Thursday, September 11, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade & Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil in "Ebony": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Hey hey hey everybody, are are y'all doing? Today I have a brow product review duo to share with you and both products are from none other than the beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills. I've been very curious about the brand for a long time now and I've finally had a chance to try out their Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil and Dipbrow Pomade. So did these products meet my expectation, find out by clicking......
anastasia dipbrow pomade in ebony swatches
Dipbrow Pomade in "Ebony" ($23 CAD):
Housed in a clear glass jar with a twist off lid, this is a brow gel in a super dark brown (almost blackish) shade. The formulation is very opaque so a little goes a long, long way! Anastasia claims the formulation is waterproof and smudgeproof but I found the product transfers when I gently touch it with my fingers. Despite that, the wear is pretty decent although if you have oily skin you might want to lightly dust your brow area with some transluscent powder after applying the pomade.
The shade "Ebony" is suitable for those with very dark hair and dark features. The color is actually a bit too intense for me even though I have black hair.
I apply mine with an angled brush and I can achieve some pretty clean lines with the it.
anastasia dipbrow pomade in ebony swatches
Left: My overwhelmingly unimpressive left brow (didn't over-pluck, I was born this way)
Right: Dipbrow Pomade in "Ebony" applied boldly.
Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil ($28 CAD):
This is an ultra slim mechanical brow pencil with a super fine tip lead and a spooly brush on the opposite end. "Ebony" is a dark but soft brown that works very well for those with black hair. The formulation is smooth and pigmented but not too soft and creamy. Again, Anastasia claims the formulation is smear-proof but I found this faded and wore off much quicker than my holy grail brow pencil (Shiseido Brow Pencil in GY901). I do, however, really like the super skinny tip of Brow Wiz because this means I can be super precise with my application and I'll never need to sharpen the pencil.
The super fine lead of the Brow Wiz 
Left: My beautiful and luscious natural brow.
Right: Brow filled in with Brow Wiz in "Ebony".
Overall:
I thoroughly enjoyed both products. The pomade in "Ebony" is perfect for those with super dark hair as it gives a more bold effect. Brow Wiz is perfect for a bit of filling in of sparse areas but the lasting power could be improved upon.
Have you tried Anastasia brow products before? What are your thoughts?

Availability:
Anastasia products are available online and in stores at Murale and Sephora
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