When choosing a waterproof eyebrow pencil or eyebrow pen, you should focus on finding a shade that coordinates well with your hair and skin color. In addition, you want to find a pencil or pen that is truly waterproof but that can also be removed easily with makeup remover. Be aware of any skin sensitivities that you might have, as you don’t want to trigger an allergy with the use of a waterproof eye pencil. If possible, visit a store that sells these pencils so that you can sample them to test whether they will meet your needs.
Whether you plan to use a waterproof eyebrow pencil to draw on your brows entirely or just fill them in, you should take care to ensure that the pigments in the pencil give you a natural look. While it is possible to use eyeliner to fill in your brows, you may find that the colors used in the eyeliner are not as natural looking as those used in pencils designed specifically for use on eyebrows. Request a sample pencil so that you can test the color for yourself. If samples are not available, find out if your cosmetics retailer offers a refund or exchange on products that aren't suitable for you.
If you will be using a waterproof eyebrow pencil to draw on all or most of your brows, the waterproof aspect of the pencil becomes extremely important. This is particularly true if you swim or live in a hot area that causes you to perspire. Again, getting a sample size of a waterproof eyebrow pencil can be very helpful in allowing you to test its waterproof capabilities, particularly before a major event at which you want to look your best.
Pay attention to the ingredients label on a waterproof eyebrow pencil or any other cosmetic that you buy. If you know that you are sensitive to certain cosmetic ingredients, it's important that you choose a product that does not contain sensitizers or allergy triggers. If you have recently lost your eyebrows because of medications that you are taking, you may wish to be extra careful when choosing cosmetics, as your skin may become more sensitive.
A final concern is the design of the eyebrow pencil. Some need to be sharpened, just like writing pencils, while others are self-sharpening. Another consideration is whether the pencil has a brush attached to it for blending the pencil color into your brows. Neither of these features may be important to you, but if they are, they should factor into your buying decisions.