May 27, 2016

Brow Pomades | Anastasia, Silk Naturals, NYX

Brow Pomades | Anastasia, Silk Naturals, NYX

Today's post is all about brows! Specifically, brow pomades. Brow pomades have blown up in the last couple of years, and become a staple for many who prefer that sharp looking brow.

I have several in my collection, so I thought---let's compare the ones I have, talk about shade options, formula, and share my favorites!

Let's get started!

L to R: NYX "Brunette", Silk Naturals "Medium Ash", Anastasia "Ash Brown"

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade

$18 (0.14 oz)
Ulta, Sephora

The OG of brow pomades, the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, is available in a whopping 11 shades. Every hair color and skin tone can find a shade match. This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

I chose the shade, "Ash Brown". It is a dark cool toned taupe. It is ideal for those who need a dark cool toned color without going black, and brown is too warm. The color is similar to the Silk Naturals Brow Cream in "Medium Ash", but darker.

The consistency of the Dipbrow is soft and smooth. It is not as soft as the Silk Naturals Brow Cream. It is highly pigmented, so I recommend applying this with a loosely densed eyeliner brush to avoid the dread Sharpie brow.

But with ingredients such as Polyethylene, Propylparaben, and Bismuth Oxychloride (which can irritate the skin), I would not recommend this.

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade

Silk Naturals Brow Cream

$6.50 (2 grams)

The least expensive option from this list, the Silk Naturals Brow Cream, is available in 10 shades. I found that they have a shade for just about everyone. The ingredients are all non-toxic, and the product is vegan and cruelty-free.

I chose the shade, "Medium Ash". It is a cool-toned medium taupe that would suit most hair colors that are a neutral or cool undertone. "Medium Ash" is similar to Anastasia Dipbrow in "Ash Brown", but lighter.

The consistency of this product is much softer than the NYX Tame & Frame and the Anastasia Dipbrow, which makes it easier to apply to the brow. I recommend applying this with a stiff brush to achieve the most pigmentation.

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a brow pomade, non-toxic or not.

Silk Naturals Brow Cream

Silk Naturals Brow Cream in "Medium Ash"

NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade 

$6.99 (0.18 oz)
Ulta, Drugstores

Another affordable option, the NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade, is available in only 5 shades. There is no suitable option for those with red hair, or a taupe color similar to the Anastasia or the Silk Naturals. This product is cruelty-free, and it does appear to be vegan.

While initially the Tame & Frame is soft and easy to apply, overtime it becomes difficult to apply and the application goes on patchy and uneven. I found the only way to achieve the cleanest looking brow was to use a wet angled eyeliner brush to apply it.

I chose the shade, "Brunette". The shade is a medium---slightly warm toned---brown. When compared to "Medium Ash" from Silk Naturals and "Ash Brown" from Anastasia, the color is much warmer in tone, and more brown in color.

This is my least favorite of the Brow Pomades, as it's difficult to apply, there's a lack of shades, and the ingredients (Polyethylene, BHA, Phenoxyethanol). I would not recommend it.

NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade


All three brow pomades have their good and bad qualities.

If ingredients are not of a concern to you, go for the Anastasia Dipbrow or the Silk Naturals Brow Cream. The Dipbrow will give the appearance of a strong pronounced brow. The Brow Cream requires a heavier hand but also gives the appearance of a pronounced brow.

If ingredients are of a concern for you, go for the Silk Naturals Brow Cream. Despite the low price tag, the NYX Tame & Frame applies patchy and is difficult to work with. The Silk Naturals has a better formulation and the pigmentation can be built up or lessened depending on the type of brush you are using.

Another non-toxic option is the Ecobrow. I have yet to try this, but as soon as I do, I will report back!

What are you guys favorite brow pomades, or brow products?

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