Maybelline • Master Shape • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||27%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
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? :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
So I got this after seeing makeupbyalli review it on youtube. She's great, but this pencil is not.
I used this pencil for a few months before I gave it up out of frustration. Here's my experience:
Pros-nice brow spoolie at end. Soft consistency. Not terribly expensive. Easily accessible.
Cons- you have to sharpen the plastic pencil! Very strange and difficult to do. Pencil runs out pretty quickly with the sucky sharpening. Pencil is very waxy and doesn't look natural on sparse areas of your brows. Pencil tip is impossible to get very sharp so you will get a smudgy look at the corners. Not pretty.
Bottom line: Maybelline makes other brow products that are leagues better than this one. Try their ultra brow powder or define a brow pencil instead.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I actually liked how it applied, it glides on easy and its waxy, and I like the brush. But like all the other reviews I tried to twist it up & nothing happened lol. And. Had to look it up on here about what other women thinks about this product. I sharpened it with a pencil sharpener. And it does work. I wish its a twist up so you wont waste some of the product during sharpening.
Packaging is an EPIC FAIL Maybelline!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Just got this product for my daughter and she was delighted until she couldn't figure out how to sharpen it...after trying to turn it. After all, it's plastic. I tried sharpening it and was very unsuccessful as the pencil is soft...so it just comes off in the sharpener. Even tried whittling it...same problem. Right now, I have it in the freezer so it will harden up (I hope), then I'll try again. If this doesn't work, it will be returned.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I liked it for the first week, it did a great job of defining my brows and the staying power was very good. When I tried to twist up the product, I was very frustrated and confused. I came on MUA to see what the other reviews said. I learned that the entire end needs to be sharpened, which is so odd, because it's not a hard pencil product. I was able to sharpen it easily, but I can't get a sharp tip on the end, it's blunt and doesn't do nearly as good of a job. I suppose I can try other sharpeners, or whittle it with a pocket knife. What dumb a*s product design.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Just like everyone else that reviewed this...I too stared at this pencil with a puzzled look on my face wondering how in the heck I'm supposed to get more product out of it. After just one use, a lot of the product is used up. I haven't tried sharpening it yet, but hopefully it works. WHY MAYBELLINE, WHY?!?! packaging fail! The product itself,however, is amazing!!!!! I bought the deep brown and it blends perfectly! When they say it's waxy, they aren't lying! It's super waxy but the attached brush blends it wonderfully. It stays in place all day and looks very natural! Other than the packaging, I love the product. I will most likely buy this product again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I actually took this back to Walgreens and swapped it for another thinking it was defective... Why does it not twist up? Oh, you sharpen it... the plastic can be sharpened? I was upset when I thought that I only was able to get a week out of an 8 dollar product, but know after searching the internet I guess I can sharpen it. It would be a great product if it were twist up as it appears to be.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have to agree with the other reviewers that the packaging for this is very stupid. Why is this not a twist-up? I thought it was by the look of it in the package and then was completely flummoxed to reach the nub of the pencil and wonder what the hell I was supposed to do to get to the rest. Maybelline should make this a twist up if they want to keep the plastic housing, or switch it to a wood pencil if they insist on it being manually sharpened.
The pencil formula itself is decent. Very waxy, which does well to keep brow hairs in place but looks a little obvious on the areas where hair is sparse. The blonde is darker than expected and a little gray, but still a pretty good shade for a blonde pencil. It doesn't smear, and lasts throughout the work day.
I also like the spoolie brush, which works well.
