Pomade vs. Pencil

I must be the last one on planet earth because I’ve just discovered Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade. Which makes me think that maybe there are some other people who still fill in their eye brows with pencil alone. It’s not their fault. Just like it wasn’t mine that I didn’t realize the difference between pencil and pomade. We can blame ignorance and also that fact that no one told us our brows looked like they were penciled in by a 1st grader. So for those still not in the know, I’ll share what little knowledge I’ve come upon so far.

A pencil, I find, is best used to outline my brows. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz pencil is great for creating my brow shape. Using the shade, Brunette, I brush my brow hair up vertically with the spooley end and draw a thin line along the hairline following the lower arch. Then I brush my brow hair down and define the top of my brow arch in the same way.

A pomade, on the other end, is waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining and carving out perfectly precise brows that won’t fade. Unlike a pencil, it’s smudge-free and perfect for oily skin and humidity. Since I don’t have a tail for my brows, I need to create one. Previously I used the pencil to create my tail. But I found it didn’t look natural. It looked drawn on. Now I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in Dark Chocolate to create brow hair where there is no brow hair. It’s best applied with an angled brow brush with short, stiff
bristles. I use a M.A.C #208 brush. To ensure I have the perfect amount needed for application, I dip my brush into the pot and swipe it across the inside of the cap – this allows me to remove excess product, or collect more as-needed. When it comes to the pomade – less is more. Then I just fill in and create my tail using the #208 brush.

So there you have it folks! It’s nothing that will stop wars or affect world policy. But it makes my brows look professionally done while still looking natural. And my mornings doing them, much quicker and hassle free. You may find something different works for you.  But this is what works for me. For now.

{Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in Dark Chocolate}
{creamy texture – less is more}

{Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz pencil in Brunette}

{Voila! Polished brows}

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2 comments on Pomade vs. Pencil

  • Kacrates

    Interesting, never did anything with my brows but thats a cool thing done.

    • alethearobinson@rogers.com (author)

      Thanks so much for your comment. I like how strong brows frame my face. But everyone should do (or not do) what works for them 🙂

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