Monday, 13 January 2014

Maybelline Brow Drama & Master Shape

Maybelline Brow Drama & Master Shape | www.latenightnonsense.com Maybelline Brow Drama | www.latenightnonsense.com Maybelline Master Shape Pencil | www.latenightnonsense.com Maybelline Master Shape Spoolie | www.latenightnonsense.com

I'm a brow girl, through and through. I can't get enough of filling them in when they're sparse, defining them on a night out and just running some clear gel through them to set the unruly strays into place. I have quite big and bushy brows, so I'm constantly on the look out for new products to cut the time it takes to up my brow-game, before work especially.

I'd been seeing Maybelline Brow Drama, £4.99 pop up on many a beauty blog, and let it slip under my radar as I thought it look like a whole lot go hype and not much of a product. It wasn't until I was perusing the aisles of Superdrug that I got to have a play with it, and get a feel for just how it would slot into my routine. Now, I can't say I'm blown away. It hasn't transformed my brows into anything more than my HD Brow Kit accomplishes or my Urban Decay Brow Box sets straight, but it does take a fraction of the time. It does last all day, and doesn't leave that horrible crusty/flaky residue which I adore, as there's nothing worse than plastic eyebrows. There's not a huge amount of colour there, and I do find I need a little more in terms of filling in, but that's where the next product comes in.

I haven't used a pencil brow product in years. Probably over a decade, if I can think back that far! But the Maybelline Master Shape, £2.99 pencil caught my eye while I was trailing Brow Drama. It's a very soft product, perfect to smudge into the gaps and gives off a lovely blended brow look. My main gripe is that I can really 'feel' it on my brows, that is fairly heavy and it almost irritates me that I can tell it's there, without seeing it. I do however love the spoolie that comes on the other end, just what I need for my unwilling brow hairs.

It's still early days with these products, and my true test will be if it can stand up to my hectic weekday morning makeup routine. If I feel I can get away with just a sweep of Brow Drama, then I'll give it a big thumbs up. Anything to not spend half an hour in the dark, struggling with my face, so I can spend more time in bed.

EDIT: After having used both products in minimal light this morning, I have to say that I'm more impressed than my initial thoughts suggest. Not only did it take me all of 30 seconds to fill in the sparse areas with the pencil, but it only took a few more to set them in place with Brow Drama. They're hugely simple compared to my usual brows, but the natural look is winning for me.

Have you tried Brow Drama? What did you think of it?

Adrienne | www.latenightnonsense.com
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48 comments:

  1. I feel the same about the brow drama, it helps but I don't understand the crazy hype around it. Lovely post, very helpful <3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Massive hype for a tinted brow gel, but I have found myself reaching for it on days where I've hit the snooze button a few too many times.

      xo

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  2. I'm a huge fan of Maybelline's Brow Drama! I use it to set my brows after feeling them in with Benefit's BrowZings... the colour pay off isn't great but it sets them soo well. x

    duggydimples

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    1. I tend to use just a clear setting mascara, but this works equally well.

      xo

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  3. I'll be on the hunt for these soon I think, I hate my brows!
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. I'm falling out of love with mine too. I think I'd quite like to book in with HD Brows to see if they can salvage them.

      xo

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  4. I looooove the Master Brow pencil, it's my go-to pencil for my brows! Such good value too :)

    xo

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    1. It's nice and soft and quite handy with the spoolie at the end. My issue is that after just one session of filling in my brows, I have to resharpen. Also, it's quite product heavy.

      xo

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  5. My eyebrows are quite think and unruly too so I will definitely have to try both of these products! I never normally do a lot with my brows, but this post has inspired me, I think it could change my whole look :) x

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    1. It's amazing how much it does when you start really caring about your brows. I never used to bother as I have quite thick brows, but they're unruly. Once I set them, even without powder, I find that they look a million times better.

      xo

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  6. I love the gel, such a lovely product. Gave the pencil a miss because the lightest was way to dark for my colouring.
    CatrinTeleri

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    1. Probably a good idea, I find that the pencil isn't dark enough for me but that the product just is a little too much.

      xo

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  7. I fancy trying it , especially for the spoolie! would need to check how warm toned it is

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    1. I must confess that the spoolie was what made me pick it up in the first place!

      xo

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  8. I need to get my hands on this gel i have been looking at it for ages but I currently just use clear mascara.

