Rated 4.21 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 1198 customers Not sure if I'll purchase again
TheStylist1 from SHERWOOD, ARKANSAS
The product doesn't come out like should.
not very good
Janet49 from Texas
Was bought to fill in my eyebrows. As I said, too much product came out of the pen and just made a blob.
I would buy this product again
Jul from Spring Hill Florida
It takes some Practice to have it look just right
Francine from Burbank, Ca.
I normally use a brow retractable pencil. i ran out and i wanted to save a few bucks and try something new. Waste of money. Too oily for my already oily skin. Was disappointed.
Not that great
Dee from South Carolina
I have to agree with other reviewer's that said that this is more like a sharpie pen for the eyebrows. I tried it out on my hand first and then a napkin. At first it went on thick and there were no hair like brushstrokes. You have to use a really light hand and do it just so to get any type of brush strokes. The little prongs on the pen tip are just too thick to create the right effect. It takes a lot of practice to get it to look right on the brow as well. Way too much trouble and too difficult despite how it's advertised to work.I will just stick to my L'Oreal brow pomade. I won't purchase this again.
Lilmil from Georgia
Product creates lines that are too thick and and do not look natural
none from Michigan
No I wouldn't buy again
Barb from Santonio Tx
To thick, and color not right for me was just to hard to get it right
Would buy again!
Ladygumbo from Denham Springs
Would buy this again. Worked well. Lasted for days.
No I wouldn't not buy this product again don't waste your mo
Lauren from Dallas, Tx
Not a great product, I prefer other products that actually do the job correctly. This is like a marker for your eyebrows that doesn't make hair like strokes.
StephWebb99 from Warrington, PA
I did not like this product at all. It's sharp angle makes it hard to use and the hairlike strokes it creates are very thick and look super unrealistic. The color also comes off very warm and makes it all look even more fake.
You have to angle it a bit when applying!
Miaaaabadeer from CA
I love this brow pencil! Ive been using it daily for 3 weeks now and still have color pay off ONLY due to the fact that I literally have to leave it upside down then when applying it at an angle. And shake it like crazy if I have to lol. I think this product works best if you already have a lot of eyebrow hairs already too. Seems like a lot of work but I personal love how natural my brows look with the Brow Pen!
I love this pen I don't think I could live without it
Babykay from Waitsburg wa
Perfect match to my color and super easy to us
Jac from Florida
Love it. Works as advertised
Looks pretty good, but leaves a shine
SpaceNerd2015 from Huntsville, AL
I really like how natural the ink looks because of brush end (goes on like hairs). However, the ink doesn't dry matte. It leaves an awkward shine unless you put powder on top or something along those lines. I tend to sweat a lot and I prefer the powder pencils to this, but they didn't have my color in those in store. This will do for a while.
Softly apply or it's too thick.
T_Storm from Texas
I like the color but it is too thick.
Keem from Houston, TX
I usually love L'Oréals brow products but this was just terrible. I completely agree with other reviewers in that it deposits a concentrated amount of product and then nothing which leads to a very patchy uneven application.
Kim from Ut
I liked the color of this one. But when I tried to use it, one eyebrow would come out darker then the other, due to it starting to dry out quickly.
I would NEVER buy this again.
Miss Gigi from Palm Desert, Ca
How I use - I used this product flawlessly the first day.
Whats great - about this product is the formula it is a sheer tint for color
What is not - After the first use the color pay off is not there. The applicator is so long the product doesn't get to the tip of the pen. Which is not ideal when I am trying to create brow like strokes, and when I press down on the applicator it is flexible and will dispense product out like a tiny puddle. Which is not what I want when trying to create brow like strokes.
There is nothing fine point or micro about this.
Renee from Minneapolis, MN
This is a great concept, but there are other pens that are much better. The tips on this pen are too thick. You need a really fine point to draw in eyebrow lines, and this just doesn't do the trick.
Not for me
Ayla from San Angelo tx
So, I got this because I heard all the raving and I'm less than impressed. I'm assuming there's a learning curve because it left a weird streak in my eyebrow.
I loved it until...
KB33 from Maryland
I got this in brunette which was the perfect color for me. It took some getting use to but I eventually figured out how to apply it and store it (lay it flat on the counter). Everything was great until...I went out in the sun and it turned bright orange! Now I'm in search of a new one :(
Love the look but there's a big downfall..
Paige from Pittsburgh, PA
So I have this and I loved the way it looks! I've been using it for like a month and a half. Recently I've been able to spend time in the sun and this product turns orange in the sun!!! I bought the brunette color and I don't know if it's just that color or if it just happens to be some kind of reaction with it where in the sun it turns orange but please be weary! It happens to me and I'll probably never buy it again even though it looks nice on 😔
C from Los Angeles
I like this product a lot and will purchase again. It applies easily, is long lasting. I actually like how it has a marker like feel as it makes for a quick application. It is perfect for filling in gaps in eyebrows or evening out uneven brows.
LSwags from PA
Loved the idea but This thing is awful in every way. The angle of the tip makes it impossible to get a microblade type effect. It basically just smeared a brown smudge across my skin. Did not look like individual hairs, did not blend in, did not dry. I even tried it on the back of my hand and no matter what angle I held it at I couldn't get it to deposit anything but a brown smear.