Raising Brows with Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade + Brush #12 [In Our Makeup Bag]

What It Is:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde* and Dark Brown* and Brush #12*

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:

I personally believe that brows are one of the most important features to focus on when applying makeup. They truly frame your face and help pull your look together. Despite this, plenty of people ignore their brows.

Anastasia is THE authority on eyebrows, so it’s no surprise that her new Dipbrow Pomade and Brush #12 are taking the makeup world by storm. I’ve seen them on basically every blog and couldn’t wait to find out how the “smudge-free, waterproof pomade all-in-one formula that performs as a brow definer and eyeliner” and paired brush worked for me!

How To Use It:

Anastasia recommends applying Dipbrow with a stiff, angled brush (Brush #12 for the win!). First, outline your brows and then fill them in, using a spoolie (or the other side of #12) to blend and groom. That’s it!

CC Rating: A+

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and accompanying Brush #12 couldn’t have come at a better time. They’re the ideal products for getting the bold brow look that is oh-so-in right now, but I’ve also found that you can achieve a natural look with them too. The Blonde matches my light golden brown hair almost perfectly and darkens things up just enough. Brush #12 is the perfect tool for Dipbrow Pomade. I actually tested it out with several different angled brushes and nothing compared. The dual-ends are super convenient as I found applying the product with the angled end and then brushing through with the spoolie gets the best look.

And I absolutely adore the versatility of this product and that Anastasia encourages it to be used as both a brow product and eyeliner! Despite the Dark Brown being way, way too dark for my brows, it’s found it’s new home as my everyday brown eyeliner. And the staying power really makes it perfect for both these tasks. They’re really not kidding when they say smudge and waterproof! Once you apply it, you have a few moments to fix any mistakes, but then it is SET.

One drawback is the rather strange shade selection. I picked out Blonde and Dark Brown because I thought I’d have to mix them to match my brows. However, Blonde is perfect and, in fact, so close to being too dark, that I’m unsure if it would work on actual blondes. I didn’t have a chance to swatch the remaining shades, but they are all quite dark, so if you’re fair, Dipbrow Pomade probably won’t work for you as a brow product.

Both Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and Brush #12 retail for a (very reasonable) $18 at the Anastasia website, with free shipping on all US orders, and Sephora.com.

[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

* item was provided for review