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To achieve a natural look, be sure to use the attached brush to really blend in the color.

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It takes more than a pair of tweezers to keep your arches looking polished—you also need a stellar eyebrow pencil. ybf’s Automatic Universal Taupe Pencil matches every hair color, from blondes to brunettes and everything in between. Plus the twist up design means you never have to worry about sharpening. Best of all, it also comes with a handy brow brush to add texture and make brows look natural.

How it Works

This creamy taupe pencil really does work on a wide range of hair colors. Depending on how much pressure you use, the color will change. If you have light hair, use a light touch; if you have darker hair feel, free to be more aggressive. Good news for redheads: this shade is perfect for you! The built-in brow brush is great for texturizing.

How to Use

To determine where your brow should begin, hold your brow pencil vertically against your nose. The spot where it hits your brow is where the hairs should start. Keep the pencil pressed against your nostril and tilt it so that it’s in line with the outer corner of your iris — that’s where your arch should fall. Now, angle your pencil a little further so it’s aligned with the outer corner of your eye. That is where your brow should end. Using these key points as the outline for your natural shape, fill in your brows with small, feathery strokes. Finish by sweeping the brush over your brows. Watch our video for more tips.

Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba), Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Ozokerite, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Esters, Beta-Glucan, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triolein, Lecithin, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Tocopherol Acetate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenyl Methicone, BHT. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

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Mediocre.
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It was ok, but not great. It didn't blend that well and the tip kept breaking off (I wasn't pressing hard!)

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Great product, too dark
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Things I loved: packaging, included tool, color transfer of pencil, self-sharpening. However in my opinion this pencil color is too dark for a "universal taupe." My brows are darker medium brown (darker than my hair) I like to use a light brown to fill in spots but I do not want to make my brows darker. This pencil is one tiny shade away from being too dark to use. I will not repurchase this product, I will choose another brand simply due to shade.

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amazing value
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Great starter eyebrow pencil especially for the price. The color can be a bit lighter or darker depending on how hard you press and it blends into the brow very well. As a blonde I find the color to be a bit dark for daytime and wish it came in two shades. Otherwise its very versatile, easy to use, and lasts a long time. I recommend to everyone especially those looking for a dark brow which most are.

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Maybe not for blondes...
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As a blonde *cough* with naturally cool toned skin and hair, I've struggled to find just the right eyebrow product. I used a certain mineral product's brow powder for years, but it was discontinued. Since this was touted as "universal", I was hopeful!
I give it credit for being a neutral taupe- no weird orange tone, but even with a light hand, I find it to be too dark for my brows. I love the spoolie on the end and the fuss proof self sharpening pencil. If it was just a shade lighter, I think I'd be in love.

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Liked the dual brush and pencil
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The combo pencil-brush certainly saves space in your make up bag. My only complaint was that the pencil broke, rendering it unusable--it twisted on its own in my bag but that may be because I'm hard on my make up bag.

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It broke
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It broke the 3rd time i used it....i liked it before that and i wish i could return it for a new one

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Best eyebrow pencil out there
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I have purchased this product again and again. You can control the color of brown on your eyebrow by how hard you apply pressure to the pencil. It is absolutely perfect for filling in a natural looking line. The brush on the opposite end is also very effective in grabbing every hair to keep it in place. I love, love, love this pencil.

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besrw eyebrow pencil
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This is by far the best eyebrow pencil I have ever used on my weird light brows. It looks so natural. Last time I went to order, you were out of stock. Too bad, because I lose eyebrow pencils all the time for some reason.

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The Holy Grail of Brow Pencils
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Short version: Natural looking, easy to apply, included pamphlet on choosing and applying makeup to compliment the shape of your face/eyes/etc. Absolutely my favorite brow pencil. A+. Buy it now.

Long version: I started really trying to expand my makeup horizons over the last year, but I was so hesitant about how my eyebrows looked when I filled them in, I think it honestly took a couple weeks before I felt confident enough to go out of the house with them "done up." And that was only after fussing and trying to get the color just right with the help of some primer, then the spooly end, then maybe a little eyeshadow if a spot didn't fill in right. It was just a lot of work for an outcome I wasn't always thrilled with. Anyway.... not this pencil.

I'm not sure if it's the experience I've gained, or maybe just confidence, but I'm going to chalk it up to this product just being the bomb. From day one of using YBF's pencil I've been having a love affair with my eyebrows. Lingering glances in the mirror, long talks about them with my friends, you name it. This pencil is really my miracle product that I wish I had known about from the start. I will definitely continue to purchase for as long as it's available.

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great stuff
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great texture for smooth lines and good color coverage. The brush at the end really finishes off the look- this really helps my invisible eye brows!

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