Review: Maybelline Brow Satin Smoothing Duo

Time for another review!

Today I will be reviewing something very new to my makeup bag: the Maybelline Brow Satin Smoothing Duo Eyebrow Pencil.


So, I’ve always been a bit nervous when it comes to brows: they’re the one thing you cannot afford to mess up when it comes to the application of makeup. So when my mum bought me this as a little pressie (Boots currently has a 3 for 2 offer on Maybelline products) I was a little apprehensive.

The brow duo consists of a wind up eyebrow pen and a filling powder that works in a very similar was to using eyeshadow to fill in your brows. After a bit of practice, I am LOVING this product. Here’s a bit more of what I thought.


So some of you may correct me, but I have never seen an eyebrow duo like this before. I have to say, I definitely prefer how this duo works compared to one with a brush, as the gel pen and the cream powder work so well together, giving you a great, lasting finish. The product is also easily removed with makeup wipes.

Easy Application

As far as eyebrow products are concerned, I found this one really easy to use. You may want to practice with it a little, but even brow beginners won’t find this product too much. I recommend only pressing very lightly with the pencil and again with the filling powder, as when I pressed too much I got a darker, harsher look which is not what the product is designed for. Maybelline have a really good tutorial for using this product up on Youtube, so I definitely recommend checking that out here:

Natural, Lasting Finish

This product is designed to give you light definition, filling in gaps and bringing more focus to your brows without ending up with a quizzical look, or the dreaded scousebrow. This product is also really longwearing, which is fantastic.

Great Product, Great Price

So this product costs £5.99 in Boots, and I think thats an absolute bargain. It’s not often you get a good product at a low price, but I would say that this is a major rival for high end brands. Save your money and get this one!

Great Choice of Shades for an Eyebrow Product

Well done, Maybelline: your blonde eyebrow product is in fact blonde! No more invisible eyebrows for Beth! This product comes in four shades: Dark Blonde, Medium Brown, Mahogany Red and Dark Brown (you don’t need black, dark brown will do the job I promise!)

Overall: 4.5/5
Repurchase?: Definitely!
Shade Used: Dark Blonde
Price Range: £5.99 (Boots UK) 

Hope you enjoyed the review everyone. Let me know if there are any products you would like me to review!

Have a great rest of the week

Beth xx


4 thoughts on “Review: Maybelline Brow Satin Smoothing Duo

  1. Oh, I definitely need to try this, I’ve been using a shadow from the Maybelline “The Nudes” palette and I’ve found it doesn’t stay on as well as I was hoping. Thanks for the review, it was very helpful! 🙂

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