I've been consistently using this pomade for about 2-3 weeks so I could really get a good idea about how I feel about it! I was using the well-known, Anastasia Brow Pomade (which is usually around $18-20) before I heard about the NYX version! Honestly, I was only using the Anastasia Pomade because I ran out of my favorite product from them, the Brow Wiz pencil!
I find that pomades take some practice to get used to compared to brow pencils, and I was being a cheapskate because I really didn't want to spend $20 for the Brow Wiz at my local Ulta and they didn't have the NYX dupe of Anastasia's Brow Wiz pencil in stock!
NYX priced their pomade at around $7, which I loved!
Moving back on track, first impressions with the NYX brow pomade compared to the Anastasia Brow Pomade was pretty positive! Looking at reviews online, I found that my Anastasia color counterpart (Dark Brown) was really similar to the NYX color counterpart, Espresso!
I, personally, found the NYX pomade to be creamier than the Anastasia pomade, so it was easy to get too much product on my brow brush (which isn't included with either pomades!!)
Funny enough, the NYX pomade has a bit more product than the Anastasia pomade and is 1/3 of the price! I thought that alone was enough to give the pomade a try.
I have fairly thin eyebrows that get wild and grow every which way if I don't trim/shape them on a regular basis, so I fill them in!
Overall, I found this pomade to be a pretty good value for the price ($7)! The colors matched up quite well, the pomade stayed on for 9+ hour normal days, 5+ hour work days, rainy days, and super humid days after drying completely! (This pomade isn't so creamy that it takes long to dry at all! I found it dry a little under a minute after application!~)
There were a few things I found I didn't like about it, of course. Applying this pomade could sometimes be a hassle, especially since the consistency is so creamy! At times I accidentally got too much product on my brush, and in my attempt to smooth it out on my brow with a spoolie brush some of the product got brushed away, leaving a patchy, uneven look to my brow.
Again, I think that it's a good value for the price that it's advertised at and is a good pomade to start with if you're a beginner at pomades or brow makeup! I, personally, don't like pomades as much as pencils (because I find pencils are easier to control), but I'm glad I gave this a try! It's a good substitute for the Anastasia Brow Pomade and if you love that, you should really give this a go c:!
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