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Anastasia Brunette Brow Powder Duo Review, Swatches, Photos

Although I’ve written before about my love for the Anastasia Brow Duo in Brunette, I’ve never done a proper review for it – so I have one for you today!

The Anastasia Brow Duo powders are packaged in a very small compact, with the Anastasia logo embossed on the front. I really like the packaging – it’s very simple, very pretty, and very practical.   Inside, the compact has a darker and a lighter shade.  The Anastasia Brow Duo comes in six shades, ranging from a cool blonde to a dark ebony (and including a shade suitable for redheads).

The quality of the powder is exceptional. It is soft, smooth, and has the perfect level of pigmentation for a brow powder – it’s easy to pick up color on my brush, and my eyebrows look just right, never too heavy or too light.  It lasts all day on my normal to dry skin.

The shade Brunette is described as a “dark warm brown” – but one of the things I like about it is that there aren’t any red tones at all. It’s a cool, ashy dark brown that looks very natural on my eyebrows, which are naturally almost black. I could probably wear the darkest shade of Anastasia Brow Powder (Ebony), but Brunette is more foolproof for me since it’s a little lighter – really, it’s up to individual preference!

Anastasia Brow Duo – Brunette

before & after filling in with Anastasia Brunette

Anastasia Brow Powder Duos are available at both Sephora and Ulta for $22. Although the price is a bit high, I’ve been using mine several times a week for about six months, and I haven’t even made a noticeable dip yet (as you can see from the first picture).  So, the price is worth it to me for such a great product!

What do you use for your brows?


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Project Swatch #12: Brow Powder Duos Review, Swaches & Comparison

Interrupting the eyeshadow swatchfest, I bring you some eyebrow powder swatches! (I’ll have more eyeshadow swatches for you tomorrow)

Wet n Wild

I own two very similar eyebrow powder duos at two very different price points: the Anastasia Brow Powder duo in Brunette, and the Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit in Ash Brown, which seems to be the only color available.


I’ve swatched this one a little differently; I wanted to be able to see the two lighter shades compared, and the two darker shades compared.

As you can see, the two duos are very similar, but have subtle differences. The lighter Anastasia shade looks like a taupe to me, while the Wet n Wild is more of a brown. The darker Anastasia is definitely in deep brown territory, while the Wet n Wild veers into brown/black.  My guess is that the Anastasia duo one shade darker – Ebony – would also be very close to the Wet n Wild.

As for texture – they’re both quite good. Both are soft and silky, though the Wet n Wild kicks up a bit more dust when I use it.  The Wet n Wild packaging is practical but unpretty, and the Anastasia packaging is elegant (but is that worth an extra $19? I don’t know).


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