A Mini Sephora HaulJanuary 18, 2016
It may not be much, but I thought I would share the few items I picked up from Sephora recently, as well as my initial thoughts. Being the inherent saver that I am, I do my best to stay out of that dangerous place unless there is something I truly need. Otherwise, my wallet would probably be out of a job, as I would have no money left to hold onto. Here's what came home with me last week:
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer ($34)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Soft Brown ($18)
Let me tell you, even the thought of using a product other than Anastasia's Brow Wiz on my eyebrows is enough to put me through an anxious spiral. With that being said, I feel as if every time I experience serious brow envy, I find out that the brows I'm lusting over have been sculpted using the dip brow pomade. So, I put my big girl pants on and decided to venture into the world of the dip brow. I was scared. I was inexperienced. But I forged ahead. Now, to be fair, I tried the pomade about a year and a half ago when it initially came out. I was immediately disappointed because at the time, the pomade came in a very limited shade range and I was left with a color that was either too ashy or too red. Fast forward to modern day, I figured since the shade selection had been expanded, I was destined to give this bad boy another shot.
As far as first impressions go, I'm sad to say that this product was a major let down. I found the consistency to be almost too creamy, making application pretty difficult. Not to mention that as I was working with the product, my eyebrows looked far more unnatural than when I use my brow wiz. I know some swear by this product, and for them it may be a HG item, however for me, I'm sticking with my one true love and not messing with my brow products ever again. (...or so i say...)
Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 Brow Brush ($18)
Finally, to go along with the (failed) pomade, I picked up the Anastasia #12 brush, which is "the essential tool for precision application of brow products", or so says the Sephora website. The brush was so-so in my opinion. I found the synthetic bristles to be a complimentary choice for the cream pomade, however as far as performance goes, I think a denser, natural fiber brush works better on the brows. Additionally, I much prefer to spooly on the Brow Wiz, which is longer and thinner, versus the spooly on the brush. Just my personal preferences there.
I know this was a long one, so thanks for staying 'til the end. I'd love to hear if you've tried out the pomade and what your thoughts are!