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Anastasia DipBrow Pomade (Ebony) Review

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Me and hubby's random Sunday Conversation:

Me: You are so on-fleek (I was watching my husband get ready for the day)
Him: I don't understand. What do you mean? *insert Justin Bieber's song here*
Me: You are so outdated. It means, on-point, perfecto!
Him: Kids these days
Me: 

So, have you ever wondered how much pain and effort does on-fleek eyebrows require? well, 15 minutes roughly, confused??? let me explain.


Product

Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) DipBrow Pomade in Ebony

Cost

$18 (.14 oz)

Claims

The ultimate choice for perfectly precise brows, Dipbrow Pomade has a smudge-free, creamy formula which glides effortlessly onto the skin and adheres to the brow hairs for optimal definition. Perfect for oily skin and humid climates, Dipbrow Pomade can be used as a brow definer or eyeliner and provides luxurious colour and sculpture.
- ABH website


Packaging

Comes in a small cardboard box, housed inside is a glass tub with plastic screw-on cap. Slightly bulky and very similar to the MAC paintpots.



Product

The product has a creamy consistency and the color, Ebony is the second darkest shade in the spectrum. The shade is a perfect match for my dark black hair. Because of the creamy consistency, if you rub your eyebrows, you can see the product smudged on your fingers. Otherwise, surprisingly, my brows look great even after 8 hours (the product doesn't budge or move unless disturbed by an external force).


Application

I use Anastasia brush number, 7 for the application. It's a dual sided brush; one side is similar to a small angled liner, the other side is a spoolie.

Take a tiny amount of product on the angled liner portion of the brush and apply in small strokes. If you have thin eyebrows, you can draw a small outline and fill in the brows using small strokes, mimicking the natural hair.

The red lines indicate small strokes

The pain of the whole process though is TIME. The brow powder or pencil is easier to clean up if you mess, or overdraw your brows. The dipbrow, on the other hand is not so forgiving and can go from perfecto to total disaster in a matter of seconds. It takes a lot of patience (small strokes) and time to achieve natural looking brows.

ABH Angled Brush 7


Verdict











Week 1: Face Of The Day (FOTD)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I do experiment within the limits of "what is appropriate for office" in makeup. Having a beauty blog entitles me to make use of the accumulating makeup products (and buy more, for that matter :P). Here are four looks ( of which one is a weekend look) that I pulled off during this week to office:

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be a pro at makeup, I am just your average makeup loving girl! 

Wednesday

Base: Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
Eyes: Maybelline Colossa Kajal with NYX Madeleines and Macaroons Palette brown shade smudged, Colourpop Eyeshadow Desert as an all over lid colour
Eyebrow: Brown shade in the NYX Madeleines and Macaroons Palette
Lips: Maybelline Candy Wow Lip Balm Mixed-Berry



Thursday

Base: Maybelline  Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer, Inglot YSM Cream Foundation (52), Glisten blush from Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette
Eyes: Tarte Poppy Picnic Eyeshadow Palette: Icecream Cone smudged on the lids, Maybelline Colossal Kajal on the waterline
Lips: Urban Decay Sesso + MAC Spice Lip pencil



Friday

Base: LA Girl Pro.Conceal (under-eye highlighter) in Warm Honey, Makeup Geek Blush in Bliss
Eyes: Makeup Geek Eye-shadow in Vintage, L'oreal Gel Liner
Lips: Maybelline Candy Wow Lip Balm Mixed-Berry



Saturday

Base: LA Girl Pro.Conceal (under-eye highlighter) in Warm Honey, Makeup Geek Blush in Bliss
Eyes: Makeup Geek Eye-shadow in Vintage, Cocoa Bear, Mocha
Eyebrow: ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony
Lips: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple


Review: Urban Decay On The Run Palette

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


I carry my world in my purse, and with half of the baggage exploding with makeup items, I'm always on the hunt for a versatile, all in one palette. Urban Decay On The Run palette is a perfect palette to throw in you bag, on the run.


Packaging


  • The palette by itself is housed in a cardboard box with marbled print and the details of the palette imprinted on the backside of the box. 

  • Housed inside, is the rose-gold metal box with the same marbled top (very pretty) and embodied golden writing. 
  • On the back of the metal case, details of the palette is printed (similar to the cardboard).
  • Removable slots for eyeliner, lipgloss, and mascara.

  • Good size mirror that will come handy on the go.
  • The packaging is heavy and bulky, but very sturdy.

Cost

$54 (INR 3780)

Contents


1. 5 eye-shadows I 5*0.04 oz

The limited edition shadows are very buttery and easy to blend. The shadow quality is not quite on-par with when compared to UD 1 and UD 2. Minimum fallout, and OK-ayish pigmentation.



  • Dive: Pinky-gold with metallic sparkles
  • Fix: Brown with grey-undertone (Hardly shows up on my NC42 skin)
  • Resist: Golden taupe (Satin finish)
  • Dare: Matte warm brown (Perfect as a transition shade)
  • Stun: Brown with golden chunky specs and a touch of olive

2. Brow bone highlighter 5050 I 0.07 oz

The highlighter has a very subtle sheen to it and looks pretty when applied. I noticed major fall out with this one (I used my RT brush to pick up the product).

3. Blush and Bronzer duo I 0.3 oz




Blush looks screamingly pink in the pan, but if used light handedly, it can be Au-natural for dusky skin beauties. Slightly chalky and powdery.

Bronzer is not a good match for my NC42 skin, but may suite lighter skin tones.

4. Travel size Perversion Mascara I 4 ml





I've not used the mascara yet.

5. Full size Naked Lipgloss Sesso I 0.03 oz


Gloss is sheer, light pink, not a good choice for pigmented lips. If you have a matte lip, and want to add in a touch of gloss, you can use Sesso. It's not sticky like MAC lip glosses.

6. Travel size 24/7 glide on eyepencil Stag I  .03 oz

Eye pencil. It's a good quality pencil, and I guess brown balances out the eye shadows.

The eye shadow lacks a darker color that is a mandatory item to create a smokey eye. You can use this brown eye shadow to build up color on the outer corner.

Swatches




Verdict

All in all, this is a versatile palette, but would suit lighter to medium skin tone. If you ask me if it is a must have, eee....I would say, probably not! It's better to invest in UD 1 or UD 2.

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