|Left: 2 light strokes; Middle: 2 regular strokes; Right: 4 regular strokes|
I bought this NARS eyebrow pencil at the Shiseido and NARS warehouse sale so it didn't come with a box, though I'm not sure whether it usually does come with a box - probably not. The product comes in a form of a pencil with a lid and no sharpener, nor a eyebrow brush on the lid.
What it claims:
"Sculpts and defines the eyebrow with rich, natural looking pigment to softly frame the eyes. The firm texture allows for maximum control and provides long-lasting definition. Ideal shades for matching to most brow colors. Longwearing and blendable. Firm texture for smooth strokes of color."
Thoughts / Results:
NARS came out with 3 different shades of its eyebrow pencil - Ipanema (darkest), Jodhpur, and Panama (lightest). I chose the colour that best matched my hair - Jodhpur - and after using this pencil for over 6 months, I find it fills and blends in my sparse areas quite well. It does give the natural looking effect. As for the lasting effect, I have worn my full face makeup - including the brow pencil - for around 7 hours and it is agreeable that it is longwearing. It doesn't budge and I don't have a problem with removing it with cleansing oil. For me, with light strokes, this colour works for me. The product quality is great as well - in comparison with the popular Lancome eyebrow pencil in Taupe. I've tried the Lancome one in Sephora and warming it on the back of my hand to get some colour payoff took quite a bit of effort. Plus the colour didn't look natural for me. =\ The only thing that I don't like about this eyebrow pencil is no sharpener or an eyebrow brush on the lid. It would have been more convenient if the packaging included either one.
Overall, I'm happy I got this at a great price and it's a great product.
*My camera flash refused to light in my 'After' photo =(
$6 CAD @ Shiseido / NARS warehouse sale (Retail price: $25 USD MSRP)
Product: NARS eyebrow pencil in Jodhpur
Rating: 4.5 / 5
- Blendable or spreadable with a spooly or disposable mascara wand
- For me, works well with my hair colour
- Wish it had a eyebrow brush or sharpener on the lid