Now I *know* we all love a good steal on a beauty product that is magical. Since I purchase more beauty products than the average bear, I'm always on the lookout for a great deal and addition to my kit. Dollface Makeup Artist (MUA), Jessica, introduced us to her Maybelline 24-Hr Tattoo Cream Shadow steal beating out Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream! Now she has found a new product for me to review this time.
Introducing the contenders:
Kevyn Aucion's Prescion Brow Pencil in Brunette- $24 *available on Amazon.com
- Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brown Pencil (Brunette)
- Made with the thinnest lead available
- Smudge to add warmth or draw individual hairs
- Packaged in a slim, retractable tube & accompanied by an attached brow spool brush
- Brunette is a warm brown shade
Maybeline's DEFINE-A-BROW in Dark Blonde- $5.69 *available online and in most stores
- Precisely fills grooms brows
- Built in comb
- Smear proof formula
On first glance they look very similar. Both are thin and both have a comb or brush attached. "Dark Blonde" from Maybelline is the most comparable color to Kevyn's "Brunette". TIP: Most professional MUAs love a universal color in our kits that really do work on most skin tones. This color is very similar to a "taupe" which is a chameleon that truly matches to most clients.
After using both on myself and clients, I found the Maybelline to be good enough but not spectacular. The line was a nice color but it was lacking in prescion. And prescion is the number one thing I love about Kevyn. I love being able to recreate natural brows by adding in the tiniest "hairs" with this pencil. It looks really clean and natural. The spoolie over a plastic comb was also more helpful in grooming. My verdict is to SPLURGE! but feel free to get a steal of a deal with Maybelline for now, then give Kevyn a try.
I really wanted to swap out my Keyvn in my pro kit for Maybelline, but I am not sold enough to make the swap. With that said, I do think this pencil is a great deal better than most brow pencils on the market. This is the first time we've come across a thin pencil, so that in itself is fantastic!
I hope this entry has helped you! Please let us know if you have any questions or other products you are interested in learning more about.