Shaping my brows is my absolute favorite thing to do in my makeup routine. Whether it’s a simple everyday look or a full on makeup, I do take time working on my arches. Nevermind if it takes more than five minutes, as long as I’m able to achieve #browsonfleek. That said, I am quite picky with the brow products I use.
My current favorite is the Diorshow Brow Styler Pencil which I got as a gift from my mother-in-law. It’s everything I’m looking for in a brow pencil – applies easily, neutral shade, soft finish, and long-wearing. But it is rather expensive, so only use it on special occasions and on days when I know I’d be spending long hours outdoors. On lazy days, I resort to my more affordable favorites like the Daiso Japan Eye Brow Pencil.
A lot of people seem to like this product, so I went on and gave it a shot. For only 88-pesos, I really did not expect much, but I was in for a surprise.
Right off the bat, you can already tell that the packaging is relatively similar to the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil. It has a spoolie on one end and a sword cut pencil on the other, making it easier to create a precise shape, especially on the arch and tail of the brow. The spoolie brush is a tad stiff for my liking, but it does a decent job of spreading and blending out the product.
The brow product itself has a soft texture and waxy feel to it. It applies quite easily and I’m impressed by the soft finish it creates. The texture also makes it easy for me to do my brows in a jiffy.
One thing that I really like about this pencil is, the color does not fade when you brush the brow hair with the spoolie. It just blends in seamlessly creating a natural look. It is quite buildable, so you can diffuse or intensify your brows according to your liking.
It is not long-wearing, unfortunately. But it does stay for a good 3-4 hours, which is enough for me when I’m just doing a quick errand.
Brown is a warm brown shade with a slight red undertone. It is obviously not a perfect match for my thick and dark brows. This would’ve been fine if the product covered each of the hair strands to change its color, but as you can see, it did not. To even out the color, I apply an almost similar brow gel color from The Face Shop.
This isn’t my go-to shade for an obvious reason, but if you have thin brow hairs, it should work just fine.
Dark Brown is a deep, nutty brown shade that’s almost a perfect fit for my black brows. The shade is definitely right up my alley as it does have a neutral undertone. I love how it looks natural on me from afar. No need to apply a brow gel to even out the color.
The Daiso Japan Eye Brow Pencil isn’t the best one out there, but it delivers more than what you would expect from an 88-peso product. If this were sold for a couple of hundreds more – say 300php – I’d still buy it. In my opinion, the selling point of this product is texture and buildability. Most brow products within this price range either has a crappy texture that’s hard AF to blend or the shades aren’t that flattering at all. Plus, this brow pencil is a product of Japan – you can never really go wrong with that!
What’s your favorite eye brow pencil?