Product: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil. When only the best will do, you can’t beat this luxury brand.
Overall Rating = 4.25 Stars – Excellent Plus
Cost: $29 for .003 oz. ($9666.67 per ounce) Price Category: Expensive
Sold By: Dior; Dillard’s; Nordstrom; Sephora; Major department stores everywhere.
Container: Plastic outer housing, snap-on cap, retractable pencil, outer carton.
Description: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil is a very slim retractable water-resistant eyebrow pencil that allows you to simulate actual hairs with the extra-small tip. There is a built-in spoolie brush on one end and this pencil never needs to be sharpened. Depending upon your facial cleanser you may or may not need an eye makeup remover to completely get this off.
Sensitivity: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil is a fragrance-free product suitable for those with sensitive eyes or contact lenses. I have never experienced any sensitivity issues personally and I have never had any complaints from clients or testers.
Company Claims: “This ultra-fine retractable pencil naturally fills in brows and helps shape with precision. Brush brows upwards to widen the eyes, then apply with light pencil strokes to fill in brows. Blend with the brush.”
Discussion: If you ask most American women the first brand of makeup they used as a young girl, the response is usually something like Max Factor, Maybelline or Revlon. The first makeup I ever bought and used was Christian Dior (as it used to be known). I spent a lot of time in Europe in my late teens and twenties and Dior was common there. This is, and always has been, one of my favorite lines of eye makeup. Yes, Dior is expensive, but you can’t beat the quality of most of their products. I’m not a huge fan of their skin care line as I stay away from anything that contains fragrance.
I have been discussing eyebrows quite a bit this month because they continue to be such an important trend. There are so many options when it comes to eyebrow products that it can be daunting to find the right combination of products to achieve natural-looking eyebrows.
A lot of women draw their eyebrows on with their eyeliner pencil. I do not advise doing this as an eyebrow pencil is very different from an eyeliner pencil. An eyeliner pencil should be soft enough so as to go on smoothly and not tug on the delicate skin of the eyelid. That same soft pencil will smudge terribly if used as an eyebrow pencil. The formula for a good eyebrow pencil should be much dryer and firmer feeling than an eyeliner pencil for better staying power.
What makes a good eyebrow pencil?
- Natural looking colors that aren’t too red or orange
- Ease of application
- No smudging
- Good staying power
- Waterproof or very water resistant
- Nice thin point for control
Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil meets all of my qualifications.
Colors: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil comes in three colors: 001 Universal Brown; 002 Universal Dark Brown; and 011 Light Brown. I use 001 Universal Brown the most. Universal brown is a cool medium brown. Blondes should go with Light Brown and those with naturally black eyebrows or dark skin should go with Universal Dark Brown.
Morning Review: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil is step one in my eyebrow application when I don’t want to use a marker. If I’m in a hurry and only have time for one quick step, this is the pencil I use.
The beauty of this pencil is that the diameter of the lead (so to speak) is so tiny that you can actually simulate individual brow hairs for a completely natural look, if you have the patience to draw them on. Very few eyebrow products offer this much control. It will look the best if you use lots of tiny short strokes.
If I have time, I will set this pencil and the eyebrow hairs with a gel to keep the brow hairs neat and flat.
Evening Review: After twelve hours the Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil was still on and did not smudge, fade, flake or cause any irritation issues to my dry skin or sensitive eyes. My testers with normal skin and oily skin had similar results. It did come off with my makeup wipes at the end of the day.
Overall Review: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil is probably the best eyebrow pencil I have ever used. Yes, it is a splurge in terms of cost, but sometimes the cost can be justified by the results and this is one of those items that produces impressive results. Sadly, this is too expensive for me to use on most clients on a daily basis. When I find a less expensive dupe, I’ll update this post and let you know.
- Fine tip allows for precision application
- Professional results
- Colors are excellent and don’t look red or orange
- Water resistant
- Stays on extremely well without smudging
- For sale at many US retailers
- No professional discount program
- I wish it came in a refillable package.
Users: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-fine Precision Brow Pencil is suitable for the following users:
- All users
Morning Rating = 5 Stars;
Evening Rating = 5 Stars;
Average from Other Testers = 5 Stars;
Value Rating = 2 Stars;
Overall Rating = 4.25 Stars = Excellent Plus.
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Ingredients: Talc, stearic acid, rhussuccedanea fruit wax, hydrogenated castor oil, cera alba (bees-wax), cera mictrocristallina (micro-crystalline wax), paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), hydrogenated coconut oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, hydrogenated palm oil. Mica, tin oxide, Cl 19140 (yellow 5, yellow 5 lake), Cl 42090 (blue 1 lake), Cl 75470 (carmine), Cl 77000 (aluminum powder), Cl 77002 (aluminum hydroxide), Cl 77007 (ultramarines), Cl 77163 (bismuth oxychloride), Cl 77288 (chromium oxide greens), Cl 77289 (chromium hydroxide greens), Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499 (iron oxides), Cl 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide, ferric ammonium ferrocyanide), Cl 77742 (manganese violet), Cl 77891 (titanium dioxide).
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