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?