Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review (Before & After)

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review Before and After

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil, £17/$18 BeautyBay (UK) | Feelunique (Worldwide)

My eyebrow routine doesn’t change very often; I tend to stick to powders to fill them in, as I find them quick, easy and long-lasting. But when I placed an order on BeautyBay for my Zoeva Brushes, I was pleasantly surprised at the checkout when I was asked to choose a free gift, and I didn’t even think twice before choosing this brow pencil; even though I just said I tend to choose powders for my brows, I was keen to give this a try!

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review Before and After

The Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil has a brown pencil on one end and a convenient spooly brush on the other end. As the name suggests, there is only one shade, which is meant to suit all skin tones and hair colours, but I really doubt that is the case in real life. The packaging feels quite flimsy and the twist-up mechanism of the pencil is so loose that it twists itself down whilst I’m using the pencil, which can be rather frustrating.

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review Before and After

The pencil itself has a soft wax consistency and, at first, it comes out very faint, but you can build up the colour and make it look more intense. I really like this, as it allows me to lightly fill in my eyebrows and work my way up, if I want them to be more defined. However, I’m not a big fan of the soft wax consistency – it comes off way too easily when I gently touch or run my fingers through my brows, and the product does not set or ‘hardens’ regardless of how long I’ve left them on my brows. Ideally, I could set my brows in place with a brow gel, but that’s not something I’ve ever had to do when I fill in my brows with powder, so I wasn’t keen on adding an extra step to my already long makeup routine.

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review Before and After

Despite the negatives, I love the way my eyebrows look when I fill them in with the Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil! They look defined, sharp and yet, they still look quite natural. I think the medium ash brown colour suits my skin colour really well and it softens my facial features. Because of that, I will still use this pencil to fill in my eyebrows when I want that really perfectly natural brow look, but I will definitely have to invest in a brow gel to set them in place – I’ve heard great things about the Maybelline Brow Drama. It won’t an be an everyday occurrence, as I still prefer powders, but the pencil will definitely get used.

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review Before and After

My fail-safe method of filling in my brows is using Mac Carbon eyeshadow on an angled brush; you can watch me do it step-by-step on camera. I also like using the Benefit Brow Zings kit, especially when I’m travelling, as it is compact and handy. If my brows are looking quite presentable naturally, I use the Soap & Glory Archery, which takes little to no time at all, but it doesn’t look quite so good when I want a strong brow look.

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review Before and After

Overall I would recommend the Billion Dollar Universal Brow Pencil if you’re used to having to set your eyebrows with a gel. I feel this would suit most brunettes and dirty blondes, but it might be a bit too dark for lighter blondes. But if you have been quite happy with filling in your brows with powder, I would think twice before getting this pencil, as the short longevity of your perfect-looking brows can be quite frustrating, and at £17 a pop, this is not a cheap ‘give it a go and see how it goes’ purchase.

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil Review Before and After

Have you tried the Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil? What’s your favourite method for filling in your eyebrows?



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