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MAC Eye Brows

A self-propelling and self-sharpening brow definer that adds shape, colour and density.
Average Customer Rating:
4.275 out of 5
4.3
 out of 
5
(189 Reviews) 186
2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Eye Brows
Review 1 for Eye Brows
Date:07 22 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fling is perfect except for...
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, Defining, brows
I have tried NUMEROUS brow pencils, powders, shadows, you name it, for my blonde eye brows and everything I've tried for dirty blondes is just too yellow or orange. This is the only color I have found that is actually a true blonde's eyebrow color. It is a lovely natural looking taupe and because the tip is so small, you can really get in there and shape your brows beautifully with it. I love this pencil. And when I wear it I get complements on my eye brows. I get told that I have the most perfect eye brows anyone has seen. My brows without liner are very thin and light on their own, so for people to say stuff like this tells you how awesome this pencil is.
NOW... the real bummer about this product --- and MAC I hope you read our reviews --- is it does not last for more than 3 weeks tops. That is ridiculous. I have to keep driving a half hour to the mall once a month to buy more of this. I'm not rich enough to buy a case of these things. I really wish MAC would recreate this pencil and make it last longer.
Other drawback... you cannot tell when you're about to run out. You just run out one day and it could happen mid brow, and when it does, you're hosed. So I always have to keep a spare on hand.
I've tried using Omega (eye shadow) for my brows, which is recommended for blondes. It is too dark for me and goes on too yellow. It doesn't look natural or half as good as this pencil does.
+255points
265of 275found this review helpful.
 / Sacramento, CA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 2 for Eye Brows
Date:07 03 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice product, but doesn't last long.
Tags +Fills, Defining, Natural looking
I have been trying to find the perfect eyebrow pencil and the perfect color for my jet black hair. I used to use this pencil in Stud and Spike, but it was too dark for my liking. I wanted something a little more natural so I went with Lingering. The color is nice and the handling of this product is great, however the product doesn't last very long with regards to how much use you can get out of it. I just reordered this product after having only used my last pencil for one month exactly -- my last purchase was 6/4/14.
A couple of years ago, when I first bought this pencil, it lasted nearly 3 months until I had to reorder another one. I stopped using the product to try other pencils. April of this year, I decided to purchase this pencil again, only to have it run out after a month. This is the third time I'm ordering this product within the last 3-4 months. I really hope MAC can somehow find a way to extend the life of their pencils, because shelling out $16 every month is a little unnecessary. You get what you pay for as far as quality, but it would also be nice if it matched the quantity.
+121points
127of 133found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for Eye Brows
Date:09 22 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this!!
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, Defining
Besides it not lasting very long I LOVE THIS PENCIL!!!! Great precision, fills great and lasts throughout the day! If it is crumbling for you, you are putting too much product out. Use a gentle hand as well!
+32points
33of 34found this review helpful.
 / Trussville, AL
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 4 for Eye Brows
Date:05 17 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Eyebrow Pencil: You have to know how to use it
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, Defining
The eyebrow pencil is great, but only if you use it in a certain way: you have to twist up only a very tiny amount and (this is important) apply it with the pencil perpendicular to your face. If you twist up too much or try to apply it with the pencil at a slanted angle to your face, the way you do with an ordinary pencil, the product will snap off. I wasted most of my first purchase that way.
+153points
160of 167found this review helpful.
 / Virginia
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 5 for Eye Brows
Date:07 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
LOVE!
Tags +Fills, Defining, Natural looking, eyebrows
I love this eyebrow pencil. It is the best eyebrow pencil that I have tried since I have been doing makeup. The thin tip makes the color deposit and the strokes look more natural. The color is buildable and there is one for every hair color. Major plus! However, there are two major cons to this pencil. 1) The price is pretty steep just for an eyebrow pencil. $16 is double what most eyebrow pencils cost nowadays. (2) You do not know when the pencil is running out. Literally, after about a couple weeks, you can turn it up for another click and that's it. And it usually happens while I am in the middle of doing my brows. I use a pencil everyday for added thickness and to fill in sparse areas. So with this pencil I have about, maybe, 3 weeks. I mean it's kind of ridiculous. Almost $20 dollars for one item and it doesn't even last a month (depending on how often you do your eyebrows). I really love this pencil and hopefully you all drop the price down soon and maybe change the packaging so you can tell when it will run out.
