Cool Toned Black
Create flawless arches with this eyebrow pencil, a blend of vegetable coconut and soy bean oil that guarantees a fluid application and sensational color. Use the built-in brush to blend color and style your eyebrows to perfection.
What good is a black eyeliner that's not opaque, even after multiple passes? It does smudge nicely, but with any deep or dark shade of eyeliner, patchiness is an instant dealbreaker for me. Next!
I had this in brown and it was utter garbage! The formula is so solid it just didn't transfer to my eyelid, no matter how many times I tried to draw it on. It was pretty useless as an eyebrow pencil too for the same reason. Sharpening it was a nightmare as well as it kept snapping, even though I was really careful not to drop it at any point.I'm guessing NYX must have realised how awful it is as it doesn't seem to be available on their UK website or in stores any longer. Which in my opinion is a decision well made. If you're looking for a decent eyeliner on a budget, try the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencils instead. The formulas awesome, they have a good range of colours, they apply really nicely and they have a twist-mechanism meaning you don't need a sharpener!
Now, if NYX Micro Brow pencil was the equivalent to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, then the NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil is equivalent to ABH brow definer. Since the tip cannot be sharpened like a pencil, it's more for filling in the brows than drawing individual fake hairs. For this purpose, this eyebrow pencil leans more towards waxy than creamy, although the pigmentation is excellent. I found that feather-light strokes was able to fill in my brows nicely without being overly harsh. For the colour, it is quite cool-toned so it is excellent for people with dyed hair. For those of us with natural black hair, especially if your hair has a brown tinged in the sun, I would recommend mixing in a dark-brown pencil underneath so the resulting brows are not too prominent and different from the hair. Judging from the packaging, the amount of product in the pencil is disappointing. I feel that they didn't need to be so stingy because the whole other side of the product is just a brush on the exterior. However, the product is not wasted from sharpening, so I suspect you'll get the same use out of a pencil that is the same length.
One of my go-to brow pencils from NYX. The color is just right for my black brows, not too grey or too dark. It only takes a few light strokes to fill in the gaps between the hairs and get the natural look. It's also retractable, it doesn't need sharpening. It comes as twist-up pen with a cap that's equipped with small brow brush which I barely use. Nice for everyday look if you want slightly defined, yet still natural, brows.
This product is a great brow product! The colour was perfect for my eyebrows. It is really easy to apply, looks natural, and blends seamlessly into my brow hairs. However, I found that it doesn't really have much staying power, and rubbed off quite easily, even when I experimented with putting powder over the top of it. Also, it doesn't really have much product in it it did not even last me two months, and I really don't draw my eyebrows on too heavily. It's pretty cheap though.