Product Type: Miss Sporty makeup
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Cheap But Draws A Nice Line
Miss Sporty Eye Pencil
Member Name: rufusdog
Miss Sporty Eye Pencil
Date: 08/10/11, updated on 08/10/11 (68 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap to buy, works well on my skin
When I was younger I used to pluck my eyebrows all the time, and then as I got a bit older they stopped growing back which was nice while I was younger as it meant I didn't have so much plucking to do, but then I developed the hypothyroid condition I suffer from and one of the symptoms that comes with that is thinning of the eyebrows plus the ones that do grow are more bristly and hard. This means that now at 53 I have hardly any eyebrows left at all, may be just a line one hair width going across and some of them are now white and some are missing so it doesn't look very nice.
I wanted to try penciling in the line but was not sure what kind of pencil I would need or even how to do it so I had a look in Superdrug to see what they had in there. We only have a small Superdrug in our town and they don't have a big selection of make up brands available so most of the stands in there were quite expensive just to buy something to try out and practice with.
I saw the stand for Miss Sporty make up and remembered hearing my young daughter talking about it that it was a cheap brand so I bought one of their brown pencils to see what it was like.
The pencil is just like a normal drawing pencil but shorter and it has a plastic cover over the end of it. When I got it the pencil was already sharpened to a nice point.
The first time I used it on my eyebrows I just did a little bit at time, it was quite easy to draw on my skin with the pencil and where it was going over the hairs it was dragging of bits of the pencil so it looked more like hairs drawn than just a smooth line. I quite liked this effect. The colour was not too bad, it was a bit more reddy colour than my normal eyebrows but it didn't look horrible and the fact that I wear glasses and some of my eyebrow line is hidden behind the frame made it stand out less. When I was up close to the mirror it looked worse than when I was standing a bit away from it. Then it just made my eyebrow line more defined instead of looking like I had no brows at all.
I have since been using the pencil quite regularly. It is easy to sharpen with a normal pencil sharpener although the bits that come off the make up bit of the pencil are a bit gungy and you need to wipe the sharpener with a tissue or something after to clean it.
I keep the pencil in my makeup bag with the lid on and it has kept nicely, the end still looks nice and clean and the lid protects the tip from being blunted in the bag.
I also have tried using the pencil on my eyes like an eye liner. I prefer to wear black pencil liner but now and then (if I can't find my black one becasue someone has borrowed it and not put it back) I will use the brown one. I get a much softer effect using this one than the black and depending on what colour eyeshadow I am wearing it looks nice.
I would certainly recommend these pencils for the price, they only cost £1.99 to buy and I think that is a really good price.
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