As has been documented on the interwebz, I have a brow situation, but here it is again, with feeling, in case you missed it the first 1,465 times: my right brow is shorter, and my left brow has a bald spot (Raul says “WASSUP!”).
It’s an uneven situation all around, so I fill in my brows daily because big brows make me feel like superhero Karen.
I usually skip the process, though, when I work out, because I’m just going to sweat it all off anyway, but new Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer ($7.99) has me rethinking that world view.
GIRL. Technically, this stuff isn’t waterproof or sweat-proof, but it might as well be because it hangs on even better than pricier pencils by MAC, Urban Decay and Tom Ford.
I wore it to HIIT class Monday night, which I almost didn’t even go to because I was really dragging my feet. I came *this close* to bailing, so I needed — yes, needed! — brows to help get me through it.
Don’t ask me why, but looking semi-cute during exercise class helps me push harder. *shoulder shrugs*
Deep Brown, the shade closest to my dark blackish brown hair, stayed put on my skin and between my brow hairs to keep my fuzzy little caterpillars looking fluffy and full throughout countless burpies (burpees?) and switch lunges. Every time I caught a glimpse of my gansta face in the mirror and mumbled “Karen, you can do this!” under my breath, I felt and looked LEGIT.
Total Temptation Brow Definer comes in four shades (Blonde, Soft Brown, Medium Brown and Deep Brown), each in a cute pink retractable pencil with an attached brush spoolie.
The pencil has a dainty triangle tip that draws in both fine and wide strokes. It’s on the harder side, which I think is why it sticks to skin and hair so well (the softer brow pencils never seem to last as long, go figure), and because it’s juuuuust pigmented enough to fill in brows fast, there’s no danger of accidentally over-drawing overly dark brows.
The pencils are part of a new makeup collection by Maybelline called Total Temptation, which has the same cute pink packaging (there’s also an eye and cheek palette and a mascara). You can find the brow pencil, mascara and palette on Amazon now if you’re antsy, but if you don’t mind a little wait, the entire collection will be at drugstores next month.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,