May 30, 2012

Fitting Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil Refill In A Non-Etude House Product

A month ago, I finished up the retractable eyebrow pencil from Saizen. It lasted for around three to four months. I bought it around November or December last year. And I'm still left with a tad of it.

Retractable Eyebrow Pencil from Saizen

A little stump of the eyebrow pencil. 

 When I ventured there (to Saizen) to purchase another type of  retractable eyebrow pencil , similar to the one that I had, it was nowhere to be found! Unfortunately, the only Saizen is in one Ayala mall here and it doesn't have the shade and the type of eyebrow pencil that I wanted. Sigh. So I resolved to purchase a sharpen-type pencil from the same store. But, I'm bad with sharpening even with just normal pencils. It couldn't even last decently for a month.

The Sharpen-type Eyebrow Pencil

I'm not really good with sharpening of this kind.

I checked ebay again for some retractable eyebrow pencils that is cheap and affordable. I found out Etude House has some and they have some refills! And with that, I checked the Etude House in our local mall and thank God, there's one with the shade that I am for.

The Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil Refill is priced at Php 78. I found in an ebay store and it is sold for  Php 75, which is cheaper by Php 3 but plus shipping fee, it would still  be overpriced. I'm glad that I checked the Etude House first. (^o^)

 Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil Refill

There's only one refill in that kind-of-a-matchbox-box. Nonetheless, it's just Php 78 pesos and hopefully it can last around three to four months. Still, depending on the individual use. If you flip the box on to its other side, there's no English instructions whatsoever to tell you how to refill your eyebrow pencil. But it is easy to figure it all out.

On the Saizen's retractable eyebrow pencil , you can't see English texts for its features or ingredients but there's an English translation of what it is, the caution note and where it is made from.

No English instructions except for the company name and where it is made from. I guess, you just have to figure it out on your own how to install the refill.

A parallel translation of Eyebrow Pencil in  English and in Japanese.

Can you see the caution note? That's big plus, don't you think?

It's also made in Korea despite being a Japanese product.

Because I don't have the Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil per se, I was skeptical about whether or not it might fit perfectly. The Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil  refill has a bigger tip. The Saizen retractable eyebrow pencil has a smaller tip. The length is almost the the same. But the Etude one has a fatter body. 

The retractable eyebrow pencil from Saizen has a smaller tip.

 The Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil Refill has a bigger tip.

They have almost the same lengths. The Etude one (the one at the top) looks a little fat than the Saizen one (the one at the bottom).

 But it perfectly fits well and even with the cap!

The Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil Refill inside the Saizen Retractable Eyebrow Pencil. Perfect combination!

Thank God it fitted well! I don't have to scour the shelves of Saizen for a retractable eyebrow pencil that fits my need! They have some pointy types and some brands that have some refills  of their own but either it's not to my liking or it isn't the right shade. Though it is just dirt cheap for Php 85, I rather buy the refill from Etude House. It'll save me some Php 7 pesos and it's the one that I am looking for. 

I think I am solved for my eyebrow tool worries! How about you, what kind of eyebrow tool do you use? Please do share. (^o^)

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