An eye brow pencil have always been a part of Indian women’s hand bags. These are very old friends of a makeup lover like a kajal but unfortunately they only came in the color black that looked quite unnatural on the eyebrows. Time changed and lots of brands came up with different kinds of eye brow shapers like eyebrow kit, eyebrow palette and duo pencils.
The best part of these products were that they come in different colors like gray, deep brown and natural brown. Recently Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil was launched, in two shades – brown and grey. I’m going to write about the shade Brown.
What company says…
Creamy and super blendable. This brow pencil gives you the most natural looking brows ever! With the improved formula, you can now have lasting brows up to 12 hours. Available in brown and grey.
In the mirror of my own experience
Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil comes in a black wood pencil form with a transparent cap. The pencil has a color indicating bottom. You get all product related information on a plastic cover warped over the pencil. It’s not a twist up pencil, you need to sharp once the tip becomes blunt. So you need a sharpener. I think the company should have provided a sharpener with the pencil.
The shade Brown is a lovely deep brown color that suits on my dark brown eye brows. This shade will be perfect for Indian skin tones and will never look overpowering. It gives a natural effect to the brows and makes them fuller.
The texture of the pencil is medium creamy and perfect for an eyebrow product. It’s neither too creamy nor too dry. It glides on the brows very well. It’s so easy to achieve the desired shape with this pencil. You don’t need take much time and effort.
The application is very easy, just a few strokes give my desired shape. I don’t like extremely thick and dark brows on my face. I make outline first to my eyebrows a proper shape then fill the gaps with small strokes. I want to keep it natural but a bit fuller and with this eyebrow pencil I can get it easily. It defines my eyebrows perfectly and makes them beautiful. The formula is smooth and there is no fear of tugging and pulling.
The pigmentation is good, it is not a full coverage pencil that is perfect for eye brows. You can build it up slowly and get a natural effect. If you want a pro eye brow look then you should go for a brow palette!
Although the product doesn’t smudge or transfer but these days when my face sweats after some hours, It smudges a bit especially when I am wearing sunglasses. My brows look a bit messy which is a bit disappointing. I handle this problem by applying some loose powder on my brows before applying it. In this way, it stays for long.
Coming on to the lasting power, It lasts for about 7-8 hours but one should be careful if you have oily skin. On sweating, it starts to smudge a bit. It never feels uncomfortable on the brows.
The packaging is travel friendly
The shade brown is perfect for fair and medium skin tones
Decently pigmented that is perfect for eye brows
Super easy to work with it
Easy to shape and fill the brows
Great for beginners
Perfectly defines the brows and gives a natural look
Needs to be sharpened but no sharpener comes with it
Starts to Smudge due to sweat
Not smudge and sweat proof
Overall it’s a good eye brow pencil at such an affordable price. It’s super easy to use with a nice waxy texture. The pigmentation is perfect for getting a natural effect. The shade brown is perfect for fair to medium skin tones. It works great on brows and defines them beautifully. The only down side of this pencil is that it’s not smudge and sweat proof so one should be careful while using this pencil especially while wearing sunglasses.
Have you tried Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil? Share your views with me?