Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen - 365 Deep Brown

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lavlilacs Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen - 365 Deep Brown Review

Never have I ever been more disappointed in a single makeup product as I am with Maybelline's TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen. I expect something to be long-lasting and easy to use with a name like TattooStudio. Yet this brow marker is anything but. Had I not made an impulsive buy and read some reviews beforehand, my wallet could have been a few dollars fuller.

lavlilacs Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen - 365 Deep Brown packaging

MAYBELLINE's description:

TattooStudio™ Brow Tint Pen Makeup fills in eyebrows with natural-looking hair-like strokes that last up to 24 hours.

Achieving perfectly defined natural-looking eyebrows has never been easier! Our 1st eyebrow tinting pen features an exclusively-designed multi-prong tip that delivers the look of natural, hair-like strokes instantly. Our long-lasting formula delivers up to 24-hour wear that is smudge-proof and transfer-proof.

1. Always apply the TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen Makeup on clean eyebrows and use before applying other face makeup.
2. Angle the multi-prong tip up across the eyebrow and draw hair-like strokes from eyebrow anchor to tail using a small, slow motion. Repeat as desired for added intensity.
3. To saturate the tip of the TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen Makeup, hold the pen face down for 5 seconds or gently wipe the tip on a clean tissue before continuing the application.


Ink 1.1 ml / 0.037 fl. oz

Maybelline (Suggested American retail): $8.99

lavlilacs Maybelline Tattoo Studio Brow Tint Pen - 365 Deep Brown applicator tip closeup


A lightweight plastic marker pen with a color-coordinated cap. The applicator is a very flimsy and thin 4-pronged, maybe felt, marker tip.

lavlilacs Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen - 365 Deep Brown swatch

Color, Texture, Finish, & Scent

"Deep Brown" isn't quite as deep brown as one would imagine. Instead, it is a medium brown at best with some reddish, warm undertones. There is a surprisingly green-black undertone left once it is met with running water. The ink that comes out isn't wet or tacky. It has a matte look once dried and no discernible scent.

lavlilacs Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen - 365 Deep Brown before and after

How I Apply

Brush through the general area of where I wanted my brow shape to end up.

Initially: As the second to last step (before lip) in my makeup routine.

Later: As the first step in my makeup routine, especially before any base makeup and even skincare.

Thoughts & Recommendations

Let me clear the air by saying I did not read Maybelline's instructions before using their TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen. I thought it to be like any other brow product (or even similar to liquid liners) and could use it over top a face loaded with things such as foundation, powder, etc.

A brand new Brow Tint Pen has no problem dispensing ink overtop all those mentioned things. But as the marker tip starts to dry up the struggle to draw on top of things with remotely any kind of oil and texture was real.

I found that even skincare hinders the ability of the ink or marker tip to work. Switching to incorporating the Brow Tint Pen before even having applied skincare is definitely the hardest; I like to wipe my face (and eyebrow area) with a cotton round and toner because I don't wash with cleanser in the morning. Any drop of water to the ink immediately washes/wipes the "Tattoo" Studio "Tint" away.

The other big gripe I have with this Maybelline brow product is how quickly the marker tip dries out. It seemed like within the week I opened a brand new pen, the tip or ink already had issues. At first, I thought it was my application method. Yet I had trouble even when I tried to swatch onto my dry, product-less hands. This doesn't seem like a lone occurrence either as reviews upon reviews also address the same issue. Had I looked, it would have been the deciding factor for me to not try this brow tint.

A small gripe I have is with the design of the marker tip. It is overly flexible which ultimately means something that is hard to control, especially when someone is wanting precision for their eyebrows. The natural human tendency would be to apply more pressure as the ink runs out but the marker nub flops over all too easily.

Save yourself all the disappointment and headache. Even at the drugstore, there are better and inexpensive brow products. I am honestly too scarred to try another marker-type brow product in the near future. Maybelline made an attempt but this item works neither like a tattoo nor a tint.