Beauty Product Review: Eyebrow Pomade
What worked for my eyebrows in my 40’s just isn’t cutting it at 60. They’re thinner than ever, but now the white hairs (that haven’t migrated to my chin) stick out like cat whiskers.
A simple eyebrow pencil used to be all I needed. Then I had to add brow powder to help cover the white ones. Now I’m needing color for the bare spots, color for the white ones and wax to tame their wiriness.
Rather than use several products I’ve found a great multitasker.
It’s called DIPBROW Pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This award winning pomade is waterproof, adds texture to my sparse brows, colors the white hairs and holds them in place. They also do not test on animals!
I start by dipping a stiff angled eyebrow brush lightly into the pot then wiping the excess against the lip of the jar.
Sweep lightly over eyebrows coating the hair. Where I have thin spots, I apply a bit more pressure to deliver the color to my skin beneath the hair. You have to use a light touch. Remember you can always add more but it’s tough to take away.
I finish by brushing them out and into place with a spool brush. It’s smudge proof and holds my eyebrows in place all day.
The blonde is too golden for my coloring so I prefer the taupe. It looks very dark in the pot but is the right shade for me. It’s one shade darker than my hair used to be.
Having my eyebrows filled in and groomed balances my face out. If I skip my eyebrows, I look washed out no matter how bright my lipstick.
The difference looks subtle but that’s the point. I’m not going for the Groucho Marx look.
What’s working for your eyebrows these days?
Have a great weekend!
Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade // Anastasia double end Angled/Spooly brush //
Didn’t you do a post on how to properly roll up the sleeves of your shirt so they would stay in place? I have tried to find it, but without luck. Help.
I did…here it is for you.
It works every time!!
I’ve been using an Anastasia product in the taupe too. It’s more of a solid powder with two colours in it. I think it’s very good but I found myself wiping bits off when I refresh my sunscreen in the afternoon. Now I’m going to head to Sephora to get the one you use. More waterproof is what I need. Thanks.
I know the one you mean, Julie. The waxy consistency of this pomade has much more staying power. Let me know what you think.
What do you do when you have a stray white eyebrow hair sticking out? Do you leave it or pluck it? Since we don’t want our eyebrows to get sparse I would think we should be leaving them but I just can’t!
If I can’t paste it down… I trim it and if that doesn’t work I yank it out. Yes, I know I shouldn’t but I can’t stand them sticking out!
It makes all the difference in the world, doesn’t it? Brenda
I have been using this product for about a month now and swear by it. Fills in sparse areas, covers grey hairs and looks so natural. I’m fron Ontario, Canada and bought mine at Sephora in our local mall. Hopefully this helps Georgia.
I too have had the disappearing eyebrow problem even though my hairstylist colors them when I have my hair color retouched. I have used BareEssentials powder (good) and as of recent Milano eyebrow liquid which is a little harder to use. I appreciate this article and new ideas on how to solve.
Let me know if you give it a try, Sharon.
Glad to see this product. Getting a few “bald” spots & gray hairs! Need to check this out. I think it looks great on you!
Thanks, Cathy! It’s subtle but does the trick for now. As they continue to change … we’ll see 🙂
I have seen so many eyebrow posts by 20-somethings, it seems that thick brows are back. Just as ours are fading out!
So true! I never did look attractive with busy ones but I’m happy to have some left on my face!
I’m still using a powder-base pencil because I need something that I can get off if I put on too much in my impatience:).
I’m there with you, Lisa! I’ve made way too many mistakes trying to make my brows look lush and full. Let’s call it…normal.
You’re so right, eyebrows can make all the difference! For an otherwise low maintenance person I’ve committed to an alarmingly extensive eyebrow regimen: I use an eyebrow serum (the brow stuff from GrandeLash) to regrow my sparse brows, I get my brows tinted, AND I touch them up. I really like the brow products from IT Cosmetics and alternate between the super skinny brow pencil (fine lines that look very natural) and the 5-in-1 waterproof pencil. That one deposits some color on the skin and contains a setting component as well. I will look into the Anastasia product you mentioned. And thanks for sharing your eyeshadow color. It looks lovely.
I’m intrigued to hear about the eyebrow serum. Thanks for sharing with us!
I’m making note of your recommendation. When I get my hair colored, she also colors my brows but it doesn’t last the 5 or 6 weeks that my hair lasts. So it’s nice to have a plan B.
I’ve been using this product for about a year now, but mine is called Anastasia gel in a pot??? Looks like exactly the same thing…..not a powder but a very thick product as you have shown!! Love it!! Also Winderbrow is very good but a little more difficult to use.
Have you heard about the new rage for brows….3-d tattooing. Done with a pen-like instrument, not like traditional tattooing. Many people are starting to do this. If you look on you tube you will find it. It’s pricey but lasts for up to three years.
I have heard about brow tattooing. By honestly, I’ve seen some unfortunate results that worry me. If I mess up on my application, I only have to endure it as it takes me for me to wash it off!
Would I like a more permanent fix? Yes!!
I recently saw an unfortunate woman who is now very mature in age who had her eyebrows tattooed when younger and now with her wrinkles and gray hair, it looks terrible. She also had her eyeliner tattooed on and OMG! Horrible. So sad.
I’ve considered tattooing my eyebrows but seen too many disasters to want to risk it.
I love your advice! I am concerned that the product is made in PRC People Republic of China. I try to stay away from any product that comes in contact with my skin that is made in China. I was wondering about your thoughts.
Please share why you’re concerned with anything made in PRC. I am concerned that products not be tested on animals but would be interested to hear your concerns.
I’m still using the Maybelline blond pencil. My brows are sparse and I can fill in with the pencil. It seems to color the few gray ones that have arrived. I’ve tried a few other things but always go back to the pencil.
Looks great! What color of eye shadow are you wearing?
I’m wearing Jane Iredale eyeshadow in Smokey Grey. I got it here.
Ah… the thinning eye brow conundrum. Spent time with a girlfriend from childhood this summer……as we moaned about anything and everything, including hair, clothes, bodies etc etc she commented…”And can anybody tell me where the hell my eyebrows went?”
I use an angled brush and a creamy pot of eye brow colour from Laura Mercier. And just this summer I added another product, from Laura Mercier as well. Looks like mascara….but in soft beige/blonde colour. I brush it on after I’ve used the other stuff and it fills in spots, and hold the eyebrow hairs in place. I love it. I don’t mind at all that it’s one more thing to do. It’s worth it. And my LM consultant showed me how to brush and trim my eyebrows to help control those feral hairs that grow weirdly and make one look like Albert Einstein!
You’re so funny, Sue! I do trim some of my errant hairs too.
Thank you so much for this!
Thank you!!! This is most helpful. I hope i can get this in Canada…
You can probably get it at the new Nordstrom, downtown, Georgia.
I have noticed the sprouting of Andy Rooney style eyebrows, unfortunately on my face. I would appreciate learning about the best way to make them more lady like. When I have had my brows done recently, they have been plucked on top as well as the bottom. My mother said you only pluck from the bottom.
I have heard never to pluck on top too…but I do because my right eyebrow is bushier!