Sunday, April 27, 2014

Anastacia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown - First Impressions and Swatches

Anastacia Beverly Hills Dipbrow is just the latest must-have brow product that has made its way to cult status. Before I went brow product shopping last week, I had just cleaned out my own makeup stash and realized that while I was perfectly happy with my Elf Brow Kit (I have it in Dark), it's gotten too dark for my recently colored hair (I used the Hortaleza Pro Hair Coloring Creams and will do a review on that later) plus its no longer as creamy since I've had it for more than a year now. Rather than simply picking up another one, I thought I'd go ahead try something new.


Anastacia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown



I've been hearing a lot of raves for the MUFE Aqua Brow and since me and WB are headed to a week-long stay at the beach next month, I thought it would be nice to get  something long lasting and water resistant. I didn't have the time to schlep over to the MUFE stores down south of the metro and so I turned to online shopping yet again. Long story short, I ended up with the Anastacia Dipbrow Pomade from The Makeup Box (if you are interested in the long version, read the postscript at the end of this post). She sells these for P1200 per pot, not bad considering that a pot of MAC Fluidline, the last time I checked, goes for P1100.


Anastacia Beverly Hills is well known for being the queen brand for brow grooming, from pencils to powders to brushes. The Dipdown Pomade, in particular, is described as:

Waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining, and carving perfectly precise brows that won't fade. Smudge-free, creamy formula glides on skin and adheres to hair. Must-have for oily skin and humid climates. Tighten cap to prevent drying.


Oily skin? Humid climates? Check and check.

I've only had this for a week but as I'm loving it so far. It's too soon to say if I will love it enough to repurchase once it's gone but it's creamy, it applies like a dream and it can last the whole day, surviving the occasional (not too hard) dabbing and swiping near the eye area. It does manage stay on if you run water over it, just don't use soap  :)
This will pretty much stay on my hand for the rest of the day




During the day, it won't smear or fade. I applied the product on my brows and managed to sleep with it on and when I woke up, most of the product was gone so it just looked like my natural brows but slightly darker. They say it doubles as a gel liner and I did try that, and as far as I could tell, it behaves exactly like MAC Fluidlines. As for the color, its pigmented and you do get a minute to clean up if you've made a mistake in application. Dark Brown is a bit darker than I wanted but the cool-toned medium brown will suit most Pinays, I think. You need very little product (just a dip for each brow) if you want to keep it natural. The swatches show how the color can be controlled depending on how much pomade you use.

Overall, I like it and it's highly likely to be one of the products in my staple kikay kit. The only bummer is that this is not locally available (as far as I know).

PS:
I just want to say kudos to The Makeup Box for excellent customer service. Like I said above, I ordered the MUFE Aqua Brow initially but when I got it, it had hardened up and separated inside the tube. I informed Mary Ann about this and she promptly told me to just send it back so she can refund. We agreed that I would simply purchase Anastacia Dipbrow instead of being reimbursed. Unfortunately, the dried-up MUFE tube got thrown out from my room so I told Mary Ann that I'm not going to get the refund anymore, since I didn't have a product to return now. Instead of cutting her losses, Mary Ann simply told me to not worry about it, and she still sent me this replacement. Seriously, how awesome is that? It goes without saying that from now on, The Makeup Box will definitely one of my favorite online shops for beauty shopping.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a great purchase indeed! Definitely gives that plakado effect. :) But i prefer my liquid brow liners for beach season. They stay on real good even after a swim and easier to take a long with me. :)

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  2. I haven't tried liquid brow liners yet-- now I'm thinking of getting one, especially since it will save me from having to pack a separate applicator

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  3. Is it easy to apply? Haven't tried this yet but I wish to include it on my next makeup purchase.
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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