Wearing NYX Eyebrow Marker in Deep
“NYX wants to mark their territory on your eyebrows…”
Wait, did I really just write that? 🙂
Ouch! Okay, let’s try that again. How about, “Does NYX deserve high marks for their new Eyebrow Marker ($9.75)”?
Available in two shades — Medium (a light brown) and Deep (a medium brown) — the new felt-tip pen lives to fill in sparse eyebrows with a liquid/ink that dries to a matte finish.
Since I have dark hair, I went with the Deep shade, but after the first time I brought it to my brows, I almost set it right back down. Why? Because it’s so sheer — like surprisingly sheer.
Thankfully, it layers well, getting progressively darker with each one. For me, four layers results in a shade that pretty closely matches the color of my hair.
NYX bills Eyebrow Marker as a long-wearing product, and I’ll go along with that, although I wouldn’t wear it to a spinning class. Overall, I think it holds up fairly well under normal conditions and very light sweating (NOTE: it turns slightly gray as it fades), especially if multiple layers are used.
Once it’s dry, it doesn’t smear at all, and I rubbed at it pretty well to test. When it comes time to remove, a little soap and water does the trick.
Now that Eyebrow Marker and I have gotten to know each other, we probably won’t hang out every day. Don’t laugh :), but for the life of me I can’t evenly fill in my left eyebrow with it. Doing my right brow is easy enough (maybe because I’m right handed), but the left is a different story — and it’s an awkward, uncomfortable tale. If you’re more coordinated than I am, and there’s a good chance you are, you’ll probably have better luck with it than I did. Or perhaps if you have better penmanship, LOL!
NYX Eyebrow Maker in Medium (top) and Deep (bottom)
Deep (left) and Medium (right)
Swatches of Medium (left) and Deep (right)
Before (left) and after (right)
Of course, I love the convenience of pen products, but, for some reason, this one and I don’t really get along. If you’re a fan of the $16.50 MAC Penultimate Brow Marker, this is a similar brow pen for a little more than half the cost.
AVAILABILITY: At select drugstores, Ulta stores and online.
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WOOT! My tummy just rumbled. 🙂 Tomorrow I’ll put up a post so that we can trade our recipes in the comments. That gives me some time to track down the recipe to my world famous (well, not really) Italian Cream Cake, haha!
NOTE: Your recipe/s DOES NOT have to be fancy; this is a stress-free project. Sound good?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,