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Eyebrow Product Comparison

brow productsThis is a quick post to compare how the three main eyebrow products I use look applied:

  • Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette, reviewed/swatched here
  • Browlash Water Strong W Eyebrow Pen, reviewed/swatched here
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow, reviewed/swatched here

And the comparisons:

no eyebrow product

No eyebrow product

I have relatively full brows, but prefer a more defined look than I have naturally.

anastasia brow powder duo - applied

Anastasia powder

The powder is quickest and easiest to apply. It gives the softest look.

browlash

Browlash pen (pen side only)

I love everything about the Browlast pen – the color is perfect (a very cool grey-brown), and I love the defined, but natural, look it gives. It’s also the longest-lasting of the products.

aqua brow applied

MUFE Aqua Brow

Aqua Brow is a really nice product, but since I chose a dark shade it’s a bit tricky to apply (a lighter shade would have been more user-friendly).  I’m getting more comfortable with it, though!

What type of product do you use on your brows – pen, pencil, powder, cream, or another type?

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Swatches & Review

anastasia brow powder duo swatches

One of my favorite eyebrow products is Anastasia’s Brow Powder Duo, which retails for $22 and comes in six shades.  I bought mine over a year ago, have been using it regularly (several times a week), and still haven’t hit pan!  I have a couple different eyebrow products that I regularly use – I think that this Browlash pen is my favorite in terms of the final look – but I still use the Anastasia most frequently, because it’s the quickest and easiest to apply.

When I was initially deciding what color to purchase, I had a hard time deciding on the shade, and I couldn’t find good quality swatches online. So, I recently went to Sephora to swatch and photograph all the shades available.  I took these swatches in natural light, outside the store.

anastasia brow powder duo swatches - all shades

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anastasia brow powder duo swatches - golden blonde, ash blonde

Golden Blonde duo, Ash Blonde duo

Golden Blonde is described as a warm gold.  Ash Blonde, also known as Taupe, is described as a cool taupe.

anastasia brow powder duo swatches - medium ash, brunette

Medium Ash duo, Brunette duo

Medium Ash, also known as Medium Brown, is a taupe-based brown (a cool brown).  Brunette, also known as Dark Brown, is a dark warm brown.

anastasia brow powder duo swatches - Ebony, Strawburn

Ebony Duo, Strawburn Duo

Ebony is a deep neutral brown, and Strawburn is a reddish blonde.

If you’re looking for a brow powder, I highly recommend this one – the quality is great.  The powder is pigmented and smooth, and I only need a tiny bit to do my brows.  It lasts all day on me.  Brunette is the perfect depth for me – I use mostly the lighter shade with a touch of the darker shade – though I do wish it was a touch cooler. I could probably also use the darker shade in Medium Ash, but I don’t think the lighter shade would work on me.

Later today I’ll be posting comparison pictures of my eyebrows with the various different products I use.

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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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