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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo

What it is: A two-shade brow powder compact that creates a natural brow. What it does:Create beautiful and natural brow effects with Anastasia's bestselling Brow Powder Duo. This lightweight, sheer to medium coverage formula was designed to be smudge-proof and comes with two shades per compact to ensure the perfect brow color.
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brunette or ebony?
I understand that "Anastasia" has come up with a new duo and now i am debating on which will best fit my skin and hair color. I have black hair but my skin color is light brown, if you will. Which duo might fit me best?
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asked 5 years, 5 months ago
isaura2009
(Houston, TX)
on Brow Powder Duo
12 answers
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answer 1
I have been purchasing this product for many years. I have light/medium skin and I used to use the ebony compact but I recently purchased the dark brown compact. I was happy with the ebony compact but, out of curiosity, tried the dark brown compact and to my surprise find that it looks more natural. The darkest shade in the dark brown compact and the lightest shade in the ebony compact are very similar but the latter is a bit darker. The light brown shade in the dark brown compact may seem off-putting but it actually complements dark brown hair nicely when blended with the dark brown shade. Glad I tried it and switched.
answered 3 months ago
tinaboo
(NY)
answer 2
I recommend Ebony. I love that it fills in my brows, complements my skin tone, and doesn't have an extremely harsh finish. Given your complexion and haircolor, I would totally recommend the Ebony-- however, you should really go to Sephora and ask an associate to apply them on your brows.

I went in and realized Ebony was the perfect match for my skin/haircolor.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
amberose
(seattle, wa)
answer 3
I am Eurasian; have light/medium skin with yellow undertones and medium (sometimes dark) brown hair. I tried both the brunette and ebony compact & the ebony looks much more natural on me. Both compacts contain only brown colors , they just differ in the type of brown. The darker brown in the brunette compact is a bit red for my taste. Whereas, the lighest brown in the ebony compact is more of a "true" brown, like a chocolate brown. Since the dark brown in the ebony compact is too dark for my brows I use it as a eye shadow & it works great.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
tinaboo
(Prescott, AZ)
answer 4
I have dark brown hair and fair skin, I use the Ebony color, and I can attest first hand that it is NOT black. I've tried the brunette as well but the golden undertone of it just doesn't look natural on me. Ebony has a neutral undertone which makes it perfect against my skin tone, regardless of how light it is.
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
chanty
(ND)
answer 5
I don't usually like black eyebrows on anyone, so I would go with the Brunette shade.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
slowe
(moreno valley, ca)
answer 6
I have dark brown to light black hair and use the Brunette. However, my skin is light medium, so if you have a darker skin tone, I would recommend Ebony.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
AtomicC
(San Diego, CA)
answer 7
I would go with a shade closest to your hair color. Or mix 2 colors for a custom shade. I would not recommend going with a color that matches your skin tone, b/c then we wouldn't be able to see your eyebrows.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
tenngypsy
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 8
brunette
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Dianne1
(Naperville, IL)
answer 9
Go with Medium Ash. I still have dark brown/black eyebrows (sparse), tried a darker brown or brunette, and both looked "drawn on". The Medium Ashe blends well and looks so much more natural.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
asiadame
(Davidson, NC)
answer 10
I would buy the lighter shade. My hair is light brown with highlights and the Ash Blonde is perfect for me. Someone told me once that most people's brows are naturally a bit lighter than their hair. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
movintotx
(Rochester, MI)
answer 11
Ebony
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
99999
(Renton, WA)
answer 12
If your hair is TRULY black, you may need the Ebony. But...I'm African American and have VERY dark brown hair (that most people THINK is black) and I use the brunette. It's important not to go too dark, because it will look artificial. Try to catch it with the free samples if you can't make it to the store. They almost ALWAYS have the free sample in brunette. If I had to guess for you, I'd say get the brunette and use more of the darker color in the duo. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
TrinnieGirl
(Northern Virginia)
Question
does it come with a brush?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
taniku
on Brow Powder Duo
7 answers
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answer 1
The product does not come with a brush, we suggest the Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Duo Angled/Spooley 7/
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
It does not come with a brush but the sephora brand brush #10 works well & it's very affordable; $10!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
slulover
(San Antonio, Tx.)
