Review | Sana New Born Lasting W Brow in LB1

September 16, 2010

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!

Posted in: brow pencils | brows | japanese brands | makeup reviews | sana

4 Responses to Review | Sana New Born Lasting W Brow in LB1

  1. Mona
    September 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I loved this eyebrow pencil and used it up to the nub. Too bad the liquid part did not do anything for me (ppl kept asking me if I tattooed my brows when I attempted using the liquid tip end).

    I’d repurchase if it wasn’t $23+ and I had use for both ends of this products instead of only 1 end.

    • makeupmag
      September 20, 2010 at 1:32 am

      Hi Mona,

      Sorry the pen side didn’t work for you. Have you tried using a spooly with it? You could try Za’s affordable version, if you’re partial to such pencils. :)

  2. Nichola
    November 29, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Hello, may i know if you still remember where did you get this? Mine’s finishing soon but i forgot where i got it and couldn’t seem to find it now :(

    • makeupmag
      December 7, 2014 at 2:48 am

      Hi Nichola,

      Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen this. Perhaps Sasa might carry it still?

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