Shiseido Integrate Eyebrow Pencil in GY941

September 2, 2010
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I was so happy when a friend recently offered to custom purchase products from Japan for me – I immediately thought of my brow staple, Shiseido Integrate Eyebrow Pencil in GY941, and requested two pieces (I wonder if I should’ve asked for three or more!).

When Iris was still living in Japan, she’d CPed this pencil for me twice – I liked the first so much that I asked for another. I still have one but carelessly broke the other while it was in my makeup pouch…which meant that I’ve been using the remaining one sparingly. Imagine my joy, then, when I was offered this custom purchase. :)

I know, you must be wondering why I asked for this, of all the luscious lovelies in the makeup haven that Japan is. Simply put, it works. I absolutely love the fine nib, the firm yet pliable spooly brush and the shade. I am thrilled to have back-ups of this now.

If you’d like to try it, it can be purchased from Adambeauty. However, it’s currently sold out  – told you it’s good! ;)


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16 Responses to Shiseido Integrate Eyebrow Pencil in GY941

  1. September 2, 2010 at 4:35 am

    you have great friend that you send it for you
    Looks great product

    • makeupmag
      September 2, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      Hi Dhini,

      She brought it back with her after a trip to Japan. It’s an excellent product!

  2. milktea
    September 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Mag. Is it better for Asians to use grey coloured eyebrow pencils? Normally I go for brown or dark brown and it can be a bit harsh looking so I have to blend and rub it over with a cotton wool pad.

    • makeupmag
      September 2, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Milktea,

      It comes off as a grey brown, not a true grey. ;) I like to mix my brow products, actually. Today, for instance, I used this pencil and went over with the dark brown from an Integrate brow palette. To tone down your brow pencil mark, try going over with some loose powder – this gives brows a natural look. :) HTH!

  3. jolie
    September 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    where to buy this eye brown pencil? where is adambeauty? does it sell other Integrate products too?

    • makeupmag
      September 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

      Hi Jolie,

      Adambeauty is an online retailer that carries Japanese makeup brands.

  4. Christina
    September 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Is it hard? I find eyebrow pencils from Japan are usually hard, it’s difficult to draw with them. Hence I prefer their sponge tip powder than their e/b pencils.

    • makeupmag
      September 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm

      Hi Chris,

      It’s not as hard as Shu Uemura Hard Pencils but it’s not very soft either. You could also try the Sana pencil/brow tint – that pencil is somewhat soft but gives definition too. :)

  5. BooBooNinja
    October 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Is this brow pencil waterproof or sweat proof/resistant?

    • makeupmag
      November 1, 2011 at 2:17 am

      Hi BooBooNinja (what a cute name!),

      It isn’t oil-resistant but it is sweat-proof, in my experience. :)

  6. BooBooNinja
    November 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for getting back to me! :)
    Happy Halloween! (It’s still Oct 31 where I am. The kids this year are adorable.)

    • makeupmag
      November 2, 2011 at 1:14 am

      Boo! :D

      You’re welcome. I hope it works for you. :)

  7. BooBooNinja
    September 24, 2012 at 4:16 am

    It’s me again :D
    My aunt is in HK right now and I’m going to ask her to pick this up for me. I do have another question — is this a waxy pencil (e.g. Etude House Drawing Artist pencil) or is it “drier”? I ordered an Etude House refill off eBay to give it a go, but I don’t like how waxy it is. I’ve had a lot of luck with the Lioele automatic eyebrow pencil (the perfect amount of wax to dryness) but it’s very hard to find where I am. The seller I purchased from no longer has it in stock.

    Also, is the Integrate pencil able to stay put in sparse areas? I’ve heard the famous Shu Uemura brow pencil only adheres to brow hairs and not to skin. Is the Shiseido like this?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    • makeupmag
      September 29, 2012 at 3:04 am

      Hello BooBooNinja!

      It’s somewhat but draws easily. Yes, it definitely stays put. It’s unlike the Shu Hard Pencil which doesn’t draw well on dry skin; it lays down colour much more easily. I do love the Shu lots too!

  8. BooBooNinja
    September 24, 2012 at 4:17 am

    ps Are you still reaching for the Shiseido Integrate eyebrow pencil? Or have you found something better since 2010? :)

    • makeupmag
      September 29, 2012 at 3:06 am

      Hi BooBooNinja,

      Yes, still loving it and I have it in my everyday makeup pouch for touch-ups (seldom need it for this purpose; I only use it outside when I don’t have the time to draw my brows before leaving my home!). I think I still have one back-up that I’m hoarding. Gave my mum one too!

      As mentioned, I love the Shu brow pencil a lot too and reach for it often, as well.

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