Why do we do it? That is, why do we keep spending money trying new products when we have already found one that we are in love with.
Like, why do I keep buying oodles of new mascara when I already know that Benefit’s They’re Real is perfection.
Why do I keep dabbling in new foundations when Estee Lauder Double Wear is where my heart is?
Why, oh why would I purchase a brow product when I am basically married to NYX Micro Brow? I can not tell you the answer to any of these questions. All I know is , I just do. Maybe the blogger in me longs to keep trying new products. So , when I ran out of my trusty Micro Brow, I decided to pick up something new instead of repurchasing. And that is how I ended up with the Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil.
Clearly I am drawn to a particular sort of eyebrow product. I use brow products to fill some areas where my eyebrows are sparse and add a bit of definition. I have found that I have achieve the best result with a pencil. I have tried all of the potted and wand products and while some are great , they do not suit my particular brow goals. A teeny tiny tipped pencil is second to none for being able to get right in where I want it and fill in itty bitty hair like strokes.
My ideal brow pencil is automatic with a spoolie or brow comb. You know, like the NYX one…The Maybelline Brow Precise looked like a very similar product so I thought I had nothing to lose by switching it out.
These sorts of brow pencils actually contain very little actual product. Luckily I use a tiny amount each use so I do not go through them quickly.
I chose the shade deep brown. I like that this shade does not appear too red or ashy as some brow shades can. However, on my face I find it to be a touch too dark and harsh.
As mentioned, the Brow Precise is an automatic self sharpening pencil that you twist to push the tip of the brow colour stick out. I found the actual product to be very creamy and certainly not as solid as pencils I have worked with before. While this creamy , soft formula could be ideal for a lip liner, it can be problematic for a brow pencil as it made it more difficult to work with and less precise.
I also found that even the smallest twist actually pushed up too much product which resulted in the tip breaking of and wasting product. As a result of this, I found that this pencil only lasted me a little over two weeks. I was surprised and disappointed to reach the end of the pencil so soon. Especially since my NYX pencil usually lasts me about two months! It really is the downside to this sort of pencil (NYX Micro Brow included), that you don’t have any indication that you are reaching the end of the product. I am not trying to have only one brow done and run our of product! Aside from this inevitable downfall of any automatic pencil product, this trial pretty much confirmed the fact that I am in love with NYX Micro Brow.
The Maybelline Brow Precise was truly a waste of my money and a mistake I will not soon make again.
What is your favourite brow product?