There’s a fear when you buy a product advertised on social media that it’s going to be awful. I’ve tried several products that I’ve found on Facebook and Instagram, and I’ve been mostly happy with my purchases. But when it came to the Focallure Eyebrow Pencil, well, just read the review.
I must have seen the video advertising the Focallure Eyebrow Pencil one-hundred times before I decided to spend $28 on the product. The pencil claims to mimic the effects of microblading by creating feather-like, hair-width strokes. As someone who just spent two-years slowly growing her eyebrows back in, I was excited to try it.
The tip of the pencil is serrated to allow you to draw three thin lines with each stroke of the pen. Allegedly. When you use the pencil to draw on your hand, you do get three thin, parallel lines. But when you try to use it on your eyebrow, you get a totally different look, which is tough to describe.
First off, pencil is not the word I would use to describe the product. It’s more like a marker, and instead of pigment, it uses a very viscous ink. That ink just spills forth from the pen onto your skin, and you end up looking like you drew your eyebrows on with a Sharpie.
Secondly, the color is like nothing found on Earth. The chestnut color is like a Crayola crayon, and the darker brown color is like freshly brewed coffee. No one’s hair is this color.
Third, when you’re filling in your eyebrows, you need that color to last. Especially if you’re using the product in the hot summer months, you don’t want sweat from your brow causing your eyebrow makeup to drip into your eyes. But this product is so poorly manufactured that even a drop of liquid causes it to move so you can look like a stigmata.
Bottom line, do not buy this. Tell your friends not to buy it. If the Focallure ad pops up in your feed, snooze it. The product is utter and complete garbage. Just laughably bad.
As always with Saw It On Social, I purchased this product with my own money. Looking back, I wish I hadn’t. This is one I can’t even give away in good conscience. But I never solicit items for review or accept items for review, so sometimes I get stuck.