Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Chocolate

Anastasia Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade review swatch
Dip Brow in the shade Chocolate | LINK | £15

Hello! Today I am going to be reviewing a much talked about, new product in the beauty world – the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade. It was quite the impulse buy (post here) but after hearing so much about it from MUA’s who had been sent them earlier, I was well and truly intrigued. I also jumped in there and grabbed one before the whole waiting list thing can I get a round of an applause ;D
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade review swatch

well according to The ABH website it is a ‘waterproof brow colour’ and it’s great for ‘sculpting, defining and carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade’. So as you would expect the expectation for this were pretty high! It is available in 5 different colours, and one pot costs £15. When I first bought it I thought it would be very much like a gel eyeliner, however it has more of a mousse-y texture to it, and works like a brow powder and brow set in one. It’s a one step brow product (as long as you use a spoolie to natural it up a little!). I bought the shade chocolate, which makes for awesome natural brows but can also help me build dramatic brows if I choose to.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade review swatch

With any regular brow brush, or the one you can buy from the line! You pretty much ‘dip’ the brush in and draw/blend your brows up. I like to trace the bottom of my brow, then line the top and use the excess product on the hairs to blend and mix together through the middle of the brow. The waterproof formula means they literally don’t budge within around 30/60 seconds after you have applied it, so blend and brush as much as you need to quickly!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade review swatch

Apologies for the bad swatch! There are far better online – but hopefully you can see from the above photo that chocolate is a tad too light/brown for me! Also for the most part I don’t shape my brows, personal preference, so that’s why they’re a little unruly! For a quick video of the brow pomade in action follow me on Instagram @theblushinggiraffe :)

Well the answer to the first question is YES, it is worth the money. Whilst I have dipped into a fair amount already, I know this will last me a long time (and would have lasted even longer had I picked the correct shade ._.) I find it easy to get defined, filled in and groomed brows and yes they really do last all day! So oily skinned girls these are perfect for you because you can rest assured your brows won’t be wiped away any time soon with these popped on.

Now as for the second question…I have to say I really do wish I had picked up dark brown rather than chocolate. The reason being because chocolate is a true to colour brown, and would suit a range of skin tones and hair colours. However at times it does appear TOO brown for my liking…great for a very natural brow but not the best colour in terms of filling them in. As I mentioned earlier I would have to use a lot less product if I’d bought the dark brown too because with the correct colour a little can go a long way! If I had both chocolate and dark brown in my collection I believe the perfect brows could be achieved. So I would highly recommend you do your swatching research before placing an order, check out YouTube and the blogosphere (and even instagram!) to determine which one would suit you the best.

 I like chocolate, but I know I’d LOVE dark brown! I have seen a LOT of MUAs use chocolate in combination with blond, probably using the lighter shade at the front and using chocolate to define the edges and end of the brow.

Also if you’re not massively into brows, don’t have oily skin, or are happy using eyeshadow/liner then honestly… I’d say stick to that. The price of this isn’t exactly drugstore, and it’ll be quite a while after my spending ban is over before I can justify picking up dark brown to add to my stash :( I also adore using my HD brow palette as well as a few sleek shadows, because running powder through (as long as it is the correct tone!) is probably the quickest and easiest way to do brows.

Final Verdict:
Product rating: 8.5
Pros: Very pigmented, waterproof, easy to use once you get the hang of it, can create natural and defined brows, the pot will last a fairly long time, acts as a brow set as well as colour.
Cons: Can be tricky to work with if you don’t blend straightaway, takes getting used to the mousse-y texture (and ofc in my case colour!), isn’t the cheapest brow product out there.
Repurchase? I do love this enough to repurchase the DARK BROWN, but certainly not any time in the near future

I hope this was helpful to anyone considering buying it! Like I said r e s e a r c h dem swatches!! You want to get the right colour for you! If you’ve tried this already what are your thoughts? Better than powder or overrated?

Thanks for reading!
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