I don’t subscribe to the kilay is life (eyebrows are life) mentality. Yes, I can leave the house without any eyebrow product on. And yes, I don’t care if other people see me with unruly brows. But can you imagine doing a full face of makeup and leaving your eyebrows bare? Of course, those with naturally thick and well-shaped brows can get away with it. For most of us, though, it just doesn’t look as good as when we actually have something that frames our faces.
So yes, I do wear eyebrow products when I need to. And right now, I’m using the Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper (in Dark Brown); my dad bought it for me (along with other things, hehe. Thanks, Tay) for P299, but last I checked Watson’s it’s on sale at P199. The product has a pencil on one end and a powder with a sponge-tip applicator on the other.
The pencil has just the right texture for me. It’s not too waxy, but it’s not too creamy either. The size is also just right as it gives quite thin strokes. The color of the pencil is also a good match for my dark brows. I’ve yet to color my hair lighter, so this is perfect. I’ve found the powder’s color a bit dark for me, though.
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I was a bit heavy-handed in applying the product during my first few tries, so the key is to not get too excited.
Here’s a photo of when I went overboard with the product. It looks quite dark — almost black. It is the same color as my brows, but they lend me quite a mature look especially since I have the tendency to make my brows look fuller.
This is how the product looks like when I don’t get carried away. My brows are filled in but still look natural.
While I think I got the wrong shade because of the powder, I do like how the product performs. Another thing I like about this product is the longevity. While my naturally unruly brows don’t stay up the entire day, the product doesn’t fade away.
Overall, I enjoy using this product. I would just need to get a lighter shade after I use the one currently in my stash. It would also work better with a clear brow gel on top (to keep the brows in place).
Have you tried the Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper? What do you think about it?