Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is Something to Write Home about!

Hourglass Arch pencil

Dear mommy,

I hope you enjoyed the Chinese New Year! The bunch of pictures I received of all the yummy food you cooked certainly made me want to buy a plane ticket home, but that might be a bit pricey for yummy food. It’s Valentine’s Day today, and we already celebrated last night since we thought of making a reservation for our favorite restaurant way too late. So much for planning early, right?

Not too much is new around here, though my dream to have very natural-looking brows has finally come true with Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. I inherited sparse eyebrows from you, so let me tell you how it works. Perhaps I can bring you one this summer when I go home!

Hourglass Arch hand scale

Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil comes in the same packaging material as everything else Hourglass.

Hourglass Arch brow pencil spoolie

On the one end it’s a very sturdy spoolie. Even though it is pretty hard to go overboard or create harsh lines with the pencil itself, a spoolie is always handy especially when I accidentally draw one brow in more than the other!

Hourglass Arch Soft Brunette tip

Now the amazing pencil end itself. See that shape? Head-on it looks like a triangle, and it is twist-up so I won’t have to waste any product sharpening it. I think it makes filling in my eyebrows easier than a regular pencil. The texture is just right. It isn’t so hard that it feels uncomfortable on the skin, but it isn’t so soft that it melts and deposits too much color in one go, either.

Hourglass Soft Brunette brow pencil swatch

Now, the color. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is available in Blonde, Soft Brunette, and Dark Brunette. I went with Soft Brunette because I am more used to seeing lighter eyebrows on myself. See how it is brown, gray, and olive at the same time? A while ago a makeup artist told me whatever the hair color, there is always green in people’s eyebrows. I wasn’t too sure what to think of it, since I don’t have a trained eye. After seeing how Soft Brunette swatches and looks on me, I wholeheartedly believe this theory is correct!

Hourglass soft brunette review

I really like the fact that this shade isn’t too warm, too cool, or too dark. The first time I filled my eyebrows in with this pencil, I knew this is exactly what I want them to be! It is so much easier to shape my eyebrows with this pencil than an eyeshadow. There are gaps  in my brows, and some hair just doesn’t grow in the right direction. With this pencil, it is way easier to make them look polished!

Hourglass soft brunette before

This is me without my eyebrows filled in. It looks so strangely unnatural, no?

Hourglass soft brunette after

This is me with my brows lightly filled in with Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. Much, much better! What a difference properly filled-in brows make! I can make them even fuller too, but this is just fine for everyday purposes.

It might seen unreasonable to dole out 32 dollars for 0.4 gram (0.014 oz) of product, but honestly this pencil has fixed my brow complex. I haven’t looked at any other brow fillers I own since I got it two weeks ago, and I don’t see myself ever going back. The shape, the color, the texture, and the fact that it comes with a spoolie make this all I’ll ever need for my brows. I guess for people who are blessed with fuller eyebrows or who have found their perfect way of filling them in, they don’t necessarily have to grab one of these right away. For anyone who falls out of this category however, they might be in for quite a treat!

This is my best discovery recently, besides the cat igloos. Have I told you how obsessed Tango is with the igloos? One night I forgot to move them to where the kitties sleep. Tango managed to break into the living room and made a beeline for his precious igloo. When I found him he was sitting in it looking like that’s exactly where he was meant to be. It was hilarious!

Lots of love from the little cat-obsessed family,


PS: For those of us who don’t live in North America, you can find Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil from Zuneta. Today is the last day of their 20% off promotion. Enter code VALENTINE when you check out!

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  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    Hey dearie,
    I think the shape of the pencil helps to create the perfect brow look. Anyway I also feel that I look weird without filling in my brows LOL 😀
    Happy Valentine’s day Sunny!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Meryl! I think it’s everything about this pencil really. The shape, the shade, and the texture!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I am 100% with you on this. I LOVE love love this pencil. I honestly never liked brow pencils before–I found them hard to use and hard to create a natural-looking brow with, no matter how hard or soft the formula or how softly I filled them in. But this one is sheer perfection! I never thought I would ever find a brow pencil suited to me and was resigned to using powder forever. But I have not touched my powders since testing this one–I love the texture and the color…everything! And the more I use it, the more I love it! 😀

    • Sunny

      I KNOW RIGHT? I never wanted a brow pencil in the past because everything just seemed so fake on! I now reach for it every day. Haven’t looked at anything else to be honest (at least my Bobbi Brown Sable is a good contour shade in any case though)!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    very special colour :) looks a bit green

    • Sunny

      Yeah apparently there is green in everyone’s eyebrows. Who would know? :)

  • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

    Wow that point has an interesting shape, which I think will work great. Probably gives a more natural effect than other brow pencils because you can make more hair-like lines with this one.

