Monday, May 11, 2015

Review: NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade

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I insta-hauled the NYX Cosmetics Tame and Frame Brow Pomade two weeks or so ago and I promised to review it in the near future. Well, the near future as come! Today I will be reviewing that product. So, without further a do, let's jump into it!

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Photo courtesy of Ulta Beauty

Let's begin with product claims, price, availability, etc.

  • NYX says, "Give extra life to your brows with our easy-to-use brow pomade that glides onto skin and hair. Our smudge-proof, waterproof formula comes in five shades to coax brows into prime shape." 
  • The NYX Tame and Frame retails for $6.99 USD at Ulta and I will leave a direct link below in the non-affiliate links section.
  • As NYX stated this product comes in five shades: blonde, chocolate, brunette, espresso, and black. I personally use the shade espresso. Blonde is described as an ashy blonde color, Chocolate is described as a warm, reddish brown, brunette is described as an cool, ashy brown shade, espresso is described a neutral, deep brown shade, and black is described as a black brown color. 
  • The product comes in a frosted, clear plastic container with a black circular lid. .18 oz of product comes in the container. This product lasts about six months according to the expiration date on the container. 
  • The ingredients are: Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Silica, C20-40 Alcohols, Phenyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Triethyl Citrate, Tocopherol, BHA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499). 

Let's move onto Pros: 
  • A nice color selection: Most undertones and hair colors will be able to find a pomade for them.
  • It's a great value: This retails for $6.99 USD and has .18 oz of product. While Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow retails for $18.00 USD and has .14 oz. of product. 
  • Lasts all day: It doesn't fade or crumble. 
  • Pigmented: A little goes along way for me. 
  • Creamy: The texture is somewhat mousse like; it's super creamy!
  • Sweat proof: I am a sweaty mess now that warmer weather is upon us. I never have to worry about this product budging or running off.
Now for the Cons:
  • Nothing. 
How many thumbs up?


Final Thoughts?

I love this product! Everything from the lasting power to the pigmentation to the price make it an amazing pomade. It's a great alternative to Anastasia Beverly Hills' Dipbrow. Notice I didn't say dupe, it's definitely not a dupe. Although I love this product and I would re-purchase it, but it's not the same texture, color range, or even packaging. 

Any tips?

For a more precise application use a small, angled brow brush to apply this product. NYX does sell a brush to use this pomade.

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