I've been using the Anastasia Dip Brow on and off for the past year and a half and I have to say that it is one of the BEST brow products I have ever used, yet one of the trickiest. When I first started using Dip Brow, the lord knows your girl needed help applying it properly (I basically drew caterpillar brows on my face).
The thing is, this is an AMAZING product, once properly used. Quite a few people have asked for a brow tutorial (with this stuff in particular) recently, so I wanted to share my tips for using it!
Tip #1 : The brush is KEY. I only trust my MAC 266 angled brush to do this job for me. The Anastasia brush is very nice as well, I just prefer the longer angle this particular brush has. Find something you can control easily and that is ULTRA thin and precise (again - MAC 266 = amaze balls)
Tip #2 : Apply the SMALLEST amount of pressure to the front of your brows. I actually use a lighter shade of Dip Brow for the front of my brows (Blonde) and a darker for the tail (Soft Brown). I understand it probably isn't in everyone's budget to purchase two shades (I collectively bought them) so just have a light hand on the front section of brow hairs.
Tip #3 : Outlining the lower portion of your brow first will always give you a more precise looking finish and will make it easier to actually see what part of your brows need to be filled.
Did you notice the favorite word, "lightly". It's seriously the word you have to stick into your head while using this product. Applying hard pressure will cause the pomade to look harsh and paint-like. When you use soft feather like strokes, it gives the brows the most natural and precise finish!
It definitely took me some time to figure out how to properly use this stuff but once you get the hang of it you can pretty much give your brows any shape you want without looking harsh or un-natural!
For reference, these are the products and shades I used:
4. Real Techniques Detail Brush