    Emily xxx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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    1. I do the same Emily, it's also quite handy if you wanna do catwalk model type brows. You know the kind, the ones that don't look as if they're there?

      xo

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  9. I have been trying to find the brow drama in stores but I don't think its sold in the US. I'm interested in trying that and Benefit's new brow gell.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. I have had a few of my American friends complaining that it's not over there. Seems funny when you think it's where the makeup comes from.

      xo

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  10. Brow drama is such a let down in my opinion! Some products get too much hype in the beauty blogging world!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. They do. I can't even remember where I spotted a good review. Feel annoyed I gave in, but at least it's just brows and nothing too bad.

      xo

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  11. Mh, I think I have something for my "want to try next" list! I need too something for them, but the kits are usually pricy and I don't use everything much...these look nice and cheap, I love the combination of these words...

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    1. Haha, always quite useful when you're watching the pennies.

      xo

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  12. They're not sold here, but I'm either going to cave in through FeelUnique or if I can stand the wait, but they on my next trip to London :)

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    1. Let me know if you caved or not?

      xo

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  13. I've only just started getting into doing my brows, so these seem like a really good way to start. Thank you for the review :) xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. No problem Abby. I think if you're not confident then this tinted gel would be a great place to start.

      xo

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  14. I've heard good things about the Maybelline brow products but I have never tried myself. I will have to some time.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I just wish there was a little more colour pay off. I've found that blonde haired users tend to have a better time with this product than the darker haired.

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  15. we have actually never heard of or seen the brow drama before, but it sounds amazing. We'll have to hunt it down and try it for ourselves!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I hope you can find it where you are. It's worth having in the stash for lazy days!

      xo

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  16. I have yet to find these in the US, they seem to always be sold out in my shades! Glad to hear they afterwards were up to your expectations. Thanks for the review!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. You're welcome Amber, I hope you can find them in your shade soon.

      xo

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  17. Sounds really impressive for a drugstore brow product !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World | Check out my MAC lipstick giveaway

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    1. It's not bad when you think how cheap it is. Just have high expectations I guess!

      xo

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  18. I've heard heaps about the brow gel - I hope it comes to my country soon! I've never tried a tinted brow gel before as they're usually the wrong colour for me!

    Tashi // shiwashiful.

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    1. Or you could buy a clear mascara, then you can tint your eyebrows any shade without fear of messing with the colour.

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  19. I bought Brow Drama a couple of weeks ago and I'm really liking it! I usually use my Benefit Browzings but find this gives a much natural look. However it cam be too natural so I'll definitely be picking up mastershape to fill them in a little!
    Thanks Adrienne, I love your brows (weird?!) so I'll deffo be using this combo ;)

    Beth
    bethanyworrall.com
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    1. Haha, my brows need a little work at the minute. My alopecia seems to be affecting them a little at the current time so I need all the help I can get!

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  20. Sounds like this might be worth a try :) great post
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. It's a great cheapie alternative to some of the more expensive brow fillers.

      xo

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  21. I haven't personally tried either of these products but I've heard kind of mixed things about the Brow Drama gel. I'll probably be skipping over that one, but I'd love to try their other brow products some time!
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    Stephanie | Love, August

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    1. It's not bad, but it's just been overly hyped for no reason. At the end of the day, it's just a tinted brow gel.

      xo

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  22. BrowDrama is like the Marmite of the blogosphere - you either loooove it or haaate it!

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  23. I'd love to try both of these products, I feel like my brow routine is so lengthy and I need something quicker in the morning!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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    1. I find I can do my brows in all of about 20 seconds with the Brow Drama, which is perfect for these horribly dark winter mornings!

      xo

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  24. I've tried the brow drama pencil and wasn't fan, I love the brush and the colour was nice but when I fill my eyebrows in sometimes I go on the skin and when I did that with this pencil it was a different colour.

    Hannah
    daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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    1. I had a similar issue. It's almost too heavily pigmented when you hit skin.

      xo

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