September 4, 2011

Tarte emphasEYES for brows Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil in Medium Brown - before & after pic, swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

I have sparse brows due to my health issues, so a good brow product is a must-have beauty item for me. For awhile now I've been using Tarte's emphasEYES Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse, which I've loved and didn't have any problems with - other than I had wished for an easier, on-the-go version -- like a pencil. As soon as I saw a pencil version debut on QVC I knew I had to order!

Check out my pics, swatches, stats and review...

Tarte emphasEYES for brows Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil
Shade: Medium Brown

Tarte emphasEYES for brows Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil BEFORE & AFTER picture:

Basic stats for Tarte's emphasEYES for brows Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil:
Formula: stick pencil (not a wooden pencil)
Coverage: buildable
Wear: long-wear
Shades Available: 3 shades available
Container: slim twist-up pencil, pull-off cap, spooley on other end with pull-off cap
Cost/Availability: $28.50 for a set of two (each is full sized - 0.001 oz) on QVC's website
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses!

This is a stick pencil; not the traditional wooden pencil brow product. This brow pencil contains Amazonian Clay for all-day wear. It's also waterproof.

Buildable coverage depending on how hard you press/how you apply.

This is a long-wear product. For me, it lasts all day - especially on a normal day. Hotter days where I'm outdoors I may need to touch-up.

Three shades currently available: Taupe (for blonde, silver/gray, and auburn/red hair), Medium Brown (for auburn to deeper brown hair), and Rich Brown (for deep brown to black hair).

This is a twist-up, very thin, pencil - although not traditional wooden pencil. Each end has a pull-off cap. On one end is the brow product and the other end is the spooley.

You can purchase a set of two full-sized brow pencils for $28 on QVC's website.

Tarte emphasEYES for brows Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil Review:
As I mentioned at the top of this post, I already own the Tarte emphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse, which I loved but wished for a more travel friendly, on-the-go version. This fits my needs perfectly.

The effect is still natural and long-wearing, although maybe a bit softer of a brow - which is nice. I like how thin it is, but I just worry I'm going to run through it too quickly. Since I have a back-up I'm not too worried about that right now.

Over all, I highly recommend checking this out. Tarte really makes some great brow products!
Now let me know what you think...
Do you own this brow pencil? If not, is this a brow pencil you'd want to own? Discuss below in the comments or you can also email me with any questions/comments.


  1. Yes, I think I may want to try this brow product. I am also looking for a black liner pencil that can be worn on or under the waterline that wont smudge within an hour or so and leave a black make up smudge under my eyes! Does it exist? I see many women with liner on that dosent smear! I cannot figure out why mine always does! Does anyone else have this problem?

  2. @ Anonymous: Tarte has come out with a waterline/inner rim pencil -- I haven't tried it but have read some good things about it. I personally have a terrible time finding products to stay on my waterline. I can say that the Jane Cosmetics eyeliner (it's retractable) in Black goes on super intense black on the waterline and has pretty decent staying power too. Smashbox Jet Set liners never fail me either!


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