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While I do have quite the obsession with all things beauty – that means wanting to hoard and try everything new in the market – I try my best to keep my skin makeup-free whenever I can.

But the two things I can’t live without? Contour powder and eyebrow pencils. They help to frame my features and give dimension to my face.

I’ve tried my fair share of eyebrow pencils, powders and gels. Shu Uemura’s Hard 9 and the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor are my favourites for their angular, sword-like tips. Then there’s Chanel’s Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil that comes with a traditional pencil tip and Kate’s Designing Eyebrow powder. All these provide a natural, long-lasting finish for my relatively thick brows.

Naturally, I was excited to try Browhaus’ latest Classic Brow Lead which claims to not only last through a normal work day – 24 hours, the brand says – but even through a workout.

This proved to be true as it stayed on even after a 45-minute yoga session. I had drawn on my brows just before the class and tried to smudge it with my finger lightly right after – it did not budge.

It also held up on a normal work day, though it was – oddly – slightly easier to smudge the product after nine hours of wear on my combination skin.

Apart from its long wear time, the pencil was soft enough to get a good amount of colour in one stroke, but not too much that it would look unnatural.

All things considered, if you’re looking for an affordable, long-lasting eyebrow pencil, this is a good option. The Browhaus Classic Brow Lead, $17.90, comes in three shades, with a brush attached at the other end, and is available at all Browhaus stores.

Looking for more eyebrow pencils? Check out these two, and if you love K-Beauty, here’s a quick guide to how to nail the Korean brow look in a minute!