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I get mine tinted and shaped every 4-5 weeks, so no longer use eyebrow pencils. It costs more, but the tint gives colour (and depth) to even the finest hair. It's a remarkable difference and I don't look like my toddler has been playing on me.
I had a session at the Benefit counter. The woman was very helpful and lovely. She tried Gimme Brow but my brows were a bit too sparse as I thought they might be. She tried Brow Zings and that was perfect and I've been using it ever since.
Anastasia pomade with the matching brush. It is a little bit of a faff initially but it's brilliant and once you get hang of it and know how little you need to load the brush with. It stays put ALL DAY..I've swam in it, walked in beating down heat under a hat so nice sweaty brow and it does not budge. I'm blonde and went for the recommended paler shade and was worried it wouldn't offer enough definition but it does. It lasts ages too even though in tiny pot. I'd also recommend the GOSH eyebrow pencil or powder kit but ABH is the b0ll0cks for eyebrow stuff!
don't laugh but I use mens beard dye to tint mine myself, covers the grey bits in 10 mins and the tubes last ages as I only mix a bit at a time. then I just slick over with a clear brow fix when I make up.
Another one here in the Anastasia BH Dip Brow Pomade camp, it does take a bit of practice but once you get the hang of it, it's superb. £15 might sound like a lot if you weren't planning on spending that much but it lasts forever. I got mine for my wedding 2.5years ago and it's still going strong. I would definitely get the brush with it too though.
Whatever you do don't get some stuff called Wonderbrow, it's even more expensive at £20 and absolute shite!
I use Benefit Brow Zings and also gimme brow. I think that both of them are really good. That said, the soap and glory one might be a good (cheaper) one to start with. i think that all these waxy ones are long lasting. How about booking an appointment at benefit brow bar and they can show you how to get a good look?
I gave up pencils in favour of benefit Ka-Brow which I love. It's a tiny brush with very very firm bristles with a product they call a cream gel. That doesn't describe it well, it's not creamy or gel-like but it is really good. Comes in 6 shades I think.
My brows are so fine, that the beautician refused to tint them, as she said she would be tinting mostly skin.... They have always been sparse. I love sleek eyebrow pencil. It fills them in wonderfully, and looks very natural.