Tested on animals:Yes
Looking for a brow filler that you can master in 30 seconds or less? Maybelline's Eyestudio Brow Drama Pomade Crayon offers exactly that for anyone who wants to enhance their brow look in one quick and easy swipe! Our only hesitation in recommending this product is that the width of the "chubby stick" style component doesn't allow for the intricacy and precise control that those with sparse brows may need. Otherwise, it's a great option for the brow novice!
Eyestudio Brow Drama Pomade Crayon's pliable wax-cream texture glides on with ease, softly sculpting hairs into place without looking or feeling greasy. Although the formula sets to an almost powder-like finish, it remains slightly smudgable. On the plus side, that makes it easier to blend and correct mistakes, but it also means that if you're prone to touching your eyebrows (many of us do this without knowing it) it could wear off more quickly. Left undisturbed, the results last the entire workday and then some.
Shade-wise, there are flattering, natural-looking options of "Blonde," "Soft Brown," "Deep Brown," and "Auburn." What makes them particularly easy to work with is that the color goes on semi-transparent so you can layer for more intensity without creating a harsh-looking brow. They're pigmented enough to show up, but not so much so that they're overpowering. More to love, the formula is fragrance free.
As much as we wanted to give this product our best rating, the aforementioned width of the component is the real drawback because it can be cumbersome. The fact that it's in twist-up form as opposed to the inconvenience of needing sharpening is a plus, but as the tip flattens down with each use you may find yourself doing some extra whittling to narrow the point.
That aside, there's still a lot to love about Eyestudio Brow Drama Pomade Crayon including how fast and easy it is to use and how natural it looks on. For the advance makeup artist or those with very sparse brows it isn't the most intricate option, but for someone who wants a quick brow fix, this product does its job well, delivering polished brows in no time flat. It also works well in conjunction with other brow products (powder, pencils, etc.) so if you like to combine methods, Eyestudio Brow Drama Pomade Crayon creates a nice base for that. Well done, Maybelline!
- Great for those who want a polished look but don't want to spend a lot of time on their brows.
- Natural-looking, semi-transparent shades that are easy to work with.
- Options for blonde, brunette and auburn toned hair.
- Softly sculpts hairs into place.
- Adds density with looking harsh.
- Fragrance free.
- Some may find the wide tip cumbersome, particularly for sparse brows that require intricate application.