My hair is dyed almost black these days, so darkening my eyebrows has been more important to me than ever. My brow powder just hasn’t been doing it for me lately, so I decided to branch out into brow pomade. I tested a few varieties out at Sephora, and while Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade ($18) has a phenomenal texture and shade range, the double ended eyebrow brush #12 wasn’t included and would set me back another $18. This kind of product really works best with that specific type of brush, so the Anastasia brow mousse would have run me $36 once I included the brush. Tarte’s formula worked just as well for me and included a brush, but costs $8 less than that.
So based on that, I ended up buying Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Medium Brown ($28). I thought the Rich Brown shade would be the best match for my hair color, but these shades run really dark, and Medium Brown was actually quite dark and looked the most natural. Any darker would look kind of harsh, and I think this will continue to work even if I lighten my hair again.
The shade selection is pretty minimal. There are only three shades and each one is darker than you’d expect. As a result, there are only options for a light/medium brown, dark brown and black. If you have light blonde or red hair you’re out of luck. If your hair is some kind of brown, then this is a great buy!
The product is pretty hard, so you won’t pick up too much with the brush, making this pretty foolproof. Even though it looked like my brush looked like it barely had any product on it after a few swipes into the pot, the line was surprisingly sharp and very pigmented. This was easy to use, super precise and the spoolie end of the brush helped me to soften the look up as needed. It also lasted really well, although I did touch it up slightly after 8 hours. I would have looked fine without a touch up, but I wanted to make sure my brows were super intense for night.
Here’s a quick look at my daytime brow:
Comparison of Brow pomade on left and without brow makeup on the right: