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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayons

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When I was new to makeup, brows weren't really a thing. The very thin, over-plucked look was popular, but luckily, I had an aversion to tweezers and never plucked myself silly. Needless to say, there also wasn't much on the market aimed at brow perfecting. Fast forward to today and it's a very different brow-world, with fuller, more natural looking brows being in. A vast improvement. Getting those gorgeous brows usually takes a bit of product (or four) but Maybelline has set out to make brow perfection a easier with their Brow Drama Pomade Crayons. Interested? Read on!

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The Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayons are an all-in-one type product as they work to fill in, set, and groom brows sans tools. The chubby, twist-up pencils have a smooth, slightly waxy, formula with buildable pigment that works to give brows a naturally deeper and fuller look. I love that all of the shades available have a cooler, taupe-gray tone that doesn't lean red. That said, Maybelline didn't forget red-heads and have also released an Auburn shade.

The pomade has a soft texture that applies easily on brows. The pigment is semi-sheer, which allows you to build up pigment where you need it witout being too heavy where you don't. The result is a naturally full looking brow. The pomade also sets and grooms brows with a natural finish that doesn't feel sticky or look glossy. I wondered if I would miss tools- an angled brush or spoolie- but you can easily get buy with just the pencil. Truly unruly brows may still need a brush through, but the pomade alone does snap brows into shape.

Overall, I really like the effect the pomade gives brows. I've been using a combo of Soft Brown through the front of my brows with Deep Brown through the ends. My only issue with these is the chubby shape and the soft product. As you use these you're going to loose the sharp point and be left with something a bit bigger than you want for your brows. It would have been nice if these were slimmer pencils or came with a sharpener in the end. What do you think? Tried these or want to? What is your go-to brow product?