Holika Holika Wonder Drawing 24hr Auto Eyebrow Pencil Review

 

 

Hello everyone ^_^~~~

I’ve been holding onto this for a while, but I’ve been using this eyebrow pencil for about a month. This is the first time that I’ve used a color this dark and I don’t think I’ll be going back.

At least, not any lighter than a dark brown.

Cover

This is the second product that I’ve used from Holika Holika and I think I’m going to have to do some more exploring!

I got this in #1 Grey Black, but there are 3 other colors available.

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Packaging:

Unlike their blusher, which you can see in the background, this packaging is super sleek and simple.

I don’t dislike it, but what can I say? I’m a Taurus.

Cute packaging is always welcome! 😀

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The end has a spoolie!

That is one of the main reasons I decided to try this one instead of the plethora of other eyebrow pencils on the market.

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This is how it looks when you first get it, but since the product is really soft, it ends up being more rounded.

Consistency:

Like I said, the gel is SUPER soft and you don’t have to press very hard to make it show up. In fact, I’ve found that I need to apply this with a feather light touch.

Lasting Power:

Oh my goodness! Holika Holika advertises this as an all day, no smudge product and let me tell you, they aren’t lying!

Even when the rest of my makeup fades, my eyebrows are always strong.

Though, that may not be a good thing ;).

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Application:

Ok, see why I need to fill in my eyebrows?!

My eyebrows fell victim to my teenage years and I’m still trying to grow them out.

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Tada!

 

I really love this pencil! It is so easy to use for someone like me who is still a newbie when it comes to filling in my own eyebrows.

Tutorial

 

This is how I apply it. Since I have to fill in the super sparce inner area, I draw a few short upward strokes to make sure it doesn’t look too fake.

For the rest of my eyebrow I use short, light strokes just to fill in the empty areas. The only long line I apply is underneath to reinforce the shape.

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What a difference eyebrows make! Even with simple makeup like this, I feel like having fuller eyebrows just balances my face.

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Aaaand you can see all my freckles in this lighting!

But my eyebrows look good ;).

Have you tried this eyebrow pencil?

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East vs. West: Battle of the Eyebrows

Happy Friday, Lovelies!

Oh Friday, how I love you!

I think today is a good day to introduce a new series that I’ve been playing with in my head for longer than I’ve actually had a blog. Being Multi-Racial, or Mixed, I definitely have a mix of facial features that made it kind of difficult when I first started learning how to use makeup.

Most of what I learned in the beginning came from Asian YouTubers because they were the closest to people that looked like me.

We’re talking about back in 2008 before when there weren’t so many beauty vloggers.

Now that I’ve pretty much figured out my own face and have been in the makeup scene for about 5 years, I figured I might as well use my face for some comparisons ;). I will mostly be talking about American and Korean beauty trends because those are the ones I know best.

Today, the subject is eyebrows! (^▽^)

Now, I know that there a lot of different eyebrow styles, but I’m going to focus on basic straight eyebrows and arched eyebrows.

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Although the preference for thickness has changed over the years, arched eyebrows have always been seen as beautiful and elegant in the US. It makes you look more sophisticated in your makeup.

Unless you’re me and still look like a teenager most days at the age of 23 ;).

In the last couple of years a thicker, more youthful arched brow became more popular. But for the most part, most women in the US still prefer a thinner, sleek shape as part of what our culture sees as sexy.

By the way, making my now straight eyebrows look like this was waaay~~~ harder than I thought it would be!

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This is the first time in my life that I’ve tried straight eyebrows.

I’ve seen this trend not only in Korea, but also in Taiwan and China. Thick, dark, and straight eyebrows are seen as youthful. They certainly soften your entire face. Or at least, mine.

However, there is a catch. They can look like caterpillars if not shaped a certain way. I’m not kidding! This mostly happens to men though. Google Choi Young Do if you want to see what I mean.

I’m not really sure which style I like more. I’ve seen some really pretty styles from both sides. For myself, I think I like the straighter eyebrows. I may look racially ambiguous, by my features are Eastern enough to keep me from looking too weird. Lord knows I only got my freckles from my Irish side ;).

What do you think? Which eyebrow shape do you prefer?

Let me know if you like this kind of post! I like to explore the different beauty standards especially since I keep finding myself lost somewhere in the middle :).