Some people love fussing over their eyebrows but I am not one of them. I’m very lucky that my eyebrows have regrown from the overplucking I subjected them to. Now they need a little touch up to fill in sparseness on the outer ends. I have not changed my eyebrow routine for years now. When I was online shopping for some new products, I decided I’d throw in a Plume Nourish & Define Brow Pencil to see if I’d been missing out.
Plume claim that this pencil is created with 100% naturally derived ingredients which will nourish, naturally define and add colour to your brows.
It’s $29.00 USD for the full product, $25.00 USD for a refill pack of two. I don’t believe these are stocked anywhere in Australia. I bought them from Beauty Hereos during a sale. I’ve never had any issues with them regarding shipping, so they are a safe bet.
The formula is vegan, cruelty free and also ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested. The last two claims I don’t really find much value in, as they don’t really mean much. However the formula is also free from parabens, artifical fragrances & dyes as well as gluten.
They have quite a lot of oils and waxes such as rice bran, shea butter, candelilla, castor seed oil and olive fruit oil in the formula. If they’re for nourishment then I couldn’t really tell a difference. My brows are thick already so it’s not as if I need the extra help! I do like that the crayon is on the drier side. It doesn’t feel too slick or waxy.
The crayon is easy to use, without needing much pressure. You probably should keep it wound down and only use the tip, as it is prone to breaking. I personally like that it applies sheerly and isn’t straight black. It helps keep my eyebrows from looking too harsh. It is a very small crayon though and I went through mine so quickly. If I used this every day … I’d be going through at least one refill monthly.
It’s great that they include a spoolie on one end. You can brush through your brows first to shape them, pencil in some colour and also diffuse it with the spoolie. It’s not an issue for me, but you will quickly lose the pointed end. It’s not as if the pencil itself is very thick but I know some people like a super sharp tip for feather like strokes that mimic hair. Once you’ve worn down the initial tip, it stays blunt.
This swatches a lighter than it looks in the pencil. It’s more of an ashy, off black/brown grey. It will start off a little sheer, though it easily layers and builds up to be opaque. As it’s not a true black. it’s very user friendly and you don’t have to worry too much about your brows ending up too blocky.
I like the colour because it’s slightly ashy and not a pure black. I normally use a darker, closer to true black shade, because my brows are black and can look weird with anything lighter. This colour still works and makes them look softer.
I don’t like that the product is quite small and doesn’t last long. My eyebrows are thick too, with only the tails really needing a touch up. I still finish this so quickly. It’s great that they offer refills in that case. It cuts down waste and cost in the long run.
I really like that the colour lasts all day, even on my oily skin. It won’t hold your eyebrows in place, so if yours are prone to being unruly you’ll still need a brow wax.
With all things considered I’d only repurchase the Plume brow pencil if I was adding it to another order I had to make. I’ve run out already, but I’m not rushing to repurchase it, even if it was easier to do so. I find that using my Artis Linear 1 and loose black eyeshadow to be my go to method for my brows. This pencil is a nice alternative but not life changing.