What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites.
There’s a ton of brow pencils out there, but it’s hard to find one that ticks all the boxes. Is it long lasting? Easy to use? Does it look natural?
It Cosmetics Brow Power Micro in Universal Taupe ($24) totally gets it right. It has everything to do with the super thin pencil point. Shaped like a tiny, slanted dash — essentially, it’s a microscopic version of the best brow pencils around for drawing realistic-looking brow hairs (Tom Ford’s, the MAC one and the NUDESTIX Stylus).
The pencil isn’t so creamy that my brows end up looking obviously “drawn in” or uniform, and it’s perfectly waxy consistency fakes fullness in a totally convincing way. The harder you push, the darker the stroke, so I focus most of the intensity on my arches for the most convincing gradation.
It’s the only brow product I’ve been using for a solid month, I’m wondering what the heck my brows and I did before this. Holy grail status for fast, fabulous fuzzy little caterpillars!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,