Maybelline Tattoo Brow… Does It Work?

I’ve seen a lot of speculation about the Maybelline Tattoo Brow lately so I thought I’d try it out myself and see if it works.

I’m pretty much assuming this is the drug store equivalent to the Wunderbrow product which retails for £19.95 where as the Tattoo Brow retails for £12.99. To be honest it isn’t really that much cheaper but it’s worth saving the money and trying it out.

I purchased the tattoo brow from Superdrug which cost me £11.69 including student discount so £12.99 otherwise. If you want to purchase the product or have a look you can find it here.

So the tattoo brow comes in 3 shades; light brown, medium brown and dark brown. These 3 shades may not cater for everyone as they are pretty basic, maybe because it’s a new product they’ll release more? Who knows. I chose the light brown colour because I am in the process of dying my hair blonde and if it’s any good I would like to get some good use out of it.

The cost of the product is pretty good, I mean for an eyebrow product in the drugstore you could class it as a little more on the expensive side but it’s still a drugstore brand. So for £12.99 you get a small tube of product in a rather fancy looking tube. If I’m completely honest from looking at pictures it looks like you’d be getting more product if you bought Wunderbrow. I don’t know maybe I’m wrong.

tattoo brow 2So before I applied the Tattoo Brow my eyebrows were thin and lifeless, there was nothing to them. Don’t mind the un-plucked eyebrows, I’m in the painful process of growing them out.

tattoo brow

The application of the product wasn’t actually as bad as I thought it was going to be… until it got to trying to do the ends of my brows. Lets just say they’re not looking great at the moment, I would recommend using a thinner brush to do the ends of your brows if they’re thin rather than the applicator it comes with. If you’ve made any mistakes you can easily clean your brows up and wipe away any excess product with a cotton bud. TOP TIP –  make sure you tidy your brows up before the product dries as I noticed it dries very, very quickly.

I saw lots of horror stories about how people’s eyebrows had been ripped off so I didn’t want to leave it on too long that my eyebrows ripped off but not peel it off to quick that the results wouldn’t have been very good. I left the tattoo brow on for 45 minutes in total although if you want it to last for 3 days you have to let the product dry for 2 hours. Now I didn’t really have time to leave it on for that long so when looking at results bare in mind I only left it on for 45 minutes.

The Results

After 45 minutes I peeled the product off, it was quick and easy. It didn’t clump to my eyebrows or peel off in chucks; it came off in one strip and I immediately noticed the results.

My brows looked instantly fuller and the colour wasn’t patchy at all. The main thing about the tattoo brow that really impressed me is that it’s smudge proof so even after trying to rub it off with my fingers it didn’t budge. I’m yet to find out how long the product actually lasts so I will keep you updated.

tattoo brow 4

For me this product is easy to use and it’s quick to get ready in the morning now your eyebrows are already done. However, this process can be very time consuming, who has 2 hours free in the morning to just do their eyebrows alone? I would definitely recommend doing this the night before if you’ve got a busy day ahead.

Cost wise it’s pretty affordable, however it doesn’t really seem like you get a lot of product as you have to lay it on pretty thick. If you’re going to use it often I’m not really sure how long it would last you, although if it does last 3 days I guess you’re saving product you would usually use everyday, right?

I’m going to rate this product 4/5 because I think it’s very handy to have in your make-up bag and gives your eyebrows a natural tint that lasts up to 3 days.

Let me know if you’ve tried Tattoo Brow and give me your thoughts on it.

See you soon,

K x

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