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Maybelline Brows

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
For quite a while, my go to brow products have been Maybelline. While most of my other makeup is pretty high end, my brows are one thing I don’t feel the need to splurge on because the Maybelline stuff is just so good and admittedly I don’t have particularly problematic brows. I have regularly thick brows that don’t meed a lot of volumising or taming plus I prefer a fairly natural brow. That being said, I still have a few gaps that these products take care of in a jiffy.

Maybelline Master Shape by Eye Studio Eyebrow Pencil

I have tried powders and wax palettes but I find they take a really long time to get just right and it is time I just don’t have in the morning. For the longest time I have just been using the Maybelline eyebrow pencil in dark brown. I would lightly outline and fill in with the pencil and brush out quite vigorously with the little spoolie on the end so everything was blended without any clear lines. It only takes a few seconds and it looks really natural.

Bottom line is this pencil does exactly what you expect it to and stays in place really well throughout the day. It is great and I simply don’t feel the need to buy much more expensive brow products when this does the job so well. Now it does only come in two colours, so I could imagine there would be quite a few people who would need more of a colour range and have to look elsewhere but if they do look like your colours, pick one up. I promise you won’t regret it.

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Dark Brown

This is a fairly new addition to the Maybelline range in Australia and I have to say that I have been loving it so far. I picked it up during Priceline’s half price Maybelline sale but even at the full price of $12.95 you can’t really go wrong. Again, unfortunately this only comes in Medium and Dark Brown but I think those would still suit a lot of people. This is a product that I wouldn't say is 100% necessary for those like me who already have dark brows without any light invisible hairs because you can’t even really see it, but it is a nice step that keeps everything in place which is why I like it. I also really like the little round brush which works really well and isn't messy at all.

While this mascara isn’t volumising like, for example, Benefit’s Gimmie Brow which has fluffy fibres that adhere to your own brows, but it still deposits a light colour on the brows and keeps them in place all day without being crunchy and “gluey” (you know the feeling). It is also perfect for a much more natural brow where you can put a little oomph in your brows, brushing them up to create more volume and thickness, without the tell tale signs of pencil or powder. I could imagine this would work really well for those with unruly brows who can’t go without some sort of fixing gel and also the fairer ladies who have those whispy blonde eyebrows without too many gaps that just need a little colour to bring them to life.

Naked brows
Filled in brows, set with brow mascara.
I have included a few photos of my brows naturally, and also with pencil and mascara together which is what I have been doing most days. I just use the pencil to fill in my few gaps and thicken things up in the middle and follow with the brow mascara. I have always found a really bold brow looks weird on me (it can look so good on other girls and I congratulate you for pulling it off). This is a good natural alternative, not to mention cheap with both of these items only setting you back around $25, even at full price (which I never pay, wait for the sales!).

I know brows have become a thing over the last year or two particularly and if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, I highly recommend you do. A naturally filled in brow can make the world of difference without looking over done, especially if you have sparser brows. Do you currently have your own brow routine or will you be adopting one like this to try it out?
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