Thursday, January 21, 2016

REVIEW: ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIPBROW POMADE.

anastasia dipbrow pomade soft brown

How is everyone’s week going?  Admittedly it was a little rough getting back into the swing of things after a three day weekend, but I can’t believe tomorrow is already Friday and another weekend is upon us.  (Thank god! I have some serious Netflix to catch up on.  Has anyone been watching Jessica Jones?  It’s amazing.)  But I wanted to pop in today to share with you a quick review of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.  I am sure a lot of you have heard about this product, as it has gotten a lot of hype in the beauty community, and I have been trying it out for the past 6 months collecting my thoughts.  So what drew me to this brow pomade in the first place?  Well, I had a lot of quick go-to brow products in my arsenal, but was lacking something that could achieve a full bolder brow look when I really wanted to put in the extra effort with my makeup.  As much as I loved my Benefit Brow Zings and Gimme Brow they just weren’t cutting the mustard when paired with a smokey eye.  So I snagged a pot of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown along with the accompanying #12 eyebrow brush and let the magic begin…

Now my first impressions of this product left me feeling a little scared.  I didn’t think I could be so intimidated by a brow product.  But after some trial and error and viewing several YouTube tutorials (This one was a huge help!) I got the hang of it.  Bottom line, the application of this brow pomade has a learning curve.  You need to use the TINIEST amount on your brush, applying in short feathery strokes outlining your ideal brow shape, to get your achieved look.  As I learned the hard way in the beginning the application of this can get out of hand quickly.  But nevertheless, once mastery is achieved the skies open and you leave the house thinking BROW GAME ON FLEEK.  

anastasia dipbrow pomade review

This pomade retails for $18.00 and features 0.14oz of product encased in a sleek glass jar with a black plastic lid embossed with copper lettering.  The product comes in 11 shades and can easily be picked up at Ulta, Sephora, or Anastasia’s website.  And while many may find the purchase of the brush superfluous I found it to work amazing with this product and am so happy I splurged.  (But I’m sure any angled eyeliner brush in your collection could work as well as long as the bristles are short and stiff.)  I also loved using the spooley on the end to comb through my brows and as a quasi blending brush for my finished look.  

anastasia brow brush 12

What I loved most about this product was the staying power and variety of looks you can achieve.  The promises of a “smudge-free” and “waterproof” formula hold up.  Once on, this product does not budge and stays looking crisp all day.  The product also contains wax keeping your brow hairs in place and making it ideal for those with oily skin or individuals living in humid climates. I also loved the versatility of this product and quickly swept through you can achieve natural, but fabulous "she's born with it" brows, or going the extra mile you can pass as a doppelganger for Lilly Collins with standout brows perfected.  You also get a ton of product for the moderate $18 price tag.  I can't even imagine making it through a full pot of this.  And while I haven't had any problems with mine drying up a quick tip if you do have this issue, or with any other potted cream product, is to add a drop of beauty oil to the mix, such as Josie Maran's Argan Oil, and voila moisture will be restored.

For your viewing pleasure I've taken a close-up of my brows so you can see the before 
and after when I'm going for a natural look. ;)

As I said before, some may be put off by the learning curve of this multi-tasking pomade.  It does take a little extra time and skill and many may prefer quick and easy alternatives such as the Benefit products mentioned above.  I would also say this product is an unnecessary purchase for those already blessed with full, thick brows.  You just don't need it.  But for individuals who lust after full defined brows, but stuck with thin sparse hairs, this will be your jam.  My brows are on the thinner side and when I have tried to achieve a fuller look with other products in the past the result has looked so unnatural.  But that is where I feel this product really shines, even if you have no brows this product somehow comes off looking natural and fabulous every time.   And while some may be put off by the $36 price tag for the pomade and brush bundle, I have yet to try anything comparable from the drugstore and feel the quality of this duo warrants the price. 

Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade?  What is your favorite product for creating thick, luscious brows?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo Nicole

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