One question I get asked ALL the time is which colour Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade should I buy? It’s probably one of the most coveted eyebrow products but figuring out whether you should get Dark Brown or Ebony can be slightly stressful.
Most South Asians have very dark brown hair. Sometimes it looks black but it’s just a very very dark brown. For other people it’s dark brown hair but your eyebrows might seem way darker. With a whole pot of dipbrow costing £19, it’s not something you want to buy on a whim and take a chance with.
Fear not though, it’s Damzel In This Dress to the rescue!
I’ve swatched both for you side by side so that you can see the difference.
Dark brown is what it is – a dark brown. It does have a very warm tone to it so if your hair is cool toned or doesn’t necessarily look brown in the light, then this isn’t for you. It’s also worth noting that it has a red undertone to it so if your eyebrow hair is darker, it doesn’t look very natural.
Ebony on the other hand is not what it says it is. On hearing the name you would assume that it’s a very dark black colour but it’s actually a really really really dark brown. It’s still warm toned but without the red undertones. Perfect for those of us who have extremely dark brown colour.
If you hair is almost black, or black in artificial lights and brown in natural lighting then this is definitely the one for you.
What if I have cool toned Black hair? If this is the case then I would most definitely try Granite. I wish I had a swatch for you because I did accidentally buy it once but sadly I sold it on depop! I’m going to be honest though, unless your hair is box dyed black then it’s very rare that as a South Asian you will have cool toned black hair. Not impossible, but quite rare.
I went ahead and purchased the recommended ABH brush (number 12) when I purchased the pomade. It has an angled brush on one end and a spoolie on the other. The perfect combo for showstopping brows. Is it the best brush on the market? I wouldn’t go that far but it’s very very good. The brush bristles are dense but flexible.
If however you’re after an extremely thin brush, then there are other thinner brushes out there.
If I’m honest, it’s amazing when you first buy it. The pomade is so soft and buttery, however as time goes on it does start to dry out which can get frustrating. Not to worry though as it can easily be revived by adding a few drops of oil into it.
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