I prefer natural but defined brows as it help frame my face and balance a whole makeup look. On a daily basis, I prefer using brow powder and brow pencil as it’s fast and easy to do. It took me a while to get use to the idea of a brow pomade; so far I have tried Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and Chi Chi brow pomade, and I like both as they preform very similar, however, the Chi Chi one is much cheaper and more accessible.
At first I bought Chi Chi brow pomade in dark brown; it’s super dark and my brows looked painted on and fake. I gave it away and bought medium brown recently, I believe it is the perfect match for my medium-dark brown hair.
Chi Chi brow pomade is creamy and wet in consistency; it glides onto my skin and eyebrows smoothly, does not slide and blends easily. I use a relatively firm, angled brush, lightly dip my brush into the pomade and get rid of excess product on the lid of the jar before applying it onto my eyebrows (tips: always clean the brush and remove dry formula from the bristles). I usually outline my brows first and then fill them in using whatever is left on the brush. This way my eyebrows look more natural and sculpted (little bit of brow pomade goes a long way, it will look painted on if it’s not careful). It dries on my skin quickly, so using small stokes, and not applying too much onto the brush is important. Once is set, it stays put all day; it is water resistant and smudge-free, unless there is aggravated rubbing. In addition to using the pomade, I always apply powder and tinted brow gel to set and make my eyebrows look fuller. Comparing with Anastasia Beveley Hills dipbrow pomade in dark brown(see swatch below), I say the colours are very similar(bear in mind, my Dipbrow pomade is around two years old and starting to dry out. The colour payoff is much less than the brand new Chi Chi brow pomade at this stage. However if you look closer I would say they are almost the same shade of brown).
Like with any cream products, I recommend that the jar is closed tightly and do not leave it wide open if it’s not being used for a long period of time.
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