    • Sunny

      Yeah I think that’s part of the magic! It’s impossible to make this look harsh!

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Completely agree with that green brow comment — especially in our Asian brows! I’ve been using MAC Lingering, but there’s not quite enough green in it. I’m still searching for a combination of gray/green that’s more available than the Suqqu pen.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

      It’s not a pencil but the ELF brow powder/wax duo in Ash has quite a lot of green, moreso than any brow product I’ve used, yet it’s very versatile. I’ve seen white-blondes use it and it works well with my dark hair, too… it fills in any sparse areas while not really darkening my brows

      • Sunny

        Oh yay, that’s good to know! I think I also saw this Suqqu brow powder that is basically olive. I still don’t really see green in anyone’s eyebrows, but I guess it IS there.

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah, I know Suqqu has this brow powder with one really olive/green shade! It is painfully inaccessible though. I hope you’ll find something similar enough!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i bought an anastasia one, but this one is totally on my list too! Glad to see you really like it! :)

    • Sunny

      Yaaay for brow fillers! I don’t look/feel human without them LOL

  • http://www.myfashiontrendencies.com Chris El

    Do you think the Dark Brunette color will match my hair color?

    • Sunny

      Hey Chris, I think it’s as much about your hair color as it is about your skin tone. The Dark Brunette version might work better for you indeed!

  • http://corallista.com Ankita@corallista

    I’ve been blessed with pretty full brows so I can easily skip brow pencil most days though this looks pretty great! Your kitty scarf is so cute!

    • Sunny

      Gah Ankita I’m too jealous! If I had to choose ONE makeup item to use it’d have to be a brow filler!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    What an interesting pencil ! Now I want it !

    • Sunny

      You should give this a try especially if you’re not entirely happy with your current brow filler!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I like my MUFE Aqua Brow – I think I like the gel better than the pencil since I have slightly different brows. But I agree that this pencil seems to have a great natural look to it!

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah, I keep meaning to try that as well! I just don’t know if I can blend it out before my brows look way too drawn-in/ Guess I’ll have to get one to find out!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com Rainy Days & Lattes

    Your brows look soft and very polished! I love this sculpting pencil already!

    • Sunny

      Yaay thanks! The color of this one is really just right!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I would love to try a pencil with that type of slanted tip because it looks so much easier to use! In all honesty you still look great without your ‘brows’ on 😉

    • Sunny

      LOL I think I look really weird without my brows filled in. Too bad my mommy really just gave me that much hair for eyebrows LOL

  • Jess

    I’m Asian too and have been using the Anastasia brow wiz in medium ash which I love. Have you used that? If yes how does it compare? There is definitely more product in Hourglass’ pencil though.

    • Sunny

      Hey Jess, sorry but I haven’t tried the Anastasia Brow Wiz. I was eyeing it too, but ended up going for the Hourglass one because I personally prefer the shape.

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Knowing the brand, I knew the color would be good, but that slanted shape is… so simple yet kind of genius. Such a natural-looking brow (my favorite type)

  • http://myhighestselfblog.com/ Tina @ My Highest Self

    Love the shape of this pencil, genius!

    • Sunny

      I agree! I think the shape makes it easier to use!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    This is on my list to try too! Love how natural it looks!

    • Sunny

      You should give it a try, Tracy! I hope it’ll work well for you too!

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    This one is indeed really good! But. The Kevin Aucoin one is still better :)

    • Sunny

      Ugh don’t tempt me with Kevyn Aucoin! I really want to try a lot of the stuff. I just have to figure out a way to lay my hands on them 😉

  • http://www.gettingcheeky.com Jessica

    I’ve been dying to try these! As soon as I’m out of my current brow products this is my next purchase.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Sunny

      Hey Jessica, you’ll love this! It honestly gives me the brows I should have been born with!

  • Rose

    Late to the party here. I have this one in Soft Brunette and I really love it. It is very much like Cle de Peau’s brow pencil (I like color 002), except that CdP is a little bit softer and the color is similar. I have a crazy amount of products just for my brows! I do my brows everyday and don’t feel I’m ready to face the world without groomed brows, even if the rest of my face is completely bare.

    • Sunny

      Hey Rose, it’s the same with me! I don’t even need a tinted moisturizer, but if my brows are not done I feel very insecure! Glad to hear you love Soft Brunette too! I really haven’t used ANYTHING else since I got it!

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