This week we test: brow pencil

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am


Why we have that patch of hair above our eyelashes is still a mystery, but a well-defined, arched eyebrow does wonders for the face.

Shu Uemura Hard Formula (HK$150)

Not one for beginners - the pencil is rock-hard and doesn't show up on skin, but mysteriously blends with the hairs to subtly darken brows.

The Body Shop Brow Definer (HK$99)

Reasonably priced, and naturally coloured, this is overly creamy, which make it hard to apply, and means you need to sharpen constantly. Too much hassle.

Benefit Instant Brow Pencil (HK$155)

Glides on smoothly and is great to fill in colour. A little on the soft side though, so frequent sharpening is needed.

Bobbi Brown brow pencil (HK$180)

This super-soft pencil can be a bit messy if you're a newbie, and it tends to smudge, but with lots of practice, it will give smartly defined brows.

Laneige Natural Brow Liner Pencil (HK$140)

Auto-sharpening, soft enough to glide on, and effective waterproofing. This may seem pricy, but given how good it is - and that you get a refill - it's definitely worth it.