Maybelline • Define-A-Brow • Brows
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is one of my two favourite brow pencils. It may actually be my top favourite but I alternate it with the Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer.
This pencil comes with a comb on one side to blend the pencil and groom the brows once you have applied it. The look is very natural and it is fast and easy to apply. You never have to sharpen it because it is a very fine tipped automatic pencil. However, because you need to blend with the comb, it does take a little longer. If I have the time, I use this for the most filled in, natural looking brow. I realize it's just a convenience to have the comb on one end rather than using a regular pencil and a separate brow comb, but it works for me because of the convenience.
I have medium brown hair and the colour I use is Dark Blonde. It is the lightest available shade. The medium brown shade I tried once was actually too dark and would suit someone with darker hair or wanting a darker brow.
I have bought several of these already since I started using them a few years ago, and I will continue to buy them until they are discontinued (which always happens eventually).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This pencil changed my life! And my face! I am half filipino and have barely there eyebrows that I have to do some major shaping to. I always struggled with filling them in so I don't look like a chola gang banger and also enough so they look clean and shaped. I saw Define a Brow reviewed on youtube and ran out to try it. I had trouble finding brown anywhere but thankfully Target had some in stock. I LOVE this pencil!! I use it to shape and fill in, it's super fast and even when I'm in a hurry or not so brighteyed in the morning, it never fails.It's actually lasted a while I've yet to finish my first one and I use it pretty often. I top it off with a bit of maybelline brow powder to matte it out a little more but really the pencil is just perfect. I ran out and bought 3 more sent 2 to my mom who loves it too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I will openly admit that I am an "Eyebrow freak" Its my favorite part of doing my makeup...I dont have sparse brows but I do need to fill in here and there; and this pencil is perfect for that. The colors that I use are the medium brown and I can get away with the dark brown if I use it lightly, but I prefer the medium brown. This pencil (for me) has the perfect rigidity for me b/c theres nothing worse than a soft e/b pencil. The colors are extremely natural on and I really enjoy them. This product is definitely my new fave, not to mention they're always on sale at the drugstore :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
HG Eyebrow pencil for ALL blondes. I'm asian with a dark ash blonde/light brown hair and I just bought this eyebrow pencil on impulse and fell in love with it. It's got a dry formula so it doesnt go on patchy and you can really control the shape of your brows and you can also control how dark you'll likw your brows. The tip is fine which also helps control the shape as well and its rewindable so no messy sharpeners. For $16 AUD, this beats Chanel, YSL and Dior by miles in terms of product quality.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love it! I used the LancŰme eyebrow pencil for a year and had to make a switch. It waxy and creamy and pigmented and easy to use... It's everything you want and need with an eyebrow pencil. My only problem is the packaging. It's so hard to sharpen! Other than that, it's basically perfect.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is the best eyebrow pencil I have ever used. I've tried a ton...mechanical, pencil, MAC, Cover Girl, you name it. This one is by far the best! I rarely use Maybelline products, but I read reviews on this and gave it a whirl. It rocks! I just really hope they never discontinue it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Used to be my go to brow pencil until they discontinued it in darl brown and medium brown was a little too auburn for me so I do not purchase this anymore but I would suggest it to anyone who can find a shade that works for them bc it's a great pencil.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've used this pencil in Dark Brown, for a couple of years, to outline the bottom and "tail" of my brows. It's super cheap, and comparable ( I actually think better) than MAC brow pencils. I just read, here on MUA, that the dark brown pencil is discontinued. It was a little too dark for me, so I'll be trying the dark blonde pencil. I hope it workout for me, because I really love this pencil.
Very Dark Brown Hair/ NC50
***EDIT UPDATE 04/12/11***
Dark blonde is definitely NOT a dupe for the dark brown color. It's nowhere close to it. The dark blonde color is a light, taupe color. Anyone with very dark brown eyebrows will not have success with the dark blonde color.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Best brow pencil ever! For you MUA's out there upset by the dark brown being discontinued, try the dark blonde! Read on... I too was devastated when I discovered the dark brown was discontinued, however out of desperation and thinking the whole line was discontinued I picked up the only two colors left at ULTA, dark blonde and medium brown. Surprise! The dark blonde was a perfect match! Way better than the dark brown, which I now realize was too dark. The dark blonde is a quite pigmented and ashy brown/very dark taupe pencil that works perfectly with my sparse dark greyish brown eyebrows! The medium brown has to go back as there is just way too much red in it for me, but i can see it working perfectly for redheads. Aside from color, this pencil is superior to all the others I've tried, HE and LE, because the tip is so fine, the color stays put, and no fading! My brows look like my brows...only better. You can actually, and easily, feather on the tiniest hairs that look quite natural. Dark blonde is my HG all the way!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product lasts me forever. I think it even lasts me longer than the MAC brow pencils. This stays on all day and comes off easily when I wash my face at night. These pencils have saved me a ton of money on buying the MAC version. The colors from MAC are only slightly nicer, however, the colors from Maybelline come VERY close. I won't buy the MAC one again unless they lower the price to equal or lesser then ten dollars.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
This was my favorite eyebrow pencil for the longest time. I've continued to buy this pencil since the first time I've tried it. Since maybelline has now discontinued my favorite shade DARK BROWN, i'm very very upset. I've spent so long looking in stores for that shade, and now relized on their website it's discontinued, seriously what the heck?!? this was literally the only shade that worked perfect for my eyebrows... the medium brown had a red tone to it for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I had dark brown hair for years (dyed) and I decided to go for my natural colour, dark blond. I had been using a Lancome brow pencil (can't recall the exact name) in a dark brown and I liked it (not having experience with other pencils before. So now that I'm a blond, and I didn;t have the cash for Lancome, I decided to pick up something at walmart. I picked this on a whim and I'm so glad I did! I LOVE it! It works so much better than the wooden pencil I was using before. I love how small the pencil is and that it screws up rather than sharpening. It's a perfect match for my eyebrows, and it's very affordable. I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Believe me, I have tried it all from most expensive to this. I can not believe I have been going to the Ulta store and paying $25 or more when this was out there. This is better than those others, it applies better and stays on just as long. I have no hair on my eyebrows, it looks better than those expensive ones. I had permanent makeup put on years ago, I do not have them touched up because I think it looks so fake but I do have an outline to go by. I love this product and will never spend more money for less product again.....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My hair is black, so it can be very difficult to find a decent and affordable eyebrow pencil that isn't harsh by being too dark or has too much red or auburn in it. The wax in these pencils is firm, but pigmented. And, as others have stated, it stays on all day!
