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24.10.16

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate Review


Brows are sisters. Not twins.

At least, that's what I tell myself everyday when I'm doing my brows. Let's face it... one brow went to Harvard, goes to the gym, does yoga, has an unlimited credit card and is living the sweet life. Meanwhile, the other brow eats pizza and burgers everyday, is a couch potato, a slacker, has no job and no plans for the future. My right brow is really no-fuss and no-hassle to do, while my left brow has its own life.

So far, I've tried brow powders, brow pencils, brow mascaras and brow tints. Now let's try this much raved about Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in the shade chocolate.






Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
This fast-drying waterproof pomade resists smudging and sliding. The highly-pigmented formula blends easily to create the illusion of full, thick brows, and a little goes a long.




Current brow situation. I just applied brow tint over ABH Dipbrow Pomade. Also wearing Colourpop Matte Liquid Lipstick in Solow

First thing I said when I held it was wow... this thing is heavy. Like I don't really know if it's just the glass but it's really heavy for a small little pot. I immediately looked at how much product it has and compared it to my pencils etc. My normal brow products have .12g, .24g to 1g while this dipbrow has 4grams.

I use it with my Marionnaud N38 brush. The brush is perfect because the bristles are stiff but soft and it also comes with a spoolie. I've been using brow pencils for a while now and what I usually do is outline my brows, fill it in with the pencil and then brush it with the spoolie. The same goes for this dipbrow. I pick a little bit of product (be careful. This is super super pigmented) and outline my brows. When I'm happy with the shape, I'll fill in the middle part to make it fuller and then brush it off to make it look more natural. If I outline too much or I made a super sharp angle, I just brush my Real Techniques concealer brush over it to create the shape I want.

How's the product? It's perfect. It's a tinted pomade -- thick, waxy substance that glides on your brows without having any fallout. If you've used brow powders before, you know what fallout I'm talking about.

It's very, very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. And like the product description says, it really is waterproof and smudgeproof when it sets. It's not one of those products that you have to work quickly with, which I really appreciate. Let's face it, when you apply some products, you have to work very fast with it or else, it will be tattooed on skin and it won't move. With the dipbrow pomade, I didn't have that problem. I can take my time applying it and I won't have to worry about sharp edges not being fixed with my concealer. It doesn't take a long time to set but it isn't something that stains your skin in 3 seconds.

Again, it's waterproof and sweat-proof, so you don't have to worry about not having brows by the end of the day especially in this country. I used to always bring brow pens in my bag to touch up at the end of the day. But with this one, you can leave the house without it.

The thing I like most? If you got the wrong shade, you can still use it. All you need to do is use brow tint to set it off. I used to have lighter hair and I just applied brow tint over it to make chocolate a little lighter and it's all good. The dipbrow didn't even move or bulge. It just changed color. That's one of my biggest problems with brow pens. If I don't have the right shade, I have to use a brow tint and everything just moves. Because of that, I have to apply more brow product to fill it in again and it's just a waste of time and product. You're basically redoing everything.

Overall thoughts? This is a need. It really is intimidating, but when you get used to it, you realize it's actually very easy to use. If you're used to brow powders, application is going to be easy for you. You can play it up and create defined brows or make it look really natural (which I do). It lessens your time to get ready which is a big deal for me. I'm ALMOST always late to work. I'm just that kind of person. If you're also having a bad brow day, this will be a little easier to apply than pencils plus it comes in various shades depending on your hair color. So, you don't really need brow tint anymore if you get the right shade.

What's surprising for me is it's actually a bang for my buck. I estimated this dipbrow pomade would last me a year or more... and then I computed how much I'd have to spend with brow pencils and brow tints... the result was that it's cheaper than buying the two products for a year. Plus, it takes less time and I don't have to use more product.

I got this one from @all_about_authentic and this costs PHP1,150.

My updated brows from my Instagram stories:


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