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This Eyebrow Pencil Makes Sparse Brows Come To Life, And You Will Be Reborn

Brow down, bitches.

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Hello there! I'm Emmy, and based on this picture, you might assume that I am a normal-eyebrowed, everyday woman in her thirties, just living her life, doing her thing, taking selfies in her hoodie.

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Exhibit A: Here I am in all my asymmetrical not-so-full-brows, no-makeup glory, followed by the results of a few deft swipes of this pencil.

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And, alright, some eyeliner. Look, I'm fine either way (and you should be too — hooray for the features you were born with!) but sometimes you just enjoy the way a defined, filled-in brow shapes your face and pulls your whole ~lewk~ together. (And yes, dear reader, I realize that while my brows may not necessarily be super sparse, they're much less full and compared to what they once were.)

Once upon a time, in the late '90s and early '00s, I came of age and overplucked my brows because the razor-sharp-eyebrow trend was cool and I just wanted to be cool, okay?

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Here's a blurry picture from 2003 because I've destroyed all the other photographic evidence (and I can't remember my MySpace log-in info).

It's been an uphill battle ever since, trying to shape them into some semblance of the eyebrows they once were. I've tried a handful of powders, pencils, and crayons over the years, and they've mostly worked okay, but I generally found them falling into the categories of either too pigmented, not pigmented enough, not precise enough, flaky or faded by the end of the day, tough to apply, or otherwise not something I would in good faith recommend to anyone else. Until...

...I was introduced to the love of my life, Precisely, My Brow.

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This impossibly precise (way to really nail the name, guys) pencil shapes and fills my brows perfectly without enlisting the support of any other item from my arsenal of misfit eyebrow products. It's available in six shades — "warm" and "cool" versions of light, medium, and dark — and I find #4 (medium to dark brown/neutral-cool) to be a perfect match for my medium-brown hair. It also includes a fun lil' spoolie brush on one end that helps to blend color, and each tip conveniently comes with a different-shaped cap, so you know which end is which and aren't surprised by a brush when you were looking for a pencil. (It's the little things.)

The product's packaging touts its ability to create "natural-looking, hair-like strokes" — and let me tell you, it delivers. Since using this pencil, I've actually gotten compliments from strangers on my eyebrows (!!) for the first time ever in my life. Do you know how much effort it takes to summon up the strength to talk to a damn stranger in New York City??? 2003 me could never.

Anyhow. I prefer my brows a bit on the fuller side, but if you're looking for a less dramatic (or even more dramatic!) effect, the ultra-fine pencil allows you to easily shape and fill 'em to the definition and volume of your heart's content. It applies super-smoothly, and it's easy to fix any screw-ups with the quick swipe of a cotton swab. Despite this, unless I'm furiously rubbing at my eyebrows for some weird reason, this stuff stays put all. damn. day.

Here's how it's done.

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Step 3: Fill 'em in as much or as little as you want! (And throw on a flattering filter to hide the bags under your eyes, because why not.)

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You can use the spoolie to blend the corners for less-harsh lines (though sometimes I like mine to be a little more dramatic and defined, so, do you).

So maybe you're not a fan of my brows, or maybe you don't trust me because we just met. I can respect that. But there are hundreds of other happy Sephora customers raving about this pencil too (just saying):

"I did not expect to like this brow pencil. I have had a long-term relationship with my ABH Brow Wiz for years. I decided to try this for fun and I am really impressed. It is stiffer than the Brow Wiz but the result is strokes that really look like my hair. My brows look more natural with this pencil. It is a keeper and already made it to my top drawer." —amyv49

"This product has quickly become my new favorite brow tool! The slim design makes the process so simple! The hype is all true — I will be purchasing this brow pencil again very soon." —britrenae

"Precisely has replaced my Anastasia Brow Wiz and I will never look back. It is so much creamier and easier to apply and has undertones much more suitable for my skin than ABH brow products. I have repurchased multiples and backups so that I will never be without it. I use this in conjunction with Benefit brow gel for brows that stay all day. Can be used for a more natural or a bolder brow, which I love." —alliecl

Get the Precisely, My Brow pencil from Sephora or Benefit Cosmetics for $24.

Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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