Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review WOW! IMPRESSIVE!
Wow! I'm really BLOWN AWAY! When this type of eye brow marker pen was first introduced a few years back it looked good but after a few strokes it was as if the pen was dried out. was not impressed but it did feel it was a very good concept. Since then I used a micro brow pencil from a high end brand (starts with a B) however although the micro pencil from B looked great, it took time to get those nice strokes and also my brows would smudge if I dare rub my brow or if my hair rubs against it. Well I saw this at Ulta and decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did! I LOVE IT! I have black hair and used the Dark Brunette color. The tip is wet and seems to have the ink absorbed into it. The tip feels like a firm sponge. It is cut into an angle like a blade with short cuts in it that mimics the hair strokes. The ink is fluid and goes on shiney but dries matte. I tried it alone without a pencil and for me it looks a bit harsh and too heavy. however if I use my micro brow pencil from B to outline the bottom of my eye brow and also the arch area and then use the Loreal micro ink pen to do the hair strokes it looks very nice! you do have to use a LIGHT HAND and use LIGHT FEATHERY STROKES to get the best result. for me I actually use my right hand to do the strokes but use my left hand to support my right arm. it helps me have more control. I know, weird but it works for me. I like this micro pen alot! I feel more confident now with the overall look and the overall staying power. It is long lasting on the skin. I literally have maybe 15 natural hairs on my right brow and about 10 natural hairs on my left brow. For me to have this Loreal Mirco Ink Pen has made me the BEST looking "natural" brow as possible out of all that I used. Again I do use the Mirco pencil from B fornthe outline and use the Loreal mirco ink pen for mimicking the hair strokes and I love the look. I will not go without this! I just hope 1 pen last for at least 1 month. It is too early to tell since I just purchased it.
Most Helpful Critical Review Brows only an Artist would love
So, you know when you see someone that looks like they were painting a canvas with brown acrylic paint, got some on their hands, and then proceeded to wipe the sweat from their brows? You know, managing to get the paint on their face...or more specifically, their eyebrows. And when you look at them, you wonder if you should tell them, because you're not sure they are aware; you're also not sure if it is intentional, so you move along your way, ignoring it entirely.
Well, this Micro Ink Pen from L'Oreal Paris goes on and looks similar to that. It's not "hairlike," but rather thick and "painted". You can definitely tell that you have drawn in your brows with this pen. Perhaps, with a little more practice and awareness of the pen and its application, you could achieve the "hairlike" look. I am still playing around with it, so I can not commit to it being hairlike or not. I have not, however, achieved that look; I have, on the other hand, mastered the above described look without ever touching paint or a canvas.
I will say that it matches wonderfully. I also like how it glides on—doesn't need forced. And for the most part, it stays put throughout the day. Again, you have to practice applying it, because you can easily use too much, which then can accidentally be rubbed/smeared. I also like that it is easily removed with makeup cleanser.
While I see some downfalls in this pen, I am still on the fence. I feel like there is a possibility that it can achieve the look I am going for...however, it feels like a lot of time and practice is needed to get there.
I guess time will tell. For now, I'm split on my final verdict of L'Oreal's micro ink pen for brows.
Reviewed by 1224 customers Fades away easily and not detailed enough
Stephanie from Daly City
When I ordered this, I looked at the reviews hoping it would convince me this was a good product. However, it's a flimsy applicator and the definition from the started edges did not give me the hair strike lines we all wish to achieve for our brows. I continue my search for the brow product I wish for.
Nicole from West Hartford
I use this product along with the abh dip brow gel and my eyebrows looks so natural yet filled in! I can't live without this product
This product helped to fill in my thin brows.
M from Scottsdale, AZ
My hair is medium brown and the blonde color looks most natural.
M from Northern VA
Still experimenting with application
It gets better with practice
Nicole from FL
I have light blonde hair and always struggle to find an eyebrow product that isn't too dark or too orange colored. Apply with a light hand, let fully dry (it will look too dark), then brush with a spoolie until it's light enough. make sure to really press the cap closed so it doesn't dry out.
Geri from NE Pennsylvania
Great brow pen. Love it!
Ok but not the best
Laurie from Las Vegas, NV
I love the color and lasting power of this pen, however applicator of it is awful. It looks like a staircase, you point that side of it toward your brow and are supposed to gently move the pen in an upward motion to create hair like strokes. BUT if you accidentally or are normally go heavy handed the applicator can create a boxlike eyebrow. If the applicator has three separate prongs situated close together, this would have been a complete hit for me.
