I was never a eyebrow pencil people. Until recently, I swore by Glossier Boy Brown is my only stop for beautiful arches. But there’s something about Kimiko’s eyebrow pencil that’s too good to be missed, and it’s all in Vincent’s precise formula. “A good brow pencil has the right texture, tone, and pigment level,” says Vincent. “A pencil that is too soft will not smooth and will not last as long as a stiffer pencil. The ideal texture is hard enough to deposit pigment in a thin, hair-like line, but not so stiff that it pulls on the brow. ”
It’s not just the texture of the pencil. Vincent reveals that brow pencils also need to be in a neutral tone to look as realistic as possible because tones that are too warm or gray can look unnatural on the face. The smoothness of the pencil also plays an important role. “The thinner the pencil tip, the more you can control the shape of your brows and fill in sparse areas naturally, as well as add overall density without overfilling,” says Vincent. “An eyebrow pencil must have a pigment intensity that can be built and allows for flexibility. This gives it the ability to take the brows from lightly shaded to truly amplified for a bolder look. “
Kimiko’s pencils are the ideal pencil — thin tip, easy to apply, and natural looking. I’ve met Vincent twice and she’s given me shade coffee both times, although between appointments I dyed my hair a little bit darker.