UltimateBrow Retractable Brow Pencil
UltimateBrow Retractable Brow Pencil works like a charm for beautiful, natural-looking brows that only take seconds to fill in.
First among many high notes, the "triangular" tip offers versatility whether you want to create fine-hair strokes or turn it on its side to cover more brow space in less time. More to love, although the fragrance-free formula's texture is slightly stiff, it still goes on smoothly and evenly with excellent staying power.
The built-in spoolie brush offers a finishing touch to soften the look and groom hairs into place. We also appreciate the namesake retractable design (no manual sharpening required).
UltimateBrow Retractable Brow Pencil comes in a handful neutral shades ranging from taupe to dark brown and earns our whole-hearted recommendation as a well-rounded brow product.
- Triangular tip allows for precise strokes but can also cover more brow space in less time.
- Goes on smoothly and evenly with excellent staying power.
- Comes in neutral shades ranging from taupe to dark brown for natural-looking brows.
- Convenient retractable design and attached spoolie are added bonuses.
- Fragrance free.
Wet 'n' Wild At-A-Glance
Strengths: Inexpensive, good tinted moisturizer with sunscreen; some attractive bronzing powders; mostly good eyeshadow and lipstick options.
Weaknesses: Unimpressive concealers; large assortment of average to poor eyelining products; the mascaras do little to impress; some lip products suffer from the inclusion of irritants; the makeup brushes.
Wet 'n' Wild is one of the few cosmetics companies around that prides itself on being extraordinarily cheap, although the prices have increased across the board since we last revisited this brand. But don't let its hokey name and pre-teen marketing tactics deter you, because there are some great options available, and the packaging has improved in almost every category. The best-performing products will seem like steals, while the less impressive to horrible products will quickly have you thinking, "you get what you pay for." It is not very often that a line offers such a procession of clear-cut winners and dismal losers, but once you know what to focus on, you won't get soaked by Wet 'n' Wild. This line is available in most major drugstores across the country, and, like most drugstore lines, does not offer testers. Interestingly, the selection of Wet 'n' Wild in Canadian drugstores tends to be better than what U.S. shoppers will find.
For more information about Wet 'n' Wild, visit www.wnwbeauty.com.
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