A few months ago, I received a number of brow products from Maybelline. I was actually surprised, at the same time, excited to know that they have quite an extensive range of brow products – from brow mascara, to brow powder, and to brow pencils. Well, if you know me, brow products always make me giddy! This explains Preview’s feature on me, as I posted here: http://lushangel.com/2016/06/28/preview-magazine-shoot/
Today, I’m sharing my in-depth review of the new Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper – a 2-in-1 product with brow powder and pencil. Read on my Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper Review after the jump!
Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper Product Information
A dual-ended pencil that creates full, natural-looking brows. Brow duo includes a creamy wax brow pencil and a soft powder brush on the opposite end; 2mm slim tip delivers easy and precise control; silicone powder formula results in a very natural, soft-focus effect. Perfect for shaping, defining, and filling in sparse brows.
I love Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper because…
- it’s 2 brow products in one pen – brow powder and pencil.
- the pen is comfortable enough to hold and control.
- it’s long-wearing, waterproof and sweat-proof. It can stay up to more than 8 hours on me without retouching.
- the pencil has very thin tip, which can easily go in between roots and gaps.
- the powder comes in a sponge applicator, which also works as a smudger to soften any sharp edges of the pencil.
- pencil tip doesn’t need to be sharpened.
- both powder and pencil have good color payoff. Color is buildable if you want to achieve a darker shade.
- it’s affordable – at PHP 299 (about USD $6.50) I get 2 brow products.
- the powder and the pencil have the same shade. I would prefer a powder that’s 1 or 2 shades lighter than the pencil to give me softer looking brows and to blend the pencil. In this case, the powder and pencil have different colors.
brow powder on top (light brown); brow pencil bottom (taupe grey)
- the pencil is a bit creamier. It takes time to blend.
- it comes in more shades. It only comes in Light Brown and Brown.
Tips on Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper
- Warm pencil tip by drawing light strokes at the back of your hand before using it on the brows.
- Use the pencil first to fill in the gaps and to define brows. Remember to draw short strokes with very light hand.
- Use the powder applicator on edges to soften the lines for a more natural look.
- Make sure to expose only a small part of the pencil to avoid broken tip.
- For a softer look, brush brows with a spoolie.
Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper Verdict
For the price, I would say the cons are forgiveable. In fact, for a brow product in the drugstore category, it has exceeded my expectations. It can shape, define, and fill in sparse brows, resulting to natural looking brows!
I personally use it on days when I just need to run errands or as an alternative when I don’t have my HG brow products with me.
I recommend Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper to those who are looking for a budget-friendly brow product. For PHP 299 (about USD $6.50), you get 2 useful brow products for the price of 1.
Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper is available in all Maybelline counters in drugstores, department sores, and supermarkets nationwide.