Hello Beautifuls! I'm so happy to be back blogging again after a few month long break, I hope you are all doing well! Today, I am bringing you a review on a new tinted brow gel by Maybelline Cosmetics! I'm so excited to see the drugstores getting some different products like this for such affordable prices. This "brow mascara" as it is called is offered in 4 different shades and I found my match "deep brown" at Target for about $6.99.
This gel is packaged in a dark brown tube that, aside from color, reminds me oh so much of the company's classic Great Lash mascara. The brush, however, deviates far from that of any other mascara/eyebrow gel I've ever seen before. It starts out as a small, standard brush but then ends with this really odd ball-shape. This is where, from what I've heard, the product gets a lot of complaints particularly relating to the size of this ball-like wand. And I have to admit, I do think this brush is way fatter than the standard person's brows and I do occasionally get some product above where i'd like it but fortunately it's pretty easy to wipe off.
According to Maybelline's website, this product is designed to "coat brows with rich color, sweeping them into a sleekly structured dramatic look." In my opinion, it does exactly that! The gel is thin and not goopey or sticky but I find that it holds my brows in place pretty well for almost the whole day. As for the color aspect of it, i think the color matches me perfectly and it does not have a warm/red undertone which I love, Application can be a little tricky though considering way too much product adheres to the tip of the brush and if you apply too much of this gel, your brows will have a very stiff, fake-looking appearance. A little goes a long way!
After applied, I notice that my individual brow hairs are a little thicker, however, this does not, and is not marketed, to fill in your brows so don't expect that - it's simply a tinted brow gel! It will not at all replace your everyday eyebrow products such as a pencil or a powder. As you can see in the pictures below, aside from making the hairs just a tad thicker, it doesn't do much for my brows in terms of appearance. it just holds their shape well! You can build this up a bit more than I did to add a tad more volume if you'd like.
My naked brow - No products!
My brow after one coat of Maybelline's Brow Mascara.
Overall, this is not a miracle worker. It will not instantly give you amazing brows or likely replace any other products you already use. It is often wrongfully compared to the Benefit Gimme Brow which has fibers to help actually fill in the brows so if that's what you are looking for, Benefit might be the way to go! But if you're just looking for something that will add a little bit of thickness, maybe a hint of color, and a lot of hold then this could be a good product for you.
Let me know if you've tried this in the comments! Thanks for reading :)