Mac Fling Brow Pencil

Mac Eyebrow Style - FLING A self-propelling, self-sharpening, brow-defying, water-resistant styler.: Featuring a spoolie on one end for precise grooming, this eyebrow styler delivers extreme color precision in one dynamic microfine tip that emulates fine hair-like strokes on brows. Shop MAC Eye Brows Styler online at Macys.com. Self-propelling, self-sharpening, brow-defining and now with an updated water-resistant formula and added spoolie. Offers grooming alongside extreme color precision in one dynamic microfine pencil that emulates fine hair-like strokes on brows for a perfected look. The NYX Auto Brow Pencil costs 1/3 of MAC’s, has more shades to choose from and better lasting power. Here are just two pictures of eye makeup looks with brows drawn using the NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown. In most of my eye makeup posts and tutorials, I used the NYX Auto Brow Pencil, so you can see just how much I love it!


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After feeling quite let down by Sleek's eyebrow stylist last month (review here) I decided it was time to head back to the higher end brands for my brow product problems. That sentence was a bit of a tongue twister there, but basically I ended up in Mac a few weeks ago in the hunt for my holy grail eyebrow product. I had researched my options and had decide on Fling but just for a second opinion asked one of the MUA working that day what brow pencil what she recommend me and she pointed me in the direction of Fling too.
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What I liked about Fling is that the colour is much, much more appropriate for me compared to the Sleek pencil. There is none of that funny coppery colour going on with Fling and it goes really well with the natural colours of my eyebrow hairs. If the colour isn't right I find that I just can't bear to even use the product anymore as it makes me so self conscious. I also quite like that the nib is very fine so you can be really precise with this if you want to be. The price of this is not so shocking compared to some higher end products, currently retailing at £13.50 which I would say is right in between a drugstore price and a high end price.

Flawlessly groom, define and enhance your eye brows with tints, brow gels, and brow kits for a natural-looking finish that matches any hair colour.

What I don't like on the other hand is the way that this product is designed: you have to twist it up rather precariously and it feels really stiff and like its about to break at any second, and then you can't twist the product back down once you're finished. This really annoys me because this also means you have no way of telling when this is going to finish so you could be mid-brow and this could run out on you. Also after not even a week of using this I noticed that all the writing had begun to wear off the pencil which I think is a bit poor quality for something that is over £13 to be honest, it just looks a bit tacky and like it could be a year old not a month old. Plus there is no spooile brush which is again not really ideal considering the Sleek one has a spooile and a better design for half the price.
My overall conclusion? Not worth the money at all. I would rather spend out a bit more and invest in a better product because although the colour works for me, everything else about this I think is a bit disappointing to be perfectly honest. I've never been let down with a Mac product so far, but this wasn't really the standard I would have expected for the price you pay and for that reason I couldn't recommend this product.
QOTD: Have you tried any Mac Eyebrow pencils? What did you think?
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