Etude House Drawing Eyebrow | Grey Brown – Review

Etude House drawing eye brow reviewTo brow or not to brow. Eyebrows can make or break a look and there are so many different eyebrow products for all those eyebrow shapes and textures, but which one is a good eyebrow liner and which is not?

My hair has been gold, orange-ish, grey, blue, pink and right now it is lavender, so I had the chance to try all kinds of different shades, textures, colours and brands for my eyebrow products. But there is one I always come back to and I will probably never let it out of my eyesight again. 

Do you have a favourite eyebrow powder, gel, or liner? Do tell me down in the comments or maybe you have used this one yourself and feel like sharing your opinion.

 

The product:

Etude House Drawing Eyebrow – Grey Brown

Well, design wise you cannot really say much, as it is similar to every simple liquid eyeliner I own and then some. One thing that is worth mentioning though is the colour of the pencil. The whole pencil is done in a dark brown and only one of the two caps is actually the real colour of the particular swatch you will get as an eyebrow pencil. This is rather confusing and really unpleasant in my opinion and if you have more than one of those pencils you really have to watch which one is which.

The stick comes with a relatively long product and a classic spoolie brush. At first, the brush was really nice and not unpleasant, but over time it has become really spiky and blending gets rather difficult.
I actually started using a separate spoolie brush, because I have begun to dislike the scratchy feeling of the Etude spoolie, which never happened before – because I am lazy and cannot be bothered to get another product to brush my brows. 

Etude House drawing eye brow review

 

Ingredients:

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Zinc Stearate, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Talc, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hexylene Glycol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7

Linked from Etude House.

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil: This ingredient is very popular because rather than being in a liquid state, it stays semi-solid. It is very often used in hair products, so check your favourite conditioners’ ingredient list and report back to me. One of the phrases often found in combination with phrases like “Antioxidant”, “Skin conditioning Agent/ Emollient” and those sound good, right?

Funnily enough, even though it is really popular as a cosmetic ingredient, people are adviced not to include it in their diet. Soybeans are very healthy, but the genetically manipulated version seems to be the exact opposite. Just a small info.  
Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides: Is also one of the ingredients known for its function as a skin conditioning agent or emollient. Overall it is not rated as hazardous to our skin and it is often used as a thickening agent in cosmetics.

How to use it:

  • Draw the brow strand by strand by using the angle od Drawing eyebrow liner.
  • Finish with brush for natural look.
etude house eyebrow instructions

I thought it would be nice to visually represent the instructions Etude House has on its official page.

Linked from the official Etude House website. 

How you do your eyebrows is really something only you can decide for yourself as your eyebrow shape and your preferred technique heavily influence where you start and how you use the pencil. But, it is still nice to get some tips or inspiration from an outside source, so here we go.
Also, how about telling me your favourite eyebrow application technique down in the comments. I am sure I can learn a lot from you guys!

 

I have very full eyebrows and like my looks quite natural, which means that I prefer not to draw every single brow but rather use a smudged style.
I tend to start in the middle and go down towards the end of my brow, adding some shape and dimension. After that, I go back to the middle and start drawing soft strands, getting more sporadic as I come to the inner edge.
Honestly, my favourite thing to do is add some dash of colourful eyeshadow to the inner part of my brows. It just adds some fun and rounds up the whole look. It’s not the most conventional thing to do, but it is perfect for me and up ’till now I have never ever heard anyone saying something bad about it.

 

Etude House drawing eye brow review

 

 What it claims to do:

  • Neat and clear brow: Draw neat and clear brow strand by strand with Triangle-shaped pencil by using angle
  • Soft texture products: Draw the brow that perfectly fit on you with soft textured brow pencil
  • Natural brow color: Long-lasting type natural brow color expression
  • Perfectly fit with your own brow: Miced with Base-color, Can draw multiple times with natural brow color expression

Linked from EtudeHouse.com
Why is it that when I want to reference stuff, they either do not have the information or have it printed on packages or uploaded as pictures? Not complaining, but I prefer copy paste instead of typing everything down by myself. 😉

What it really does:

Etude House drawing eye brow review

I love the shape of the Drawing Eye Brow. The thin part combined with a rather hard texture makes it easy to draw really fine lines that certainly look similar to eyebrow hair.
The texture is something that actually impresses me the most. It is neither really hard nor really soft, which makes it perfect for defining the eyebrows without smudging everywhere and looking unrefined and dirty.

Now, let’s talk colour: the shade range is not the largest but certainly enough for me. I love the fact that I can use the greyish tone with every hair colour I have had so far and I think the fact that the Drawing Eyebrow does not cake and stays rather subtle makes keeping a small shade range for a large diversity of hair colours possible.
I would have called them out for a lack of lighter shades, but they have added one, so kudos for that.

Summarised:

The cons: 

Con 1: The only negative aspect of this product I can think of is the spoolie brush. It is really nice in the beginning but it is also one of the more unpleasant brushes to wash and it gets raspy over time. Nothing that is unbearable, but still a rather unpleasant aspect.

Con 2: The colour of the packaging really irritates me. The only way to distinguish the different Drawing Eye Brow swatches is on the end with the eyebrow stick. The rest is just a general brown, which I do not really understand. (Well from a financial stance I might be able to understand it but still, creating different coloured packaging can’t be that expensive)

The pros: 

Pro 1: This product is LONG-lasting.
I put it on in the morning and it stays during the day and it is also there when I wake up after going out and forgetting to remove my makeup. I do not have many products I would trust as much to stay where I put it like this one. But I can also smudge out any potential mistakes I might have made right after applying it.

Pro 2: The shape of the Drawing Eye Brow is perfect for really good eyebrow application. You can either smudge them out with the broader side or add really fine details by rotating it and using the thin side.

Pro 3: The colour and texture of the pencil are lovely. You can either use it for a really nice, smudgy natural eyebrow or really go into detail and carve the fluff out of your eyebrows.

Pro 4: The amount of product you get for the price you pay is more than reasonable. It is a real bargain.

 

Conclusion:

Honestly, I cannot add much more to my pro section. I love this product and use it every single day for my makeup. Even on my bad days, I never had a (really) bad brow with the Drawing Eye Brow. Don’t come for my brows people 😉
The Etude House Drawing Eye Brow in the colour Grey Brown is a holy grail without fail. I would recommend it without thinking twice.

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Would I recommend it? Definitely! The design is not stunning but the product makes up for it a thousand times. It may not be for someone who is obsessed with a full-on glam brow, but you could definitely achieve it. Try it out for yourselves, it is stunning.

 

My Alchemiin Tip:

There are some people who love to do their eyebrows first and some who do them last. I do them somewhere in the middle 

I love to balance my makeup, so here is what I do: After foundation and all that stuff, I finish my eye makeup and depending on what type of look I am going for, I use my eyebrows to balance everything out.
Let’s say I do a really natural makeup with no lashes, it would look weird if I had a really heavy eyebrow, right? So I keep it light and fluffy. ‘Other way round, a full-on glam makeup will definitely look strange if there are no eyebrows over those heavy fake lashes.

Maybe you can try out my preferred technique one day and tell me whether you like it or not down in the comments.


 

Has my way of writing changed? I do not really know but if so, blame it on me binge-watching three Seasons of RuPaul’s’ Drag Race. The shade is so dark it even taints my soul. 😉 I should go before you threw me out… Ehe.

 

Love from Scotland – the land Marylin Monroe should have gone to because it is so windy – Eden.

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