Your Buying Guide to Eyebrow Liners
Your eyes is one of the features that people would notice when they first meet you. If you have nicely shaped and highlighted eyebrows, it would make your eyes pop and look attractive.
And so, in this buying guide, we would discus the different eyebrow liners, what other buyers are saying, what to look out for and some of the most popular brands.
Types of Eyebrow Liners
You can use all kinds of products to fill your brows with color, but few offer the hair-like precision of a pencil—no matter what kind of arches you naturally have. "I’ve tried every brow product under the sun, and the only type of product that fills them realistically is a soft, waxy pencil," says Faith, Byrdie's managing editor.
This is why most experts will say that pencils are the most essential brow product to have on hand. "They're great because you can define your brows and increase or decrease your intensity easily," adds Kirin Bhatty, who works with Jessica Paré. (She lists the Dior pencil above as "the perfect brow product.")
"It creates a shadow underneath the hair of the brows, which makes them appear fuller, more dense, and defined," says makeup artist Michael Anthony.
It’s like hair spray for your eyebrows," says Anthony, who adds that it's a must-have for those with thick brows, since it helps tame and lock hairs into place for a simple, groomed look. That being said, it can also be used as a final touch to lock in other products—and if you go the tinted route, it's just another wash of color and definition to existing hairs. "You can give your arches a little oomph without having to pencil them in," says Bhatty.
What Other Buyers Are Saying
When you buy an eyebrow liner, make sure to read the reviews first to see what other buyers have experienced in using the product. Also, read the ingredients of the liner to make sure you are not allergic to any of the chemicals that make up the product.
Here are some feedback that an eyebrow liner has:
I have bought this kit around 3-4 times now as I do really like it and find it works well on my eyebrows. I leave it on for way longer than it says, usually around 20-30 minutes. I wipe off what I first put on and then go over the ends again for the same amount to time as it takes much more time on me for my hairs to absorb the colour.
I have dark brown hair and find this works well with my hair colour and it doesn't have any red tones in it which is great.
I would have given this 5 stars but there are a couple points that just spoil it for me, one being that I am always left with nearly half a tube of dye and an empty bottle of activator. It would be great if eyelure sold the activator separately so you wouldn't have to keep repurchasing the kit each time. My other issue is that I don't find it lasts six weeks like they say, but this could just be me personally. I find it lasts about 3 but I prefer the results the first week and then I find it starts to fade on me.
However apart from this I cannot fault this product and I will continue to use it.
Excellent colour with easy application tools and clear instructions. The colour holds for a while, and the kit lasts a very long time. Also the colour does not come out too dark, which is something I was concerned about, as my hair is not that dark. Highly recommended.
Product is good, saves going to the salon. Lasts a very long time. Last one I had I kept for about 3 years and was still fine. Value excellent on amazon considering its almost £8 in boots!
What to Look Out for
Read the ingredients of the eyebrow liner to make sure that you are not allergic to it. Consult your makeup artist and your dermatologist to check what would work for you. For instance, if you have sensitive skin, use hypoallergenic makeup in order to prevent allergic reaction.
Most Popular Brands
Eylure - manufactures eyelash and eyebrow dye kit that provides long lasting colour for dark, glossy lashes and brows. it lasts for 12 application.
Refectocil - manufactures a 3 in 1 tint, glass dish, eyebrow brush. The tinting accentuates the full length of the lashes faded by sun and water.
Laval - manufactures twist-up eyebrow pencil that has soft formulation and is waterproof.