Frame & Define: Brow Styler - null
Miss the powder
Why, oh why has the brow powder been discontinued??!!!??? The pencil doesn't even come close to being as good... Found recently that many of my favorites have been discontinued and have used Bare Minerals since 2006. Very disappointed!
Better than A.B.H
I have dark brown hair with dark eyebrows. I started off using Anastasia Beverly Hills pencil, but noticed it ran out pretty fast and I wasn't a fan of how it glided on. When i first tried this, I loved the pencil because it's a great color and lasts a lot longer. The crayon/pencil is a perfect texture and provides a nice thin line. I was so shocked to see so many 1 star reviews!! My only complaint would be that I wish it lasted longer =)
Lasted about a week...
I was not impressed at all with this product. First off the pencil doesn't have a lid, so if you're on the go all the time like me this is NOT the product for you! After one day the product broke and I found it in the bottom of my makeup bag; it broke off in one piece so I was able to continue use by putting it back into the styler. I had to keep the "brow styler" in the box it came in so it wouldn't get everywhere and rub off in my makeup bag. I was able to use it like this for about a week, until it just completely broke again and I was unable to use it. I will say that I really like the idea of the product, however it needs a lot of improvement.
Highly disappointed in this product!
To begin with the brow pencil doesn't go on as smoothly as it should. The brow color doesn't last throughout the day. The pencil itself doesn't last long at all! My pencil ran out after about 1 month. That is unacceptable. Please bring back the powder that I loved!
Please please give us the powder back!!! This Brow Styler looks very artificial and you can't get a natural looking brow no matter how skilled you are. I can get a better look with an old pencil.
PLEASE Bring Back the Powder!!
I was a long time user of the brow powder and LOVED it. When I visited my local store to refill, I discovered (to my dismay) that the powder had been discontinued. Why why why??? The sales rep convinced me to try the pencil, and I couldn't be more disappointed. It went on "okay", but not nearly as natural looking as the powder. It also took forever to fill in my eyebrows compared to the quick powder application. Since it only comes in two shades, the pencil doesn't come close to matching my eyebrows as well as the powder did! The pencil also ran out extremely fast compared to the powder. I just can't understand why this product has replaced the powder, which clearly worked so well and so many Bare Minerals users loved. PLEASE BRING BACK THE POWDER!!!
Definitely NOT my powder brow color
I recently tried this product after discovering my powder brow color had been discontinued. Not only was I disappointed in the two color choices, (I have auburn hair and the light is too light while the dark was too dark.) I was disappointed in how the brow pencil looked on me. My husband even said it looked like sharpie marker, even though I had applied it very lightly and the color was way too dark.
The powder pots of brow color have been one of the reasons I have continued using Bare Minerals product since 2005, and it is a shame that they have discontinued this fantastic product. Now I have to go on a mad search to try and find something close to my hair color in another brand to try to match what was once so perfect of a product for me. PLEASE BRING BACK THE POWDER EYE BROW COLOR!!!
BRING BACK THE BROW POWDER, PLEASE!!!!!!!!
I came in to buy my brow powder and was shocked to learn that it had been discontinued - apparently for a while. it would have been nice if there was a notice so we could stock up.
Since I had no time to run around and find a replacement product, I had no choice but to buy this pencil. it's ok. You really have to be very light handed. I haven't had any breakage. It's takes a while to get use to; I had just gotten comfortable with the powder.
I will see if I can find the brow powder elsewhere. I am disappointed.
Breaks after a few uses. Too expensive for what you get. Bring back the eyebrow powder. A wonderful product that no one has duplicated. I purchase 3 at a time in the pale/ash blonde and can find nothing that comes close to this product. So disappointed in the discontinuation of this wonderful product!
I could not believe that the brow powder has been discontinued?!?! Why??? I bought this to try despite the negative reviews and i wish i had not. It is very disappointing. Even worse than a regular eyebrow pencil because you only use it a couple of times before it breaks!!! And it looks like a pencil not natural like the powder!!! Please bring back the powder like all your reviewers are asking!!!!!
