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happyfeet1 Sat 28-Jan-17 09:02:39

Good morning

I'm currently using a smashbox brow pencil with retractable 'lead'? and a spoolie on the other end. I think it cost £18.

It's good but too expensive and has only lasted me a couple of months, and sometimes it got brittle and bits would break off whilst I was using it.

I did love that it was thin as I could be precise with it and fill in tiny hairs rather than having a block colour, I think it looks natural, I'm very dark blond and use the taupe shade.

Anyway I'm down to the last 3mm of it, can anyone recommend something similar? I will pay that price again if I'm going to get double the time out of it!

LoadsaBlusher Sat 28-Jan-17 09:25:34

Avon glimmerstick eyebrow pencils
Available in various colours and are retractable
However, my absolute favourite is
Rimmel dark brown eye pencil and I just sharpen it to a nice fine point .

LadyOfTheCanyon Sat 28-Jan-17 09:31:31

Another one for Rimmel. They're, like £2.99 and I just keep it sharp. I use others but always come back to the dark brown.

thethoughtfox Sat 28-Jan-17 09:33:34

I have the Anastasia Beverly Hills one which has a great taupe shade and is the make up artists' favourite. However, I use the Rimmel one most work days because it's fatter and easier to just crayon it on!

happyfeet1 Sat 28-Jan-17 09:35:48

Thanks, they don't sell it in Boots but it is in Superdrug with over 400 reviews (4.5 stars!). I'm going to go out and buy it tomorrow smile

happyfeet1 Sat 28-Jan-17 09:36:32

Thethoughtfox which shade do you get in the Rimmel one?

MooMinCow Sat 28-Jan-17 09:49:35

Soap & Glory. Just like the Anastasia one for under a tenner!

QueenMortificado Sat 28-Jan-17 09:52:01

I love the Rimmel one too but do find it breaks off sometimes when sharpening it

The MAC one is my favourite but at nearly £20 not sure it's really worth it over the Rimmel one

Wherehasmydevilcomefrom Sat 28-Jan-17 09:54:08

I use rimmel in Hazel. It stays on through almost anything and is only £2.99.

TheChosen1 Sat 28-Jan-17 09:59:18

Boots now sell Nyx products. I bought a retractable brow pencil with a precision tip from them. It's called Micro Brow Pencil. It's wicked and only £8. Only larger branches of Boots though.

Darthvadersmuuuum Sat 28-Jan-17 09:59:44

I use the NYC micro brow pencil-£7 from boots. Apparently it's the nearest thing to the holy grail of growl pencils, Anastasia Beverley Hills, but a fraction of the price. I'm considering micro blading though. Does anyone have any experience of having this done. As it's semi permanent I'm rather nervous.

Darthvadersmuuuum Sat 28-Jan-17 10:12:03

Brow nor growl grin

Deathraystare Sat 28-Jan-17 10:16:06

I love the soap and glory one and the Nyx one too.

Darthvadersmuuuum Sat 28-Jan-17 10:21:11

Oh yes, I meant NYX, sorry. Pesky cold is fogging my brain

happyfeet1 Sat 28-Jan-17 12:17:17

I'll get the Rimmel or NYX. I like that there's more shades with the NYX and I like the brush better, but less than £3 for the Rimmel with 4.5 stars wow! I might get both grin

SymbollocksInteractionism Sat 28-Jan-17 13:06:35

Another vote for rimmel in hazel.
I've been using pencil on my eyebrows for over 20 years and always come back to this. Cheap and effective!

missjoanie Sat 28-Jan-17 16:31:22

Collection do a great one called Blonde that is identical in colour to the Anastasia Dipbrow in Taupe. Costs about £1.99 and stays put all day. The Anastasia one is great value for money though. Had my pot for months, use it every day and have barely made a dent in it.

luckylavender Sat 28-Jan-17 16:41:32

There are good Maybelline ones.

unicornhotel Sun 04-Mar-18 18:48:16

I asked the same question here last year, also after forking put a fortune for the Smashbox one.
I tried the Rimmel first, I didn't like it, I've used NYC micro brow since and wouldn't go with anything else now!

ToftheB Sun 04-Mar-18 18:58:53

I like the W7 twist up brow pencil in blonde. It’s cheap but works well for me. Easy to apply, not too dark and lasts well.

Goldangel Sun 04-Mar-18 19:18:37

I've been using mac retractable eyebrow pencil in spike for many years and would recommend, costs around £15 so slightly cheaper.

squoosh Sun 04-Mar-18 19:23:53

I find the Rimmel ones too warm and a bit gingery. Seventeen do a good cool toned pencil.

squoosh Sun 04-Mar-18 19:26:31

Although I think I'll try the NYX one next.

ReluctantlyRedundant101 Sun 04-Mar-18 19:32:06

Another vote for the NYX micro brow I've switched from the Benefit one

leccybill Sun 04-Mar-18 20:06:59

Sleek (sold in Superdrug or Tesco) sell great eyebrow gels for cheap.
I got a 3 in 1 thing for £4 and it's great - highlighter, brush the gel on and mascara wand it through.

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