Sana Singapore recently gave me its New Born Lasting W Brow in LB1 (S$23.90), a light brown brow pencil/brush duo, to try.
At first, I thought the capped end hid a spooly brush but when I realised that it contained a brush nib, I was curious to find out how it compares to K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24h, a favourite of mine.
Both the pencil and the ink are quite pigmented; the latter more so than the popular K-Palette version. The swatches may look tame here but the brow hairs will pick up more colour. Like the K-Palette brow pen, the ink of the New Born Lasting W brush end is waterproof.
The pencil is softer than the harder ones that the Japanese are known to produce (think Shu Uemura Hard Pencil), thus it very quickly shapes the brow. The tapered brush is somewhat easy to control but it can deposit more product than you might want, so I’d recommend light-handed strokes. As a rule of thumb, the pencil defines, while the brush fills in the brows to create a more natural appearance. Using each one on its own is fine too.
In the photo above, I’d layered the ink over the pencil lines, gently stroking through the brow with a spooly/mascara brush. For more definition, you can outline the brow edges with the brush, gently toning down the darkness with a spoolie. I think that this brow duo would be the perfect brow product if it also contained such a brush!