Bring back the powder
This pencil is nice and thin so it can put a feathered look on your brows..but because it is thin it continually breaks..I only used it 4 times and it was gone because it broke off. Love the powder, what happened??
Frame and define: Brow styler
I am an adult male and have been using Bare Minerals for about five years or more. It is the most natural coverage ever! However, recently the eye brow minerals were discontinued for reasons unknown to me. Whereas in the past people would stop and say to me that my skin is so healthy now people ask me if I am wearing eye brow pencil since it is the only eyebrow coverage in the Bare Mineral Line. Please bring back the little pots of eye brow minerals. Luv u. Walter
So disappointed that the powder Brow corrector has been discontinued. I was so excited to get a powder brow corrector that was easy to apply with an angle brush and filled in the gray spots in my brows. When I went to get a new one and found all they were carrying was this new pencil styler I decided to at least try it, but within two weeks it was dead and gone which is extremelly expensive in my book. I used that little pot of powder for 3 to 6 months. I guess I'll just go back to my previous brand for my brow corrector. I do not like this one at all.
Bring back the brow powder!
This product is awful. Breaks every time it is used. Going back to store for a full refund. So disappointed.
miss the powder please bring back the powder
I have used the powder for years and years and it wore very well. This pencil is very brittle and does not last for the price that is paid. Please bring back the powder. The powder was a very good quality for my money. The colors offered were very natural. Please bring them back.
Skimpy product.. Lasts only a couple of weeks.
Salesperson at specialty store recommended this to me when my favorite product had been discontinued. Coverage is good, product works well, only it lasted me about 2.5 weeks. It works like a mechanical pencil, if you apply too much pressure, it breaks off. Almost every time I used it, even if I only had a tiny bit of pencil protruding, tiny pieces would break off. I was amazed that this wasn't made a lot thicker and sturdier. However, I will say the product does a good job if you like buying one every 2 weeks.
Agreed. I too loved the powder, so much so that I've been searching for the same color in an eye shadow to work as my Ash brow powder. Tried a few, but really its not the same.
I LOVE this product
This eyebrow pencil is easy to apply and lasts all day. I've tried many other brands and this is my all-time favorite. It looks very natural when you use the spiral brush after applying the pencil.
Could have been a "5"
Similar to other reviews, I LOVE how this pencil works on my brows but am super DISAPPOINTED in how quickly the product depletes. The brow powder lasted me a long time and this pencil lasted a fraction of the time. If this product could last even somewhat close to as long as the powder, I'd give it a "5" rating because I do love the way it works for my brows. Fortunately, I do still have some of the brow powder left but am not sure what I will do when I run out of that. I can't justify the cost of buying a new pencil every 2-3 weeks (literally, that's how long it lasted me).
This product works
I am shocked at how many bad reviews their are on this pencil, maybe it's because BM discontinued the powder and left many customers unsatisfied and having to switch to a new unfamiliar product that can be a little tricky.
I have medium brown eyebrows, and I use the universal light brow pencil. This product works wonders! not only does it fill in my brows for a more fuller effect but the brush on the end of the pencil really gives it that natural look.
How I use it...
1. Take the end of the pencil (this would be the brush part) and brush your eyebrow hairs up. You will be able to see where you need to fill in, take the pencil and roll it up just a little bit (if you roll it up to high it could break). Then go in with LIGHT strokes up, you don't have to fill in every bare gap in your brow because, after you've filled in most of the bottom portion your going to use the brush end again and brush up.
2. You can do the same step with brushing your hairs down as well if you feel like it, I normally don't because I don't like my brows looking to overdone. Now i just brush my hairs out in my natural shape and fill in lightly over the parts that need it, and lastly use the brush again and brush it all out.
tip with the brush...this is going to be the part that really gives your eyebrow the full natural look, it spreads the makeup out better please use the brush !
end result...natural, beautiful brows.!
Hope this helps xoxo =)
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.