Review: NYX Micro Brow Pencil

Hello beauties! Today I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the NYX Micro Brow Pencil. There are 8 shades to select from, and it seems like there is a good color selection. I picked the shade Ash Brown, which seems to be a pretty good match for my brows. I’ve read that this is a dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz, and I can definitely see the resemblance in terms of packaging. This is my first retractable brow pencil, but I’ve tried pretty much everything else in terms of brow products (regular pencils, pomade, powder, gel). I thought it would be convenient to have something I don’t have to sharpen, plus it has a great spoolie on one end.

NYX Website

• What it is: A micro mechanical brow pencil that shapes, defines and fills in sparse brows for a natural look.
• What it does: Create a more defined brow by filling in areas that may be sparse or over-tweezed.
• Why we love it: The super-skinny tip draws ultra fine lines, allowing you to create the look of natural brow hairs.
• How to use: Use short strokes to define the brow and fill in any sparse areas then soften edges using the spoolie end.


Ash Brown swatch

Shade: Ash Brown. This is a fairly neutral medium brown shade.
Packaging: One end contains the brow pencil and the other contains the spoolie. Both are protected by their own caps.
Texture: This has a somewhat dry texture.
Pigmentation: I feel that you have to press somewhat firmly to get the most pigment, otherwise a light touch gives off soft color. I think this is nice because you can customize how natural or bold you want your eyebrows to look.
Application: Since the pencil tip is so small, you can get very precise with this pencil. The one thing about this is that it takes me much longer to fill in my brows with this compared to my other brow products. I also feel like I need to twist it up for more product often, since the tip is so tiny.
Wear: This wears really well throughout the day with minimal fading or migrating. I think the drier texture helps with its staying power.
Overall Thoughts: I think this is a solid brow product, although I’m still working on my speed while filling my brows in with this. I like how its easy to get a natural or heavy eyebrow look using this.
Have you tried the NYX Micro Brow pencil? What’s your favorite brow product to use? I’m fond of the Maybelline Brow Precise pencil and Anastasia Dipbrow.
As always, thanks for reading! 🙂
xo Sandy

39 thoughts on “Review: NYX Micro Brow Pencil

  1. Great brows! They look so natural but polished. I’m not really feeling the current trend of heavily penciled in thick eye brows with the squared off inner corners – I see them on so many girls and I want to run a spoolie through their brows! lol
    This looks like a great brow product for precise work, but I bet it would get used up quickly since it’s such a fine tip!

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  2. Great product! I am currently looking for a new brow product, seeing as the brow wiz isn’t being too good to me as it used to be. This product looks wonderful! I must try this out 🙂 Great review by the way!

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  3. Great review! I normally use brow powders but I recently got the IT Cosmetics pencil in my Ipsy to try out so I’m interested in what it will be like to use a retractable brown pencil. 🙂 xo

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