ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow – Review
I am in my mid-40s with (prematurely) full-on silver hair which I love and do not dye, but it makes finding an eyebrow product challenging. My brows are still totally brown, a dark, ash brown, but see-through and sparse since I hit my 40s.
My coloring is low contrast – I have fair skin and blue eyes. (I have been color analyzed a “soft summer”) This is the brow product I’ll be re-ordering, the No. 5 Grey, which is their light gray shade. I tried many, many brow products, both pencil and powder. The problem is that they are nearly all either too dark or too warm. Almost all brown, taupe, or blond brow products go orange on me. Not a match. The cooler dark brown, soft black, and charcoal gray products I tried are just too dark for my soft coloring. Looks like I drew my brows on with a Sharpie black marker.
Etude House’s light gray pencil is truly gray – almost too cool for me but preferable to the many too warm shades. Even though it’s “light” it does darken my natural brows a bit. The color really isn’t a perfect match to my brows themselves, but it does match my hair color pretty nicely. The tip of the texture is angled but “fat” – if you’re looking for a precision pencil to draw on individual hairs, this is not for you! You are not going to be able to create those on fleek, Instagram brows with this pencil. I think of it more like a shadow for my brows – adding that shadow gives my sparse brows a more filled-in, healthy look.
I prefer a more natural makeup look, as opposed to a makeup-y look, so this works for me. It’s pretty easy to use – just scribble in your brows and then use the convenient spoolie on the other end to comb through your brows and soften the look. It’s a twist-up pencil, so no sharpener needed. The texture is pretty hard and waxy, as expected. I like my brow pencil hard and waxy. It does fade somewhat by the end of a long day, but it doesn’t run or smear on me (I live in a cool climate though.)
I’m not sure how long it will last or if it will dry out at some point, but I’ve been using it for about a month so far with no issues.