answer 3
No, but you can buy one.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
k8tertot
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
No it does not, but sephora has loads of great brow brushes.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
gato1
(New York)
answer 5
no, I had an angle brush already, but you can get an angle brush pretty easily
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
naivanidosa
(Nesconset, NY)
answer 6
No it doesn't
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
blondyyy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 7
It does not come with a brush but the woman at SEPHORA was awesome and helped me find a nice brush for a good price
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
khandikhane
(Tampa, FL)
Question
why is there 2 colours on this Brow Powder Duo .. is one colour for a highlight or do you mix them both to get one shade ??
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Jamieee159
(Ontario, Caanada)
on Brow Powder Duo
7 answers
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answer 1
The darker shade is intended for the outer part of the brow and lighter shades intent is to be used on the inner brow so its not so harsh.
answered 10 months ago
crale
answer 2
You mix them both , if you only used the darker shade it will look to dark. by mixing them both it gives you a more natural looking eyebrow your eyebrows should be at least a shade lighter then your hair color . am fair skinned and i have black hair , i use the brunette shade and it looks natural and flawless.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
belle15
(bergenfield new jersey)
answer 3
The reason why most brow fillers come with two shades is so that you can mix the colors to get the closest to the color of your eyebrows. Also, some people prefer to use a lighter color on their eyebrow during the day and a darker one during the night to get a more dramatic effect.
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
luisana
(Palmer, AK)
answer 4
I use the lighter shade for all over the brow and use the darker shade for the peak of the brow to the end of the tail...making it look more dramatic. Big difference, try it out!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
cmaries
(South San Francisco)
answer 5
I mix them - use mostly the light side then lightly tap the darker shade.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
kaknbake
(Cranberry Township, PA)
answer 6
That's a good question and I asked it too while I was buying it at the store. I need the darker shade only- the one pictured here is not what I am referring to- there is a duo that comes with 2 shades of brown- both darker than the one pictured. I really only need the darker one. Hopefully Anastasia will repackage so that 1 shade will come in the compact.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
sonianistan
(Leawood, KS)
answer 7
I blend them, but I'm sure you can hilight w/the lighter color!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lhejtmanek
(Jacksonville, FL)
Question
best for fair skinned with auburn hair
I have very ivory skin with auburn hair and hazel eyes. I am deciding between the golden blonde and strawburn. any suggestions? The closest store is an hour away.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Colhig
(milford,ct.)
on Brow Powder Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
i'm somewhere between auburn and strawberry blond, with ivory skin and green eyes, and the strawburn powder duo is the best brow blend i've ever tried. i'd recommend giving it a whirl!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
kellilaw
(st. louis, mo)
answer 2
I'm very similar in skin tone and hair color! I'd say you need to take a good look at the current color of your brows. Mine are blond so I went with the golden blond Anastasia powder and it looks GREAT! If your brows are naturally blond, go with the golden blond powder. If your brows are naturally a strawberry/auburn, go with the strawberry powder.

For years I always tried to match my brow color to my hair color and it just ended up looking fake. I like that the golden blond powder fills my brows perfectly... I still look like me, not Grocho Marx.

