Eyebrow product launches within the drugstore tend to be a little repetitive with the same shape pencils and pens being launched by everyone, but the L’Oreal Brow Artist Micro Tattoo Eyebrow Definer had me instantly interested as it’s so unlike any other brow product I’ve seen. I have absolutely no shade towards those that do sponsored posts as I do them myself, but before purchasing the L’Oreal Brow Artist Micro Tattoo Eyebrow Definer, I could only find sponsored YouTube videos and the majority had negative comments from people that didn’t like it so I really had no idea if it was going to be any good. Priced at £9.99, I think it’s way overpriced compared to their other brow products. I don’t know why they’re charging £10 for it, especially when you consider you can get a brow pen from the likes of Urban Decay or MAC for £5-6 more.
Introducing new L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Micro Tattoo Eyebrow Definer, inspired by the art of microblading to help you design your most perfect, natural-looking brows. Now you can get the microbladed brow look, without the commitment. The micro-trident tip mimics the application of microblading for natural, hair-like strokes. The ink formula lasts up to 24 hours without smudging or budging.
- Microblading-inspired tip, for hair-like strokes
- Buildable look, from natural to bold
- Longwear formula that lasts up to 24 hours
The L’Oreal Brow Artist Micro Tattoo Eyebrow Definer is available in a total of six shades which I think isn’t bad for a drugstore brow product. I chose the darkest shade which is Ebony, as the brunette shades all looked pretty warm which wouldn’t match my naturally dark brows. The brow pen has an angled felt tip nib with four little spikes which are designed to ‘draw’ hair-like strokes throughout your eyebrows. The nib is quite firm, and the ‘ink’ is sheer to begin with but it does deepen within around ten seconds, and as you can see in the swatch above, the ink does creep into any fine lines which shouldn’t be an issue within the brows but it’s something I wanted to mention.
The first time I tried this pen out, I was experimenting doing strokes in different directions to see what I thought and when it came to removal I was taken aback by how much the ink stained the skin. Even this swatch was a nightmare to remove so if you have oily skin, or find your brows fade or disappear throughout the day this might be worth a try as it’s difficult to remove unless I use an oil-based makeup remover. It might be ideal if you’re going swimming and like to still have your brows done as water wouldn’t remove it from the skin.
Ebony works for my brows when first applied but I’ve found that it changes colour within around an hour and I don’t know why. It starts off as a cool toned deep brown, but it becomes almost green which I thought I was imagining the first three or four uses, but it definitely turns green which I don’t appreciate – who wants Shrek brows?! I like the pronged nib as I can draw individual hairs which looks natural, but green brows is the opposite of natural so I’m torn. I might swatch a couple of other shades next time I’m near a L’Oreal stand and see if the swatches on my hand change colour, so I know if it’s an issue with Ebony or just the pen in general but if you’ve tried the pen yourself I’d love to know your thoughts?
What do you think of the new L’Oreal Brow Artist Micro Tattoo Eyebrow Definer?