Friday 6 February 2015

Review: Maybelline Brow Satin in Dark Blond

There was once a day where I didn't bother about my brows, but that's definitely no longer the case; now I'm always reading reviews on brow products and looking out for something new. My latest purchase is the Maybelline Brow Satin in Dark Blond, which cost £5.99 from Boots. Other shades available are Medium Brown, Dark Brown and Mahogany Red.

The Maybelline Brow Satin is quite different to anything else on the brow market - it's a double ended product with a crayon style pen on one end and a powder on the other. The pen is designed to set the shape of the brows and fill in any gaps, then the powder goes over the top to blend it all together and provide definition. Maybelline describe the pen as a gel, but to be honest it just seems like a waxy crayon to me! It's mechanical and easily twists up and down. The powder applies via a domed shaped sponge and automatically saturates the sponge every time you take the lid off and on. 

I really like the natural but defined finish that the Maybelline Brow Satin in Dark Blond brings to my brows. The colour of the pen end is light and subtle due to the waxy formula, but is enough to fill in the gaps in my brows with ease and without dragging on the skin. It also provides much needed shape to the extreme sparseness at the beginning of my brows and definition to the tail end of my brows. The powder is soft and doesn't have that overly powdery finish, which may be due to the sponge applicator; it seems to transfer the perfect amount of colour evenly over the brows. I then finish with a sweep of the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara gel to set it all in place. For the first time ever I had a comment about how good my brows looked when using the Brow Satin! I think I even prefer this to the Soap and Glory Archery, which has a similar waxy pen end but a tint on the other.

You can find the Maybelline Brow Satin online here

What do you think of the Maybelline Brow Satin? Which brow product(s) are you currently reaching for?

Beauty Bird xx

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  1. I picked this up a few weeks ago Sasha and then told myself I didn't need it - and I don't at the moment - how sensible is that! Still loving my Anastasia Dipbrow and HD Brow palette but this is definitely one to try in future! xx.

    1. That's very sensible Jenny! Sounds like you have some great other products to keep you going for awhile :-) xx

  2. I love doing my brows and I really think they're such an important feature to frame the face! I haven't tried this product as the sponge-tip put me off when I saw it, but I'll definitely be picking it up next time I'm in Boots. I absolutely love my Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil & Brush and the Maybelline Brow Artist Plumper gel, which are other great, drugstore products for brows!

    Alice Grace Beauty


    1. I do really need to get a spoolie - that's the one thing I don't have! Haven't heard of the Brow Artist Plumper Gel - I have the Brow Drama, is that similar? Will have to have a look in store! xx

  3. This is such a weird concept of a product to me but deffo one I want to try! xx

    1. I recommend giving it a go and seeing if you like it! xx


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