Maybelline Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon Deep Brown: Review and Swatches

(Author ~Sanchita)

Whenever I hear the word ‘Pomade’, my mind automatically drifts to the well-known Anastasia EyeBrow Pomade. I am yet to try that out as it is not easily available in India. I was much intrigued when Maybelline came out with the Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon in India. I immediately picked it up last month and here’s the detailed review for the same.

PRICE – Rs. 450 for 1.5gm


Packaging – The Maybelline Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon comes in an extremely convenient crayon form of packaging. It has a chubby body with retractable function and I couldn’t be happier! Retractable means I won’t have to sharpen and product won’t get wasted at all. The crayon is further enclosed with a transparent cap and a color coded bottom to see the shade clearly, in case you own both the shades. The only concern is how am I going to use the when the tip becomes blunt? Well, I believe I have to use a brow brush for the same. Overall, I like the packaging which is efficient, convenient, light weight and travel friendly.

Shade – Coming to the shades, I expected more from Maybelline. It has launched only two shades in India – Soft Brown and Deep Brown. I picked up the shade Deep Brown which is muddy brown color and suits my dark hair pretty well. From what I have seen, most of the Indian skin tones will have to use the Deep Brown one. It doesn’t look unnatural and gives a soft, natural finish to the brows.

Texture – Coming to the texture, it is supposed to be a pomade. A pomade is a used to set and style hair which is a soft wax. It is pretty similar to brow wax in general. The texture of the Maybelline Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon is pretty similar. It has medium pigmentation and thus easy to work with. It can be used by professionals as well as beginners. It fills up the gaps pretty conveniently and gives a fuller look to the brows. There is no unnecessary scent at all and the brows look natural. The texture is super soft and smooth, thanks to the presence of silicones. You don’t to exert too much pressure on the brows at all.

Applicability – The applicability is very easy. When I have enough time in hand, I generally shape my brows with a bow pencil and then fill in with the Brow Pomade Crayon. Lastly, I set it with a brow gel and I get that perfect brow look for any occasion. However when I am in a hurry, I simply use the Brow Pomade Crayon on the brows thickly and brush with a spoolie. This gives quite a nice fuller look.

Effects and Longevity – I really liked the effects of Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon. It sets the brow hair well, gives a nice sleek look and tames the hair as well. There is no over-dramatic look and the brows look naturally fuller. I hate the extra dark, made up looks and thus it is very easy to work with. Even if you go overboard with this, you can easily tone down the look with a spoolie. The product lasts on my brow for the whole, even though it is pretty hot and sultry summer out there.

OVERALL – The Maybelline Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon Deep Brown is a muddy brown color which would suit most of the Indian skin tones and has a convenient, light weight and travel friendly retractable packaging. It has a wonderful soft texture, glides well and fills up the gap without being too dramatic. It gives a naturally fuller look to the brow and lasts for the whole day, even in summers. The product has a proper price tag too.


  • Packaging – Retractable and color coded.
  • Shade – Medium-deep muddy brown.
  • Texture – Soft waxy gel texture.
  • Formula – Smooth.
  • Finish – Sleek and tamed
  • Effect – Naturally fuller brows
  • Longevity – Almost the whole day.
  • Price tag – Reasonable.


  1. The packaging is efficient, convenient, light weight and travel friendly.
  2. The shade Deep Brown is a medium-deep muddy brown.
  3. The color would suit majority of the Indian skin tones.
  4. The texture is of soft waxy gel.
  5. The finish is sleek and smooth.
  6. Tames the brow hair well and gives a naturally fuller look.
  7. It can be used by beginners as well as professionals.
  8. Stays put the whole day.
  9. Reasonable price tag.


  1. The tip will get blunt with time.
  2. Pigmentation could have been better.
  3. Needs a better shade range.


RECOMMENDATION – I am so happy that the Maybelline Fashion Brow Pomade Crayon worked better than I expected. I would highly recommend as it is one of most affordable and easy retractable pomade crayon in the market.

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