When I first saw this product, I was intrigued. My current method of a powder filler doesn't leave my eyebrows as impeccable as I might wish. I hoped that it might facilitate a sharper, cleaner line on my brows.
The eyebrow filler is a cool taupe that NYX touts as a "universal color". It has a faint, silver glitter that is barely noticeable. The pencil is almost as hard as a number two pencil, and it only offers a faint, unblendable line.
In contrast, the highlighter side is opaque, soft, and creamy.
Together, the highlighter and brow pencil do create a more defined line than eyebrow powder alone.
The pink highlighter stick is truly gorgeous. It brightens my eye, but it looks completely natural. The smooth, creamy texture is super blendable, making it easy to work with. Unfortunately, though, I do not feel that this would work well for women with dark skin, since it would likely look chalky and greyish.
Sadly, though, I haven't yet learned my lesson about "universal colors". The eyebrow pencil is simply too dark for my eyebrows. It's not flattering, it's not easy to apply, and it's too damn pointy. I would be much more satisfied with a lighter color.
|For some reason I didn't think it was important to clean up my eyebrows before doing this post.|
That being said, this comes in at only $10, so it may be worth it for some people to buy it for only one side. The entire product is 0.12oz (so this costs $83.33 per ounce). If you are only interested in the highlighter side, you're paying $166.66 per ounce. Benefit's High Brow, for comparison, is $20 for 0.10oz, or $200 per ounce. Thus, this could still save some people a bit of money even if they only wanted half the product.