I liked this waxy like crayon because it is not too dark for my already dark eyebrows! Any other eyebrow pencils I try out, its either too dark or doesn't last for a long time. This has a decent lasting power, around 5-6 hrs which is not too bad for me. However, the negative point is that it has to be sharpened!!! I mean how can you get a precise point when sharpening plastic? I tried even my MAC sharpener but it didn't give me a precise tip. It doesn't really matter because this is not an eyeliner that needs a sharp tip all the time, BUT, any sharpener just doesn't give it a nice sharp tip. They should have had an auto propel pencil instead and I would have given it 5 stars! Love the soft brush at the end though!
I had been searching/trying out eyebrow pencils for MONTHS looking for a good color match for me and I finally found it with Maybelline Master Shape. It's perfect and looks natural, has a little brush on the end, nice waxy product. But the only con, and it's a MAJOR one is the fricking pencil is plastic and it's hard to sharpen! It is a nightmare. It doesn't come with a sharpener so you have to have one and it better be a damn good one or you're going to have a really chunky tip and good luck filling in your eyebrows with that.
This product is just awful. I couldn't sharpen it, I had to go online and they want you to buy the Maybelline sharpener, I doubt that would matter. I was so disappointed plus it was expensive. Save your money! It comes in brown, but not a light brown like the other pencils etc in their line, it was too dark.
I had to go online to find out you had to use a sharpener on this product, I twisted it etc, and nothing was happening to give you more pencil...forget it.
Recently I had a terrible waxing job on my eyebrows done, & decided to run to ride aid to pick up a brow pencil. I love the master drama liners, so figured the master shape would be safe.
I gave it a four because I love the product itself - it has a waxy consistency which keeps my tangled and curly brows in place...while still adding the color to actually fill-in my brows. I love the spoolie on the end to brush out my brows and blend the product, once applied.
I took off a little lippie cause sharpening is difficult - it's plastic, therefore it won't give you a fine point after you use it once. Also took off that one lippie because I've used a fairly large amount for 3 uses, considering I had it down to a stub and desperately had to sharpen it. I think ill go through this quick. I gave it a 3 in packaging cause the spoolie on the end really is useful.
Id say buy it if you can fill in your brows with a fairly dull tip, because the product itself is worth it for me...and for 6 bucks i feel like the pros outweigh the cons
I have this in the shade Auburn (my hair is currently dyed red), and that's a pretty tricky shade to find when it comes to brow products. This has a waxy consistency, which is good for keeping brows in place but it MUST be brushed out. It doesn't last a super long time, but otherwise the product is alright. I really liked the spoolie on the end, but the rest of the packaging is awful. You have to sharpen the plastic, which is absolutely ridiculous. It doesn't sharpen clean, and the result is a dull tip with jagged edges. I've stopped using this and I won't be repurchasing.
I love this brow pencil. I love the waxy feeling, but I find it nessacary to brush my brows. The only downside of it is that it comes fairly short, and it is difficult to sharpen. But otherwise, I love this product!!!
I don't really buy specific brow pencils. I usually use matte brown eye shadow for the job. But, I bought this one specifically for cosplaying and I figured I could use it on an everyday basis. Wrong. The brush at the end was nice for shaping my brows for a bit and then the color was very nice. It looked natural, but applied with a heavy hand I could achieve cartoon like eyebrows for my costume.
I enjoyed the product and started using it daily, but then it ran out. I had to sharpen it. Except it was plastic. In the end, I gave up. It wasn't worth it for me.
Well, I bought this without having read the comments on poor packaging which probably wouldve swayed my decision. Having said that, I surprisingly did not encounter any problems and love this brow pencil.
I have a deep dark rich black hair, with no red tones. I often have a hard time finding brow pencils to compliment my brows that don't pull red or warm. I purchased this in deep brown and have been loving the shade. I also enjoy the waxy texture, as it allows me to skip brow gel. It lasts all day, and does not come off when I hit the pool everyday.
The pencil was very easy to sharpen using my inexpensive sephora pencil sharpener (white plastic with 2 sizes). I was able to get a nice sharp point as I would with any other pencil. The brow brush at the other end of the pencil is fantastic---just the right size. I can see how others would have problems sharpening, as the plastic tube can be a touch slippery, and sharpeners with dull blades will not be able to sufficiently cut through it.
While mine sharpens fine, I think this will significantly reduce the lifespan of my sharpener. Although the sharpener isn't expensive, it'd be a pain in the ass to have to replace more often than generally required.
Maybelline, while trying to be creative with their packaging just failed miserably on this one. I hope to find these at a dollar store soon, and that Maybellien will come out with either new packaging or at least include a sharpener.
For a while, I filled my sort of sparse, unruly eyebrows in with a neutral brown eyeshadow and then setting them with clear brow gel. That was fine, and it worked well. But I honestly didn't know what I was missing.
This product was originally picked up for my mother, who was desperate for a brow product after her brows had been waxed wrong, but I tried it after seeing it had a spoolie on the end. I have this in Soft Brown and I love it! I have naturally dark eyebrows and they're sort of thick, which is a shape I love, but I never want to fill them in too dark. That's where this beautiful brow product comes in.
The wax on this is quite soft and the color is very flattering. I prefer to first fill my brows in and then use the spoolie to blend the pigmented wax out so it's softer. I find that this gives me the most flattering brows possible. I also enjoy the fact that this is a faster option from my Benefit Brow-Zing (which is, in fact, my favorite brow product I've ever come across!) and is a cheaper option, so hey. I can't criticize this product too much!
This product needs to be sharpened and doesn't have a twist-up option, which might be cruddy for some. I personally don't mind, but I do know that this can waste product. The soft wax may also be a downside for some, as you can easily go through it. I would recommend to not press down hard when you're filling in your brows, which I'm sure most don't do. But just a precaution.
Overall, I absolutely love this. I usually switch back and forth between this & the Benefit brow product I use, depending on how much time I have to get ready. I would definitely recommend this if you want something that it is fast, but still quality. And who could complain that it's at a drugstore price? :) continued >>
At first, I hated the texture of this pencil and didn't see how it could possibly work for me, but I realized passing the spooley brush through my brows afterward blended out the waxiness but there was just enough left to hold my brows in place. Then I loved it, especially since the deep brown color matched my brows perfectly unlike my Revlon pencil. This is product is very long lasting on me and doesn't get patchy like the Revlon pencil I had- very important considering it's the middle of the summer here in TN and the heat and humidity will melt your makeup right off your face. I was surprised when I discovered the plastic casing had to be sharpened and it is a pain to deal with but for the quality of this pencil, it's worth it for me.