessive. I find it easy to control where I place the product, even with my shaky hands. This washed off my hands after one trip to the bathroom under soapy water, so that’s something to bear in mind. Although on my brows, it’s very long-wearing and even sweat-resistant in the UK’s warmer spring time.
Pictured above, this is how my brows look with just the brow pencil in my brow routine. I think my brows look much more structured. I find the shade to be a good match for my dark brown/almost-black hair. I wouldn’t go any darker than this though, as I think it would look too intense.
When using this pencil with my other brow products, I can create a much more defined and powerful look brow look. So for me, this is a very versatile brow pencil: working well with whatever kind of brow look I want to go for.
Overall, if you can find a good shade match for your brows, I say give this a try. At £6.00, this isn’t going to break the bank for most people, and even though I use this almost every time I wear makeup, it feels like I’ve barely used it. So I think it’ll take me a while to use this up. Another plus in my opinion.
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