Good luck! Hope that helps you find the perfect brow powder for you!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
suzym
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
My coloring is the same as yours. One of the Sephora make-up artists tried this on me and it was perfect. I originally thought that I should use one of the ash shades, but once it was on, I knew that she was correct. I tend to use the darker color as the lighter shade is just a bit too light for the ends of my brows. Good luck!
answered 4 years ago
meem62
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
It depends on your brow color. If you have true auburn hair with similar colored eyebrows, I would say get the strawburn. If you're more of a strawberry blonde with lighter or golder tones in your hair and eyebrows, go with the golden blonde. So based on what you described, I would lean towards strawburn.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
makeuploverr
(Glendale, Ca)
answer 5
Hi, I have strawberry blonde hair, green eyes, and fair skin. The strawburn works best for me and I think it would work great for you too. Blonde would be too light.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Mel221
(Tinley Park, IL)
answer 6
I think for you, golden blonde, I use the darker color, strawburn, as my natural brows are more on the brown side and my red is deep in color.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
napagoumetgal
(Napa, CA)
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how to use anastasia brow powder duo
i have only have half of my brows meaning i don't have the ends of my brows, will the brow powder duo show up good for my "no end" brow?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
itzmimi
on Brow Powder Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
I think if you wet the angled brush and then dip it in the duo, it will show up much better. You may need to reapply throughout the day.
answered 4 years ago
redabs
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
Yes, I have a gap in my brows and the powder fills it in nicely. You may have to blend two colors or start with the lighter coler then thinly line (short brush strokes-used an angled brush) with the darker color to make it look more realistic.
answered 4 years ago
sumozhen
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
Yes this will work!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
beautyaddict9
(Reno, NV)
answer 4
yes, I think it will.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
eastnash
(Nashville, TN)
answer 5
Yes, it will work where there are none and where they are sparse. You just need to take your time and use an angled brush.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lexaroo
(Roselle, IL)
answer 6
Yes, but you may need to also use a pencil with it as well just for more definition.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ktom10
(Wisconsin)
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Which is applied first?
I have seen people apply the wax first so the powder has something to grab on to, and I have also seen people apply the wax last to set the powder. So which is actually supposed to be applied first?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Brow Powder Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
There is no wax. Both colors are brow powder and you can mix them together or use a bit of each. I use the lighter color on my naturally fuller brow and the darker color on my naturally sparser brow.
answered 4 years ago
cgcgcgcg
(NJ)
answer 2
When I bought it, the beauty specialist applied the wax first, then the powder. But even on days when I skip the wax, the powder stays put all day (from 7am until I go to bed).
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
gretchend
answer 3
To me it makes more sense to apply the powder first and then the wax (or in my case- I use clear mascara) bc wax (or clear mascara) is used to ¨set¨ the powder. Also the reason I do this is bc since this brow powder color is pretty buildable- in case I apply too much- its easier to wipe the excess off w/a q-tip when its just powder, than if u had the wax as base and the powder over it (seems like it would be messier)...
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mx9slp
(San Antoinio, TX)
answer 4
The wax is supposed to be applied first and then the powder is applied on the wax. This sets it and gives you something for the wax to stick to. A sephora associate showed me the difference with one brow with the wax and then powder and the other brow with only the powder. The brow with only the powder looked pretty good but the brow with the wax and powder looked great so if you can, splurge for the wax.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
makeuploverr
(Glendale, Ca)
answer 5
I've only ever used the brow powder by itself, but I find that it's long lasting enough that my brows are still in tact even after an intense workout at the gym.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
karenb79
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
There is no wax with this, it is two shades of color one dark and one lighter. You can apply the dark first and go over with the lighter shade, or you could just use one color depending on your hair color or highlights. I just blend the two shades to get a nice soft natural looking color. Having two shades gives a more natural look than applying one shade of brown throughout because it looks more like the highlights in natural hair.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
zoya123
(Bismarck, ND)
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how do i apply it wet?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
nanoo10
on Brow Powder Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
I use a primer for my eyeshadow by urban decay and then dry I'm not sure if it's meant to be applied wet. If you want to you can try it I imagine I just don't know the outcome...
