02.06.2014
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Auto Eyebrow Pencil
Rating
$4.75
Category:Makeup > Eyebrow Fillers & Shapers > Brow Pencil
Last Updated:02.06.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This retractable brow pencil earns points for its easy-to-use design and the included brow brush, but in terms of the pencil itself, it’s really quite basic and not a beauty bargain. The pencil has a semi-stiff texture with a matte finish that stays put, and it comes in a range of colors, from taupe to black. The rectangle-shaped tip may be wider than some prefer, but it gets the job done.

Pros:

  • Easy-to-use, retractable pencil.
  • Comes with attched brow brush.
  • Matte finish stays put.
  • Great shade range.

Cons:

  • Very basic pencil with semi-stiff texture.
  • Retangular tip may be wider than some prefer.
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NYX Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Strengths: NYX provides complete ingredient lists on its website; inexpensive for such quality makeup that rivals department store brands (yes, even M.A.C.); superior blush, gloss, and eyeshadow; several excellent mascaras.

Weaknesses: Many products are available only from the company's website, which means you can't see or test the colors in person (and the company doesn't offer samples); disappointing foundation primers.

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.

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09.26.2014
Average pencil

The color of this brow pencil was nice, and the results were ok, but the pigment stick fell out of the tube the first time I used it! I'm not sure I just happened to get a pencil with defective packaging, but I returned it anyways.

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