Maybelline's weird attempt of the Benefit Gimme Brow, the Sculpting Brow Drama put me off their eyebrow products. But in true makeup addict style, I caved. And picked up the Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Pencil.
The reason I couldn't just leave this on the shelf? Well its different to most of the other eyebrow products out there. On one side there’s a pencil for filling in gaps and shaping brows, and on side two is a powder (the sponge bit) that’s purpose is to define and set the brow. This pointed sponge nib is preloaded with product so every time you pop it back on it disperses powder back onto the sponge, how long this lasts will be the real test I guess. One major plus for Maybelline here, they actually do a dark blonde shade. Not many brands seem to, only the more expensive ones, like my beloved Soap & Glory Brow Archery. Not all blondes want dark brown eyebrows, well not every day anyway.
The powder gives a soft, airbrushed look to the brows. I don’t really need to use the pencil for extra colour, but I still do of course. The gel like pencil feels a little rubbery and it needs a bit of pressure to transfer any colour onto your skin, but it’s much nicer than the sharp tip that you get with some pencils. Both ends are surprisingly good, and even though I did feel like I was in a primary school paint lesson at first, I can feel the Brow Satin to be quite a welcomed addition to my makeup bag.
Mascara is Lancome Hypnose Drama.
Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Pencil - £5.99