I’m really into the fact that eyebrows are wildly popular in beauty. Pencil thin brows have enraged me since I can remember and now hopefully those eyebrow offenders can be shamed away from the tweezers.
There are a zillion brow products out there right now: powders, pencils, wax, gel, spray and on and on. Which is the best? Do you really need them all? How do you match it?
Probably the most popular in the brow game is Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. If you follow an MUA on Instagram they most definitely use it. I’ve been using it for a while now to see what all the fuss is about and to share my findings…
I obviously like the Dipbrow Pomade, it’s not popular by accident. My first mistake was I purchased it in ‘Ebony’ online and it was very much the wrong color. I have black eyebrows and my dark brown hair has cooler undertones which makes me a ‘Granite’ shade, the darkest available. When I got the correct shade I could see the difference immediately. You definitely want to test them out in the mirror to find your shade before purchasing. Once you find your shade you can shop it in their entire line of brow products.
The pomade is a nice consistency and you hardly use any with each application so the small tub will last a while. I bought Brush #12 as well for easy application. They are both about $18 which is pricey compared to other brands but worth it for the quality (at least compared to the drugstore brands).
Dipbrow Pomade is great for shaping and filling in brows but I’ve found it a bit limiting if you want to create areas of the brow. My brows don’t have a great natural arch so I generally want to create a bit of a point with pencil. The pomade is a little too fickle for that and not as precise as I would want it. You need a pencil for that kind of precision and the brush, though thin, isn’t a pencil.
Overall it’s great and comes in a bunch of different shades so you can find something that matches your coloring much easier. If you are doing more drawing I would suggest the Perfect Brow Pencil or Brow Wiz (which I just ordered) because they give you a little more control and give you more precise lines. I would use them together, ideally.
As for powders and gels…I don’t think they’re worth it. Powders are hard to control and can rub off easily, plus they are kind of inconsistent when it comes to application. Gels I find kind of silly because eyebrows don’t need to be set like an updo — they generally stay put because the hair is short.
Now get out there and rock those bold brows!