Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil : Back to its original formula.

Laura Mercier’s eye brow pencil is now BACK in its original formula.

Screen shot 2015-01-09 at 12.55.37 PMI noticed the drastic change when I bought myself the redesigned and reformulated pencil back in January 2014. After a few tries, I despised the newly reformulated eye brow pencils. I gave it away.

I was about to post a review about my experience with the new eye brow pencil at lauramercier.com ; I noticed at the “comment” section that I wasn’t the only one who did not enjoy the new formulation.

Many of the people who were reviewing the newly Screen shot 2015-01-09 at 12.56.00 PMreformulated eye brow pencil were fans of the old eye brow pencils and have used it for years. I’ve been using it for 7 years and it has been my go to eye brow pencil.

Out of frustration and PANIC, I decided to air out my sentiments on the Laura Mercier Official Facebook page (see the screen shots on the left). I was sure to receive a reply from them. I’ve done it before when I made an inquiry regarding a certain product. So kudos to the Laura Mercier social media team for a quick and favorable response.

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10957766_10153157452491661_2024973458_nA few days later, my best friend Nat (New York based makeup artist) messages me to check out the instagram page of current Global Artistry Director of Laura Mercier cosmetics, Matin’s Maulawizada.

I was elated when I saw his post.

This particular post was apparently about the brow pencils reverting back to its original formula because of  “popular demand”.

 

I was so relieved. This confirmed what the Laura Mercier team told me on their official Facebook page ; that the old formulation is coming back.

I finally stopped stressing about finding a new eye brow pencil (I blogged about it; click here and here to read)  to take the place of Laura Mercier’s brow pencils in my kit.

I was wondered though when the pencils old formulation will hit the market. The new brow pencils at that time were still circulating. I had no idea if the new brow pencils are going to be recalled or continued to be sold until the stocks run out. With this knowledge at hand, I went to the Laura Mercier Store at Rustan’s department store and told the cosmetic sales associate to text me when the artist “old” brow pencils are back in store.

Nearly a year later (January 2015), I received a text message from the Laura Mercier sales associate saying that the “old” brow pencils are back.

I rushed to Rustan’s department store that day.

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The new “original formula” Laura Mercier eyebrow pencil .
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Top: New Cylindrical Pencil Bottom: The Old Triangular Pencil

 

 

The new eyebrow pencils reverted back to its old formula but it did not return in its original ergonomic design. Today, it is now in a pencil in cylindrical form and it is equipped with a spoolie on the other end of the pencil.

I still miss the triangular shape of the original pencil design.

To the regular woman, this is a special because it’s basically two products for the price of one. After filling in your brows, flip the pencil around, and brush your brows in place with the spoolie. I hardly use it though. I’ve been wanting to cut it off a number of times, because I use an angled eyebrow brush to blend the product evenly over the brow hairs. Just never got to doing it.

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The Spoolie

 

 

Laura Mercier’s eyebrow pencils has stayed true to it’s “old formulation” by returning the “hard tip” pencil with minimal wax content.

The “new formulation” was a “soft tip” pencil that had so much wax in it, making it difficult to control and “build-up”. It tended to look messy. It had so much shine it in. It didn’t look nice.

 

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Laura Mercier’s Eyebrow Pencils come in 8 colors.

Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 10.04.55 PMI highly recommend getting “Blond”. It’s my favorite and in my humble opinion, it’s the color that works for everyone.

IMG_1431Laura Mercier’s Eyebrow Pencils retails at Rustan’s for Php 995.

It comes with a sharpener.