This Microblade Brow Pencil Is What Finally Cured My ’90s Brows

What truly sets Huda Beauty’s #BombBrows apart from the rest is its superfine pencil. The 0.9-mm tip is the perfect size to create precise, natural-looking strokes, but is still pigmented enough so you’re not constantly going over and filling in the same spot (which I tend to do with other pencils). “I was determined to create a pencil that could mimic the hairlike strokes of a permanent microblading procedure, but for a fraction of the price,” Huda Beauty’s founder, Huda Kattan, tells me over email. “Precision and control are so key when creating any brow look.” 

For my particular brows, she suggested I concentrate on micro-shading in just the sparse areas, and to apply the pencil straight on rather than press it at an angle. This gives it a more realistic and finer finish. And because of the ultra-fine tip and pigmentation level, only light pressure is needed, so my Hulk grip had to learn how to chill. “Practice with fewer strokes in sparse areas and then add more as you go, to start defining the shape,” Huda adds. “Better to add as you go than to overfill.” My brows never looked better (well, except for in eighth grade, when they were still naturally full).

After #BombBrows

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Because the product is waterproof, I haven’t had to deal with smudging, so if someone (or I myself) throws a glass of water in my face, I’ll be fine. However, it’s something to keep in mind at the end of the day when it comes time to wash my face. My go-to micellar doesn’t remove it well without rubbing, and I don’t want to risk any more trauma to my brows. Huda says an oil-based makeup remover, such as her Wishful Clean Genie Cleansing Butter, works best to break down the product, and to follow up with your normal cleanser. Like Huda, I’m all about the double cleanse.

Since beauty and fashion trends are cyclical, it’s only a matter of time for thin brows to come back in again, though some of us, namely yours truly, may have learned our lesson the first time. In any case, if you’re looking for your own holy grail brow product, don’t hesitate to give this one a try.

Huda Beauty #BombBrows Microshade Brow Pencil

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