Brow Extensions Fiber Pomade Crayon
Maybelline’s Brow Extensions Fiber Pomade Crayon is a twist-up stick infused with hair-like fibers intended to give brows a fuller appearance. It’s an interesting concept, but a couple of issues hold it back from being a slam-dunk product.
The first issue is that the pomade crayon’s waxiness can end up matting hairs down in an unnatural looking way. We found applying it with a light hand helps but then you don’t get as much color payoff.
Issue number two is that the fibers don’t distribute evenly, so if you’re applying this over sparse brows it’s not necessarily going to give you a smooth “brow extension” look. Also, the size of the crayon can be a bit cumbersome for the tail ends of brows or if you need to do any precision work.
That said, if you already have generally full brows but just want a little something extra to fill them in, this can do the trick quickly. It’s just not on par with other top-rated brow products that we’ve reviewed. If you want to give a try regardless, Brow Extensions Fiber Pomade Crayon comes in variety of shades ranging from light blonde to black-brown and the color holds up well throughout the day.
- If you already have full brows, but want a product to quickly fill them in, this does the trick.
- Comes in several shades ranging from blonde to black-brown, with long-lasting color power.
- Fragrance free.
- Can leave hairs looking unnaturally matted down.
- Fibers don’t distribute evenly.
- Cumbersome applicator for the tail ends of brows or if you need to do any precision work.
Instantly thick: Brow extensions in a stick. For thicker, natural-looking eyebrows.
Maybelline New York At-A-Glance
Strengths: At least one excellent product (if not several) in almost every category; many excellent foundations; superior mascaras; inexpensive makeup brushes; some terrific concealers, powders, blush, and lip color options.
Weaknesses: Lips balms tend to be a letdown; a few of the Great Lash mascaras are surprisingly average compared to other Maybelline formulas.
Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the worldit's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996, and that's when things really started coming together for the Maybelline brand.
Specializing in a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, there is a lot to love from this drugstore brand. Many of their foundations are exceptional, and their powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor collection impressed us by offering a high degree of quality for their inexpensive price point.
Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Smart shoppers will note the similarities of a few of Maybellines formulas to products from high-end brands that are also owned by parent company LOreal. That just goes to show conscientious shopping can really save you moneywithout sacrificing quality or performance.
For more information about Maybelline New York, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.
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