Continuing with my brow product review is the Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse in Dark Brown. Makeup is all about innovation and Revlon has been putting out some interesting products recently. From pizza cutter wheels for eyeliners to built in sponges for Insta-filter foundations, Revlon has been on the cutting edge. The Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse will also be a new innovation with a wand that more resembles a mascara than an eyeliner.
Name: Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse
Shade: 404 Dark Brown, 5 shades in total
Available at most drugstores
The unique part about the Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse is the applicator on the end. It’s full of rubber bristles and looks like a mascara. Then on the other end, it is a twist cap so that you can twist and push out more products. The rubber bristles are pretty dense but do have some flexibility of movement when you brush it through.
When you first twist it up, the product comes out of 4 openings on two sides. As you can see it kind of comes out in these 4 big clumps. For me, it’s the initial brushing on to the brows that give me difficulty as the product is not evenly disbursed on to all the bristles. I found that once you start using it and the product is evenly distributed, it is quite easy to get an even application on the brows. However, every time you twist up, you’ll have an issue with the product coming out of only these 4 openings.
Here is a reminder of my bare brow looks like. I think it’s relatively full and bushy so I thought it would be a good “candidate” for this brow product. Their claim is that the tinted mousse gives medium to thick brows a clump free natural look that wears for up to 24 hours.
So the first time that I used this, it was disastrous. I got the mousse all over my brow area and it required quite a bit of clean up with the q-tip. However, I had pretty good luck after playing around with it a few more times.
Here is how it looked after I practiced a few more times. As you can see, it definitely added a lot more color to my brows. In person, I can see that it helped this feature stand out a lot more. I was also really impressed by the wear time. I decided to wear it for a full 2 days as I was also testing out the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel at the same time (full review to come). So if you don’t remove this, the mousse will hold on for quite a long time!
It does also work quite well on top pencil/brow powder. If you require a bit of reshaping and defining, the Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse will be hard to navigate. However, if you are looking to add a bit of tint, this could be a good option. As I discussed earlier in the packaging section though, I found it messy to use especially when you have to twist up to get additional product.
I actually like the idea of a tinted mousse for those people who already have medium to full brows. This way, you can just deepen up the color to define your brow feature. However, I think the biggest draw back for the Revlon Colorstay Brow Mousse is that the product doesn’t spread across the bristles evenly. This results in a splotchy application and you will have to brush it up with a spoolie. But, once you do get the application down, it stays on all day (or 2 days)! Stay tuned though for my Maybelline Tattoo Brow Gel review as that product claims to stay on for 48 hours!
For a beautiful every day natural brow, check out my review of THEFACESHOP Designing Eyebrow Pencil!