Product Reviews

MAC Penultimate Brow Marker

A liquid pen-style marker for colouring and styling well-defined, natural-looking brows.
Average Customer Rating:
3.767 out of 5
3.8
 out of 
5
(43 Reviews) 43
3 out of 4(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Penultimate Brow Marker
Review 1 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:04 22 2016
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Brow hassle
Thought it would be great for light brows.
Used for defining, but it barely comes out of tip...disappointed
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Colorado, USA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 2 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:02 06 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Need more shades!
Tags +Long wearing, Color true, Natural
Universal is a great neutral for light brown hair and looks very natural. But I need a neutral dark brown pen because Universal is too light for my dark brown (cool toned) eye brows. The product itself is great just needs more shades!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / NYC
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 3 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:12 18 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great formula, lasts on oily skin, in need of more shades
Tags +Long wearing
Only product in the world that lasts for all day and even more on my oily skin, it is just amazing, even in the summer it is so long lasting!!!(but not waterproof) I can touch my eyebrows, rub them, it does NOT wear off!!! I just don't understand why it comes in just one shade.. i have dark black hair and medium-light skin, this universal marker is too light and reddish, in photos it looks like I am wearing something red on my brows....I think MAC should bring more shades, including a greyish dark brown for all brunette girls
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Arad, Romania
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 4 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:09 21 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product!
Tags +Long wearing, Color true, Natural
This looks so natural in the brows and it's neutral which is perfect--I don't like any red/warm tones in my brows. The pen style is very easy to use, highly recommend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / NYC
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:02 04 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Declining quality...
Tags +Fills, Defining, Natural looking
I've been using this product for about 2 years. I started with the eyeliner and fell in LOVE, then tried the brow liner... LOVE! It goes on smooth, layers beautifully and has amazing precision...
BUT... I've purchased TWO of these in the last 4 or 5 months-- this is quite a short period of time in between purchases (about 2 months). This product used to last me around 6 MONTHS with daily use and now it seems to be dried out from day ONE. It's like the store is selling me liners from 2 years ago! I'm so disappointed and I've even started shopping around for another make-up line that sells a similar item. Please fix this problem!!!! I love this product so much, I don't want to have to switch :(
+9points
10of 11found this review helpful.
 / NJ
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 6 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:12 04 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Horrible.
Total waste of money. I have light brown skin, you can barely see it on the brow. The color does not stay. The marker is flimsy and just horrible.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Review 7 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:12 04 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Horrible.
Total waste of money. I have light brown skin, you can barely see it on the brow. The color does not stay. The marker is flimsy and just horrible.
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Review 8 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:07 29 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
CHANGED MY LIFE!
Tags +Fills, Natural looking
Absolutely LOVE this product. Hopefully I can keep buying it forever...it has totally helped me perfect my brows! I have light eyebrows and have always needed to fill them in. I'm not big on using an eyeshadow for the job and have always used a pencil (even though it's hard to look natural using a pencil). When I tried this product, I knew this was it! It goes on like a marker (but isn't runny, marks right where you put it) and gives very buildable, natural-looking color. The darker you want, the more you layer. Looks SO natural - no one will know your brows are filled in! This is all due to the unique pen texture (vs a chalky pencil or shadow). It has become part of my everyday routine. For day time, I just use the pen, but at night (for going out) I usually do an outline (esp. on arches) with a pencil and then fill in with the pen (gives a bolder look, looks great for pictures). I highly recommend for anyone who struggles with their eyebrows - this will make all the difference you need!
+15points
15of 15found this review helpful.
 / Kansas City
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 9 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:12 02 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not for dark hair
Tags +reddish hair tones
The color is very reddish. I did like how great it layers for either a subtle fill or something heavier but the color is truly not for everyone. I have med/dark brown hair and it does not work for me.
+23points
23of 23found this review helpful.
 / Cleveland, OH
Review 10 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:11 01 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Blah
I've been using MAC since it was available. Which is like, forever now. I'm a huge fan-can't get enough. Been eyebrow sparse always. Lingering addict. This product does nada. Stick w/ the pencils.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / New York
Review 11 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:07 19 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE IT!!
Tags +Fills, Natural looking, Defining
It is prefect for me because I can shape my brows easily and it is faster than anything I've tried. The color goes on lightly, perfect for my brows.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / texas
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 12 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:03 09 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Works well, but color is too light for my brows.
Tags +Natural looking, Defining
I typically use the Anastasia brow pen but I love MAC so I wanted to give this one a try. The product works great and comes out fine however the color is too light for my dark brown eyebrows. I read that it is buildable however, even going over my brows a few times I still find that is too light for me. I think this is bet suited for women that have lighter brows/haircolor.
+15points
15of 15found this review helpful.
 / Boston
Review 13 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:03 07 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Horrible Product
I usually do not write reviews but this product is so bad I felt I had to. Shows up so light it cannot be seen. I thought it would produce a fine hair-thin line but instead looks like a wet marker. Also no product instructions- online video was useless. Waste of money.
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 14 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:02 24 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Didn't like it
The color is too light for my skin tone & natural brow color. I'm a medium brown black women. Won't try this again until there's a darker color. I can do a much better job with my dark brown eyeshadows.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 15 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:02 09 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Can't See It
Didn't really care too much for this, cannot see it when it goes on... I think it would be better for really light brows, but for darker brows, i prefer my pencil.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Nashville, TN
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:12 30 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE OF MY BROW LIFE!!
Tags +Fills, Defining
I live for this product! I'v been woking in the industry for 13 years now and I'v tried so many things for my brows and for my clients . Nothing for me really comes even close. It's such a flexible product in the way that you can use it lightly with a brow powder or keep layering it for a strong look. Great stuff.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Washington DC
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 17 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:09 16 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Brow Marker
Tags +Natural looking
Really helped me to fix my eyebrows to how I wanted them... just wish the actual color when applied was a little darker. Still have to color in with a pencil to get the right visibility.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Illinois
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:09 13 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Bring my pencil back!
Tags +Fills
I really tried to like the brow marker, I did. But it just doesn't compare to the pencil. Please bring the thicker pencil's back. Every time I find a mac product that I love for my eyebrows it is discontinued. I have gone with the flow in the past and switched to whatever new product has come out but I wont be switching to the brow marker. I will have to find somewhere else to buy my brow pencil as mac no longer sells the thicker pencil :(
+3points
5of 7found this review helpful.
 / Salt Lake
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:09 04 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
too red
Tags +Fills, Defining, auburn red hair
I really like the product, it's precise and lasts a long time, however, it's too red for my ash light brwn hair w/ golden highlights. Since I won't go though the trouble of returning I have been able to use it by first applying where needed and then going over it w/ eyeshadow pwder that matches my eyebrows. I wish it came in a light ash color, then it would get 5 stars fm me.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 20 for Penultimate Brow Marker
Date:07 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not for me...
First impression was NOT a lasting one.
-1point
1of 3found this review helpful.
 / New York, NY