Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Blonde Review

Hi everyone,

The Benefit Gimme Brow has been one of my favourite eyebrow products for a while now, but at £18.50 for a tiny tube I’m always really reluctant to buy it. That’s why when I saw the Maybelline Brow Drama for just £4.99 at Boots I was so excited – I had found a dupe! Or so I thought anyway.

Unfortunately I was disappointed from the first time I tried this product. For me, the main problem with it is the wand as I really don’t like the ball shaped end to it. The bristles seem much too long and therefore barely any product is transferred onto your eyebrows.  I also found that didn’t have as much control as with the Benefit Gimme Brow due to the applicator being so much bigger. I did actually try to cut the end of the wand off so that it would leave the smaller section that’s more like a traditional mascara wand but as it is wire I found it really difficult and ended up giving up before I ruined the whole thing completely. I might give it to my boyfriend and see if he can do it as I really think with a better applicator this product could be great.

The formula seems a little wetter than the Gimme Brow but I didn’t mind that too much and it does dry quite quickly and doesn’t smudge at all during the day. There are four shades available including a transparent option but I decided ‘dark blonde’ suited my colouring the best. I like to use a brow mascara, especially when I’ve just had my eyebrows waxed and tinted, as I feel like you can achieve a more natural look and if you can get the application right then this product can give you the same effect.

I have read some great reviews of the Maybelline Brow Drama so maybe mine will be a little controversial but for me this product just didn’t do the job. I like something that’s more precise and fills my eyebrows in a bit more but I do think if the applicator was different then I might like it better.

Have you tried Maybelline Brow Drama? What did you think?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


  1. It was the opposite for me, I have read tons of negative reviews on this hence I skipped it. I have Benefit Gimme Brow but I almost never use it, I much prefer pencils because it gives a more natural look. Have you tried the L'Oreal brow stylist plumper? You might have better luck with it and it gets pretty good reviews too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. @Shireen L. Platt Ooh no I haven't tried the L'oreal stylist plumper but I'll definitely look into it :) I wish I had read the bad reviews on this product first as I wouldn't have bought it but never mind, you win some you lose some I guess! x