Monday, 13 January 2014
Maybelline Brow Drama & Master Shape
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?