The L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender in the shade dark brunette is a large crayon style brow product. It promises soft and full brows, which is what I typically gravitate towards. The tiny kabuki brush on the other end of the crayon is used to blend the product after it is applied to your brows. Always interested in brow products, I recently picked this up because I have never used a crayon brow product before. Read on for my L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender review!
The L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender comes in the typical packaging of their brow stylist range with the black tube with gold lettering. The product is covered by a clear plastic cap, which is sort of the bane of my makeup because my hands are freakishly strong and I always end up cracking these caps! I’ve also cracked a brita filter before so …
The brow crayon itself is a retractable crayon, so you just twist up the bottom to get more product. You would need a large sharpener to sharpen the crayon again though, which I don’t mind as my sharpener comes with both a small and a large sharpener, but for people who do not, be aware!
I got the shade dark brunette, but I am thinking I maybe should have gotten their blonde shade. When I applied dark brunette, it came off SO DARK. I had to take some tissue to try to wipe off the excess. Definitely use a light hand if you try this product because the consistency is soft and creamy.
I was hoping for more waxiness so that it can also tame my brow hairs but it is not a waxy product. You would need another product to keep your brow hairs neat, especially if your brow hairs are long like mine. I used my trusty L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper over this crayon and liked the effect.
The mini kabuki does a good job of blending the product out, but it is a round and blunt brush so it is not suitable to blend out the area near the ends of my brows. I imagine that it would be a problem for many people! I ended up using the brush from my Rimmel brow pencil to blend things out better. Because the formula is very blendable and the brush does a good job of smudging everything, your brows will look quite evenly filled in and soft due to the smudging. Perhaps this is just me, but I thought my brows looked too filled in after using this product.
All in all, I would say this is a pass for me. I’ll continue to try to use it up, but I did not like how evenly filled in my brows were – this is just a matter of personal preference but I guess this product just provides TOO much of a blended look for me. I’ll try using it with different brushes rather than the kabuki because even though I like soft brows, I like being able to see brow hairs. If you like very blended out brows, this could be a good product.
I was also disappointed that the product was not as waxy as I had hoped. I had to double up products on it to make my brows more neat, which is ok, but I’d rather have a product that does it all. I also found myself working too hard wiping off excess so that it wasn’t too dark or cleaning up the edges of my brows because the kabuki had smudged it too much.
I think I will stick to the L’Oreal brow stylist plumper brow mascara because that is the perfect brow product whether used on its own or as a topper to other brow products!
Have you tried the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender? Did you like it or are you lazy about your brows like me and just want to use one product that does it all? Don’t forget to comment and subscribe! 🙂
All items mentioned were purchased by myself. All opinions are my own.