ABH Dipbrow Pomade vs. NYX Tame & Frame Pomade

ABH Dipbrow Pomade vs. NYX Tame & Frame Pomade

ABH Dipbrow Pomade vs. NYX Tame & Frame Pomade

ABH Dipbrow vs. NYX Tame & Frame

The first time I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade, my life was forever changed. I used to have thin eyebrows from over plucking and as thick eyebrows came back into style I found myself using eyeliner on my eyebrows… Yes, you read that right. I used to use black charcoal eyeliner on my eyebrows. It was super cute, promise.

I thought they looked fine until one of my girlfriends told me to stop immediately and I ran to Sephora the same day. As soon as I said the word “eyebrows” The Sephora rep walked be over to the Anastasia Beverly Hills section. I solidly used Dipbrow for 2 years until I started experimenting with new products, don’t worry the eyeliner never came close to my brows again.

I grabbed both in Taupe.

These days I’ve been using NYX Micro Brow Pencil religiously. When I went to stock up, I had some time to look through all of their products for once and I saw that they had the Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade. I had to try it out.

I’ve always loved NYX! They’re usually poor girl friendly, they never test on animals and their product selection is truly magical. Any expensive product you want to try out, NYX probably has a dupe for it.

The one thing I have noticed though; Their products are a hit or a miss. It’s always love or hate for me. The same goes for price. It jumps around which can be kind of confusing.

Both are marketed as waterproof, smudge proof products that prime your brows and glide onto the skin with ease. As an oily skinned girl this is really important because you don’t want your eyebrows melting off half way through the day. It’s happened to me before and it’s not pretty, trust me.

Having a product that also primes the brows is wonderful because you won’t have to use yet another product to get your eyebrows to stay in place.

At first glance you might think that the ABH pomade towers over NYX. This isn’t the case though. While ABH has 0.14 oz, NYX has 0.18 oz. This is because ABH sits in a big glass case but the pot itself is actually quite small. This kind of blew my mind the first time I used one up. You can pick up NYX for an affordable USD 7 | CAD 10 dollars where as ABH will set you back USD 18 | CAD 23 dollars.

Let’s get into the swatches shall we.

Drum roll please.



I would love to insert a sound clip of a fart here.

I AM SO DISAPPOINTED. Look at my sad little right eyebrow. I played around with the product for so long and found that the consistency was much too chalky, it wouldn’t stick to my brow and actually stay in place. I found that the product wouldn’t stick to the space areas and I found myself trying to build on top of it which would just wipe the product away completely.

As you can see I had no issues with the ABH Dipbrow Pomade. It glides on like a dream, blends beautifully through your eyebrows and makes the whole process so effortless.

These swatches really just emphasize my point. I swirled in the product for the same amount of time and pressed on my skin with the same amount of pressure but the results are vastly different.

One thing I will say though; When I went to wash the swatches off my arm, both held up to their waterproof claims. Although NYX has a different formula, it was still surprisingly waterproof.

So good job NYX. You Tried. A for Effort.

So is it a dupe? No. Anastasia Beverly Hills has perfected their dip brow formula which might be why I’m so spoiled with it. NYX is a cost friendly alternative, especially if you’re new to makeup or on a budget.

Have you tried either of these out? Were you as disappointed as I was? Let me know!


Lela | Vancouver, BC | 23 | Beauty enthusiast on a budget.

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