Savvy Eyebrow Pencil & Shaping Wax in Light - review and swatches


I received this brow pencil in a Priceline goodies bag last year and I recently put it on my Project Pan list to encourage myself to get through it.

Reason being, it's too pale for me so I can't rely on it to cover the gaps in my brows. Yes I can still use it because the colour does add something over the thicker parts of my brows (the wax works well enough too), but I have to use a darker pencil to fill in the bigger holes.

As you can see, the product comes with a wax on one end and a coloured pencil on the other.

It also comes with a little brush that's affixed to the lid on one end, and while I like that they've included a brush, this one's rubbish and I rarely use it. In my experience, a spoolie works best with brows and something like this doesn't do what I need it to do.

Savvy claims/product details:

  • A multipurpose pencil that features a soft coloured tip and a shaping wax 
  • Also comes with a bristled grooming brush on the cap
  • Achieve perfectly defined, professionally sculpted brows anytime 
  • Available in three shades
  • RRP $6.99 AUD for 1.2g, but do shop around

Below are heavy and light swatches, direct sunlight:

And in natural light:

And below I've given the swatches a good rub; you can see they'll shift if you're someone who touches your face a lot (or if you have young kids who do ; )):


This product is fine. Sure, I've used better brow pencils - but there's something to be said for one that costs a few dollars on sale.

It's unfortunate that this colour is far too pale for me because this makes it hard to do a really complete review, although I've almost finished this now and I've tried it in various ways and in different conditions so I feel I've got plenty to say about it.

It's a standard pencil with a wax on one end and a coloured product on the other. Sadly you need to sharpen it - which isn't my preference for pencils because I'm lazy and also because you lose a lot of product that way - but at least it's a cheapie so it doesn't matter too much.

As mentioned above, the brush it comes with is pretty rubbish so I tend not to use it. For some reason spoolies work so much better, and while I like that they thought to include a brush, in reality this one doesn't do the job and it's also very scratchy and it's obviously bad quality.

'Light' is a soft, milk-chocolate brown colour that isn't too warm although it's not cool either so it mightn't suit those who prefer more cool-toned brows (which I would say is most people). It's not dark enough for me so all it really does is add a thickness to the brows without visibly filling in my larger gaps, but it's still performing a function that way so I don't mind using it.

What I like about the pencil end of this product is that it treads the right balance between being creamy enough that it applies easily, but it's not so creamy that you can't get a more precise application if you want to. I also like that it lasts well on the brows and doesn't fall off by lunchtime like some pencils do. 

Having said this, you can see in the above photo that it's definitely not smudge-proof - so if you need something heavy-duty that won't budge with contact, then I would steer clear of this.

As for the wax end, I must confess that this is the first brow wax I've ever used so I can't compare it to other formulas, but I can say that it holds the brows in place reasonably well so it does what it's meant to do. It's also not shiny and instead gives a slightly matte (but still natural) look, which I prefer.

Overall I think this is a good brow product for the price. While I would like to try the darker colours so I can see how well those perform, I can say that this does a good-enough job and it should suit those with light to medium coloured brows who don't need something that's super cool-toned.


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