JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony

12:09:00 AM mandy 0 Comments

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony Review

Have I become brow-obsessed? Maybe not in the sense that my brows have to look perfect all the time but I have spent a lot more time and effort into the two small strips of hair above my eyes than ever before. Committing to the permanence of microblading isn't my cup of tea right now; I like having the choice of changing between a natural brow and well-defined one. I thought having an eyebrow product with just a pencil and spoolie would be sufficient but the JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow's extra powder & sponge tip has changed my standards for future brow pencil purchases.

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony packaging

JUNGSAEMMOOL's description:

Like an artist's pencil, it allows to express fine definition of eyebrow. This 3 in 1 multi brow item with hard type pencil on one side and smudging powder on the other side perfectly contours the eyebrow and also completes your hairline makeup.

Defined touch of hard formula
Hard formula of this retractable pencil shapes natural-looking eyebrow without smearing.

All-in-one pencil
Fill in the blank spot on eyebrow using the powder tip and shape the definition of brow edge using the pencil.

Eyebrow that matches with your eye pupil color
Find your perfect color and shade based on color of your hair and eyes.

Directions
Pencil
Use the angled-tip of the pencil, stroke and shape the brow as you like.

Powder
Using the powder-tip loaded inside the pencil, fill in the blank spot of the brow to give a natural shade.

Ingredients
Smoky Bony - Pencil
HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, ZINC STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, CARNAUBA WAX, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)

Smoky Bony - Powder
TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491)

Pencil cartridge 0.18 g
Powder pan 0.5 g

JSM Beauty (Korean retail): ₩18,000
JSM Beauty (USA retail): USD $19.83
Peach & Lily: USD $21.00

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony packaging closeup

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony components

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony components closeup

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony closeup

Packaging

A double-ended eyebrow product with a retractable pencil on one end, a spoolie on the other, and a shadow with a sponge-tip applicator in the middle. The pencil is an ingenious triangular shape which allows for thicker, blunt lines and thin, defined ones. Unlike the shu uemura brow: sword, the JUNGSAEMMOOL Color-bony Brow does not come with a sharpener. (This was not an issue for me since I never find myself sharpening eyebrow pencils anyway.)

There are a couple of things I think the packaging could be improved upon. The durability of the plastic is lacking when compared to other JUNGSAEMMOOL products—specifically the caps; one of the caps cracked not long after opening and is now loose. The other tweak would be to adhere the sticker label more securely or to just directly print the color name on the tube itself. Neither are big problems for me since I only own one of this pencils and I mainly use it at home. But I can see it being a bother for people who tend to carry makeup on the go or would own multiple of these in various colors.

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony swatch

Color, Texture, Finish, & Scent

Smoky bony is grayish black with tiny hints of warm brown. This seemed to fit black hair the best of all the colors JUNGSAEMMOOL offers (mostly different undertoned browns which would be better a match for those with dyed hair). I thought the cool-toned ashy brown of the shu uemura's seal brown was a great choice for me but I have come to prefer this "smoky bony" shade instead; seal brown looks too cool in comparison.

The pencil and powder have a matte finish and isn't scented. The pencil portion is a hard type pencil but draws on easily. A light stroke will give me a sufficiently pigmented line, whereas some pencils require a couple of harder-pressed strokes to show the same amount of color. The sponge-tip applicator picks up just the right amount of product and can easily give a light wash of shading or a darker coloring.

lavlilacs JUNGSAEMMOOL Refining Color-bony Brow - Smoky Bony swatch on brows

How I Apply

I unscrew the middle part of the brow pencil to reveal the powder portion. I "color" in my brows with the sponge-tip applicator to fill in the empty spaces. After screwing the pencil together, I take the pencil portion and outline the overall shape I would like. I finish it off by feathering the edges with the spoolie end.

Thoughts & Recommendations

I have already said how much I like the "smoky bony" color. I did not expect to like the shadow as much as I do. It seemed to be something extra I wouldn't reach for at all but a brow with both just looks more refined now. The shadow fills in empty spots far better than what I can draw in without over saturating my brows when using the pencil alone, yet the pencil is what creates the definition the shadow cannot give. A spoolie at this point is a must-have in all brow pencils. Big points go to the general ease-of-use of this product.

My brows don't budge unless I forcefully smudge them. Even when feathering with a spoolie the color doesn't get rubbed away. I find myself using less product overall. The pencil portion is diminishing faster than anticipated but has lasted me 8 months and still going with daily usage. It is impossible to tell how much of the powder is left without taking apart the entire contraption but it feels like it is neverending.

The price point isn't bad either—falling amongst mid-range brands like Benefit and Anastasia from Sephora. Color-bony Brow offers less product in the pencil compared to other brands (0.18g v 0.3-4g); however, it has more product altogether when combining the pencil and powder (0.68g). It is now much easier to get a hold of JUNGSAEMMOOL products as she offers international shipping AND sells via Peach & Lily. This brand does not offer refills like shu uemura does—how would the powder be switched out anyway?

I mentioned shu uemura too many times in this review, yet that is naturally to be expected when my previous favorite is dethroned. Like with the former HG, I would recommend Smoky Bony to those with naturally dark, especially black, locks and are on the lower-maintenance side who do not want to deal with many different brow products.

0 comments: