Review | Kosé Esprique Liquid Brow in BR300

September 3, 2011
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Part of the Autumn 2011 collection of the new and sleek Esprique range which replaces Esprique Precious, this eyebrow pen may look unassuming but its efficacy is quite impressive.

As you can see, the brush tip is super fine, which allows for more refined strokes (a thicker nib might splodge on product and would make gentle tapering difficult). In addition, the applicator is pliable without being too floppy and is fairly easy to control.

I used the brow pen with my recent Fred Farrugia eye. Although the shade that I received as a press sample from the brand is too brown for my black hair, I like the consistency of the ink and am inclined to seek out the greyed version, GY002, which is closer to the brow shades I generally use.

Slightly wetter and inkier than the K-Palette version, it easily lays down colour, while its moisture allows me to run a spooly brush through the brows for a more even application. Of course, you can stroke on the colour sans the use of a mascara brush but I prefer this method for a more natural finish.

At only S$25, this is priced very reasonably for a counter brand product and is certainly worth a try!


Posted in: brows | esprique | japanese brands | kose | makeup reviews

6 Responses to Review | Kosé Esprique Liquid Brow in BR300

  1. Dawn
    September 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    omg! love your eyeshadow! what’s the combo?

  2. September 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

    This seems to be similar to the very popular SUQQU Liwuid Eyeliner that Lisa Eldridge loves.
    Since I have never used liquid eyebrow pencils, I’m afraid of whether I like or not. But the price tag for this is indeed reasonable, so I might eventually pick it up to give it a try!

    Thanks for your review!

    • makeupmag
      September 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

      Hi Jess,

      You’re welcome! Eyebrow pens are becoming increasingly popular! K-Palette makes one too, as does Korean brand Tony Moly. I haven’t tried the Suqqu one – it isn’t readily available here in SG – but I am curious about it.

  3. amy
    September 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    hi mag!

    how does this compares to the kpalette 24 eyebrow liner? i love the kpalette one for its staying power on my oily skin. would love to try this too! :)

    • makeupmag
      September 16, 2011 at 2:51 am

      Hi Amy,

      It wears pretty well – it stains the skin the same way and requires a proper oil cleanser to remove – but it is definitely inkier than the K-Palette version.

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