If Maybelline fixes the ridiculous packaging, I would buy this again.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Although I agree with everyone regarding the sharpening, or lack thereof, I did contact Maybelline. They first suggested a better sharpener. When I explained that I was using another name brand sharpener they offered a refund at the going price (which was more than I paid for it.) You do have to have the product in hand to give them the code listed on the side.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Let me start out this review by issuing some important, yet seemingly misunderstood information: THIS PENCIL IS MEANT TO BE SHARPENED WITH A MANUAL PENCIL SHARPENER! Like many people, when I saw the plastic pencil casing, I was rather confused. It's built like a twist up pencil in that there's no wood to it at all, but it doesn't twist up. Who would ever think to stick a plastic pencil into a sharpener? Despite the traditional pencil "look", the very idea seemed counter-intuitive. I didn't believe that my regular sharpener would be up to the task, but at the advice of some of the previous reviewers I gave it a go and it worked. I used a cheap single hole $2 sharpener from Sephora, so I assume almost any pencil sharpener is up to the task so long as the blade is sharp. I'd be wary of using an expensive one though just as I worry that the plastic might dull the blade faster than regular wood, and I'd hate for anyone to wear out a nice sharpener when they don't have to.
Now on to the actual product: baffling packaging choices aside (seriously Maybelline, why plastic?!), I really do love this brow pencil. It may be the best I've ever tried at delivering soft, natural looking definition. My brows are pretty full in some areas but more sparse and others, and this pencil does a good job of filling in the areas where I really need to add pigment while gently defining the areas that don't need anything other than some shaping. A lot of pencils I've tried end up looking rather heavy, but this doesn't. I also like how waxy the product is as it helps keep my longer hairs in place. It also has a helpful spoolie brush on the end to coax your brows into shape.
As for product longevity, I'd say it lasts about 7-8 hours before it starts fading, It sticks in the thick parts of my brow all day long, but the tail ends need a little touch up by the end of the day if I don't set them with powder. I haven't experienced any smearing or smudging. I use the Soft Brown shade and it's pretty perfect for my dark brown brows. The color is extremely neutral leaning neither red nor gray. It's a medium to medium dark shade of brown, but it's semi sheer so I could see it working on someone with lighter brows than mine. The color builds easily to fit different needs. I don't know how well it'd work on someone with really sparse or thin brows though, as the waxiness of the product doesn't draw as well on bare, hairless skin as a more traditional style brow pencil might.
I had a little problem deciding how to rate this product. For the product alone, I'd give it a 4.5 or a 5 alone as it's nearly everything I'd ever want in a brow pencil. I like it much better than the $20 Anastasia brow pencil I have, so at $8 it's a steal. Yet because of its strange, puzzling packaging, I just can't give it a 5. Judging by the reviews, there are too many people who just don't assume that plastic pencils can go into a standard sharpener. That's a huge design flaw on Maybelline's part. I don't think there's anything wrong per se with having a plastic pencil that requires sharpening, but there should be packaging cues either on the pencil itself or on the exterior package that state that this is what needs to be done!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I read a few reviews that stated that this pencil could be sharpened. During the Wet n Wild 40% sale at Rite Aid, I purchased a few new sharpeners.
I used one of the new sharpeners on this pencil and IT WORKED!!! It's a little hard to sharpen, but it worked. I now know that you need a VERY SHARP BRAND NEW sharpener to sharpen this pencil.
Maybelline should sell this pencil with a sharpener included in the package. A sharpener probably costs Maybelline less than ten cents, so why not include one with the pencil?
Horrible packaging aside, this is a great pencil that is really waxy. The little spoolie on the other end does a good job of combing the wax throgh the brow.
Maybelline: Please repackage this as a twist up pencil!
The pencil itself is good but how in the hell do you twist it up or sharpen it? It's a plastic pencil so it cannot be sharpened. Does it twist up? It so, HOW DO YOU DO IT????
How in the world did this product ever make it to the marketplace? Did the Maybelline peeps ever consider that the consumer would eventually need to sharpen or twist up this dayam thang???
I bought it twice, STUPID ME! The first time I thought I had a defective one, so I tossed it after I used the pencil down to a nub with over 90% of the pencil left. The second time I bought it...SAME THING!!!
I should write Maybelline a letter demanding my money back.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!!