MAC Brow Pencil in Fling

Well hello again Mr Draft Post I’d forgotten about. I bought this eyebrow pencil back in August when I was on the hunt for a shade that would work with my blonde hair without making me look like Madonna circa 1990. I went everywhere and this was the best I found. I was hoping to strike it rich and the drugstore but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be so I ended up at MAC spending considerably more than I’d intended. When I mentioned that I’d bought this in a video the purchase met mixed reviews.. some said it was amazing and others said it would break easily and run out quickly.. but how did it work for me?

I’d say it lasted about a month give or take and I used it fairly lightly given that it wasn’t something I wanted to repurchase soon but a month for a pencil of any kind is pretty poor, especially when you’ve spent £12.50. Saying that I did really like it, I was looking for the right shade that wasn’t too waxy and allowed me to be heavy handed without it looking overdone and that’s exactly what it did. Even when I did overdo it a little it looked natural and unlike the super waxy pencils it never looked streaky.. I hate that! It’s almost like powder in a precision pencil and for me it’s the ultimate eyebrow definer but I can’t justify spending £150 a year on my eyebrows when a powder palette for less than £10 could last me the same amount of time.

My brows are sparse and a dark ash blonde colour, they allow me to switch my hair colour from very light to very dark but I often lust after the super strong brows of others that need a swipe of brow set or wax to keep them in place and they’re good to go. I have to draw mine on every day and it’s a chore so anything that makes the job easier is welcome and I will no doubt by this again it’s just not going to be a regular repurchase.

*I don’t mean to confuse you, this is an old picture I’m using to demonstrate*

What’s your holy grail brow product?

Miss BB



  1. Mimi
    29 November, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    You should try the Milani brow tint pen in Natural Taupe, I got mine from Amazon for about six quid. I have dark blonde, sparse eyebrows, and this is the only thing I’ve ever found that looks natural with them. The tip is so fine you can almost make each stroke look like hair. Every pencil is just a little too orange-tinted or dark. Emilynoel’s mum recommended it in a video, it is now one of my favourite ever make-up items!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      10 December, 2012 / 9:46 am

      ooh! thanks! I had a gosh one but it was too dark and too warm really but I really like the pen application/look

    • susan reid
      17 September, 2013 / 10:44 pm

      hi just read ur recommendation 4 milani brow tint pen natyral taupe. can u tell me if this has any red tones to it .ty x

  2. 29 November, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    I loved this in lingering and spiked actually but they run out so quickly its ridiculous! x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      10 December, 2012 / 9:46 am

      true story! I have been considering repurchasing lately but it’s just madness I think

  3. Alice
    16 December, 2012 / 4:42 am

    I’d been using Lingering on and off for about two years and I just felt it was the wrong shade of blonde for me the entire time. All the drugstore pencils always came out too waxy – just as you’d mentioned and I’d just about given up when I came across this shade. It’s my absolute go to now. It is expensive – I have a hard time dropping that much on an eyebrow pencil once a month too – but I was told it is eligible for Back to MAC. So at least I can get a free lip product every six months!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      29 December, 2012 / 10:56 pm

      Damn!!! I’m pretty sure I threw mine away

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