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Product information taken from the official Smashbox web site:
"WHAT IS IT?
A brow pencil with an ultra-fine point that allows you to mimic hairs to extend your brows and fill in sparseness.
WHY IT’S UNIQUE
• Long wearing
• Non smudging
• Water resistant
• Sweat & humidity resistant
THE PHOTO FACTOR
“I look at eyebrows first because the right brows frame the face and can make you look younger. You need less makeup with great brows too. They really change the face.” – Davis Factor, Photographer and Founder
GET IT ON
Using soft, feathery strokes, define your natural arch, starting at the base of the hairline. Fill in sparse areas and use spoolie brush to distribute color evenly."
The Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil (.003 oz/.09 g) is a skinny automatic pencil that's about six or seven inches in length. That it's a bit on the longer side of makeup pencils makes it easier to hold and locate in a stash. If you're one to use different colors of eyebrow pencils, there's a section of the pencil closest to the cap that is color coded to indicate the brunette shade. The Brow Tech Matte Pencil also features a spoolie on one end for convenience. Here's a closer look:
Brunette is a dark shade of brown that is indeed best suited for brunettes. The pigmentation is just right. Not a lot of pressure is needed for the Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil to draw on natural, life-like eyebrow hairs. Texture is very lightweight and soft making it easy to apply. Some swatches:
L - Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick in Brunette*, R - Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil in Brunette in Natural Indoor Lighting:
L - Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick in Brunette*, R - Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil in Brunette, Indoor Flash:
*Review coming soon.
L - Brows Filled In, R - Bare Brows:
Both Brows Filled In:
A single application of the Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil will last you all day long regardless of how oily or sweaty you may get throughout the day. The Brow Tech Matte Pencil is indeed water resistant (but not waterproof) and can withstand a few splashes of water. Drawing on natural looking eyebrows is a breeze with this pencil because the pigmentation is not intense yet it glides on smoothly making it easy to draw in individual eyebrow hairs.
Availability: smashbox.com, $21
Disclaimer: Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil was provided to me for review purposes only. The opinions in this review are 100% my own.