Well-groomed brows make a lot of difference to the face structure. I had hardly used eyebrow pencils and it was only from a few years that I cannot live without one! Certain addictions happen at IMBB! I usually prefer pencils as they are easy to carry and the application is simple. Recently, I picked one from Essence and today’s review is all about Essence Superlast 18H Eyebrow Pomade Pencil in the shade “30 Dark Brown”. Read on to know more.
Price and Quantity:
€1.95 for 0.31 g
Creamy, twistable eye brow pomade pencil to shape and emphasize the brows. With an integrated sharpener and silicon brush.
cera microcristallina (microcrystalline wax), cyclopentasiloxane, synthetic beeswax, synthetic fluorphlogopite, trimethylsiloxysilicate, vp/hexadecene copolymer, myristyl lactate, tocopherol, myristyl alcohol, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, lecithin, ascorbyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, magnesium silicate, glyceryl oleate, citric acid, ci 77491 (iron oxides), ci 77492 (iron oxides), ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77891 (titanium dioxide)
My Experience with Essence Superlast 24H Eyebrow Pomade Pencil Waterproof 30 Dark Brown:
The product comes in a plastic case with two sides. The pencil is a twistable type and you don’t need a sharpener as it claims to have one inside. The cap closes with a click and it doesn’t open up. The product is convenient for travelling too. They are easily affordable and available everywhere. The product comes unsealed, so check before you buy them as I noticed some of the pencils were used as there was no tester available.
There are 3 shades available in this range. I picked up the Dark brown one which makes it suitable for black brows. The pencil is creamy and glides easily without any issue. The application is simple, you need to apply the product to the brows and then use the brush and fade them out spreading the color.
The product doesn’t have any smell or is hardly noticeable. Since it is creamy, initially I had more product than needed and I had to blend it out. The product is well pigmented and imparts the color effectively. With just a few swipes, you can easily fill in the gaps and create fuller brows. Even though it claims that it is self sharpenable, I have noticed that once the sharpened tip is used off, it is mostly flat and this can be a little annoying!
The product is a little hard compared to the brow pomade products and this can make the product sit in certain areas and you need a brush to spread it or else, it will look patchy. The brush provided on the other end is practically of no use! The brush doesn’t help very much in the spreading of the product and since the bristles stick onto each other, it takes forever to blend the product. I use an eyebrow brush or a mascara wand like brush to spread out the product. The brush can also be taken out from the pencil. I am not sure if it is by design or my pencil is just broken!
The product lasts really long! Even though 18 hours is a long time, I noticed that the product stays for around 6-7 hours without any issue and then starts to fade away. The product is waterproof and this means that it doesn’t get removed by water based cleansers and you need to use oil based ones to remove it effectively.
Overall, it is a great brow pencil at a throw away price. Since the quantity is less, I think I might have a chance to repurchase one very soon! So summing up
Pros of Essence Superlast 24H Eyebrow Pomade Pencil Waterproof 30 Dark Brown:
- Well pigmented.
- Creamy texture.
- Lasts for a good 7 hours without any issue.
- Can be removed with any oil based cleanser.
- Easy to blend.
- Helps creating fuller brows.
Cons of Essence Superlast 24H Eyebrow Pomade Pencil Waterproof 30 Dark Brown:
- The brush provided is not of good use.
- It can create patches if not blended correctly.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Recommend or Repurchase Essence Superlast 24H Eyebrow Pomade Pencil Waterproof 30 Dark Brown?
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