Don't buy this stuff
Bfarfar from New York
Wish I had listened to the true reviews about this stuff. When I first used it, it seemed to work all right. The next day, it was as if it was dried out. Does not last 48 hours. Doesn't even last 8 hours. It was gone the next day.
No thank you.
Baba from Scranton PA
Did not like. Too runny.
Not for me
Frankie from Dallas TX
It's basically a marker for your eyebrows-I didn't personally like it
Not for me..
Kingqueen from Green Bay WI
Unless you are looking for bold/drastic eyebrows, this product is not for you.
Very tricky to use!
Nicbel from Michigan
I don't have many eyebrows so this was very hard to use. It would be much better for a person with just a few sparse areas. The color was hard to match with my fair skin.
Loving this brow pen
Lite makeup user from Grayson GA
Light feathery touches can be achieved because of the way the tip is shaped
Lifesaver, just use a light hand!
MollyRae from Denver
I have Black hair and have no brows at all, only faded grey lines from $600 microblading that did not work. This product will come on harsh with your first attempt, wipe and repeat a few times with a light hand, and then it's amazing. I've never been able to draw straight little hair strokes so I'm SO glad L'oreal fixed what Maybelline attempted, and failed. I outline the brow shape and use this brush for the front of brows, and the tips. It dries solid and stays on.
A from Fairfax
The browns turn orange
L'Oreal has outdone itself. Excellent brow pen!
Bald Diva from Philadelphia, PA
I purchased the L'Oreal micro pen along with the Maybelline pen that is similar so that I could try both and pick which one worked best. I have Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss which includes losing your eyebrows and even your eyelashes. I have had a difficult time since losing my eyebrows completely in the past few months, drawing in my eyebrows. They often looked smudged or just "plastered" on when using usual eyebrow stencils and eyebrow powder or pencils. The Maybelline pen did not yield much coverage. It almost felt like the pen didn't have enough ink/color in it.
The L'Oreal pen is spectacular. For starters it has 4 prongs. It truly draws on and looks like you have actual eyebrow hair; looks natural. When I first put it on my sister thought I had bought and put on fake eyebrows. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with this product. I will be purchasing more so I am in good supply. Kudos to L'Oreal. I will let my fellow Alopecian sisters know about his product. I hope L'Oreal NEVER discontinues this line.
The L'Oreal micro ink pen did not impress me none it doesn't
Char from KS
I'm very disappointed in your L'Oreal micro ink pen it doesn't stay on for 48 hours it doesn't even stay on an hour on me at sweats right off
manic madusa from ky
I have a decent amount of brows with just some sparce areas. this is great for a quick fill in. it has a learning curve at first but after getting the hang of it, I love it.
Its pretty good, but could use improvements
Beth from NV
I am getting better at using this, however they could have made it go on over foundation, it only works on dry skin and the tip is soft, should be harder and crisp, if you go very light at a certain angle you get lines, but otherwise it smudges
Linderd from Troy MI
I have struggled to find a brow product This one is by far the best I've tried
Brunette turns RED
CLL from Chicago
this product would be decent except the color is so off. I read other reviews that had this issue. The brunette goes very auburn.
It turned Red
dani from California
I got one of the brunette shades and wore it out for a few hours. Once applied, it looked normal and it was easy to use. After a few hours passed by, I looked in the mirror and my brows were RED. Like auburn. Never using again
Was way better than I expected
K-Dub from MO
This is a great product, easy to use, natural looking result or you could go dramatic. I just wish there were a few more colors.
Rachel from ohio
The product does not come out properly and doesn't distribute evenly, u have to make it work. However, I couldn't be happier with the longevity of this product. I went kayaking in a rainstorm with my brows filled in and I looked like I just got out of the shower, but my brows were still intact!
Not for me
AshleyB from Indiana
If you want big, marker like strokes— then this is for you. The color was great, very pigmented, and staying power is excellent. But it looks like I took a fine pointed sharpie to my brows. If L'Oréal comes out with a much more finely tipped brow pen that allows me to make actual hairlike strokes, I would be very interested. This gives far too much of a bold look for my liking. There's no way I could get a natural look using this product.