This base and brow trio could be the secret to mastering your everyday glam

And they're all under $30

Editor / May 31 2023

The products

If there's two types of products that have the ability to make or break a face of makeup, they'd have to be what you use for your base and what you use on your brows.

Well, what if we told you we've found three buys (from the same brand, might we add) that will make locking in your ideal foundation finish and the feathery arches of your dreams extremely possible.

Let's start with the Maybelline New York Superstay 24H Hybrid Powder Foundation – a powder foundation perfect for all skin types, it's designed to deliver the soft-matte finish we're all craving during winter.

As for the Maybelline New York Express Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil and the Maybelline New York Tattoo Brow Up To 36H Styling Gel, they're the dynamic duo your brows will seriously thank you for. The former is a slim-tip brow pencil with a smooth-glide formula and a penchant for precision, and the latter is a shaping, sculpting brow gel that adds tint and fullness that'll last for the long haul.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Maybelline New York Superstay 24H Hybrid Powder FoundationMaybelline New York Express Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil, and Maybelline New York Tattoo Brow Up To 36H Styling Gel to a panel of women aged 18 and older looking for the perfect base and brow products.

The lowdown

They got the job done quickly and easily: Whether it was the powder adding soft-matte coverage, the brow pencil dialling up fullness, or the brow gel providing a quality tint, all three products delivered on their claims while also being quick and easy to apply.

Results lasted for the long haul: Not only were the Review Crew members impressed with the quality of the products and the results they saw, but many specifically mentioned how long and well said results lasted, noting that the staying power was a great feature.

The affordable price point: The fact that the powder foundation, brow pencil, and brow gel all retail for under $30 while maintaining impressive quality across the board was a big bonus.

The verdict

I actually really enjoyed using the Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Powder Foundation - I was very impressed with this product in all ways and cannot wait to continue using it as apart of my regular routine! It applied onto my skin really smooth (like an airbrush filter), it felt very lightweight on my face on application and throughout the day & it seemed to stay on for the whole day! It is a medium buildable coverage for sure! Also the best skin tone match I have ever had with any makeup product!
Amy W
ReviewCrew® member
Maybelline Express Brow Eyebrow Pencil is a must-have for anyone looking for an easy-to-use and affordable eyebrow pencil. The ultra-fine tip allows for precise application, allowing you to create natural-looking brow hairs with ease. The formula is buildable, so you can achieve anything from a subtle to bold brow look. One of the best things about this eyebrow pencil is how quickly and easily you can fill in your brows. It's perfect for those on-the-go moments when you need to touch up your brows quickly. The pigmented formula provides great colour payoff, allowing you to achieve your desired look in just a few strokes.
Trisha S
ReviewCrew® member
I was a bit uncertain whether to trust "drug store" brand brow gels, but the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Styling gel definitely did not disappoint. The consistency of the gel was easy to apply, and was long lasting on my very sensitive brows. They seemed thicker and fuller without looking over the top. The key with using this brow gel is to use less product as it goes a very long way.
Victor D
ReviewCrew® member

Like the sound of this base and brow trio? Read more Maybelline New York Superstay 24H Hybrid Powder Foundation reviewsMaybelline New York Express Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil reviews, and Maybelline New York Tattoo Brow Up To 36H Styling Gel reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Maybelline New York to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Maybelline New York Superstay 24H Hybrid Powder Foundation, Maybelline New York Express Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil, and Maybelline New York Tattoo Brow Up To 36H Styling Gel is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 31/05/2023.

Main image credit: Are Media 

Delaney began her career in the Australian beauty media industry in 2015, landing amidst the glossy world of women’s lifestyle magazines (or more literally, in their beauty cupboards). Since then, she has gone on to write across a multitude of beloved Australian media brands, including OK!, NW, InStyle, and Harper’s BAZAAR. She’s covered every side of beauty content, from directing beauty editorial shoots to rounding up the best glossy serums for golden hour skin. Having spent nearly a decade immersed in the beauty realm, Delaney’s knowledge of beauty is as extensive as her collection of tinted lip oils (read: extremely extensive). Delaney is currently the Digital Managing Editor of BEAUTYcrew, and her beauty wisdom also appears across beautyheaven, ELLE and Marie Claire. She enjoys channelling her personal hobby (testing beauty products) into her professional work (talking about testing beauty products), and considers perfecting the art of a cat eye in a moving car her life’s greatest accomplishment.