Maybelline just launched a whole bunch of new brow thingies and I have two here, which I LOVE, for review today. To be honest, I wasn't too excited to get these at first ( I have a standing MAC HG Brow thingy already) but, when the makeup artist at the Maybelline counter at Trinoma tried the mascara on one of my best girlfriends, I had to try it for myself. I had it applied on me and I thought...ok. I still didn't buy into it. That same night, I had drinks with my girls 'til the wee hours of the morning. When I got back home, my brows were still perfect. Now I started thinking...and just had to get these! Now here I am, gushing about these little bits to you.
Here we have Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer in Soft Brown and Fashion Brow Pencil in Brown.
I believe Fashion Brow Pencil is a relaunch of the original, but now it comes in more colors and a spoolie in the other end. The formula is creamier than before and it 'sets' so it isn't easily rubbed off. It's a very good stand alone product actually.
The Brow Precise was featured in my May Makeup Favorites, which is saying a lot because I've had this for barely two weeks. I love, love, love it! I've been wearing it even if I have no reason! Believe me, it is so difficult to find a good brow mascara that can tint my brows a shade lighter, define and tame the hairs and hold them in place for a feathered look. A lot of the items I've tried before have only made my brows shimmery, flaky, too thick, spiky and even 'fluffy', which is the worst. This is one that ticks all my boxes in the brow department. Um, buh-bye MAC Brow Set?
The Brow Precise brush is spoon shaped. It was odd to use at first but then I found that it distributed the product ever so evenly. I've never seen a spoon shaped mascara brush for the brows before. The formula has fibers in it, as you can see. These stick to the brow hair to volumize, just like what a volumizing mascara does for your eyelashes. Surprisingly, despite the fibers, the formula barely clumps on my already thick brow hairs, thanks to this brush design.
Swatchezz.. Fashion Brow is water resistant while Brow Precise is waterproof! Once on, this combo will not be rubbed off unless you dissolve it with makeup remover. I am so impressed considering these are drugstore products! My brows tend to stick forwards and out, which can get frustrating. These, however, have no problem taming my unruly brows and maintaining their shape.
I have here a little demo and FOTD for you all. Sorry if my face has taken over your screen. The need for you to see the effect of these products will justify this. I promise, I have a point.
It can be said that my brows can survive on their own..but there are still little gaps here and there. Brows need to be made up to balance a fully made up face by the way. So ladies and gents, never forget your brows because they frame your face and balance out the rest of your makeup.
Filled in the gaps with Fashion Brow and combed through with the spoolie.
On a 'no makeup' makeup day, this is all I probably need.
But, I want more...
Combed up and out with Brow Precise.
Look at that definition! It thickened and defined my brows but the lighter tint helps balance everything out with my hair color.
Now, here is a classic, smudgy, smoky eye look. See how pretty the brows turned out!
You guys! And girls! You need to run out and get these brow thingies from Maybelline! Especially the Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer! I fully recommend it! It will not disappoint! I'd love to review the rest of Maybelline's current brow offerings. They all look rather interesting to me now. Maybe a trip to the drugstore will resolve my curiosity. Until then, let me know your thoughts on this duo. Have you tried Maybelline Brow Precise? How about Fashion Brow? How do you do your brows? Let me know in the comments! :)
Have a great day!
*All the items in this post were purchased by me. All photos and thoughts are based on my personal experience with the products.*