MAC The Stylish Brow – Veluxe Brow Liners: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

Another new product that MAC has released today with The Stylish Brow collection is Veluxe Brow Liners… A pencil that “fills, shapes and defines with a rich powdery formula that’s matte and velvety smooth”. These will remain as part of MAC’s permanent line, so there’s no need to worry about stocking up on backups. For me, these are a welcome addition to MAC’s range of brow products and I prefer these over MAC’s Eye Brows pencils… Veluxe Brow Liners are much smoother and better pigmented. I also like that you sharpen the Veluxe Brow Liners rather than twist them up… The twist up kind occasionally seem to break and it’s so hard to tell when you’re going to run out of them!

I only purchased three colors for now since they are permanent and I wanted to test them on myself to make sure I like them before spending the money on the other lighter colors for my kit. I’ll update this post once I get Strawberry Blonde and Redhead in the next week or so.

The Stylish Brow Veluxe Brow Liners

The Stylish Brow Veluxe Brow Liners Product

The Stylish Brow Veluxe Brow Liner Spoolie

Veluxe Brow Liners are a soft, velvety type of pencil that glides on and blends beautifully. They set with a matte finish and last 8+ hours before any smudging or fading occurs. They’re so pigmented that you can get a smooth defined line or use the side of the pencil to gently fill in sparse areas of the brow. Like any other pencil, Veluxe Brow Liners apply best if you’ve recently sharpened them.  To blend and soften the pencil after you’ve applied it, just use the spoolie wand that’s on the end opposite the pencil tip. I love that MAC did this… It’s so convenient! I do suggest wiping the spoolie off with brush cleanser from time to time so you don’t get a buildup of product and skin/hair, which will make blending the pencil more difficult and messy.

If you are really into having perfect brows and want to take a little extra time filling them in and shaping them, you can use Veluxe Brow Liners alongside an eye shadow. First you will want to define the brow and fill in any really sparse areas with the pencil, then go in and use an eye shadow to fill in a little more. This will make the brow appear a softer and more natural than it would just using a pencil. A good brush to use for the eye shadow is a MAC 208 angled brow brush. With The Stylish Brow collection, MAC also released three Brow Duos, which contain two eye shadows that are perfect for brows… They work perfectly with Veluxe Brow Liners and are a great value at only $27.50!

Veluxe Brow Liners are available today at MAC stores, counters, and online at www.maccosmetics.com and are new but permanent. They contain 1.19g / 0.042oz of product and cost $19.50.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.Veluxe Brow Liners swatches on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Veluxe Brow Liners swatches on NC15 skin.

Brunette:   Brunette is described as a “muted mid-tone grey”… To me, I see a medium, slightly cool toned taupey brown. It’s suitable for people with medium brow hair, cooler toned brown hair, dark ashy blonde hair, or anyone who has a bit of gray. It’s versatile, so you can also use it with an eye shadow, as I mentioned earlier. I suggest either the Brunette Brow Duo, which contains Coquette and Brun eye shadows, or individual MAC eye shadows such as  Cork, Charcoal Brown, Omega, or Coquette, all of which are cool to neutral toned browns.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Deep Brunette:   Deep Brunette is described as a “muted blackish brown”, but I see more of a medium to medium-dark, warm toned brown with slight hues of red. It would work well on anyone with deep auburn hair or neutral to warm, medium to deep brown hair. If you want to get a Brow Duo to use with this, you could choose Redhead for a warmer look, which contains Cork and Espresso eye shadows, or the Brunette Brow Duo for a darker and cooler toned look. If you want to try some individual eye shadows with this, check out Cork, Charcoal Brown, or Brun (for basic, more neutral browns) , Folie or Embark (for those of you with reddish or violet tones to your hair), and Brown Down, Espresso, or Saddle (for warmer brunettes and reddish/auburn hair).

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Deep Dark Brunette:   Deep Dark Brunette is the darkest of the five Veluxe Brow Liners and is described as a “dark dirty chocolate”… It’s a deep, rich brown with slightly warm undertones. It’s more neutral than Deep Brunette and a shade or two darker. Deep Dark Brunette is best for anyone with medium-dark brown to black hair with either cool or warm undertones… Although it’s not black, most black brows look best with a softer brown pencil so they aren’t too intense. The best Brow Duo to use with this pencil is the Brunette one. A few individual eye shadows that you could use with this are Brun (neutral deep brown), Concrete (cool, deep grayish brown), Charcoal Brown (medium, slightly cool taupey brown), Espresso (medium-dark, warm brown), Embark (warm, almost violet-red brown), or Brown Down (dark, warm reddish brown).

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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3 comments
  1. crystal said:

    love the pencil but cant seem to sharpen mine correctly it keeps falling apart!

    • What kind of sharpener are you using? The MAC ones have never damaged any of my pencils, even Eye Kohls that are really soft. Anastasia makes good sharpeners too. And you can always stick your pencil in the freezer for a few minutes before sharpening to harden it up 😉

      • LaCrystal said:

        Using one from ulta but I’ll try putting it in the freezer but I’ve almost sharpened it away lol

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