I came across this item whilst browsing though the beauty isles looking for a brow pencil that I could keep in my make-up bag for quick fixes and touch ups.
More often than not I don’t do much to my brows, maybe fill any sparse areas slightly with a powder or gel brow product, but that’s about it.
I have quite thick brows so I don’t like to go overboard with a product as they can look too heavy and unnatural, so just filling in sparse areas is enough for my brows.
So, when I’m in a rush I definitely don’t do anything to them apart from brushing them in place with a clear gel (I just use clear mascara), and then when I’m out I’ll notice little sparse areas which make them look untidy and I won’t have any brow products on me to quickly fill them in!
I wanted to get something that wasn’t a pencil (as I sometimes find them to be quite harsh and unnatural), but a handy brow tool that I could carry around with me for quick fixes.
I honestly didn’t know what I was looking for exactly and nearly just gave in and bought a pencil, but then I came across the Maybelline Brow Satin and it just looked like the perfect product!
It was compact and versatile being a 2 in 1 product; offering a brow pencil on one end and a filling powder on the other. I wasn’t too sure on it being a pencil but I bought it anyway in the hopping that I would like one of the ends either way!
Also, the pencil end isn’t one that you sharpen; It’s a retractable waxy ‘gel pen’ and doesn’t feel harsh so hopefully wouldn’t drag across the skin giving unnatural sharp strokes of colour.
The ‘gel pen’ is to set the brow and the creamy powder end is to fill in any sparse areas and gaps to blend the brow evenly. It’s a genius idea to create natural but full and even looking brows and I couldn’t wait to get home and try it!
I bought the product in dark brown, which is a perfect match for my dark brows and doesn’t have that orange/reddish tint that usually comes with dark-brown brow pencils.
How I use it:
Firstly, I define my brows with the ‘gel-pen’ end, using light, feathery strokes. I found that I didn’t have to press on as the colour came out just how I wanted it to – not too dark – just a nice, very natural shade of dark brown which blended into my brows perfectly.
I think it really helps to create natural strokes with it being a more rounded nib rather than a pointy pencil. When I’ve used eyebrow pencils in the past, I only use to gently sharpen them anyway as I think a bit of a blunt tip creates more natural strokes.
But there’s no need to sharpen with this which is definitely a bonus. I then went in using the powder end and the spongy applicator is shaped into a bit of a point, to help get into small gaps and fill in any areas finely; without applying too much product.
Without any product, my eyebrows are quite full but they are more sparse in the front where they need filling in and thickening; and also elongating and making them neater at the ends.
The following three pictures show my eyebrows filled in and defined with the product:
I loved the result of using these, both the gel-pen and powder, and it created really natural but tidy looking brows, which is the result I was after.
You could use more product or just not be as gentle with the pressure of applying it to create more thicker, defined brows, but that’s whats great about this product – it can be used to create the type of brow you want depending on how you apply it.
It makes my brows look really neat and tidy and fuller in the front too, where they usually look a little sparse without any product.
I love this product and it’s now become a staple in my everyday make-up bag for quick touch ups and I like how quick and easy it is to use!
With Maybelline Brow Satin in Dark Brown
I usually use the ‘gel-pen’ end to elongate the outer ends of my brows and the powder sponge to dab light strokes into any gaps and it’s so quick to use, yet the results are incredibly natural, which I love.