Product Type: MUA makeup
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Fill Your Brows In For £1.
MUA Eyebrow Pencil
Member Name: lj174
MUA Eyebrow Pencil
Advantages: Dirt cheap, Does the job, Value for money.
Disadvantages: Smudges a little, Colours off shade if buying online.
I am ever the bargain hunter, particularly when it comes to things such as make up. When money is tight, I still want to look good, but if I can look good for less, that is a win win situation. I had started hearing good things about MUA (Make Up Academy) which is a make up brand exclusively stocked at Superdrug where most items are only £1.00. I had tried out a few of their products and been extremely impressed, so made a huge order on their new website.
Although they have some things that are priced a little bit more, I only opted to buy things from their original line, and this included their eyebrow pencil. This was only £1.00 which I think is fantastic, especially if it actually worked, and it wasn't as if I was losing much money if I didn't like it? As far as price goes, it is fantastic and you couldn't really ask for more!
One thing I was a little disappointed in was that it was only available in two shades. However, for such a small price you probably can not be this picky. The two shades available are 'blonde' and 'brunette'. I was torn when it came to choosing as my hair colour is a light to mid brown, so I would probably be a shade smack bang in the middle. I went for brunette as I thought the blonde looked too light, but the shades are definitely out. The brunette was really dark, and I feel that it is more suited to those with darker hair and a darker skin tone. Despite having brown hair myself, I definitely will need to purchase a blonde instead. This is just a warning if people wish to purchase this, so purchase blonde unless you have dark hair and skin.
When this arrived, I was really impressed. The eyebrow pencil is huge, and I was worried it would not fit in my make up bag, but it does just about. It is double ended, and the one end contains the pencil itself, whilst the opposite end has a brush to comb through your eyebrow hairs and make them neat. It's essentially getting two for one which I think is fab. The comb has come in very handy to neaten up eyebrows and groom them well. The pencil itself is quite good. It has a creamy consistency which makes application easy. It does smudge a little, so if you go out of place you can fix it up easily. I found the application process with this really easy, but I must say I prefer applying this when the pencil has worn down a little, so the pencil is flatter. The results did look brilliant despite not being a matching colour to my hair.
I was really impressed with the results considering it cost only 100 round pennies. However, the staying power of this is not fantastic. I don't tend to reapply my make up in the day, just because I find that I am too busy to worry about things like this. I want an eyebrow pencil that will hold my eyebrows in place and keep them neat for all day or all night depending on the occasion. Although my eyebrows were still dark, I felt that it had smudged out of place and looked quite messy which is a little unfortunate, and I have used better eyebrow pencils. This one is good to keep in your bag for touch ups and a back up pencil, but I am not sure if I would repurchase it. If you are on a budget though, I would recommend trying this out, just be wary that it does smudge.
Overall, a good little eyebrow pencil and you do get good value for money, but in future I think I would prefer to spend that little bit more for better quality. This is great for those who are on a budget, or those who are playing around with eyebrow pencils for the first time. I will continue to use this, and feel it is okay but nothing too special to boast about. Hope this helps and thank you for reading.
Summary: A decent eyebrow pencil, but would recommend spending that little bit more for better.