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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What’s In My Make-up Bag?

For me make-up isn’t just a tool for confidence, it’s also a hobby of mine. I thought I’d share with you what’s in my make-up bag and which are my favourite items.

Face Products

  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover foundation (shade 10 Porcelain)
  • NYX Full coverage Concealer (shade 01 Porcelain)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer (shade Fair 1)
  • Collection Pressed Powder (shade 01 Candlelight)
  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

I’m not really too fussed on having an amazing primer, just something that hold my make-up well and creates a smooth base for my foundation. It’s cheap and available in pretty much every drug store, if you’re looking for a cheap and good value primer, look no further.

I have tested so many foundations in the past but I’ve finally found one that compliments my skin type. I have oily/acne prone skin so it’s hard for me to find a full coverage foundation that isn’t heavy and doesn’t cause anymore harm to my skin. The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover foundation is a lightweight creamy consistency which leaves a matte finish behind. This foundation is the best full coverage foundation I’ve ever used due to the fact it doesn’t feel so heavy on my skin. I would highly recommend it if you have the same skin type as me.

The NYX full coverage concealer used to be my baby however it started to cling to my dry areas and my spots after a few months. I’m not sure if they changed the ingredients but it wasn’t the right product for my skin anymore. I still use this concealer but only use it for cleaning up my eyebrows after filling them in. The concealer that replaced the NYX one was the Collection lasting perfecting ultimate wear concealer. I used this before however it started to sting my under eyes so I stopped. I recently repurchased the concealer and I’ve had no problems with it (so far). The concealer is a good coverage and wears so well under the eyes, very impressed with it considering it cost £4.99.

I don’t really like the Collection pressed powder at all. This is mainly due to the fact it’s not light enough for my skin (I’m very pale) but I will continue to use it reluctantly until I invest in another one.

Eyebrow Products

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer (shade Soft Brown)
  • Revolution Bulletproof Palette (Medium to Dark)
  • L’Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper (Medium/Dark)

I bought the Brow Definer back in February when I went to New York and it’s only just run out so I’m so impressed with how long it’s last. This item is by far the best eyebrow product I’ve ever used, it’s so easy to use and gives amazing results. The Revolution Pallet is actually an extremely good pallet, it comes with 4 powders, 2 waxes, 1 highlighting concealer, 1 highlighter and 2 small eyebrow brushes. I’ve had this pallet over a year so it probably needs to be replaced but I use the powders to fill in gaps that my brow definer hasn’t (which is very rare) but hardly use it anymore. I use the Brow Plumper daily (or whenever I do my make-up) it’s so easy to use and holds the eyebrows in place all day.

Highlight and Contour Products

  • Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter
  • Sleek Face Contour Kit (Light)

The Mary-Lou Manizer is my absolute baby, the best highlighter I’ve ever had and would highly recommend it as it’s such an affordable price. The Sleek Face Contour kit is a small compact with a contour powder and a highlighting powder (which I don’t use, not my kind my colour).

Eye Shadow Products

  • Morphe 12 Shade Pallet (12NB)

I have other Eye Shadow pallets but this is my natural one that I would use if I was going for a casual look which is why I keep it in my make-up bag. The pallet is small so you can easily travel with it and put it in a small handbag. It has 4 shimmery/glittery shades and 8 matte shades, all of which range from light shades such as cream to dark browns.

Setting Spray

  • Rimmel London #Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer and Setting Spray

This isn’t the best setting spray I’ve ever tried but it does the job, you get what you pay for. After a few day the spray jammed and instead of spraying the product onto my face it not squirts. So I will be investing in a new one. If anyone can recommend a good and affordable setting spray please leave a comment down below, I would really appreciate it.

I’m leaving my Lip Products for another time as my collection is never ending! Let me know what your favourite make-up items are so I can start expanding my make-up bag.

See you soon,

K x