Smashbox Brow Tech Matte and Gloss pencils in Taupe are the reason I have happy eyebrows these days.
There are few things in beauty I appreciate more than a well-groomed brow. Not an overly penciled brow or super thin brows, mind you, but there are so many good things to be said about natural looking, lush brows. Smashbox Brow Tech Matte and Gloss pencils have been my go-to’s lately, and for good reason: combined they make for a gorgeous pair of eyebrows.
The Smashbox Brow Tech Matte and Gloss pencils are lovely on their own. The Smashbox Brow Tech Matte ($21) is pencil thin and perfect for creating individual brow hairs as well as filling in your entire eyebrow.
The texture of this pencil makes it last all day as it softly defines eyebrows.
Both the Matte and Gloss pencils come with a spoolie at the end, which is essential for blending in eyebrows.
The Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss ($21) pencil is a really cool concept.
It fills in your brows and gives them a glossy, long-wearing texture.
I have to admit I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this pencil until I realized it would look great layered on top Smashbox Brow Tech Matte. The combination is perfect – my brows are defined with the Matte pencil and given a lovely luster with the Gloss pencil.
Although my eyebrows are dark brown, I go for Taupe for filling in and defining them because darker shades tend to overwhelm my face. With a neutral brown I get the natural results I so desire.
My Final Thoughts: Who knew Matte + Gloss could work so well together when it comes to eyebrows? I love layering matte and gloss lip colors for extra dimension and the concept works the same when it comes to brows. If you’re looking for a great brow pencil in general, the Smashbox Brow Tech Matte is a fantastic option.
Price: $21 for each pencil
Availability: Sephora and Smashbox.com