Tarte Brow Mousse in Taupe

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 Another hair throwback in this post.. does anyone else stockpile review photos? I will have a day of photographing and creating draft posts and then throughout the month I pick and choose what I want to talk about based on excitement or whether I feel I’ve used the product for long enough. This is why you will see photos such as these that are seemingly out of synch.. thought it was worth an explanation for anyone whoever wondered. Of course if I left may hair alone for a moment I would never have to explain anything 😉

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 This product didn’t really need much testing, I knew straight away whether I liked it and past a day of testing the wear I knew how I would review it. Given the name ‘mousse’ I was expecting a much softer, spongier texture than is actually in the pot, it’s firm and creamy, almost like an eyeliner. It applies nicely with the brush provided, I do occasionally use the spooly to briush through my brows afterwards but if anything that just smidges the product so I think it’s there more for those who need to tame before filling in. It’s not smudgeproof however I don’t have major smudging issues with any brow products so that’s neither here nor there for me. The colour was disappointing, although it may look it in the pot it’s nothing like ‘taupe’ on the brows, it’s very warm and that’s usually what I try to avoid.. this is why I chose TAUPE!

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 Since trying this I finally had a go at using my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe. I’d had so many readers tell me to try it but I just though the formula would be all wrong.. it’s a little drier that the the Tarte but it’s very similar and the shade is much more ash and totally smudge proof. It could come of a little grey and I will show it in a post of it’s own very soon but if you’re looking for something like this but without the warmth I would highly recommend you give that a go. It’s considerably cheaper (plus you get MORE product) it can be applied in the same way and here in the UK it’s much easier to get your hands on! The Brow Mousse is great and having just had my hair coloured a wamer blonde/brown shade I will likely use it more now but like for like I think I actually prefer the Colour Tattoo for the job, sorry Tarte!

Tarte Brow Mousse $28.00 / Maybelline Colour Tattoo – £4.99

Miss BB



  1. Luciana
    4 March, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    I tried the colour tattoo and loved it! It has the “ashiness” so hard to find in brow products and it’s not dark nor light. What a great idea you shared with us! Thank you!

  2. 4 March, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    The thought of using a mousse on my brows scares me a bit, it just sounds like it would be super messy! Maybelline colour tattoo is a fantastic idea though, now all they need to do is make a dark matte one to go with my brows.

    Holly / Faceldn.com

  3. 4 March, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I’ve never considered using a brow mouse, I tend to do my brows in a rush so pencil seems to be best for me!!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  4. 4 March, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    I never thought of using the colour tattoos! Clever idea! I do like the sound of a mousse though. Newgirl49.blogspot.co.uk x

  5. 4 March, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    I hate it when brow products are too warm toned, I agree that this definitely isn’t the right shade for your brows, although on the photo further away, it doesn’t look too bad. I will have to check out the colour tattoos for my brows. At the moment I’m using Smashbox’s Brow Tech to Go which is fab, but pricey.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  6. 5 March, 2014 / 3:27 am

    Can’t wait to see the post on Maybelline Colour Tattoo, would be such a money saver instead of expensive brow products!!

  7. 5 March, 2014 / 7:46 am

    Great idea of using Maybelline Colour Tattoo, will try it tomorrow! Thanks!

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