Dark brown is a good match for my hair and skin, but when I want to go with a very natural look, I use the color Dark Blonde - as it's a very cool-toned grey taupe (kind of similar to MAC's Copperplate) that looks quite natural.
My only complaint with this product is that I find the brush at the end to be pretty worthless. The only thing that would make this better would be if it came with a spoolie, but other than that it's definitely a HG product for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Maybelline why did you discontinue this in "dark brown"??? I am so upset, because that was the only shade that actually fit my brow color and that goes well with my skin tone. I am using the medium brown but it doesnt go well at all with my brow color or skin tone. I am going to have to transition to another brow pencil. Sadly I enjoyed this formula and the long wear it has, but I am not going to walk around with light eyebrows. It's too bad, theres a great amount of shades for light toned skins, but now there are not many selection for dark toned skin. I am very upset.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I had my eyebrows waxed last year and the lady ripped off the last half of my eyebrow on the right side. It was a terrible experience and thank goodness my brow has now grown back. I had never really drawn on my eyebrows before but I had to do something because walking around with half an eyebrow was not an option. I found this pencil at Walmart for $5 so I picked it up in medium brown and I loved it! The tip is soo small it made it really easy to mimic actual hairs so it doesn't look obviously drawn on and it stayed put too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I absolutely LOVE this. It is SO THIN, so you maintain awesome control of where the colour goes. It lasts for ages, a little goes a long way. I've used a lot of brow pencils before delving into the world of brow powders or using a TEEEENY amount of Loreal Hip (brown) gel liner on my brows, but I still reach for this pencil,and mostly just this pencil. It's fantastic.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've tried this brow pencil several times and I do like the shade in dark blonde. My dislikes are the pencil breaks easily when applying and
the pencil doesn't last to long.It's definitely worth trying out.Try applying with a light hand that's what I'm going to do next time I buy it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I hate to say it, but I am writing this review with quite a heavy heart. No, itís certainly not because I dislike Maybellineís Define-A-Brow pencils and feel as though they are a waste. In fact, I believe that they are without a doubt the best and most natural looking pencils that Iíve tried to date. My sadness only stems from the fact that my color, Soft Black, has been discontinued. Yes, right after I tried them and fell in love.
Iíd hunted for that particular shade in stores for a long while, after hearing a lot of hype about these pencils and discovering through Maybellineís site that they made one of these in ďSoft BlackĒ. It wasnít until I gave up, bought two of them off of eBay and discovered that they were perfect when I check back with the Maybelline site only to find that the shade was missing from the Define-A-Brow page. Crap.
If youíve got pitch black hair like I do, Soft Black would be perfect. Itís an amazingly natural and unbelievably flattering shade of dark charcoal grey. Thatís right- No awkward blue or purple undertones! Itís just a pure, neutral dark grey/soft black. If youíve got black hair and actual muted black eyebrows like I do, surely you realize what a gem these are for that exact reason alone.
For the longest time I had been using a black Nyx pencil, despite being absolutely unhappy with it. When the pencil came in contact with my skin (which happened often as my brows are quite sparse in some places), not only did the pencil sort of cake up but the blue undertones in it became incredibly obvious. Blending it out or attempting to brush the color through only made the blue color more apparent as well as made the pencil go everywhere. The only reason why I didnít switch sooner was because I completely despise and have had really tragic experiences with manual brow pencils. Also, many companies donít seem to make black pencils at all, which narrowed the field greatly when I finished off my other pencil and started shopping around.
The aside from the perfect color, the main reason why I love Maybelline's Define-A-Brow is because the tip is so fine and narrow. Itís easy to create soft, hair-like strokes with and Iíve never had any issues with it caking up. Youíve REALLY got to have a heavy hand to wind up looking like Groucho Marx with these pencils. They perform amazingly well and give soft, natural results both alone and in conjunction with powder, so theyíre great for days when I donít want to spend much time on my eyebrows too. I canít complain about the tips snapping off because I only twist mine up little by little. Yes, itís true that these donít twist back down should you twist up too much (I was forewarned- thanks MUA!) and that IS annoying, but I do love these none the less.
I canít speak for how long these last. My only hope is that the two I purchased on eBay carry me through most of the year at least. If they donít, I certainly love these enough to hoard all of the ones I can buy off of eBay and Amazon. The color and design are truly superb! Now that Iíve discovered them, I canít imagine doing my brows without them!