I'm just cracking open my replacement Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil after my last one became just a stub of its former self (after 3 years!). I absolutely loooove this eyebrow pencil.
This product's been out for yonks, but it rarely gets the recognition as it deserves. If you find it difficult getting a natural look with wax-based eyebrow pencils, you'd love the Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil. It gives the same effect as applying an eyebrow powder with an angled brush - but you get the practicality and control of a pencil.
I use the "Sable"/"Sand" (453) shade which in real life is the perfect matte, taupe/grey-based brown. My brow hairs are dark, but not very full - so without shading, they just look a bit grey. Most browns out there have too much red in them and just look weird on me, but it's hard to go wrong with this pencil.
If you've had issues finding a good brow colour, you should check out the range. Apparently, "shades closely match hair shades for a strikingly natural result" (from the Dior product page).
The powder eyebrow pencil comes with a handy brush on the end to brush out the colour or soften lines, plus a decent sharpener.
You can buy it from the usual department stores for around £15, or online at HouseOfFraser.co.uk or Debenhams.com.
The ingredients are:
Polymethyl Methacrylate, Kaolin, Talc, Diethylhexyl, Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Algin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Citic Acid, Cyclodextrin. May contain: Mica, CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).
P.S. Whilst looking online, I just noticed that Chanel and Givenchy have since brought out their own versions of powder eyebrow pencils too. I'm pretty sure Dior were there first though! Here are the links:
Chanel Sculpte Sourcils (£15.50)
Givenchy Eyebrow Show (£13)