Budget Beauty: Great eyebrow pencil finds under P200
I can't imagine ever leaving the house without doing my eyebrows. I find brow pencils to be the easiest to use but being on a tight student budget, I can't afford HGs like the Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil (P1,400 and doesn’t even have a spoolie brush). I need products that will help me get my brow game on without breaking the bank, and luckily I've found six that keep my brows on fleek for cheap!
The Face Shop’s Style My Eyebrow (P150~)
I got mine when it was on 1+1 sale a few months ago, so it only cost me around P75 each. The formula isn’t too soft or too hard, making it perfect especially for beginners. My only complaint is that it doesn’t have a spoolie but you get so much product, it will probably last you forever!
This pencil has been raved about in our staff picks for favorite brow products, and it's super affordable to boot. Aside from the intensely pigmented formula, it's retractable (no need to sharpen!) and comes with a spoolie. Perfect for drawing soft, straight Korean brows!
Etude House’s Drawing Eyebrow (P148)
This eyebrow pencil has been my personal go-to brows lately. It has a lighter pigment than the Easy Brow Pencils from the same brand. I love that it's retractable with a wide angled tip as it makes brow filling easier, plus it includes a spoolie for blending.
Nature Republic By Flower Auto Eyebrow Pencil (P150~)
I know there are so many Korean brands on this list, but they're really good at coming up with good quality brow products at affordable prices! This version is a bit more pigmented than Etude House’s but they’re almost the same, right down to the price. Get this one if you prefer darker, more dramatic arches.
Ever Bilena Kleopatra Eyebrow Pencil (P100~)
Aside from the brush on its cap, this wooden pencil has no frills but packs a powerful punch. The formula is a bit harder than most drugstore eyebrow pencils, which makes it more resistant to breakage. It’s crazy pigmented so make sure to use light, feathery strokes to keep the look soft and natural.
Daiso Brow Pencil (P88)
There are quite a lot of brow products from Daiso, and I haven’t been disappointed so far. Liz has been loving this one because it creates soft strokes that blend easily, and the color is a great match for dark-haired Pinays. If you prefer sword-cut type pencils like Shu Uemura's, try this other one that my fellow writer Katsy swears by. Unlike other pencils that fade when brushed with a spoolie, this one blends smoothly.
Do you have other recommendations? Share your on-fleek brow products in the comments!