+15points
15of 15found this review helpful.
 / VA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for Eye Brows
Date:02 07 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works great if you use it correctly
Tags +Natural looking
Use this correctly and you won't have a problem with breakage. Only twist up about 1/64 of an inch at a time, so that the product just barely clears the edge of the case. This pencil keeps a really sharp point so that's all you need. Only twist it up a tiny bit at a time, only as needed. This product is designed for drawing really fine lines to mimic natural hair, which is why it is so thin and fragile. If you don't need that effect and tend to fill your brows in more of a solid shape, then you should probably go with a product that has a wider tip. It will be easier to work with and more economical.
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Madison,WI
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Eye Brows
Date:08 25 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Hard to use
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, color great for blondes
This is for older folks to read: This product is very skinny and hard to hold on to. It is difficult to twist to make the product come up, and hard to see how much product is above the tube because it's such a tiny amount. I took mine back to the MAC store in KC, MO, and they were able to twist it up without problem, so I ended up looking like an idiot. I still had a hard time twisting at home. I tried to get the level up to where I could see it to use it and I over twisted and got to much above the tip--and you can't rewind it. I went to stroke it on my brow and the piece of product broke off and hit the floor--there went $3 worth of product probably, no more than comes in the tube. I have to twist up several times when applying the pencil and the plastic rubs on my brows and is uncomfortable--mostly because I can't allow more than 1mm of product out at a time or it breaks off. I love the look of the color Fling on my brows as it is so natural and not to red or brown as I've found with other colors. This price is ridiculous for no more product than you get. I tried to take it back to the MAC shop at Dillard's which is closer to my home, and they said they couldn't take a return on a product bought at a MAC store. Very frustrating. I'd rather have a pencil than deal with this skinny tube.
+38points
53of 68found this review helpful.
 / Arkansas
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 8 for Eye Brows
Date:04 14 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Great Product, DOES NOT LAST LONG!!!
Tags +Fills, Defining, Natural looking, brows
Like many others here I will agree that the product is great. Better than shadow and doesn't leave your brows too waxy or spotty, BUUUUUT...the pencil lasts 3 weeks TOPS!!! And i only use it for the bottom of my brow then fill in with shadow. When they demonstrate on you the artists tell you to push against your brow line, well, when doing that, the pencil breaks. it's VERY WEAK. which depletes your supply even faster. and the last review was right...you can be right in the middle of your brows!!! I REALLY HOPE MAC READS THESE REVIEW AND MAKES CHANGES. I have been a loyal MAC customer since high school and spending $30+ a month on half of my brow regimen is not appealing and won't last long. it's way cheaper to carry around an eye shadow and brush and not much more cumbersome. PLEASE CHANGE THE QUANTITY AND/OR PRICE!!!!
+27points
28of 29found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 9 for Eye Brows
Date:07 30 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Breaks
Tags +Defining, Natural looking, brows
This pencil just breaks every single time, Id pull it out just a tiny bit enough for me to pencil in and it crumbles. In my opinion the worst MAC product ive ever used. I can't believe we dont hear more about this. They really need to fix it.
+48points
55of 62found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 10 for Eye Brows
Date:01 18 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
MAC Spiked Eye Crayon
I love the look it gives, but I hate the quality of the dispenser. Most of mine broke and crumpled. I used it only 3 times. Would love it in another form.
+75points
80of 85found this review helpful.
 / St. Louis, MO
Review 11 for Eye Brows
Date:06 21 2014
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Breakage!
I have used this brow pencil in the Lingering shade for several years and like it for its ability to allow precision application of color. However, I have experienced a recurring, frustrating and costly problem with tip breakage, even though I have only a small amount of pencil tip exposed and am careful about the amount of pressure I apply. I lose easily half of every pencil I purchase to tip breakage. My tolerance is running low. MAC must do something to strengthen the pencil without altering its good qualities to keep me as a customer!
+14points
14of 14found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Eye Brows
Date:10 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Favorite Brow Pencil, but...
Tags +Fills, Defining
As a published model I am extremely picky when it comes to my make-up. I have been using this product for a very long time. This pencil in "stud" is my favorite! I use it every single day. Lately I have been very disappointed with how frequently I am having to reorder it as it is not lasting as long as it used to. I'm not sure what happened but $16 a month just for a brow pencil is getting ridiculous. I love the make-up products that I choose for myself and am always gifting MAC products to my family. I hope this is addressed soon.
