As you know one of my favorite eyebrow pencils is the Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow pencil. It is quite expensive, but it is AWESOME. Most people would think twice in spending for it (I know I did) but I find that it's totally worth the expense. Still, if you want something like it but don't have the cash to burn, I highly recommend the Majolica Majorca Brow Customize Sword Cut Pencil (P520 for the set)!
The shape of this auto-pencil is actually the same as Shu Uemura's Naginata sword cut. This shape makes it easier to get more precision when shading your eyebrows, although you do need to wear down the sharp sides first. The tip is just a little awkward in the beginning.
The shade I have is BR660. It's a faint brown with a slightly ashy undertone; it's not too dark but not too invisible either. The pencil's texture is hard (like Shu Uemura) but the color payoff is better. One layer is enough to get natural brows, two layers can give you those thick trendy brows (if you do it right!)
Love the finish - soft yet defined
Lasting power is pretty ace. It didn't smudge or budge on me while I was wearing it! AND I love that this pencil comes with its own spoolie for blending. I have a few spoolie brushes, but having one on the butt of my brow color just simplifies everything.
What don't I like...hmm. I find it odd that you have to assemble this pencil before you can use it. Majo sells it in two pieces, the holder with the spoolie (P225) and the actual pencil (P295). It's a great idea for those who just need refills, but still, why not sell a whole pencil in one go? Then sell the refill separately? What a mystery.
Nonetheless, I find that the quality of this brow pencil is right, the price is right, the texture and shade is just right. I still prefer my Shu Uemura pencil over this since I get a more refined, more perfected finish, but for most intents and purposes the Majolica Majorca Brow Customize Sword Cut Pencil is the same thing.
I highly recommend it if you're looking for a Shu dupe. Or not. Just try it out if you have oily brows and mid to dark hair! Its an excellent eyebrow product. ^_^
What do you think? Does this look like something you'd buy?
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