Eyebrow Shaper is a clear, wax-based pencil that allows you to shape and tame even the most unruly brows. The waxy texture is firm, yet soft enough to easily apply to brows, plus it has great holding power for stray hairs! Using too much pressure during application may make your brows look matted, but applied with a soft touch it leaves them soft and manageable. Eyebrow Shaper wears well alone or can be applied over a brow powder or tint for a more defined look.
As an added bonus, you can use this product as a clear lipliner to prevent your lip color from feathering. (We love a double-duty product!)
Note: Although this pencil needs routine sharpening, which usually serves as a strike against, we made an exception in this case and gave it our highest rating because it performs so well.
- Allows you to shape and tame unruly brows.
- Waxy texture is firm, yet soft enough to easily apply to brows.
- Great holding power for stray hairs.
- Wears well alone or over a brow powder or tint.
- Can also be used as an anti-feathering lipliner.
- Requires routine sharpening.
- Brows look matted if applied with a heavy hand.
This small Los Angeles–based makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager (you know, just like about 99.9% of teenage women) and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.
It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products. The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.
NYX Cosmetics customer service number is (866) 699-1004 or you can visit www.nyxcosmetics.com.