Maybelline • Master Shape • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||27%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I was so excited to buy this product in 'Auburn' as it's hard finding a redhead friendly brow product at the drugstore. I really wish I would of read the reviews on MUA as it could of saved me $8! Probably the worst brow product I've tried in awhile as it's extremely waxy greasy, lacks pigmentation, difficult to apply as the tip is thick and not precise, and migrates and smears all day. Complete fail!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I had to google what to do with this pencil...can it be sharpened? Am I supposed to twist the product up? As it turns out, you can sharpen it with a normal pencil sharpener. Good to know, since I forced myself to give it another try. And yep, still horrible. The brown color is good, they got that right. But it is waxy, the point is too wide to fill in the sparse areas of my brows, and the staying power is horrible. The spoolie on the end is the only reason this is not in the trash, I use that. Blech, I wish I had read the reviews before I even tried. Lesson learned.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm really on the fence about this. I absolutely LOVE the dark brown shade. It looks far more natural than the other pencil I was using. However, this has got to be the worst packaging ever. Sharpening it is a nightmare and it always ends up uneven and goes on clumpier afterwards. I don't know if I'd buy it again because it's such a hassle; maybe I can find a brow color I really like elsewhere.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I find very few things to like about this brow crayon/pencil whatever it is.
To start with a positive, the colour deep brown is nice....... and well thats all I can say good about it.
Using this to fill in my brows was horrible. My brows are naturally quite full and only some slight areas need touching to make them match. But this did nothing to help. Its hard to apply and looks very unnatural.
You have to be very careful with the amount of pressure you use because press too hard and next thing you know it is completely blunt. And then you dont just wind it up for more, you have to sharpen the thing when its made of a wax texture. Not worth the effort.
While it is a cheap product at $11(AU) this mess is not even worth $5!
Going to throw it out and throw in a bit more money for something actually usable.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really like this brow pencil, I have the color soft brown which goes well with my dark blonde hair, very waxy consistancy and i'm abit confused on how to sharpen, it should come with a sharpener!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I actually like this pencil better than any I've tried. I needed a blonde pencil (hair color: dark blonde) that actually showed up on my thinning eyebrows.
This pencil is the only shade I've found that is actually compatible with my hair color; it has no reddish tones at all.
Once you find the right sharpener (Maybelline should include a sharpener with this pencil) you can easily get the hang of sharpening the point to a length that doesn't break off yet does the job adequately. I hope they do not discontinue this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Didn't check MUA so I ended up with this. It's too waxy no pigment and is hard to sharpen. Make my brows look pasted together. Skip this hot mess.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I'll admit I did not like it at first due to the fact I didn't know how to sharpen it and it also was very waxy; however, after a period of time it began to grow on me. This product makes your eyebrows look natural and not harsh like other brow pencils do. It also stays on unless of course you wipe your face. The pencil lasts for about a month if you know how to apply it correctly as well a sharpen it. I use a dollar sharpener and it works like a charm so I don't know why people say theirs doesn't work. It doesn't get a sharp tip BUT in my opinion it doesn't even matter. It isn't a waste of money if you know how to apply it. Ignore the negative reviews, I read them and clearly people didn't give this product a chance. BUY IT!! & it's only $7 come on that's a big mac meal at McDonalds NOT THAT EXPENSIVE FOR SOMETHING YOU CAN REUSE.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
The color pay off is lacking and the waxy consistency is almost too firm. It does not like to come off and on to my brows. What I do like- the spool brush on the end. I keep it just for the brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is what happens when I don't check MUA before buying a product... sigh. This product is the worst. It's near impossible to use the right amount of pressure when applying. Use too little pressure and there's no difference in your brows, even though you can see the pencil wearing down. Use too much pressure and you end up with waxy clumps of color. I agree with everyone else who says the pencil is too waxy and that the blonde shade is actually terra cotta. Maybe this could work for people with full dark brows who want wax to keep their brows in place, but it does not work for filling brows. And, actually, no one should buy this because of the biggest issue of all--it's only good for a few uses. Yep, like others, I thought this was a twist-up, self-sharpening pencil and that I had received a defective one. After reading here, I realized I was supposed to sharpen it myself. The plastic actually sharpened off quite easily, but I couldn't figure out any way to get a useable tip and a ton of the waxy product ended up stuck in my sharpener. Maybelline should be ashamed of itself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I know not every product works for everyone but come on folks, filling in your eyebrows properly is not rocket science and in my opinion, does not require a high-end product. What it does require is a good shape to start with. Learn to pluck your brows properly or get a professional to do so. No product is going to give you full (natural looking) thick brows if you overpluck or an awesome perfectly shaped arch. Now, on to the product.....I have dyed red hair and have my hair brows also dyed when I get my hair done. I am also over 40 and my brows are beginning to thin. I've used powders and pencils and I like both but I mainly love this pencil because the Auburn shade is a perfect match for my brows. I get my brows done occasionally but I mostly maintain them myself. The brush on the other end of the pencil is also awesome. The trick for me to making a pencil look natural is to gently brush it in. The key is to gently brush it in. I think technique is almost as important as quality products in my opinion. Yes, I know it's hard to believe and perhaps too much work for some folks but you do have to sharpen this pencil yourself...No problems with it being waxy or coming off. I'm on my 2nd pencil of this and I love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Headline: Maybelline Bags Another Sucker
Why, oh, why didn't I read reviews here before I bought this worthless item. Greasy, waxy, color comes off when you use the spoolie on the other end. The blonde shade I bought should be called terra cotta flower pot because that's the color it came out on my brows. Then I see the how difficult it is to sharpen.
