Bold Brows: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

With my hair a little darker these days, I’ve enjoyed filling my brows in darker.  I love the way bold brows frame the face, and these days one of my go-to products has been the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil.


This pencil comes in slim dark casing with a little brow spoolie at one end, and a retractable pencil at the other.  I’ve been using the shade Soft Brunette, which is an ashy light-to-medium brown.


What I love most about this pencil is the shape of the tip: it is like a highlighting marker, wide and flat with a slant.  This fits the width of my brows almost perfectly, so I can create a really bold brow with a clean edge.


The drawback to this pencil is the consistency: it’s a little dry.  I definitely have to work to build up color, which oddly works for me because it allows me to build up my brows with more control (after all, I’m still blonde… don’t want to go overboard!).  If you want a pencil that is fully pigmented and dark in a single swipe, this one isn’t for you.


Above is a single pencil swipe vs. building up the color.  You can get a really diverse range of brow looks out of it, and look at how lovely and crisp the edges are!  It adds to the bold look even more.  When working on the tail of my brows, I can just turn the pencil sideways and get a nice thin line as well.


Then I always like to finish my brows with a few swipes of the MAC Brow Set in Clear.  I’ve used this product for years and it adds that extra polished touch.


A little blush, eyeshadow, mascara, and I’m done!  I especially love bold brows combined with minimal makeup on the rest of the face.  Of course, I can also use a lighter hand with the pencil and wear more “basic brows” too.



If you don’t mind having to build up color, this pencil is one to take a peek at next time you pass the Hourglass booth.  As a blonde, it allows me to use it for both “light” and “dark” brow looks.

The Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil retails for $32 and can be purchased through Sephora.

What are your favorite brow products lately?


  • Kate

    I seriously need to pick this up! Love your the colour you had on your eyes as well, very pretty :)

    Kate xo |

  • Katy Emerson

    I’m definitely going to have to try this! What camera did you use to take these pictures? Hope you are having a good Monday!

  • Shamini

    I love the Clé de Peau Eyebrow Pencil, which looks the same as this, have you tried it?

    • Allison Anderson

      I haven’t, but I’ve always heard wonderful things about the brand!

  • Stephanie Rodriguez

    You totally look the girl from Orange is the New Black.

    • Allison Anderson

      Well thanks! Love that show! :)

  • melaniface

    I haven’t been doing my brows at all! They are making me angry!!! lol.

  • Tia

    Desperately want to try this.

  • Christal C

    I love bold brows. Yours look fantastic!


    • Allison Anderson

      Thank you!

  • MissBrunzy

    Personally I think they are way too dark, but rock what you like girl, you are still gorgeous!!!

  • Sarah

    I’m always on the look out to try new brow products, thanks for sharing!

    Sweet Spontaneity

    • Allison Anderson

      Thanks for reading! :)

  • Sarah Ann Hanrahan

    Wow, great product, your blows look so natural with this, thanks for sharing

    • Allison Anderson

      Thank you! :)

  • Olivia Frescura

    Looks gorgeous! I’ve been using Anastasia Brow Powder for my brows, with their brow gel, but I def want to try more products once I run out!

  • Stephanie @ Love, August

    Love this brow pencil but ever since I dyed my hair the color I initially bought is too dark for me. I need to pick this up in a more appropriate color asap!

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • Jenna Doeleman

    I really like the shape of this pencil. I really prefer to be able to build up my brows too, as I’m blonde and have really sparse eyebrows. Nothing worse than going way overboard!! This is a great full look though.

  • Lemon

    You look amazing! This look really suits you well :)

    • Allison Anderson

      Thanks! :)

  • Sterndli98

    I like darker eyebrows but I don’t like this color that’s why I gave mine away to a friend

  • Raizel Greco

    Your brows looks great!
    Ray | Obey Ray

  • Arianna Perez

    pixis brow pencil has a similar shape to this one, and it has a brow gel included at the end! maybe you will like the consistency better than the hourglass one?