Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Warm Brunette | Review

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THE BROW REVOLUTION
HOURGLASS ARCH BROW SCULPTING PENCIL in Warm Brunette

I am often remiss about using brow products because I have dark brows that need little filling in, but I confess that they look more polished when I do. I generally don't bother because it's an extra step in my routine, and if I take the time to do it I really want an easy to use fuss-free pencil that won't take a lot of time. 

When I first began using my Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, I was struck by its efficacy, easy of use and longevity. This pencil is neither too soft that it loses its form, nor is it too stiff and waxy that it tugs the skin. It effortlessly fills in brows without looking artificial or too severe. The long-wearing water resistant formula stays put  once it sets, and it lasts all day long without fading or migrating.

It is housed in a chic and sturdy double-ended metal wand with a unique triangular shaped tip on one and a spoolie brush for grooming brows on the other. I love everything about this brow pencil!
According to Hourglass,

A mechanical brow pencil with a unique triangular-shaped tip that combines the benefits of powder, pencil and wax in one product to create naturally defined brows. The triangular tip allows for fine, precise strokes as well as the ability to fill in the brows quickly and easily. The double-ended component also comes with a brush to blend and groom brows into place.
 PRODUCT CLAIMS:
• Buildable formula combines powder, pencil and wax to create the look of naturally fuller, defined brows in one easy step.
• The unique triangular shape allows you to sculpt with broad strokes using the flat edge of the pencil, as well as fill in with
fine lines using the pointed tip.
• Natural-looking shades allow you to customize your desired intensity: Layer and apply with more pressure to go dark and
bold, or use a lighter touch and blend out to soften for a more natural look.
• Sleek double-ended component has a brush to blend and groom brows into place.
• Free of sulfates, phthalates, synthetic dyes, GMOs, Triclosan, and fragrance. No animal testing.
Note the innovative triangular tip that allows you to draw in individual hairs with the fine point, or to create thicker brows effortlessly.
 Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Warm Brunette
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Mica (Ci 77019), Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Caprylic/ Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylparaben, Bht. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

Free of sulfates, phthalates, synthetic dyes, GMOs, Triclosan, and fragrance. No animal testing.

About Hourglass,

Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science, beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create virtually surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging—Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art. 

Overall Assessment: A truly exceptional eyebrow pencil that has made me a believer!

$32.00 USD/ $37 CAD From Barneys New YorkBergdorf Goodman, Hourglass Abbot Kinney, Net-A-Porter.comNordstromSephoraSpace NK and Hourglasscosmetics.com (Affiliate Links).

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36 comments:

  1. I have to check this out in Natural Black or Dark Brunette. That triangular tip is so handy and I love that you don't have to hunt for a brush to do your brows.

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    1. It's a really wonderful brow pencil, and it's great that they have now expanded their range of colors! I highly recommend checking this out!

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  2. I like the look of the triangular tip. I'm happy with the color of the MAC gel pot that I use for my red brows, but I would like something like this because it's easier to apply. I'll check out the new auburn shade

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    1. The triangular tip is just brilliant! It is so easy to use. If you are happy with what you are using, then you don't need to hurry to get this, but you should definitely check these out!

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  3. Hey Helen, thanks for the review and swatches! I've been using Soft Brunette since the pencil first came out, and I'm pretty sure that is still my match even though there are new shades now. So glad to see Hourglass expanded the line so more people can enjoy this great brow pencil!

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    1. Hey Sunny! You are so welcome! Soft Brunette is definitely a great shade, and it definitely seems like a good match for you, but you may like one of the new shades as well! I agree, it is great that the expanded the color range! :-)

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  4. I really like the tip of this, it looks so easy to use. I'm currently using a brow powder, but I might look into this! My brows are thin and sparse, so I definitely can't go without filing them in!

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    1. I do too, Julie! It is so user-friendly! I definitely really love this one, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for an effective and fuss-free eyebrow pencil!

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  5. I'm so glad you reviewed this because I've been curious about it. I use Anastasia's Brow Whiz pencil and while it's easy to use, I notice it doesn't last very long on the face. So interesting to hear about longevity here.

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    1. This one is definitely worth considering. I have definitely been impressed by the wear-time. It might be worth trying on one of the testers to see if you are as taken by the formula as am I.

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  6. Looks like a great range of colors. I always struggle with finding the right shades.

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    1. It definitely is a nice range of colors. I know what you means. I never bought into the one size fits all idea that so many manufacturers seem to promote! I do not think that eye brow pencils are close to universally flattering!

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    1. I'm so glad that you have, and love this!

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  8. The tip is what makes this pencil unique. I'm glad to see your swatch since I'd have gone with Warm Brunette from Hourglass' site but it would be too warm for me.

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    1. The tip is a brilliant design feature! I'm so glad that my swatch is helpful to you, Marcia!

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  9. I love that they have a nice range of colors for this! I'll have to check it out

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  10. I wonder if they have a dark, cool-toned pencil! It looks like it's got good pigmentation and texture.

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    1. I think that Ash might be your best bet. The pigmentation and texture are really great, Courtney!

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  11. I have this but haven't tried it yet... waiting to be photographed #beautyblogger

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  12. I am up to my ears in brow products right now, but this does look like perfection. I love how many colour options they offer.

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    1. When you are in the market for a new brow product, you should definitely check these out!

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  13. The quality of these pencils is first rate.

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  14. I use Anastasia brow powder and love it!

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  15. That tip is so unique! I can totally see that being so useful on the brow-nose juncture!

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  16. I have them on my "to try" pile. Glad to hear they deliver!

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    1. They definitely deliver! I think that you will be quite impressed!

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  17. I honestly never use brow products but this looks fabulous!

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    1. I know what you mean, I often skip this step altogether, but I really really like this one so I have been using it, and I like the results!

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