Recently I decided to pop into Sephora on a work break. It's been an while, but I had the itch. Plus a tax return. Naturally, that money should be spent on makeup, right?
Now I have always liked Sephora, but generally get little to no assistance or acknowledgement from the sales staff unless it was someone I knew. I am happy to report that this day was different, and a really nice woman named Sam helped me out (the Masonville Mall location).
I told Sam that I came in today to get something new to review. She showed me the new brands that they had just got in and told be which products were hot sellers. If you go into Sephora Masonville, look her up!
I was set on purchasing the Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW pomade. I had seen other people try it out on their you-tubes and instagrams, so I thought I should give it a go for comparisons sake. I tend to be more of a brow powder kind of girl, but I do enjoy trying out new items so the dip it is!
The great part for me, is that the DIPBROW Pomade comes in a 4g jar for $23 (Canadian price at Sephora), which means you actually get a relatively decent amount of product for the price. The company has a multitude of brow products, from pencils to gels and powders. I chose the dip because of the value. I didn't want to pay $30 for a scrawny little pencil when this is clearly a better value. I like low prices, I can't be the only one!!
In general, when I do my makeup, I use only one product on my brows. I have a Christian Dior brow pencil that is probably close to 10 years old (yeah, I know, old makeup) that I love. I also have the Benefit Brow Zings, and other powders from Quo, and Smashbox Brow Tech. Honestly, the Quo and Smashbox powders are basically identical (not in price, Quo $12-ish Smashbox $30-ish). I tend to just fill the brows in and that's that. I'm not personally a fan of the clear waxes included with the powders, I always seem to destroy my brows if I use them. Occasionally I'll use a clear mascara to keep them in place if I haven't groomed them recently (I use Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara, $2.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart).
I see the Internet a-buzz with people using 3-6 products on their brows. What the heck?! Seriously, that's way too much for someone whose got a hectic life, or doesn't want to dedicate more than few minutes a day to their makeup. Unless you're in a photo shoot, or on film, there's likely no reason to be using that many products for the average day to day wearer. Keep it simple, find one that works for you and stick with that for a while, or until you feel you want to venture out of your comfort zone.
So without adieu, I present to you my review of Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade!
My first reaction to this product was that I liked the larger selection of colors. There are 11 colors to choose from in total. So many brands have very little color selection and I'm never totally sure if I'm going to like what I choose. For this product I chose the Soft Brown. My hair is a strange mix of burgundy and purple, and fading fast, so I had to change up my brow color. I like the Soft Brown because it's just warm enough not to look gray-ish, but not too dark like other brown shades.
The next thing I noticed about the product was that you really don't need too much of it to make an impact. I put it on with my angled brow brush, and started to fill in my brows. It has a dense texture, and a gel like hold, hence the "pomade" aspect. It glides on smoothly and can achieve sharp lines. The product dries after a bit, so if you want to have a lighter looking more natural brow, apply the product in a thin layer. Applying the product with a second or third coat turns sparse brows into full ones fast.
One of the greatest things about this product, for me, is the fact that it's really waterproof. This stuff stays on very well, even through sweating and rain. I've managed full days of activities without it budging.
I totally love this stuff. I will definitely add more colors to my kit when I can. I can see this being awesome for all kinds of looks, especially bridal, or for aqueous situations when you need the makeup to last.
Conclusion? I would recommend this to anyone who likes something that is easy to apply, waterproof, and build-able in coverage. DIPBROW rocks!
I will likely have this as my must-have-go-to brow product for the next while.
Have you tried DIPBROW? Did you like it? Are there other brow products you'd like to see reviewed? Let me know what you love!