This spring I added the fascinating Estee Lauder The Brow Multitasker to my makeup bag and now I’m eager to share with you my opinion about it!
The product consists of a twist up pencil with a triangular crayon and a fluffy brush that are hidden under the caps that click shut securely. Plus, there is a sponge-tip applicator with a powder that is in the center of the pencil.
I was really sorry that I haven’t bought this product earlier when it only came out…
The thing is that I’ve never used powders for my eyebrows before. I preferred eyebrow pencils and gels over many. I didn’t see any point in splurging on something I would never use. I was so wrong!
Well, first things first.
I picked up the shade Brunette 03 for my fair hair and dark brows.
It’s the right and pretty cold brown shade for me. The product is available in 5 shades, most of which have a cold undertone, so there is definitely something to choose from!
As I’ve already mentioned, the pencil has a triangular, medium-sturdy and slanted crayon. Upon first use it seemed to me too dry, but it actually softens when in contact with my skin and glides over it making bright and sharp strokes.
For me, the triangular pencils are very convenient to use, because they can easily draw various lines, be it wide or thin by using this or that side.
A sharp tip can be used for filling in the fine hairs.
The middle part of the pencil has a soft sponge-applicator primed with powder of the same color as the pencil itself. According to the manufacturer, the powder has pearly particles of different sizes that imitate the natural glow of healthy hairs. I wouldn’t have noticed this innovative powder formula, if it was for the real difference in my look.
After use my brows look more dimensional and alive than when defined with an eyebrow pencil alone.
‘But you can get the same result with a normal translucent powder!’, you say.
Well, maybe. However, a few aspects were decisive for me: the pencil is easy and nice to use due to the flat side for applying the powder to larger areas and the sharp tip for drawing the tails, plus the package is very compact.
This tool is not only two products in one, but it also has a fluffy built-in brush with thick bristles. Its peculiarity is that it can bend every which way for your convenience.
The maker recommends using it the following way:
Step 1: Groom
Brush brow hairs up and out using the spooled brush to assess natural brow hair pattern.
Step 2: Fill
Fill in using pencil. With brush, sweep color out and downward to shape the arch and elongate the tail.
Step 3: Set
Using brow powder applicator, lightly press sponge tip over length of brow to set pencil and add dimension.
But it’s not the rule, so you can sometimes either use the pencil or the powder alone for a softer effect.
Anyway, my brows always stay in place due to the incredible staying powder of the pencil and powder used both alone and together.
To define my brows quickly, I sometimes use the tool the following way:
I fill in the sparse areas with the powder, remove the residue, correct the shape and draw the missing hairs with the pencil. Ready! It takes only a few minutes to round up the look of my brows.
To sum up, I’d like to list the main pros of this product:
Multitasking and compact
Impeccable staying power
A little goes a long way
Amazing color range suitable for skin with cold undertone