Maybelline have recently brought out a new way to fill in your eyebrows which has the potential to change the face of the eyebrow world! It’s a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo that lasts up to 3 days. Sounds like a dream come true for every brow lover, not only does it save money it also means you don’t need to go to the salon. You can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home. Let’s find out if the Maybelline eyebrow tint can live up to its expectations! Is it a must have or a waste of money?
How Does the Maybelline Eyebrow Tint work?
The eyebrow tattoo is really simple to use. You need to clean your brows and then apply the gel with the easy to use applicator that it comes with. Apply it directly on top of your eyebrow hairs and let it sit for minimum 20 mins up to 2 hours for a heavier tint. If you make any mistakes on the way, don’t panic, quickly using an ear bud wipe away the mistake before the tint sets properly. Once the gel has dried, you simply peel it off and voila- you have tinted brows! Now for the real question- does it work??
Testing the Eyebrow Tattoo
I have brown, very sparse eyebrows and I am always looking for new ways to improve how they look. I was very excited to try out the eyebrow tint. After following the instructions, I let the gel sit for 20 minutes. So far, so good. However, then I tried to peel off the gel and that is when the trouble started. It didn’t peel off nicely at all, it came off in dribs and drabs and it managed to pull out a few of my much needed hairs. You can imagine when one has sparse eyebrows every single hair is precious. My eyebrows at the best of times have holes from missing hairs, so I was rather disappointed to say the least. I resorted to my trusted cotton wool pad and water to remove the rest which then came off nicely.
As for the tint, it actually did work. My eyebrows did look darker. While its great that it worked, I don’t think it was worth loosing a few hairs in the process. If you have fuller brows, and you don’t mind loosing some hairs from the gel then I recommend the eyebrow tint for you because overall, it does what it says. I have to give it to Maybelline, the idea of a self-tinting eyebrow kit is brilliant, however, I personally will not be using it again.