I have to admit that I love a bold eyebrow and as such I have to draw them on meticulously every single day. So when a product sold itself as a DIY home tint that lasted up to 5 days I had to give it a go.
I headed to my local department store and purchased the Maybelline Tattoo Brow gel tint in the colour dark brown as my natural hair colour is very dark I was unsure if i should go for this colour or the grey/black colour.
I headed home eager to try this straight away as I had heard some good things buzzing around on social media and i couldn’t wait to see what my results would be.
I opened the packaging and read the steps, which were simple enough…
- Apply it
- Let it dry for at least 20 mins
- Peel it
I pulled out the applicator however, for me it looked a little less precise than I’d like and so i applied it with a brow artists brush and I applied the outline of my brow with this and then filled in the centre with more product using the Maybelline tattoo brow applicator.
Looking a little dark and plastic coated my brows were on and now all I had to do was wait for the 20 min to be up. This was super easy as the tint stays in place and bonds to the brow area like a low tack glue and as it dries it does so by turning into a sort of rubbery film on top of the brows.
This brings me on to the removal which was super simple. I had left mine for approximately 30 mins and the film had started to pull away by this point and so i grabbed the end which was lifting from the skin and peeled off the brow which came off in one piece leaving a perfectly matte looking filled in brow. I did the same process with the other eye.
The finish was incredible! I had perfectly tinted brows which looked as though i had spent some time filling them in with a pomade or powder brow product. I was in love… now to see if they lasted.
For me personally I had to start filling in small patches from day 3 but found that some product was left on until day 6 when I re-tinted. I have since used a full tube and have re-purchased this product and couldn’t imagine my makeup bag without it.
I do still use other brow products as I don’t always have time to tint or remember to do it when needed but I love this product and would recommend anyone to give it a try for themselves and see what they think.
I really think Maybelline have changed the brow game with the tattoo brow and I cannot wait to try more of the range in the future.
check out my ‘how to ace your makeup base‘ post to complete your whole makeup look xxx