Earlier this year, I finally decided I needed to have something for filling in my brows. I still don't do it much (as I'm sure you can tell!) but I did spend quite a long time searching for that perfectly natural, yet somewhat affordable brow product! I was really looking for a cool brown shade in an eyebrow pencil. I tried one from Sephora (Benefit, perhaps??) and discovered that it was far too dark a brown, though it was a cool tone and a nice pencil overall. After getting a makeover at a Le Metier de Beaute counter in the spring, I fell for the neutral shade of their Fawn eyebrow pencil. Obviously, I didn't want to spend $36 on a product type that I wasn't even sure I was going to use.
I searched far and wide for a shade similar to Fawn, and found this Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows. While I wouldn't say it is an exact dupe, it does provide the same effect on me. Yay! Here are some swatches with varying amounts of pressure. :)
I don't know much about brow pencils, but I find that the formula is not too hard but still has that bit of "brow product" texture. This seriously wears all day on me, and doesn't come off with sweat, rain, or anything like that. Actually, my Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water can easily remove all my eye makeup and I really have to work on this!
The pencil itself really is "superfine," as in super, super skinny. Here's a size comparison with a nickel for reference. I don't know how long it would last with everyday usage, but it is a decently packaged retractable pencil. Do you have a favorite eye brow product? What advice do you have for an eyebrow newbie? :)