One of my biggest beauty fears is having my eye brows look like they're drawn in. Fierce in a way that isn't Beyonce. The bad type of fierce. While working at Ulta one day I saw Stila had a new product displayed - the Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color($21.00 // Ulta). A slim, tapered marker for your brows. Intrigued I swatched a few on my hand and liked how pigmented, yet soft looking the color was. It seemed easy to make quick, light strokes to mimic the appearance of brow hair. I didn't buy it that day, but about a month ago while I was in Sephora I tried it on my brows and was hooked.
In Sephora when I tested the product on my brows (in the shade Light, which is shown in the photographs) it was quick and easy to apply. I let it set and it didn't budge for anything. The marker itself was leaking a bit and the MUA thought that maybe someone pressed too hard and broke the marker part because the other shades displayed for testing weren't like that. I ended up buying the marker that day.
When I got it home I found the product wasn't so easy to apply. The first pass revealed no change to my brows. And I have no eye brows, so this marker didn't show up at all on my face, yet it did on my hand. I shook it up a bit and pressed it a little harder onto my hand and tried it on my brow area again. It took FIVE passes to get a bit of color to show. You guys I went through this off and on for a month with this product and it was the same every time. I would have to use a brow pencil over-top to make myself look presentable. Did I get a dud? Maybe. The broken one in Sephora seemed to work well, so maybe product just wasn't coming out fast enough on the marker I got.
At the end of the day the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color isn't a product I'd personally recommend but it did give me the confidence to try brow markers. To find the perfect brow marker. To be continued!