+13points
14of 15found this review helpful.
 / Northeast
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 13 for Eye Brows
Date:02 22 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Eye Brow Pencil
Tags +Fills, Natural looking
I have tried so many brow pencils over the years and this is by far the best. It goes on smoothly & blends beautifully. The color is perfect too...I buy it in the color Lingering, which at first I thought would be too light, but it was the color recommended by a MAC artist. I have naturally medium brown hair, but like most, I process it with highlights and lowlights giving it more of a dark blonde effect with some true blonde streaks. My eyebrows are not colored and are more of a medium brown, but the color Lingering seems to tie it in altogether making my eyebrows seem balanced with my hair color. Even in the winter when I go heavier on the lowlights, making my hair more of a light brown, the color Lingering works well.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Texas
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for Eye Brows
Date:10 03 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Don't think about it...buy it!
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, anyone who needs brows
It might sound silly to describe a make up product as life changing but I am going to!
My sparse brows have been a HUGE confidence killer for me. After I had enough of products that made them look obviously fake (no matter what I tried it didn't matter) I was recommended this product (in Lingering). Wow, they look real - I kid you not! I feel fantastic and haven't stopped smiling. This product has made a big difference and I couldn't be more pleased.
I am a total MAC convert.
+76points
79of 82found this review helpful.
 / NZ
Review 15 for Eye Brows
Date:02 27 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great product; ends too soon
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, Defining, defining shape of brow and filling in.
I bought two of these when I purchased my order online. The ended up working really well, but little did I know they would only last 3 uses, not even weeks. I kept trying to twist it up and, nothing. It worked really well with my eyebrows but just didn't last long enough. Needless to say, I won't be purchasing it again and plan to try another that I know will last. Be careful!
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / Kentucky
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Eye Brows
Date:04 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Serious Manufacturing Problem!
Tags +Fills, Defining, brows
I've been using this pencil for YEARS. About every third or fourth pencil I purchase comes with a manufacturing defect - the pencil is TOO SOFT and breaks off, which is what's happening with my most recently purchased pencil. What's terrible, is this manufacturing defect never gets addressed, because it's still happening. But I still buy the product because everything else about it is perfect. But I do not appreciate wasting money every third or fourth purchase, as the pencil doesn't last very long when it breaks.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Santa Monica, CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Eye Brows
Date:02 10 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Doesn't last long at all
Tags +Fills, Defining, Natural looking, dark brows
I love this pencil but for $16 it should last much longer. Plus it doesn't let you know at all when you are about to run out. I'm looking for another product because this is just not cutting it.
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / Louisville, KY
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 18 for Eye Brows
Date:04 07 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not impressed
Tags +Fills, Defining, Natural looking, brows
I really like the color. I'm a blond and it matched my hair pretty well. What I didn't like about it is that it wore off throughout the day, and it broke nearly every time I tried to apply it to my brows. I use a light hand, so I don't think that was the case. I won't spend the money on it again.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / New Orleans
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Eye Brows
Date:12 28 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
best brow pencil ever!
Tags +Fills, Defining, Natural looking
I have been using this pencil in spiked for 8 years!! Once I discovered it, I haven't used anything else for my brows. So easy to use and self sharpening. I've gone back and forth with Mac and other favorite makeup brands with eyeshadow, lipsticks, foundation, etc, but I've only used this pencil for my brows. I'm an NC 25, hazel eyes, dark brunette and its is the perfect shade for my brows which are a soft black shade. Dark enough to fill them in but not so dark that they look like I did it with a Sharpie. I always keep at least one spare, because as another reviewer rightly noted, you don't really know when you're about to run out. But to me, it's worth it. Let's put it this way, I lived overseas for three years, and had my dad ship me several of these at a time because I refused to try anything else.
+10points
11of 12found this review helpful.
 / pinehurst, nc
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for Eye Brows
Date:01 19 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
THE BEST FOR BROWS!!!!
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, Defining
I've tried a bunch of products for my eyebrows. I've tried powders from various brands, pencils, eye shadows, ect. and this is the BESSSSSTTTT product I've found. The color matches me perfectly. I have dark brown hair and very dark brows and I ended up getting the color "spiked," my mom has been using this product for a very long time as well and loves it! Unlike most powders that run with any bit of sweat this pencil stays put and looks super natural.
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / Miami