When was the last time I reviewed a Make Up Revolution product? A while. And to be fair, I had completely forgotten about reviewing this as this product is long gone and used up. But still, I didn’t want to withhold a perfectly fine review from you all and so today I am reviewing the Make Up Revolution brow pencil in taupe. Officially this is part of one of the MUR sub brands: Revolution Pro and the full name of the product is the Microblading Precistion brow pencil. Let’s find out how I got on.
Review: Make Up Revolution Revolution Pro Microblading Precision brow pencil in Taupe
Make Up Revolution isn’t my favorite brand by any means, but they are affordable and I love it if I can find good makeup at a steal. This brow pencil retails for €4.99 which really isn’t much at all and it comes in 8 different shades. In short, this product is quite accessible to a wide variety of people and that’s what I love about it. All in all, this is quite a basic product though and I have found other drugstore brow pencils that I like equally to this that are even more affordable so this didn’t warrant a repurchase from me.
What does this brow pencil have to offer?
I love a skinny brow pencil and this is exactly that! Overall the concept is quite simple with this one. It’s a twist up brow pencil much like many others that has a narrow pencil that starts off flat but as you use it, you end up creating more of a tip which makes the product easy to use. The packaging is a touch flimsy but it never broke on me as I was using it. With skinny pencils like this though, I always try to be careful to not twist it up too much as it can lead to breakage and loss of product.
What is the product like?
We’re off to a good start with this one. It is a nice pencil in terms of formula: a tad waxy but not too much and soft enough to use but not that soft that you overuse the product. Overall it is easy to apply and the pencil is skinny enough for it to go straight into your brow. In this picture I twisted up the product all the way when it was brand new. You can clearly see that the pencil isn’t that big and so you don’t get a lot of product as is the case with many of these pencils. Therefore this is a product that warrants constant repurchasing as you use it up quickly. Mine lasted about 6 weeks.
What does this pencil look like in the brows?
My main reason to not give this a repurchase is the fact that it was a little bit too warm toned for my liking. As you can see in the before and after pictures the brow pencil ends up looking quite reddish toned once applied to my brows. Is it a bad look? Not at all, but I would just prefer a slightly ashier shade than this. With affordable brow pencils for blondes I have found this is often the case: they are either too dark, too orange or too red to really go with your complexion. Most brands struggle less doing darker shades though. So this may still be a good product for you if you prefer a deeper brow look.
My final thoughts
The Makeup Revolution Microblading brow pencil is not the replacement of my everyday brow product as I had hoped it would be. That title would still go to the Soap & Glory Archery brow pencil, but that is more expensive that this. Within this price range I think Catrice do some really good brow pencils as well and I have found the Catrice shade range is better for me personally. Their ash blonde shades are always spot on, which is why I prefer my Catrice brow pencils over this one.
Would I recommend the Make Up Revolution Microblading brow pencil?
I think this is a solid product in Make Up Revolution’s line. Is it very exciting? No, but it is a decent product that will certainly see you through. The price point is affordable and in terms of brows I have never been an advocate for expensive brow products. I prefer mine from the drugstore. So yes, if you want a good brow pencil this is really nice, but it can be a struggle finding the right shade.