MAC Eyebrow Crayon in “Spiked”- Review and Swatch.



For me a perfect eyebrows is very essential, I can skip kohl but not filling up my not-so-perfect eyebrows. The first high end brow pencil I have used was Anastasia Browize which is great and must have product for me. But since it is very hard to procure I decided to pick MAC Eyebrow Crayons in “Spiked”. I won’t say it is the best I have tried but not worst either. Lets found out in details..

What Mac Claims:

Self-propelling, self-sharpening, brow-defining. Confidently adds what you need: shape, colour and/or density in one streamlined tool. Like a pen, creates its own just-right point for striking arches. Easy to tote around – no sharpener needed.

Usage: Apply to brows to fill in, define and add colour. Ophthalmologist tested

Price: $16.50 USD for 0.09g/0.003 oz.


Colour: MAC describe “Spiked” as Rich Brunette, a neutral warm dark brown shade which is appropriate for asian/ Indo-asian and chocolate skin beauties.

Packaging: As you can see the crayon comes in a skinny slim one way re-tractable mechanism i.e once you twist up the product can’t be twist back in. Therefore little caution is required not to release too much of product in one go. The main downside is that it does not come with a spoolie and a indicator to know when you are almost running out. :roll:


Formula and Texture: The texture of MAC Eyebrow Crayons in “Spiked is creamy and waxy. I prefer stiff and harder formula for better refine strokes. Although the product is really fine and precise but I have used more precised eyebrow pencils. The fine tip is appropriate for those natural looking brows, to fill in little bald spots and to achieve little strokes. However, the product can accentuates between those brow gaps if  light gentle strokes not applied, it can also keep snapping off sometimes if too much pressure applied. Therefore remember to be light handed!

Lasting power: MAC Eyebrow Crayons in “Spiked” last on me for 4 hours max before fading which is not that commendable for a high end product and the amount of product you get is very little for the price. I expected more wear time or whole day wear time without fading when I am spending a lot of money on a damn single eye pencil from MAC 😮 . I have used other cheap brow fillers that last whole day on me.180

What I like about MAC Eyebrow Crayons in “Spiked”:

  • Neutral warm dark brown that match my brow and hair colour.
  • Comes in skinny slim one way retractable packaging.
  • Smooth, creamy and waxy formula.
  • Great for filling in those pesky spots where your eyebrows aren’t completely full.
  • Last for 4-5 hours before fading.
  • The shade suits all brunettes.
  • Available in many different shades.


What I don’t  like about MAC Eyebrow Crayons in “Spiked”:

  • Not waterproof/sweatproof. Dayaaammm! L
  • Doesn’t last whole day. It fades away half way.
  • Doesn’t comes with spoolie and indicator.
  • Require light pressure or it may keep snapping off.
  • The formula is creamy and waxy not stiff enough.
  • Costly. 😥



Rating: 3.7/5

Overall it is a decent product if lasting power and product packaging is not considered. I don’t find it a must have product for brows, we have better options in drugstores nowadays that work really well and last longer.

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