If there is one makeup application that I am proud of, that would be my brow shaping. I go through brow pencil so fast that I no longer bother to spend loads on eyebrow pencil. Everyone on Youtube including their mama and grandma uses Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Brow Wiz is a ultra-thin automatic pencil that is said to be the best among the best. When NYX came out with Micro Brow Pencil, everyone on Youtube started to compare it with Brow Wiz saying it is a cheaper dupe.
Last month (I think) Sephora KLCC renovated the entire store and NYX shelf gotten a makeover. The makeover not only applies to the look of the shelf itself but loads of new products were added in. I went to check out the new store and make a mental note to stop by NYX the first thing I was in the store. Imagine my excitement when I spot the NYX Micro Brow Pencil. Then I saw the price – RM45. For someone who went through brow pencil with a snap of the finger, RM45 is too much for me. So I waited for Sephora Black Card member 20% sale.
Just like any other automatic brow pencil, NYX Micro Brow Pencil comes with a dual-ended tip. One end is the product itself and the other end is the spoolie. Despite rumours saying that Micro Brow Pencil is the cheaper dupe of Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Brow Wiz, many said it is somewhat harder to draw on than ABH. I actually find it not the case for me. You see, I have so much lesser brow hair than everyone on Youtube which means I have to draw on some my brow onto the skin. The skin is slippery in a way after foundation that my all-time favourite ZA Brow Liner is too creamy to stick onto my skin. That was also why I was on the hunt for the next best brow pencil. Micro Brow Pencil is PERFECT.
I thought my ZA Brow Liner is the most slimmest brow pencil I could ever find. Obviously our friends at the States had better idea with the word “slim” that they created ultra-thin pencil. Thin means I am getting lesser product in a pencil. ZA Brow Liner contain 0.17g of product while NYX Micro Brow Pencil contain 0.09g. See what I mean? For double the price I get half lesser product. This will be gone in 2 weeks!
The product itself is the best I have ever used. It is not too creamy until it doesn’t adhere to the skin, nor it is too hard to draw on. I actually have better control and precision with the Micro Bro Pencil, even on the smallest area that needed a fill. I absolutely love that the product glides on and stick onto my skin without any tugging or any repeat drawing. One swipe and it is on.
The spoolie on the other end is slim and slightly hard due to the shorter bristles. Having said that, it does not feels hard on the skin at all. I like that it is slim that it fits into my already slim brow. The product itself is good and so I would expect the spoolie to be equally good. I was right. It is good.
Now. For Malaysia, NYX is only available at Sephora stores. And Sephora does not carries all the shades you see from NYX website. That is understandable as we only need shades that suits the majority of us. You may find five shades selection to choose from – Auburn, Ash Brown, Brunette, Espresso, and Black. I was in dilemma between choosing the shade Brunette or Espresso as the swatches on the back of my hand seems similar. Espresso is a tad bit darker than Brunette, just a tad bit. So I went with Brunette. The shade was alright, only a bit too warm / chocolate on me. Luckily I have warmer hair tone now so I can still pull it off.
Micro Brow Pencil lasted all day on me, even when shine starts to peek through. It does not budge or disappear. I have not experience any product rubbed off when the skin was a bit oily, which was not usually the case with other brow pencil. I even tried napping with makeup on, sleeping my side and the tail of my brow stays lol 😀
Would I repurchase the Micro Brow Pencil? I am afraid I will be. It is really good. I wanted to go back for more backups the next day while the sale is still on but was caught up with other things 🙁
So, if you are like me who does not have the luxury of fuller brows and you needed something that will adhere to your skin, NYX Micro Brow Pencil is the answer. It fills my brow naturally, gets into every nook and cranny easily with the ultra-thin pencil, and lasts all day long even with napping in between 😀
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.