Frame & Define: Brow Styler - null
Almost didn't buy it because of the reviews
I almost didn't buy the universal light eyebrow styler because of the reviews, but I am glad I did anyways. I have been using the bare minerals eyebrow powder for over a year and liked it, very natural. But I like the pencil better, it is natural looking and I have more control over the shape of my eyebrow. I can get a nice sharp edge at the end of the brow. And it does not make your eyebrows look reddish. Glad I bought it.
Could be 5 stars but...
I originally was using the brow powder like most BE customers and was pretty happy with it. I never used the gel to water proof it- because being someone with hardly any brows, I really didn't want to spend all that extra money on a gel and add ONE MORE step to my already tedious process of getting ready in the morning.
The powder lasted me nearly two years before I stopped using it (I STILL have it, amazing!) But I noticed like most brow fill ins, the powder would wipe off or fade easily.
The pencil however- wow. Gives me the most natural, easy to sketch in and play with finished brow I've ever had. Using the end of the brush along the brow is fantastic to smooth out the product and fool everyone into thinking my brows are all my own.
BUT!!!!!! God forbid you forget to twist it closed and it touches something- snaps off a tiny bit- you've wasted a weeks worth of eye brows- literally! For $15, there isn't enough product in this pencil tube.
I say bring back the powder, continue the pencil, but make give your loyal customers more bang for their buck with the brow styler!
xoxoxox BE <3
Sad, disappointing but not a total waste
I was sad to hear that the powder was discontinued. I loved the powder. I have to say the pencil is not terrible but it goes a lots faster than the powder did. The pencil breaks easily so you have to be careful when using it to not twist it up too much. I would love to use the powder and the pencil together to define and then fill. Please bring it back!
Really miss the brow powder
When BE came out with the new brow pencils I had some brow powder left and it never occurred to me that they would get rid of the brow powder. So, very happy with my powder, I just ignored the new product and kept using the one I loved. Had I known that the brow powder would be removed from all the boutiques I would have run in and stocked up! The pencil streaks and is gloopy (that's not a real word but I don't know how else to describe it). It doesn't look right. The powder was the PERFECT shade for my coloring. It was honestly one of those products that I never thought about or even worried when I got low, I just picked up another and continued about my day. I miss it, I am sad that BE would discontinue a product people have relied on for years. I understand wanting to expand the line and that there were probably many customers asking for a pencil, but why does it have to be one or the other? Please consider bringing back the powder.
No brow powder?
Very disappointed to find that the brow powder has been discontinued. The brow powder was one of the best around. Brow pencils don't come close. I was also disappointed that my favorite eye liner pencil has been discontinued. I'm reading a lot of reviews about this subject and hope the company goes back to the drawing board and brings back the products we love!
What a disappointment!
I agree with a fellow reviewer about the Brow Powder that after years of searching I too was beyond happy to finally find a something that makes my brow look their most natural. It colored and filled to perfection. I am disappointed with the brow pencil. Please, please consider bringing back the brow powder.
Bring back the powder
I have very light brows and loved the powder, finally found after years of searching for something that looked natural. So disappointed it is discontinued. Will not even consider switching to a pencil. Have not liked a lot of your changes, and am thinking about moving away from Bare Minerals altogether after years of it being my ONLY makeup line.
Not the same
This pencil is not a good replacement for the brow powder! PLEASE put the eyebrow powder back into production. The pencil is difficult to use and the pigmentation is not a great as the powder.
Best brow pencil!
I love this product. I have tried every pencil, powder and gel, and none of them worked on my sparse, wiry brows. This pencil is the best. And the 'universal dark' matches my hair color better than any other brown. Other pencils are either too red or too black.
I really don't understand all of the negative reviews, especially the ones that state they never used the product and never will. It doesn't seem fair to count those in the overall rating.
Really Great Product!!!
I loved the brow powder too, but when I saw this brow pencil I just had to try it and I've never gone back to powder. I just follow Leslie's suggestion to draw light lines - like individual hairs - wherever I need coverage. I find that applying the product in this manner provides a more natural-looking brow - instead of one that is shaped with an eyebrow stencil. I have black brows and I find that the light color blends in better and produces a more natural brow. After spending years and years plucking my eyebrows - and sometimes removing more hairs than I should have - this product covers my mistakes and lets me have the beautiful brows I was aiming for all along.