So bad. Avoid at all costs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I don't understand what Maybelline was thinking with this one. The main problem I have with this is the packaging. Basically it's made like a pencil.... but it's plastic and impossible to sharpen?
My experience: First time using this, filled one brow then went to sharpen the tip with a normal sharpener (thinking it must be sharpen-able because it didn't make sense for it not to be.) It fit but was really difficult to turn and would not sharpen evenly. No matter what there would be sharp jagged plastic pieces sticking out. The tip would also break off every time I tried to sharpen it rendering it pointless. After about 10 minutes of struggling with the dang thing I eventually threw it away.
Apparently there's some special sharpener you can get from Maybelline's website just for this "pencil" but it's not even worth it. The product itself is waxy and nothing special. It's really depressing to take something out of the package, use it once, then immediately throw it away. Don't waste your money ladies.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The absolute worst eyebrow pencil I have ever purchased. In no time at all the tip was worn down and it is very difficult to sharpen. Please ladies, DO NOT purchase this. I agree with the person who said it's waxy...very much so! Wish I would have read the reviews before I purchased. Complete waste of money!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Yeah, this is pretty bad. I ignored the reviews because they had an auburn shade, which is pretty rare. I do like the spoolie brush on the end but that's it. The shade is fine but the formula is waxy. When you brush it to blend disappears completely. And yes, it it impossible to sharpen.
I only got this because all the displays I've checked have been out of Define-a-Brow. Hope that isn't DCed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
So I bought this product the other day. I usually use Mac Eyebrow pencil in Spiked. Here in Sydney it is little expensive to buy, so I thought i would try an alternative. Bought this from Priceline for $11.50. The colour is good, however everything else sucks!! I thought it may of been a wind up, but you need to sharpen it, and when you do, it is almost impossible to get back to the orginal "master shape". do not buy this product, it is basically a one time use only! I think i will just stick to Mac from now on.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have a love-hate relationship with this product. I love the product itself. It really fills in my brows when they get waxed too far (I know sounds weird, but it kinda makes sense, I think XD). It fills them in, without looking ridiculous, and it has the shaper at the other end. The only thing I hate about this, is that you have to SHARPEN it!!!!!
I thought would just wind it up, because it looks like a wind-up gimmick, but I couldn't find where to wind it up (Obviously because I then found out you have to SHARPEN IT T_T )
Keep in mind, this product is PLASTIC, how you sharpen it without it f*cking up, I have no idea. Apparently you have to buy a special Maybelline sharpener for this. But the product itself I love, you just need to make sure you buy the right colour :)
Hope this helped <3
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This has to be the worst brow pencil I've ever used. I got the light brown shade and applied it to my left brow. Even though I could see the pencil tip getting smaller I could not see any product on my brow. Then I tried to comb it through and it made my brow shape wonky. Couldn't even stand to apply this to the right brow. This is being returned immediately. Total crap.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is hands-down the best eyebrow pencil I have applied. It lacks the reddish hue that so many other brown eyebrow pencils have, goes on looking natural, and lasts. BUT, I was one of the people who automatically assumed it must be a twist up pencil due to its plastic casing. I twisted; I pushed; I pulled. I then pulled out a sharpener, thinking, "Well, I think this product is broken/defective, but MAYBE sharpening will work". Nope. The tip broke off about 7 times when I tried to sharpen it, and I had to throw my sharpener away, as it was destroyed. Like another reviewer, I threw away the pencil and went and bought another one, because I thought the first had been defective. When it also didn't twist, I did some research, and lo and behold, I was on the right track with the sharpener. I guess I just need to buy a brand new one (and probably replace it once a week when it wears out from sharpening thick plastic). If this pencil twisted up, or was at least made of wood for easy sharpening, it would be PERFECT! So sad.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When this pencil gets dull, which happens FAST, the plastic that surrounds the actual product is pain to sharpen. It's super hard to spin in the sharpener. I like the product but the packaging sucks. Product is nice, pigmented with a waxy consistancy. Brush on the other end is good as well. Please change the plastic, a retractable pencil, that would be great.