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Instant Lift Brow Pencil by e.l.f.

Instant Lift Brow Pencil

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Variation: Deep Brown
Deep BrownNeutral BrownTaupe
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the color is perfect for my brows and it goes on smoothly and stays put all day

- Elfcosmetics User

i'm so surprised the color is great texture is great and the staying power is fantastic

- Ulta User



my eyebrows are naturally thick and so i like to use a brow pencil to fill in those gaps

- Elfcosmetics User

the product is perfect for sparse brows because of it's fine tip and creates the look of a hair

- Target User


precise application

it fills my brows perfectly and the tip is small enough to make my brows look precise

- Ulta User

it's quick, precise, and doesn't leave my brows waxy or crazy looking

- Ulta User



cannot say it is water-proof, but wears very well for an afternoon playing in the water

- Ulta User

the color is perfect, it gives a beautiful, natural look, it is so easy to use, i have no issues depositing product on bare areas, it’s long wearing despite not being a waterproof formula, the spoolie is great, and the price is phenomenal

- Walmart User
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elfcosmetics.com userApril 23, 2017

Exceptional quality with a price to match

I have to tip my hat to ELF for this product. I was on the lookout for a new brow pencil and was about to buy a $10 product from another brand (it was either Rimmel or L'Oreal, I forget) when I spotted a $2 mechanical brow pencil on the ELF shelf, so I figured I'd give it a try since it was so cheap.Wow, I was very impressed with the quality of this product. The brow shaping brush end really does make a difference, much to my surprise, and this little pencil is perfect for filling in sparse brows. The mechanical aspect means you never have to bother with sharpening it and, when paired with ELF's setting spray, this liner will last all day. I wear it every day at work and it stays put from the time I apply it to the time I take it off (12+ hours). I also clean up the liner with a small angled brush for straighter, more precise lines.My only complaint is it's easy to use it up quickly! Mine was gone within a month (I use it six days out of the week, usually), so if you intend to use this liner on a regular basis, I'd just recommend stock up on two or three at once. This is definitely going to be my go-to brow pencil from now on. « less

- elfcosmetics.com
Target userOctober 6, 2019

Unbelievable Product for Price

For $2. you can't beat this eyebrow pencil, my brows are still not too sparse but I have greys and helps to fill in and cover where needed. Taupe is perfect for my olive complexion and heavily highlighted hair with brown low lights. It doesn't have red tones, definitely seems to stay put although not smudge-proof or waterproof. Lasts for 8+ hours in the office with some light outside work. I doubt it would hold up to a workout at the gym or heavy outside but it beats any other drugstore type products I've tried. 

- Target
elfcosmetics.com userJuly 3, 2018

One of my favorite elf products

I have been using this pencil for years and I love it! Even though I have black hair, I use the color taupe and it really works great for filling in brows, but still looking very natural.The pencil is probably twice as thick as the anastasia brow wiz or the nyx micro brow pencil but many times I actually prefer it. I have all three and many times, I reach for this one over the other 2. On those days when I'm not wearing any other makeup, I'll still just quickly do my brows with this pencil, swipe on some tinted lip balm and dash out the door. The texture of this pencil is a bit softer than the anastasia/nyx pencils. I see that elf now makes a thinner version, more like the anastasia brow wiz, I think called ultra precise, which I'll try at some point, but I will always continue to use this as one of my fallback options.The only small downside is the packaging is not super sturdy. For every pencil that I've had (and I've been buying this for years), the caps do not stay on or they crack. This isn't a problem because I'm not trying to put this into a purse or anything, but sometimes when I travel, the caps do come off in my makeup bag and it's a bit of a drag. « less

- elfcosmetics.com
mira userMay 5, 2019

This is now my go to eyebrow pencil. I love it because it’s precise and pigmented, but not so pigmented that i look like i filled in my eyebrows with a sharpie

- mira
mira userFebruary 23, 2020

I have mixed feelings about this product. I enjoy the convenience of the twist-pencil, and the spoolie combo. It is also pretty pigmented and shows up well. I do not, however, like how “greasy” it is, and how easy it is to smudge. Overworking with the spoolie after application can quickly result in misshapen, smudgy brows! Even touching it with my fingers after application can make things messy. It looks decent if you use a light, gentle hand when applying.

- mira


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What drug store brow pencil/pomade do you guys recommend?
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Love this one!
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Anyone suggest and AFFORDABLE eyebrow pencil !?
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This one is the BEST! And it’s just $2
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Any cheaper dupes for this brow pencil??
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I love this one
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What’s a good dupe for the Benefit cosmetics Precisely, my brow pencil ultra- fine shape & define?
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Kirsten Britton
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Try the elf brow pencil it creates a natural brow (or not whichever you prefer) and it is super creamy and cheap
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hi everyone! i’m a makeup artist and i’m always looking to try new products! let me know, what are some of your favorite products?! ❤️
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Charlotte Lackey
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Elf eyebrow pencil.
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Emma C
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Best product for a natural brow?
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Cleo O.
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This Elf eyebrow pencil!!
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Basically a full face of elf except the concealer, setting powder, and highlight... but my boyfriend said I look like a clown for having so much makeup on🥺
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Which is your holy grail brow product?!
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Sweet VW
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The elf eye brow pencil is HANDS DOWN the best eye brow product I’ve personally ever tried. I’m really into eyebrows, and have tried a lot! This product has been so good, and so cheap at $2! Try it out!!
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Lacey Burlew
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Best brow pencil I’ve found and it’s only $2.
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Anyone have good brow recommendations for light blonde hair? I can never find light enough brow shades. #SOS #helpneeded #recommendations
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Haizee Trilk
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I 100 percent agree! I struggle with this all the time but my number one is the elf lift brow pencil. It has a medium sized tip but I like my brows to be natural.