Tuesday, March 3, 2009

MAC Lingering Brow Pencil

2 years ago, I was at the MAC counter with a group of friends. It was our field trip during makeup class and I was the model that they used for the makeup demonstration done by product specialist Mikee Raymundo. One of the products that was used on me was the eyebrow pencil in Lingering, which was one of their bestsellers. We all loved the effect because it wasn't waxy and the brows looked defined but not overly done. Two weeks ago, I purchased a pencil and here's what I have to say

Retail price: Php 850 at MAC Counters.

This brow pencil is thinner than regular MAC pencils and it's the retractable kind, so no need to sharpen and applicable for Back 2 MAC. Yay!look at how thin it is:
(The camera on super macro setting)

For makeup artists, before using it on clients, if you're OC with sanitation purposes, you could dip the tip in alcohol and wipe clean before and after use. The tip is fine and texture is hard enough to simulate hair so it doesn't get that waxy pencilled-in look. I apply this in short, hairlike strokes then brush it with a stiff angled brow brush for a natural look. I use this if I want my brows strong and defined.
Color on my hand:

The brown is a cool brown color that looks natural on the brows. I do have FOTDs where I used lingering but for illustrative purposes, here's a picture of my model that I used the pencil on:

Model: Roscel Aguilar
Photographer: Atty. Raymond Fortun

Again, I'm using the picture for illustrative purposes only, to show an example and neither the model or photographer is selling or modelling the products. The model had good eyebrows to begin with. I just wanted to give it more definition so it frames the face better. I used the pencil in short, hairlike strokes to fill in the gaps and create definition and blended with a brush so it looks more natural.
This is something I would repurchase because it's easy to use. It might be pricey for a makeup pencil but since I'm OC about eyebrows since they frame the face (now I'm beginning to conquer my fear of them), it's worth it. Plus, it delivers well and I could use this in combination of my two other favorite eyebrow makeups (i.e. Paul and Joe eyebrow pencil and Make Up For Ever eyebrow correctors)


Askmewhats said...

thanks for the review, its nice to know other eyebrow pencils out there! LOL I've been stuck with P&J for long!

Maui said...

I agree, I had an SA apply this on me and I have never been able to replicate it with other products that I use for my brows. I should get this soon hehe