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Bold Eyebrows On a Budget | Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Drama & L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Brow Artist

October 14, 2014

In a world where every beauty guru is obsessed with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and Benefit Gimme Brow (which are both fab btw), some may feel a bit lost when they try to spend less than $25 on a brow product or two.

I'd like to think there is always a more affordable way to do most things, including taming your eyebrows.  Here's what I used:
L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Brow Artist (CA $11.99 / US $9.99), also known as the Brow Stylist Sculptor in the U.S., is a two sided brow fixer with eyebrow pencil on one end and a finishing wax on another.  It also comes with a handy brow brush on the cap.  Available in 3 shades (Blonde, Brunette, and Deep Brunette), I use the shade Brunette.  The crayon side is a bit soft and takes sometime for me to get used to because I usually use a brush and wouldn't need to worry about the pressure.  I absolutely love the wax side, it will tame all those unruly brow hair for you!  The brush that it comes with is also great for blending out the colours.
Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Drama (CA $11.99 / US $7.99) is brand new to the drugstore this month.  It is called a Sculpting Brow Mascara, essentially a tinted gel mousse designed to get give your brows a fuller and a more sculpted look.  This is also available in 3 shades (Blonde, Soft Brown, and Deep Brown) and I use Deep Brown.  It comes with a rather large ball brush for your brow but it's pretty easy to use.  It keeps my brow hair in place and add some volume.  It also doesn't take long to apply, so if you're in a hurry but still want your brows done, this is it.
Swatches (L to R): L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Brow Artist in Brunnette &
Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Drama in Deep Brown

As you can see in the picture below, I got really sparse brows and my brow hair is really thin, so I could really use a lot of volume from both of these products.  Here's what I would do:
(1) Start by filling your brows in using the crayon end of the L'Oréal Paris Brow Artist from the head of the brow and move outward in short strokes.  The crayon is actually quite soft, so be careful not to apply too much pressure.

(2) Next use a spooly brush or the brush that is comes in to brush out your brows so the strokes look undetectable and it will soften the look.

(3) Turn to the wax side of Brow Artist keep the brow hair in place and fix any boo boos.

(4) Finally, set the look and add more volume using the Maybelline Brow Drama by brushing it through your brows.  It also make the look appear more natural.

(Optional) Go back to the spooly to brush it out if it's needed.

Whether you're on a budget or not, these two products are great for your day to day brow routine.  Now you may ask, "do I need both?"  Well, that depends... If you have sparse brows and thin brow hair like mine, then I'd say, "yes, absolutely".  But if you have nice full brow, than you may just need the Maybelline Brow Drama.  Or if you have, say, a spot where you don't have much brow hair, then the L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist will be a great fix.

What is your brow routine?

Until next time,

x Rica

*Disclosure: Products mentioned in this post were provided to The Office Chic for review consideration.  As always, all the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by any advertiser, affiliate, public relations firm or brands.


  1. I want to try brow drama, interesting product!

  2. I've only used the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil for eyebrows before ... how do these compare in terms of what they claim to do?

  3. never used this before, i wanna try it

  4. I just started doing my brows RECENTLY and still learning a lot about products!

  5. I always come back to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. I've tried a few other pencils and powders, but nothing has beaten it yet! If I use that, I really don't bother with anything else, not even a clear brow gel. It's magic! Plus, it's the same price as these two items together. You don't need much. A little goes a long way, so it will last for a good while. Great review! I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for good drugstore brow alternatives.

  6. Oh my, i definitely want to try this tutorial on myself. lol

  7. Now I got a good idea about this product. Planning to buy it :)

  8. so pretty, i want to try maybelline brow drama.

  9. the brow drama looks really good!

  10. oh girl.. brows are everything!

  11. I gotta try the Dipbrow Pomade. For a similar product, I really like Benefit Browzing and Too Faced Bullet Proof Brows. I really love that L'Oreal Paris brow wax... it's so good!

  12. I love a dramatic brow! Looks great!

  13. i love the eyebrows

  14. I've tried so many, and haven't found one that I love yet. I'll definitely check this out!

  15. This is the first drugstore tinted brow gel I've seen so it would be interesting to try it out! Kinda wish there were more colors suitable for asian eyebrows though.

  16. This is a great post b/c you're right, it seems like everyone advocates spending on those HG products! The Maybelline brow mascara sounds awesome for those lazy days.

  17. Wow, the Sculpting Brow Mascara sounds like a miracle product! And I love the price point! Thanks for the review, will have to check it out!