I was born with naturally thick "caterpillar" brows - I hated them growing up. So in the late '90s to early 2000s, when it was trendy to have over-plucked super thin brows, well, I guess you can say I followed that trend. My eyebrows have definitely seen a lot of different shapes through the years, some of which you can see here.
Over the years, my brows have grown out but they're a lot more sparse and not as thick as they once were. Now, that full lush brows are on-trend, oh how I miss my natural, thick brows! So ironic, isn't it? Thanks to good ol' makeup, it's easier than ever to fake natural looking brows as long as you have the right products!
So today, I'm going to compare two of the hottest brow products that I'm currently obsessing over! Both are from Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Anastasia is the mastermind behind the brand and brow expert to the celebs! Her clients include Oprah, Kim Kardashian and Michelle Obama according to People!
I actually remember seeing the episode when it aired on t.v. when she did Oprah's brows on her show not knowing who she was at that time! Anyhow, let's get back to the products!
These cult-fave brow products from ABH need no introduction, whatsoever but if you haven't guessed by now, today's post is dedicated to the Brow Wiz pencil and the Dipbrow Pomade.
Brow Wiz, is available in 10 shades and I have the shade Dark Brown. This award-winning pencil is retractable so you never have to worry about sharpening it, which is always a plus! The double-sided pencil also comes with a spoolie on one end which allows you to soften and blend the brows.
It's formulated with a blend of oils and also has a waxy consistency so it glides on without much effort. When I first got the pencil in my hands I did a quick demo (see the results of my initial demo, below!) because I was super excited to try the product out! I filled in my brows in like ten seconds and OMG was blown away!
First Time Trying The Brow Wiz (without any other product)
Never have I ever done brows that quickly and yes, I know the above pic is by no means perfect, but I purposely did a quick test because I wanted to see what the product was capable of without spending too much time or effort.
You can see that it fluffed up my brows quite nicely adding a more lifted shape to them. Now mind you, I didn't spend the time here to actually perfect them as I would when going out. But it goes to show that this product could work wonders even when you're short on hand! Also, I do prefer a bit of a messy and uneven look when it comes to eyebrows because that gives them a really natural effect. I don't like to be too precise with them.
Quick Makeup Look with Brow Wiz
This product is a game changer! As a mom, I go bare faced so often and when I do have the chance to wear makeup, I literally have like 10-15 minutes, if that. The Brow Wiz allows you to transform your brows in seconds to a more structured and polished look and the results are fluffy, natural looking brows without any effort. I also love that the finish is soft and the eyebrows don't look filled in at all. So if you're hesitant at doing eyebrows because you don't want that stamped on, harsh look, then this product is for you!
You can literally touch up and fill in your brows at the stoplight on your way to work or wherever and the pencil is so slim, it's perfect for on-the-go! This product is great for everyday and is a must-have in every gal's eye makeup essentials kit, as I posted earlier.
Okay, so let's begin with the obvious. The above pic is a sample and I've been meaning to go out and purchase the full sized product yet this sample is lasting me forever and hey, I'm not complaining! But I will pick it up as soon as I'm done because I can't live without it!
Before: Without any makeup // After: Full Glam With Dipbrow Pomade + Topped with Starlooks Brow Quad (matte powders)
The matte pomade has a matte finish and is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. The formula is very buildable so you can go from subtle to dramatic which I love! The pomade gives you full control to sculpt, define and shape your brows unlike any product I've ever tried! Again, this product glides on like a dream and once it sets, brows are budge-proof and stay in place all day, long!
Although the creamy pomade formula stays put, I like to layer matte brow powders on top for a multidimensional brow and to really set and lock the pomade into place. Even a matte eyeshadow will work, here as I've done in the past.
If you love super thick brows and aren't blessed in the brow department and are looking for a complete brow "transformation" then this product is it! Whereas, the Brow Wiz is moreso to fill in and shape for a more natural finish but not really a transformation. The Brow Pomade allows you to sculpt, define and over-line your arches in any shape, size or any way like!
For the ultimate brow, I love to combine the two, the Brow Wiz and the Dipbrow Pomade. This is only when I'm going full glam and the results are on-fleek to say the least! I would not wear this ultimate brow look without dramatic eye makeup or falsies, otherwise, the look just wouldn't work.
Brow Wiz + Dipbrow Pomade + Starlooks Brow Quad (matte powder)
All in all, I'm obsessed with both brow products from ABH and they're completely different in comparison yet depending on the look you're going for, both are must-haves!
Are you an ABH gal? If so, what's your fave product? Comment below.