ILIA in the Beauty Editor’s Full Micro-Tip Brow Pencil Review
I’m not ashamed of my distaste for eyebrow pencils. I can appreciate their ability to create tiny hair-like strands in precise areas – perfect if you have noticeable gaps like mine. However, most pencils contain wax (candelilla, carnauba wax, etc.) that helps the pigment stick to the brows and keep their shape, which means they can also grab fine hairs with each stroke.
My brows are super thin, sensitive, and frankly just plain weakling, so it is easy for these waxes to grab the hairs and pull on the follicle. No matter how careful I am with the pencil, I always end up with irritated and red eyebrows.