As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you’ll find all of our favorites in this column. Enjoy!
I’m a stubborn person—nice to meet you—and that manifests itself in a myriad of ways. In my professional life (we’ll leave the personal issues for a different piece), it means I’m as brand-loyal as they come. Which can certainly be difficult, given that I test new and diverse beauty products for a living. But every once in a while, a product will come across my desk that is so wonderful, my bullheaded tenacious attitude gives way to curiosity and pure kid-in-a-candy-store–level delight. Such is the case with Make Up For Ever’s Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil ($27).
First of all, it’s a triple threat that will probably have all other eyebrow pencils shaking in their boots. The retractable pencil-powder hybrid tip is shaped like a brow brush (angled upward and wider on one edge), which allows for a smooth, natural-looking line. It’s beveled for precision, and the formula won’t smudge during even the busiest of days, courtesy of a combination of vegetable oils and carnauba wax. The opposite end houses a rounded bristle brush for grooming your brows, and the middle (just unscrew and voilà!) has a sponge applicator to distribute a matte highlighting powder along your brow bone and above your arches. It glides on easily and illuminates in one quick swipe.
I’m serious when I tell you I’ve never used a brow product like this before. After applying it, my new boss told me my brows were the first thing she noticed when I walked in the door. I’m not a scientist, but perhaps there is a correlation between using this particular offering and getting ahead at work. Essentially, Make Up For Ever knows the struggle is real, and it has dropped this product to check “effortless-looking brows” off your list of things to do.
This specific pencil isn’t available until March (apologies), but I recommend setting a Google Alert. You're going to love it.
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