Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner in Universal Ebony review, swatches, photos | One in, one out

Annabelle Skinny Brow Universal Ebony review

The product: Annabelle Cosmetics Skinny Brow Liner in Universal Ebony 

Okay, so this one is a bit of a “cheat post.” I haven’t finished my first Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner yet, but I’ve already bought another one because I’m weak of spirit and I literally could not handle not having one on me at all times.

Does that mean that it: 1) counts as a repurchase, 2) counts doubly as a repurchase, or 3) does not count as a repurchase because you still have your first one; seriously, Rae, what is wrong with you?

Annabelle Skinny Brow Universal Ebony empties

And now, for a quick recap of the week this liner: I recently reviewed the Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner in my Annabelle brow breakdown post, but for those of you who missed it (or just need a quick refresher) – this thing is basically the shit. 

Universal Ebony the perfect shade for my Asian colouring, and it gives me hella flawless brows in just seconds. Nothing makes my face look as flawless as perfect brows (no, not even perfect foundation), and literally nothing beats this formula, except maybe liquid brow pens if the colour’s just right.

Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner swatches before after tutorial

1. Bare brows: Milani Liquif’Eye liner, Clarins Waterproof Eyeshadows in 01 Golden Peach and 02 Golden Sand (review soon!) / 2. Outlined brows

What I missed in my initial review…

I, in my infinite wisdom, managed to forget to do a before & after for my initial review. Which obviously couldn’t be withheld for a product THIS good, so here you go!

I find that the best way to get perfect-for-me brows with this liner is to sketch the outline of my brows (bottom line first, then the top), fill them in (heavily throughout for “Instagram brows”/more faintly on the inner corners for everyday), and then finish by pulling a spoolie through my brows in an outward motion to blend.

This process is literally so easy that I can finish my brows in under 60 seconds, and they stay flawless and natural-looking all day (and night) long.

(58 seconds and 11 milliseconds, and I don’t even have to rush. I know because I TIMED IT.)

Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner review tutorial

3. Filled in / 4. Finished! 

The verdict?

The Annabelle Skinny Brow Liners are literally so good that I couldn’t bear to be without, and dude, you need to give them a try. If my first review didn’t convince you, then please: let this one sway you in the direction of the light!

Availability: $8.95 CAD at and at drugstores and mass market retailers across Canada. (My advice? Get it through Annabelle. I bought my second one at Shoppers, and it was $10.49!)

Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner ingredients: (I recently found out that these are silicone-free, so if you suffer from brow breakouts, they may be your salvation!!)

Diisostearyl Malate, Triethylhexanoin, C20-40 Acid, Synthetic Wax, C20-40 Alcohols, Polyethylene, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Ethylcellulose, Boron Nitride, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. +/- Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica.

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  • I totally bought the Amaterasu Brow Liner after you've reviewed it and I love it! I am still a fan of pencils though so I am looking forward to trying this out.

    • Ahh I'm so happy to hear that, Christine!! YES, it's such a good product. I <3!

  • Anna

    I'm on my third one thanks to you. And I'm constantly checking my emails for Annabelle sales so I can buy more. I go heavy handed at times so I run out every 7-8 weeks.

    • That thrills me BEYOND BELIEF, dude. I get so happy when I get to share something that I love with other people!! <33

  • I bought one because of your initial review, understood the hype, and promptly ordered 6 more when the Annabelle website had 40% off + a BOGO free deal going on (no regrets!). My only wish is that they'd change the brow comb.

    • Omg SAME HERE!!! (Also, six is insane. You're my hero.) Literally the only thing I don't like about these is the brow comb — I always have to carry around two brow pencils nowadays; this one, plus any other old one just for the spoolie.

      It's totally not a dealbreaker for me, but man. If they put a different brush on the back end, I'd be thrilled! (Maybe a little mini spoolie? Like, a thin one?)

  • esharp1978

    Very nice!
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  • Kate & Zena

    ………..Why don't they have these here in the US? I want to try one of those (that shade even looks right as I have uber dark brows. Must look online.) Those look like fun. But, no, I am SO FREAKING LAZY, that I use (get this) Benefit Gimme Brows in a brown shade. It's the perfect color for me and it takes…10 seconds. Seriously. I. Am. That. Lazy. 10 seconds are put to my brows when they aren't being serviced at the Brow Bar; the Brow Bar easily takes 20 minutes. I have such ornery brows. >.<

    • You can order these to the US, Kate! I know it's a bit of a hassle with shipping, but I honestly think it's worth it – even after shipping, you're not paying any more for an Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner than you would be if you bought a Benefit Gimme Brows product online. ;)

  • Clementine

    Oh man, if they have a colour that would be a good match for my brows I'm totally sold. I really overlook Annabelle and I'm not sure why!
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    • I used to always overlook the brand because of its young/trendy outlook, but honestly, once you get really hooked on a product (or four), stopping at their stand becomes second nature. ;) These skinny brow liners are definitely one of their best-ever products, though, if you ask me!

  • shireenplatt

    Oh wow, I always turn up my nose at Annabelle because the brand seems to target younger crowd but this pencil sounds great. I am loving NYX micro brow pencil but this sounds equally as good minus the wtf brow comb is that.
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  • I recently started using a super skinny brow pencil too and man, yeah, I am also sold! :-) Good to know this one is also worth a try.
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