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
haelie
(Colorado)
answer 2
Easily done with a fine eyeliner brush.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
wigmakeupcrew
(Omaha, NE)
answer 3
Lightly dampen the brush first, then dip into the light shade, then darker shade.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
kaknbake
(Cranberry Township, PA)
answer 4
Wet an angle brush and then blot off most of the water until it is moist. Dab the brush in desired color and apply. For a bold look, you can trace your brow with the darkest color and apply the light or a mixture of the light and dark colors to gaps or sparse regions in a dabbing motion.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
makeuploverr
(Glendale, Ca)
answer 5
Try applying gel to your brows then apply the powder.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
catzdakine
(Gardena, CA)
answer 6
No, apply dry using Anastasia's brow brush & applicator. I brush my brows before I apply and again after so the effect is very soft and natural.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
SherryM
(Hoboken, NJ)
Question
which color?
I have naturally medium brown hair...but religiously color it a deep auburn. My eyebrows are very dark -- but i have bleached them or colored them in the past because they can be too dark for my fair complexion.

I was thinking of getting the auburnish color way. Has anyone used this color way? Is it very light? The second color leads me to believe I can darken the red color a little. I do not think I should get the light-dark brown color way. I feel my eyebrows look way too fake when filled in dark (think Uncle Leo from Seinfeld after he singes his brows off and Elaine pencils them in).

Any suggestions?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(NY)
on Brow Powder Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
Wouldn't suggest the taupe (formerly ash blond) for yoiur coloring
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
fluffpal
(Dayton, OH)
answer 2
I have Strawburn and love it! It's very natural looking (more of a golden brown than a true auburn!). I blend the two colors together because my hair is a lighter shade of brown, but you'd be okay with using either individually.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
linbad
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
ask the beauty experts at Sephora to try all the colors you are interested in and ask them what they think looks the best.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
macayla
(Langley BC)
answer 4
Go for it, you won't be dissapointed!
answered 4 years ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 5
I think you would like the Strawburn. You will be able to control how dark by mixing both the light and dark together. I have reddish hair with some highlights, so I use only the lighter color.
answered 4 years ago
sistersthree
(Macon, Ga)
answer 6
Strawburn works great with medium brown. I also use a chestnut red hair color and this color fills in and blends nicely with my brows.
answered 4 years ago
kjmcc
(Clarence, NY)
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Color my hair coppery red, (a natural golden brown) what color?
Am a natural golden light brown but dye my hair medium copper red, what color when eyebrowns are sparse, dark.
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
nolto
on Brow Powder Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
Sounds like me! I would recommend Strawburn. I have coppery red hair, too, and you can mix the two shades to just the right shade for you. Good luck.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
pamu
answer 2
I have red hair, and use the Strawburn shade. It can be applied lightly or darker, depending on what looks right to you. Use an angled brush to apply, and if its too dark for you, you can use a brow brush to sort of dull it down a bit. Hope this helps :)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
angelicvamp321
(Gloucester, MA)
answer 3
I also color my hair medium to dark auburn, I use the Brunette Duo currently, and am very happy with it, but I'll be trying the Strawburn Duo next.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
montanasweetie
(Great Falls, MT)
answer 4
Strawburn. I have reddish-brown hair, it's the perfect shade.
answered 4 years ago
dancelates
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Keep the brows 'natural looking' with a shade a bit lighter than your hair color. Apply this brow powder duo with a brow brush, filling and shaping as you go.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
bocanana
(Boca Raton, FL,)
answer 6
Ash Blonde/Taupe would be the correct color
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lexaroo
(Roselle, IL)
Question
Itchy?
Has this caused anyone else an irritating itch?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
kayogo
(Arroyo Grande,CA)
on Brow Powder Duo
6 answers
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answer 1
No, no itch. I love it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lexaroo
(Roselle, IL)
answer 2
I have fair, sensitive skin, and it has not irritated my skin at all.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
jcnyy
(New England)
answer 3
No, I found now discomfort or itchiness from this product....
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mx9slp
(San Antoinio, TX)
answer 4
I have super sensitive skin and it hasn't done anything to mine.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
haelie
(Colorado)
answer 5
I have not had an irritation with this product.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
wigmakeupcrew
(Omaha, NE)
answer 6
NO
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
kaknbake
(Cranberry Township, PA)
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