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Tattoo Your Eyebrows, Temporarily.

Tattoo Your Eyebrows, Temporarily.

It’s well established that I have a weakness for brow products. A quick search reveals that I’ve recommended eight different products and tools just for eyebrows. And I’m always, for some reason, on the lookout for more.

I could not tell you WHY I was looking at Maybelline’s brow offerings. It certainly wasn’t because I had run out of brow gel - I easily have four in my drawer right now. But there I was, in front of the Maybelline racks, and I spotted something new: Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen.

 I use the blonde shade

I use the blonde shade

A few things drew me to this pen, first being that it’s called TattooStudio, and as you may know, I’m a huge fan of Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Eyeshadows. Seeing the same label from my beloved cream eyeshadow on a brow product had my immediate attention. The second thing was the brush. It’s actually three little brush tips connected together, so upon application the product mimics hair strokes. The tiny tipped brush / fake hair strokes method isn’t anything new, but for me, someone who sees those teeny tiny brushes and screams “WHO HAS THE TIME??”, having three hair-imitating brushes was attractive.

This product does feel like it will dry out fast. The first time I used it, I could apply with a light hand, as I usually do. The second time, I already had to press down on the brush to get the output I was looking for, and it was a tricky adjustment. I do NOT have a light hand when it comes to makeup application, and I’ve trained myself to apply makeup in a way that accounts for it. Re-training myself to press down on my eyebrows when applying brow product is not coming easy.

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I haven’t really given the “tattoo” promise a test, because I just don’t wear makeup for more than say, 10 hours at a time. But, if you want to put your brows on and have them last for up to 24 hours, this may be the one for you.

Despite its trickiness, this brow pen is easy to use and provides a more natural look than when I say, use my Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil (which is my all time favorite product, BTW). If you crave the hair stroke look but don’t want to wile away the hours drawing in each and ever hair (I know it doesn’t take that long but it’s TOO LONG FOR ME), then this could be just the product for you.

PS: This being called tattoo brow pen reminds me of when I asked my mom what tattoo she would get if she got one and her response was, “Something practical like eyeliner - OR paw prints like Eve.”

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Wear, Watch, Want #72: The Prehistoric Hairy Leopard Edition

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