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When it comes to makeup, my go to products are my eyeliner and my brow pencil. As I wake up closer and closer to the time where I should be really be ready to walk out the door, just having my brows done is enough for me. When Maybelline came out with a product called the TattooStudio Brow Gel which promises a semi-permanent brow tint over the course of a few days, you best believe I had to get my hands on it.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Full Name: Maybelline TattooStudio Waterproof Brow Gel
Shade: Black Brown
Size: 0.23 fl oz / 6.8ml
Price: $12.99 (Amazon)
Claims: thicker, smoother, budge-proof, smudge-proof, and will last up to 2 days
Use your our brow brush, not the one provided. The spoolie that comes with the product is too big/chunky to give a precise application. Also, be prepared for some bold brows, they will look very extra for the first day.
For each day you wear it without reapplying, the your brows will start to look more and more natural. Day 3 was my favorite. There is a video at the end of this post that shows all the stages, I forgot to take stills (I know, bad blogger).
Be mindful when you are cleansing your face, especially if you use an oil based cleanser because, guess what works best to remove this product? However, I double cleanse with an oil cleanser every day, and was able to keep my brows in tact with minimal casualties.
Where the claims supported?
Budge-proof & Smudge-proof ✓ (I feel like those mean the same thing)
Last up to 2 days ✓
Like I mentioned before, as long as you can survive washing your face without washing your brows, this product will stay intact. I’ve been able to ush about 4 days before it become clear that I really needed to fill them in. Now will it stay as bold as the first day? No, and be thankful for that. But each day you wear it, the look very gradually progresses back to being natural. Sleeping will be the main cause of fading especially if you are prone to sleeping on your side or stomach.
Overall, I am in love with this product and will be buying a few extras just to have a stash handy.
If you have an event or something important coming up, apply this product at least 1 full day beforehand (ie. wear all day and sleep through it) so your brows will be more natural and not as dark. Again this products makes your brow BOLD that first day.
If you normally wash your face in the shower, just be mindful not to just scrub your entire face.
Have a normal brow pencil handy to fill in and spots that may fade over time. You can retouch with the product itself, but I figured at some point you would like to wash your entire face again.
If you have any other brow products you would like me to try, please leave your suggestions in the comments.