Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review: Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil

 Hello, Lovelies!

 Today I will review one of the cosmetics that made me very, VERY happy I bought it.
It's the...
 Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil in 01 (Dark Brown)!
(I bought the dark brown one so it matches my hair color since I just colored it)

Why did it give me such big amount of happiness?

Well, my eyebrows have always been a problem of mine.
It's very hard to manage it. It was actually linear (As you can see in the pictures below):

 My baby pic and my linear eyebrows

 And my 'Nene' pic way back in High School

  I was very envious of the eyebrows of my classmates who have natural arcs! So I experimented and plucked it 'til some of my pores bleed!

Of course I over-plucked. Haha! 

My eyebrows met some other accidents before too like when I was trying to cut the long hairs with scissors and I cut too much. Some of the hair didn't grow back -- which led to my eyebrows having gaps. :(

So now I rely on makeup to cover the gaps. My problem is that I have thick hairs... somewhat bushy eyebrows. They also grow fast which really pisses me off because I really hate plucking. Haha!

I tried using eyeshadows first. It performs OK but not long-lasting enough.

Then I used NYC browser. But the powder was too light for my eyebrows.
Here's a pic of what it looked like on my brows:

 Too light. It doesn't blend well on my eyebrows.

I've also tried the brow kits of Maybelline and E.L.F. They were also good. I sometimes put too much powder that makes my brows really dark, but other than that, they perform really well. I was contented...

Until the time I went to a branch of Etude House for the first time. My sis was the one who picked the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil and tested it on her brows. When I saw what it did to my sis' eyebrows, I took one and quickly added it to my shopping basket!

So on to the review!
 The Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil comes in a somewhat rectangular shape which makes it easier to apply (especially at the tail of your brows). It doesn't appear heavy or too dark even if you pressed it too hard against your brows (which I like the most about it). Unlike other pencils I used, the pigments easily touch your skin as you glide the pencil. Plus, you don't need to sharpen it anymore!

 It also comes with a brush!

Here's a swatch on my hand. The top one, I did 2 strokes and the bottom one, I tried smudging.

 Here's a before and after picture of my brows:
 I managed to tame the craziness of my brows. Haha!

I also tried it on my friend's brows:
 She loved it so much she wants to buy one soon.

To sum it all up:

What I like about it:

  • Doesn't appear heavy even when over-applied
  • Comes in 6 colors such as dark brown, grey, black, etc.
  • Very affordable (around Php150.00)
  • No need to sharpen because you can just twist it up!
  • Long-lasting
  • Easy to apply
  • I like the rectangular shape of it.
  • Comes with a brush

What I don't like about it:

  • I honestly can't think of anything else except that I don't live near any of the malls that has Etude House Branches!

Will I repurchase? DEFINITELY!
I'm so in-love with it! I'm planning to buy the grey one too! :P

*Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the brand mentioned in this review. All items here are purchased by me.



  1. Might try this! Thanks!

  2. It's inexpensive and works great! I found my HG brow pencil from Natur Republic, though... it matches my hair perfectly and makes my brows soft-looking.

    This pencil sure has a wide selection for colors!

  3. France: Hope you'll like it as MUCH AS I do!

    herroyalbleakness: So true! I haven't tried any product from Nature Republic eh. Right now this is my HG. :)

  4. This is my FAVORITE eyebrow pencil. In fact it's the only one I have.

    When it comes to eyebrow pencils, I don't want pigmented ones. Kasi hindi ako marunong mag-"light strokes" I'm heavy-handed.

    This is just the perfectest. Tapos mura pa. I have the lighter of the 2 grey shades they have.

  5. My favorite as well, Rae! I have heavy hands din but I have to train myself to do lighter strokes for sketching and drawing eh. Haha!
    Agree on the affordable part. You can even buy refills! ♥♥♥