YBF Eyebrow Pencil
universal taupe, $12, ybfgirlfriends.com
Tester: “Like many of us, I have sparse spots in my brow lines. I like the look I get when my brows are uniformly filled in.”
Why try it: “This pencil, formerly known under the brand Models Prefer, has received raves over the years (it claims to be the ‘#1 brow pencil in the world!’). It never needs sharpening and – remarkably – promises to change shades to adapt to all skin tones and colorings depending on the pressure you use to apply it.”
Bottom line: “I’ve used it several times, and while the taupe color is fine (my brows are black), the pencil lead seems too hard and ‘drags’ on my skin, even with a deliberately lighter, feathery touch. The attached micro-brush does help the pencil lines soften and blend, but I still prefer powder brow color.”
Tip for a baby face
Scene staffer B. says, “I ran out of face cleanser, so I tried my baby’s Aveeno Wash & Shampoo instead. The best cleanser ever! It removed all traces of makeup and left my skin super soft.” A hypoallergenic formula with natural oat extract, Wash & Shampoo was shown in a consumer study to clean without drying. $6, in drugstores.
Category: The Bottom Line